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8th graders learn interview, resumé skills

To better prepare students for the workforce, 8th grade students in family and consumer science participated in virtual mock interviews on Dec. 8, 2021. 

Interviewers were:

• Kenneth Pollreisz-Preferred Family Healthcare & 

   freelance sports writer (Pigskin Preview & KY3 Ozarks 

   Sports ZONE). 

• Mike Dunbar-president/CEO of Security Bank of Pulaski 

   County. 

The eighth grade students in class discussed what makes a good employee, career trends and marketability, specific skills employers are looking for in the twenty-first century job market and did a research project that looked at and identified a wide variety of careers. They also discussed cover letter writing, parts of a resumé as well as composed their own resumé.  The last portion of the career unit was analyzing and practicing proper interview behaviors, such as asking and answering questions, body language and appearance. Each student that was interviewed had identified a potential career of interest that they had researched. 

Mock interviews

Mock interviews

Mock interviews

Mock interviews

Mock interviews

Mock interviews

 

Issued Jan. 10, 2021