In today’s market, job seekers have to be savvy in regard to both their resumes and their interviews—and real-life experience is imperative.
That’s why North Strabane Parks and Recreation Director Greg Sulc and township Supervisor Sonia Stopperich teamed up with Natalie Johnson’s Canon-McMillan High School marketing class.
The pair has spoken to one of her classes, explaining the ins and outs of the resume submission and interview process—even setting up a fictitious job position for the students to apply for.
Students submitted their cover letters and resumes, which are being reviewed by Sulc and Stopperich.
Sulc said the two gave students some helpful hints before submissions were due in.
Like lesson one: Be careful what you post on the Internet.
“We are actually going to go through Facebook and look them up,” he said.
The students were also given a list of 10 questions the interviewer might ask them, in addition to other instruction.
Sulc and Stopperich will interview students for the position in front of the class to help them understand the possible pitfalls in the process—and how to come out of it shining.
And that’s not all.
Sulc said the students in Johnson’s class will also be working in teams to create a name and logo for the concession stand at the Municipal Park.
“That will give them something solid that they can put on their resumes,” Sulc said.