It’s that time of year for Senior Exit Interviews, which will be held on April 4th and 6th in the library. Seniors get to dress up professionally and get a practice interview so they’re ready for the real thing. The person interviewing the senior will write notes, and give feedback after the interview is completed. Seniors should treat it as if they are actually getting interviewed by a potential employer.
Senior Exit Interviews are important, and students need them to graduate. Seniors will sit down with professionals for practice interviews as if they were real job interviews. Mrs. Gilbert, a counselor here at East High School, explains, “You will be evaluated and you can use the interviewer’s feedback to improve your interviewing skills. You must have an updated resume and cover letter completed and given to your counselor before your interview.” Seniors will work on this in their Senior English Class.
“Seniors should expect to present themselves as if it were a real interview. They should dress appropriately. They should make sure there are no errors in their resumes or cover letters. It’s a good idea to practice your handshake and your eye contact,” says Mrs. Gilbert. Practice different questions you may be asked in the interviews.
Preparing for your interview and learning from the experience is the first step toward future success. So take this opportunity seriously and it will help you in the future. Good luck, seniors!