Career Preparation // Professionalism
Interview Bloopers Activity

This activity allows students to anticipate some commonly-asked interview questions and practice responses.

Suggested Grade Level

Grade

11

Approximate Time Needed

Minutes

10

Instructions

When participating in this activity, refer to the handouts, "You Said WHAT?!" and "Interview Bloopers". Look at your assigned interview question or interview blooper and individually add at least one more "do" or "don't" in the space provided.

Teacher Notes

In the event that students don’t know yet where their internships are, have them become familiar with some commonly asked interview questions and practice responses. Additionally, you’ll address some potentially embarrassing things that can happen during an interview.

Ask students to turn to the handouts You said WHAT?! and Interview Bloopers. Divide the class into six small groups. Groups 1–3 will each take one of the three typical interview questions on You said WHAT?! and groups 4–6 will each take one of the three interview bloopers. Give the groups four or five minutes to read their question or blooper and individually add at least one more “Do” and one more “Don’t” in the space provided.

Give each group about one minute to read their blooper or question to the class and then facilitate their sharing additional Do’s and Don’ts with the rest of the class. Move quickly from group to group. Have students take notes on the handout as other groups present their suggestions.

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