LCHS seniors prepare for future at Mock Interview Day

Published 10:55 am Thursday, April 25, 2019

STANFORD — Lincoln County High School seniors traded their casual t-shirts and jeans for business casual to professional attire as they participated in the school’s 9th Annual Mock Interview Day.

Every year, dozens of community members volunteer their time to give LCHS students the job experience in an interview setting. Those community members interview the students, advise them about best interview practices and offer them guidance in their chosen career fields.

The Mock Interview Day is the culmination of weeks of study and preparation in choosing careers and applying for jobs. English IV teachers worked with the seniors during the Career Unit to prepare them with the proper research skills to learn about various careers of their interest and develop and revise job applications, cover letters, and résumés. After several rounds of preparation, the seniors were put to the real test in the annual Mock Interview Day.

With the help of Mindy Stevens, Youth Service Coordinator, all students were held to the standards of professional dress as they got the full experience of looking the part for the interview. The impression given by the students was that they were ready and willing.

Rebecca Shearer, Missy Robbins, and Kendra Mitchell were instrumental in organizing and hosting the community volunteers. They helped organize over 200 seniors into slots of interview sessions with professionals ranging from police state troopers, doctors, nurse professionals, lawyers, heavy equipment operators, mechanics, bankers, educational specialists, business owners and more.