Career and Technology Center Students to Participate in Mock Job Interviews
Release Date: 10/18/2011 10:31:11 AM
More than 500 students from the Carroll County Career and Technology Center will participate in mock job interviews at the 4th Annual Career Fair on Thursday, October 27, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Shipley Arena at the Carroll County Agriculture Center. This event is being held in partnership with the Carroll County Times, the Business and Employment Center, and Carroll Community College, the hosts of the career fair.
Students will have the opportunity to practice their interview skills while networking with county business leaders. According to Bill Hill, Career Coordinator for the Carroll County Career and Technology Center, “Students will meet face to face for an interview with a professional business leader from the community for 20-25 minutes. We want to assure they are ready for a real interview.”
This is the tenth year of the interviews. Students are asked to dress professionally and bring a portfolio containing a resume, copies of work samples, and any certification documents which they have earned. Students have been preparing for the event in their classes by discussing business attire, attitude, and interview confidence.
In the past, students have walked away from the interview with a business card in hand and a follow-up interview opportunity for a career. Businesses not in a position to hire are often willing to refer a student to other career opportunities. “The adults are usually very impressed with the Career and Technology students and the skills which they have learned,” Hill said.