Participate in a mock job interview.
Participation in the process should include preparation and follow-up and
- researching culturally appropriate practices in the work environment
- practicing interviewing skills prior to the actual interview
- bringing all necessary materials to the interview (e.g., copies of résumé, copies of letters of reference, paper, writing instruments)
- demonstrating desirable behaviors during interview (e.g., dressing appropriately, maintaining eye contact, speaking clearly and with appropriate volume, displaying positive attitude, listening carefully, asking informed questions, answering questions accurately and completely)
- preparing interview follow-up/thank-you letter, including
- expression of appreciation for the interview
- reminder of applicant’s qualifications
- confirmation of interest in the job
- request for further action, as appropriate.
- What are the benefits of a job interview to the employer and to the applicant?
- What factors may influence an employer’s impressions of an applicant?
- What legal and ethical issues may arise in connection with a job interview?
- What are the most important points to communicate during an interview with a prospective employer?
- What questions is an employer likely to ask during an interview?
- What might the answers to each question reveal about the job seeker?
- What questions should applicants ask (or refrain from asking) an interviewer? Explain.
- What leadership skills or techniques will help form a positive impression during a job interview?
- How can the job seeker communicate effectively to an interviewer the contributions he or she would make to the organization?
- What management techniques can be used to prepare for a job interview?
- What steps should be taken following a job interview?
Related Standards of Learning
The student will write in a variety of forms to include persuasive/argumentative reflective, interpretive, and analytic with an emphasis on persuasion/argumentation.
- Apply components of a recursive writing process for multiple purposes to create a focused, organized, and coherent piece of writing to address a specific audience and purpose.
- Produce arguments in writing that develop a thesis to demonstrate knowledgeable judgments, address counterclaims, and provide effective conclusions.
- Use a variety of rhetorical strategies to clarify and defend a position organizing claims, counterclaims, and evidence in a sustained and logical sequence.
- Blend multiple forms of writing including embedding a narrative to produce effective essays.
- Adapt evidence, vocabulary, voice, and tone to audience, purpose, and situation.
- Use words, phrases, clauses, and varied syntax to connect all parts of the argument creating cohesion from the information presented.
- Revise writing for clarity of content, depth of information, and technique of presentation.
- Write and revise to a standard acceptable both in the workplace and in postsecondary education.
- Write to clearly describe personal qualifications for potential occupational or educational opportunities.
The student will self- and peer-edit writing for Standard English.
- Use complex sentence structure to infuse sentence variety in writing.
- Edit, proofread, and prepare writing for intended audience and purpose.
- Use a style manual, such as that of the Modern Language Association (MLA) or the American Psychological Association (APA), to apply rules for punctuation and formatting of direct quotations.
The student will analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and organize information from a variety of credible resources to produce a research product.
- Frame, analyze, and synthesize information to solve problems, answer questions, and generate new knowledge.
- Analyze information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, point of view, or bias.
- Critically evaluate the accuracy, quality, and validity of the information.
- Cite sources for both quoted and paraphrased ideas using a standard method of documentation, such as that of the Modern Language Association (MLA) or the American Psychological Association (APA).
- Define the meaning and consequences of plagiarism and follow ethical and legal guidelines for gathering and using information.
- Demonstrate ethical use of the Internet.
Other Related Standards
FCCLA National Programs
Power of One: A Better You
Power of One: Family Ties
Power of One: Working on Working
FCCLA: STAR Events (2019)
National Programs in Action
National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education
Analyze career paths within family and human services.