Career Preparation // Professionalism
Questions for a Mock-Interview

This activity allows students to learn and practice the skills to make a professional and favorable first impression.

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Teacher Notes

Have students get into their groups for the visit and turn to Questions, Questions, Questions in the Guide and the Career Academy Skills for Success from the previous workshop.

Review the questions as a whole group and check for understanding. Give the groups time to select/write the questions they want to ask.

Tell them that each group should have 5 to 8 questions ready to ask. They can pick questions from this list or dream up their own, based on their research and predictions.

Have students write their questions on the bottom of the page or on a separate sheet of note paper which they will bring with them on the visit.

Assessment Notes

Completion of worksheet, Questions, Questions, Questions, with 5-8 questions selected.


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Interview Know-How

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Interview Bloopers Activity

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Interview Practice

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From the Horse’s Mouth

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20 Questions Activity

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Speed Dating Networking Activity

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The purpose of this task is for students to demonstrate proficiency in a professional interview. This should be seen as an opportunity to practice demonstrate professionalism and interviewing. The purpose of a “mock” interview is to provide students with clear expectations for success and provide him/her with feedback prior to a “real” interview for a job, internship, etc.