1. Topic-
Interviewing Process and Application Forms
2. Content-

-"The Big Seven Interview Questions"
-The Importance of First Impressions
- transferable skills
- personal skills
- technical skills
- relevant experience
- enthusiasm

- Tailoring applications forms based on information from the job application.

-technical skills
-transferable skills
-personal skills
-relevant experience

3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. Students will practice how to effectively answer "the big seven" interview questions (questions that are most commonly asked in interviews)

2. Students will look at different pictures of people and describe their first impression of the person based on appearance....demonstrating the importance of making a good first impression in a job interview.

3. To recognize and extract the relevant and important information from a job advertisement.

4. To use the relevant and important information in a job advertisement to effectively complete an application form.
4. Objectives-
1. Students will be describe a variety of verbal and nonverbal communication skills (e.g. body language, facial expressions, giving and receiving feedback)

2. Demonstrate the ability to prepare effectively for the job interview process by identifying and preparing answers to common interview questions.

3.Demonstrate an understanding of, and an ability to prepare for the job search process.

4. Demonstrate the ability to complete job applications effectively.
5. Materials and Aids-

- handouts of the big seven interview questions and suggested answering strategies
- overhead projector
- overhead sheets of first impressions pictures and actual descriptions of the famous people.
- several examples of recent job advertisements taken from local job search websites.

- class set of generalized job application form

- highlighters

6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. When students come into the classroom, I will have the question "what do first impressions mean to you?" on the blackboard.
2. I will ask students to think about the question and then have a quick classroom discussion about the topic and whether they feel first impressions are "fair" to make.

B. Development-

1. I will place pictures of people on the overhead projector (covering up their name and description).
2. I will ask the students to tell me what they think about the person based on their appearance. Would they hire them for an office job? Can this person be trusted? etc.

3. Then I will reveal the person's name and description, which will most likely be very different from their first impressions.

4. Once we have talked about first impressions, I will hand out the "big seven" questions and review them as a class. We will discuss how to effectively answer each question.
7. Evaluation-
I will collect the job application forms from students to evaluate for complete, accurate, and relevant information.

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