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Juniors learn skills through mock interviews

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Junior Levi Potter right) and Tech. Sgt. Smith from the U.S. Air Force just finished their interview.

Junior Levi Potter right) and Tech. Sgt. Smith from the U.S. Air Force just finished their interview.

IMAGE / Morgan Brode

IMAGE / Morgan Brode

Junior Levi Potter right) and Tech. Sgt. Smith from the U.S. Air Force just finished their interview.

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Junior Jacob Brode garnered some real-world experience at Kearsley on Thursday, May 9.

Brode and his fellow classmates participated in mock interviews, and Brode shared what he liked most about them.

“I like how the interviewers asked me questions like how a real job interview would go,” Brode said.

Juniors also spent several days working on resumes and mentally preparing themselves for the upcoming interviews in their economics classes.

A mock interview, for those that don’t know, is a fake interview that will better prepare the students for an actual job interview in the future. The mock interviews had several interviewers asking students questions about themselves and their work ethic.

Mrs. Colleen Grathoff, career development facilitator, contacted local business and colleges to get people to come in and conduct the interviews to benefit the students.

“The purpose of the interview is to help students learn the purpose of going on an actual job interview. They will also learn how to dress appropriately for a job interview,” Grathoff said. “Also, they will learn the type of questions that will be asked in an actual job interview. Finally, they will receive feedback from the interviewer about their interview skills.”

IMAGE / Morgan Brode
Junior Alayna Adamson and Mari Brooks from The Humane Society of Genesee County, shake hands after a successful interview.

Mock interviews are important because they can boost students’ confidence for when they have other job or college interviews in the future.

For Brode, the interviews gave him confidence.

“This really prepared me for what I think a real job interview will be like in my future,” Brode said.

A good interview can be key to getting the job you want, so being prepared is essential.

The next session of mock interviews will take place Thursday, May 24.

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