Part of Lesson Plan: Job Seeking Skills
Activity Overview / Details
#1 - Bring in speaker from an HR department. Ask them to discuss the do's and don'ts of interviews. Have them give some stories of outrageous things they have experienced during interviews. (funny stories make your point and keep student interest)
#2 - Discuss your own experiences with interviews. Talk about a successful interview and a not-so successful interview. Bring up specific questions you have been asked, like describing their technical experience, what certifications they have, how they keep their skills up-to-date. Reminds students that technology constantly changes and employers want to know that they keep up with the industry.
#3 - Have teacher and speaker act out good and bad behavior for interview. If you don't have a speaker, get a student to play the interviewer and teacher acts out behavior. Try it several times, acting different ways each time. (teacher can overexaggerate behavior to get point across, also helps keep student interest, makes them more comfortable with role-playing)
Do quick assessments of students. Act out behavior and then ask if its a good or bad, what could be improved. If you have several interested students, let them participate by acting in roles.