The annual Interviewing Skills Event is an opportunity for JAG high school students and community program participants to apply their personal and professional development in front of potential employers before graduating from their program. This year, Employer Partners such as AAA Landscaping, APS, Credit Union West, Eegee’s, Honeywell, Penske Automotive Group, among several others came to support our JAG members as they navigated the interviewing process.
Each participant had a few weeks before the event to prepare for their interviews by creating resumes, practicing through mock interviews, and choosing the professional attire they planned to wear.
The participants had the opportunity to interview for actual open positions with 2-3 employers and strengthen their skills in adaptability and remaining calm under pressure. Some participants even realized afterwards that the more chances they had to practice, the more comfortable and confident they felt with the interviewing process.
JAG members from our high school and community programs prepare for this event and the Career Development Conference (CDC) from day one through our JAG model, which is designed to encourage growth in valuable skills for their journeys in life and career.
Project-based learning, trauma-informed care, and employer engagement are key components of the JAG Advantage, as well as the classroom and community event opportunities we design with our dedicated JAG program coordinators, each JAG program’s Career Association leaders, and our Employer Partners.
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