Lesson Plan

In the Interview Hot Seat

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Interviews can be so stressful. How does someone stay calm and confident in the interview hot seat? Senior job seekers get acquainted with common interview questions during the fifth of six career and college readiness lessons. Individuals learn best practices for job interviews, then work with a small groups to practice asking and answering questions.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Plan additional time for the adaptation activity to give pupils more interviewing practice
  • Ask learners that have previous interview experience to talk about their interviews with the class
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires some Internet time to complete the activity
  • Working with common interview questions helps build confidence in students that have not yet had their first job interviews
  • The lesson brings to light the differences between legal and illegal interview questions, so young workers understand their rights
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