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1. Interviewing Introduction

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In the previous activities, you crafted a strong resume and began the application process for a job you found.

Next comes the interview!

When an employer calls you for an interview, your resume has already shown that you are qualified for the position.

Now, an employer will want to know if you are a good *fit* for the job.

Interviews help the employer learn more about you and how you will perform at the job.

But interviews are also a chance to see if you would *want* the job if it’s offered to you.

Interviews can make or break your chances of getting a job offer.

If you seem unprofessional or unprepared, an employer may not take you seriously.

It’s important to do your research *before* you interview for a job.

It helps to *practice* talking to a potential employer before you’re actually in the interview.

In this activity, you will practice preparing for an interview and answering questions so you’ll be ready when you receive the invitation.

First, you will research and take notes about the business you want to work for.

After you complete your research, you will brainstorm some questions you think that employer might ask.

You’ll also search the internet for more interview questions for the kind of job you’re looking for.

Then, you will share your notes document with your partner and hold a practice interview.

You’ll give each other feedback on your interviewing skills so you’ll both be better prepared to talk to potential employers.

To start, open a new document.

From a new tab or window, open Google Drive.

Then, create a new, blank document.

Name it “Interview Notes.”

Then, move on to the next video to research and brainstorm about your interview.

Now it’s your turn: From Google Drive, open a new document.

Then move on to the next video.

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  1. From Google Drive, open a new document.
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