Students Put Interview Skills to the Test

Gabriel Rippel is interviewed by Ms. Legere

Practice makes perfect! Fresh off their Career Fair the day before, 8th grade Home & Careers students honed their job hunting skills by participating in mock interviews with community member & mentor Winnie Hoffman Legere. Ms. Legere visited CMS on January 24th to act as an ’employer’ interviewing potential hires. Students brought along their resumes and during these one-on-one interviews were assessed on their poise, communication, and their ability to engage the employer, express their strengths, and elaborate on their resumes. The interviews were part of the CMS Career Cruising program, an ongoing collaboration between the Middle School’s Family & Consumer Sciences and Guidance departments. Last quarter, community business owner Craig Simmons conducted mock interviews with students. Shown here, Gabriel Rippel discusses a laboratory technician position during his interview with Ms. Legere.

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