East Hampton School News, September 19


East Hampton High School’s school to work coordinator, Deb Mansir, is seeking community members and business owners to act as mock job interviewers for high school seniors, to critique the students on how they might fare in a real job interview based on an established set of points like eye contact, attire, and responses.

“We’re trying to set up as much of a real world experience as possible,” Ms. Mansir said. She has been running the program for seven years now, and acknowledged that for some kids, “it’s their very first time in an interview situation.” These interviews, which start for the students in their junior year, give them an opportunity to experience what it will be like to engage in face-to-face interviews for college, the military and the workplace.

About 50 to 60 adults are needed for the workshop, which will be held on Thursday, September 26, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Each of the more than 250 seniors will participate in a 15-20 minute mock interview, followed immediately with feedback and a ratings sheet, and then a second chance to improve their score. Community members are asked to choose approximately an hour of participation time, with the likelihood of interviewing three students. No experience is necessary, but business owners may get “the potential benefit of possibly interviewing a future employee,” Ms. Mansir said.

For more information, call Ms. Mansir at 329-6462 or send her an email at dmansir@ehufsd.org.

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