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Mock Interviews Held at Elizabethtown Area High School

October 9, 2019- About forty local business and community leaders recently took part in Elizabethtown Area High School’s annual Mock Interview Day. The goal of the program was to help students sharpen their interview and job-readiness skills. The simulation provided a “real world” experience the students will soon face and is an important piece of the school’s Pathways Program.
Candid photo from Mock Interview Day
Occurring in a non-threatening environment, the experience helped the students to better understand the process of applying and interviewing for a job. The students spent nearly fifteen minutes being interviewed by one of the volunteers. Following the exercise, the students were provided with immediate verbal feedback from their interviewer. To prepare for the interviews, the students prepared a portfolio that included a cover letter, resume, and reference list.

A second round of mock interviews will take place Wednesday, Feb. 26 and volunteers are needed. If you are interested in helping our students become better prepared for the workforce by volunteering to be an interviewer, contact Jackie Spittal by phone at (717) 367-1533, ext. 21106 or by email at jackie_spittal@etownschools.org.