On Nov. 8, students in Jon Cook’s Career Pathways classes learned how to approach the job market. For the past five years Cook has been providing his students with the opportunity to gain skills in the job search category.
This is what Cook had to say about the events. “Lord Botetourt Business Department is teaming up with Dennis Cline for interviewing. Career Pathways class has a solution in today’s economy, when jobs are hard to find – brush up on your interviewing skills. We not only want our students to have the skills needed in today’s economy, but we want them to be first when employers do their selection. Our class gives them a chance to work on their interviewing portfolio and deliver a top notch interview.”
Cook said, “We give them six potential jobs to apply for. The students have to provide a cover letter, resume, job application, and a thank you letter. Dennis Cline, formally with Kelly Services, will review each portfolio and select a group of students to interview live in front of their peers. The live interviews are helpful in the fact that each student experiences the nerves, butterflies, and all the anxiety that goes along with interviewing. Even the students who aren’t selected will benefit by experiencing interviewing first hand by observation.”
“This is the fifth year that Mr. Cook has teamed up with Kelly Services and it was a huge success in years past. The project was thought of in Botetourt teacher in service QTL courses. The following QTL strategies were used in this project: Cooperative Learning, Mental Models, Clear Learning Goals, Advanced Organizers, and Homework Practice. All strategies are a result of level three learning.”
–photos from Jon Cook and group shot Botetourt View.