Rachael Haverstick, Kathaleen Lilley
Career and Technical Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
High School
Career Education and Work, Career Readiness, College and Career, College and Career Readiness, Family Consumer Science, Interview
Creative Commons Attribution

Education Standards (2)

Interviewing for a Job

Interviewing for a Job


Middle and High School educators across Lebanon County, Pennsylvania developed lesson plans to integrate the Pennsylvania Career Education and Work Standards with the content they teach. This work was made possible through a partnership between the South Central PA Workforce Investment Board (SCPa Works) and Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 (IU13) and was funded by a Teacher in the Workplace Grant Award from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. This lesson plan was developed by one of the talented educators who participated in this project during the 2019-2020 school year.

Title of Lesson: Interviewing for a Job

Course Name: Family Consumer Science

Grade Level: 10th

Author’s Name: Kathaleen Lilley

Author’s School District: Cornwall Lebanon


PA Academic Standards for Family Consumer Science
11.2: Balancing Family, Work, and Community Responsibility
11.2.9.A - Solve dilemmas using a practical reasoning approach
  • Identify situation
  • Identify reliable information
  • List choices and examine the consequences of each
  • Develop a plan of action
  • Draw conclusions
  • Reflect on decisions
PA Academic Standards for Career Education and Work

13.2: Career Acquisition (Getting a Job)

13.2.11.A  - Apply effective speaking and listening skills used in a job interview.

Learning Objectives
Student will be able to:
  • Determine how to dress for a job interview.
  • Identify items to take along to an interview.
  • Prevent common interviewing mistakes.
  • Evaluate the results of a mock interview.
Conceptual Background
Teachers would need to be familiar with
Instructional Procedure
PacingInstructional Procedure
5 minutesActivator – Brainstorm answers to “What things do I need to know about interviewing for a job?”
15 minutesShare PowerPoint on Interviewing Skills
10 minutesDiscuss important issues associated with a job interview: appropriate dress, things to bring along to, first impressions, and what not to do in an interview.
5 minutesReview important issues associated with a job interview from yesterday.
15 minutesObserve a mock interview (video options in materials section). Take notes as the interview is happening to determine what the interviewee is doing correctly and incorrectly.
10 minutesComplete the Mock Interview Evaluation Form. These forms will be collected and graded.
Formative Assessment
Teacher will review the student responses on the Mock Interview Evaluation and evaluate responses to determine if students have understood the important Dos and Don’ts of job interviewing.
Materials Needed

Mock Interview Evaluation Form

Teen job interviews – no work experience – Tell me about yourself. (2:33)

Teen job Interviews with no work experience – 1st job interview.  Why should we hire you? (2:06)

Job Interview – Millennial

Kahoot~Interview/Resume questions (18)

Interviewing Skills PowerPoint