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Interview Sessions Put Neosho Students Professional Greeting Skills to the Test


Neosho junior high students practice greeting skills like handshakes while presenting  resumes to members of the business community. The eighth graders had one on one interviews, talking about themselves  to put communications skills like eye contact to the test.

Its part of a project called Community Connect.

So with resumes in hand, the eighth graders talked about themselves to school district  business partners in an interview setting. Students practiced skills to ensure they knew how to greet  potential employers or simply learn better how to use communication skills.

Cade Daniel said, Trying to sell yourself, figure out if you're ready for the next step in life."
While Austyn Hughes described the experience this way, "Sometimes it can  be nerve wracking and if you aren
t as confident  about  it, it might be difficult for you to get out what youre trying to say or if you dont know exactly what you want to do. Its better to  know kind of your goals and your ambitions."

Counselor Tammy Blaylock said more than one hundred and sixty students took part in the extension of what was learned in the classroom about connecting to the community. Blaylock said, We  do practice this so theyve been working the  past couple weeks on a  professional handshake, a professional introduction.   Theyve been developing a resume and learning what can go on a resume when you dont have experiences and how to sell yourself that,  on a piece of paper. And theyve been working on  asking questions  and being able to make eye contact which is important.
Students were asked questions about their strengths and weaknesses and urged to ask questions of the interviewer. Student said the practice helps. Cade Daniel said,
"I think it makes you a lot more comfortable for what’s coming up."

 While Amelia Henderson added, "It prepares you to be less nervous for it and then it’s easier to talk to them." Alexis Hylton explained, "So people can know more about you and trust you for the position that  they're putting you up for."

And Austyn Hughes added, “We talked about our futures and colleges those sort of things. So, it was more of a personal interview than a job interview. But it’s  getting us ready for talking to others."


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