A Practical Guide for Helping Students with Job Interviews

Students can partner up: one being the employer, one being the employee... then switch! I made 6 copies for myself, so I have them on hand ready to go. These are printed out with multiple cards on a page... then laminated, cut out, and hole punched to add an album ring. I can use these with a student in my office during individual counseling: we can practice for their job interview, or I can be the "potential employee" and model what it looks like to answer these type of questions. I could also use them in a career driven small group. Really, the opportunities are endless- I just like having them on my shelf to grab and go! 

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How to Host a Career Fair Without Losing Your Mind

This year, one of our program goals was: Fifty percent of ninth through eleventh grade students will visit a career fair display of their number one identified career cluster. Setting this as one of our three measurable program goals at the start of the school year really held us to finishing it out in the spring. First, we put it in writing in our Annual Agreements in September. Then, we posted it where we would see it during our weekly department meetings.

Warning: A career fair is NOT for the faint of heart. There are a lot of moving pieces and a lot of details, but it's worth it! The title of this blog may be a little misleading... because there may have been a few times I thought I lost my mind... but read on for a lengthy post.
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