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INTERVIEW ASSIGNMENT 15%

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Assignment Instructions:!
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Using the job ad students found for the Resume assignment, students will complete the
following (Before, During, and After) Interview activities:"

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1. Employer Research (2.5%)"


2. Written Proof Stories (5%)"
3. Mock Interview (5%)"
4. Thank-you letter (2.5%)"

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Due Date: !
Mock Interviews will take place in class in week 9 (March 13) and week 10 (March 20)"
Students will sign-up for a date and time to have their mock interview"
All written components of the assignment will be due on the date of their mock

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interview!

Submission Location: !
Mock Interviews will take place in class"
Written components are to be submitted in DC Connect"

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Resources:!
Textbook chapters 8 and 9"
Career Services Interview Booklet"
Week 6 PowerPoint"
Assignment Grade Rubrics"

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INTERVIEW ASSIGNMENT 15%


1. EMPLOYER RESEARCH (2.5%)!

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Students will submit research on the employer of the job ad they used in their resume
assignment."

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At a minimum, research must include:!
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Company Name"

Contact Information - address, phone, email"


Website (if they have one)"
Employee Names and Positions"
Locations/Areas of Operation"
Products and/or Services"

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Other things your research could include!


Corporate mission or vision statement"
History"
Recent news stories about the firm (expansion, new project, new contract, recent
acquisition, new product line, etc.)"
Parent company and subsidiaries and their locations"
Number of employees"
Annual sales and/or profits for the last several years"
Potential for growth of the firm and of its industry as a whole"
Position in the industry; major competitors"
Organizational structure and management style or philosophy"
Philosophy on training, development, tuition assistance, and other employee
programs"
Company Name

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Contact Information

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Employee Names and Positions

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Locations/Areas of Operation

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Products and/or Services

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2. WRITTEN PROOF STORIES (5%)!

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Students will write 5 Proof Stories related to the skills/traits listed in the job ad they used
in their resume assignment."

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Instructions:!
Look at the job ad you wrote your resume to. List 5 skills or traits required for the
position you applied to."
Write a Proof Story using the S. T. A. R. format for each skill or trait you listed."

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TOTAL

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3. MOCK INTERVIEW (5%)!

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Students will come to class at their scheduled interview time for a short, 7 minute
interview with the teacher."

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Students should come prepared with at least 1 question to ask the interviewer."
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Open-Ended: "
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Tell me about yourself"
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Interviewee is calm, prepared
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and demonstrates how they have


the skills the employer is looking
for

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Q3

Q4

Q5

SITUATION

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ACTION

RESULT

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Student has question to ask interviewer

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TOTAL

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4. THANK-YOU LETTER (2.5%)!

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Students will write and submit a thank-you letter after their scheduled interview."
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Resources:!

textbook, pg. 88, Sample thank-you letter"


Career Services booklet, pg. 12-13; Week 6 PowerPoint
SENDERS ADDRESS
You can use a heading consistent with your resume or a standard business
letter address line (Dont need to use your real contact info)

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INSIDE ADDRESS
Date (full form, no short forms)

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Employer address as per the job posting

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GREETING
Formal Salutation to the interviewer, me (Nathan Field)

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1st PARAGRAPH
Interviewer is thanked for opportunity to meet

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Comment is made on your positive impressions of the organization

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2nd PARAGRAPH
Reason why employer should be interested in you is stated

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Job title applied for is stated and continued interest is shown in it

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3RD PARAGRAPH
Lets employer know you look forward to hearing from them

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Makes it clear you are willing to come in and discuss job further

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COMPLIMENTARY CLOSE AND NAME


Letter ends with complimentary closing with a comma
e.g. Sincerely,

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Name is typed 3 lines below complimentary close

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APPEARANCE
white space makes the letter visually attractive "
(not too crowded, not too sparse)

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