We Aced That Interview by:
• Researching the most commonly asked interview questions.
• Preparing ideas for how to best answer these questions.
• Discussing and analyzing proper teen interview attire.
• Studying and practicing proper teen interview etiquette.
• Rehearsing and critiquing the interview process in class.
There are many important things I gained from this project. It is okay to not know immediately what to say in an interview. Just take a minute and think about what you want to say so you do not wind up saying “um” and “uh” a lot. I also learned that I should keep in touch with the interviewer before and after the interview, as much as I possibly can, to show that you are actually interested in the job. Lastly, I realized that you have to give your all even when you are in the waiting room before the interview because there is always somebody paying attention.
This project related to my personal interests because being a very classy and professional person has always been a goal of mine. While most kids my age either don’t know what they want to be, or don’t have long term goals, I know I want to be a big time million dollar business owner, like the kind that wears suits and everybody looks up to and just knows their name. This project related to my family because, growing up, my cousins and I always talked about getting jobs as soon as we could, buying houses next to each other, then becoming rich and famous together. Practicing for job interviews just brings me one step closer to getting my first small job, then my first real one, while working on my own business at the same time, one day becoming a million dollar business owner.
One thing I would’ve done differently during my interview is take a few seconds to think about my interview responses. I wasn’t thinking and I just jumped into my answer to the question. I wound up saying things like “um” and “uh” way too much and completely froze at one point due to not taking a breath and thinking.
I am most proud of my communication skills. Over the years, I have always been a talkative person and I have always had something to say. I haven’t been talking as much around others, lately however, and I was starting to drift away from my goal to become a public speaker. This showcase helped me come back out of my shell. Doing this interview and preparing for the future was an amazing experience that I will never forget.
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