Richmond Technical Center Preps Students in Mock Interview Event
Richmond, Va. – With nearly 600 students and over 100 community volunteers, Richmond Technical Center held their 11th annual mock job interview event in an effort to promote career and college readiness for high school students across the district.
Prepared with resumes and dressed in their best business attire, high school students met with community volunteers and local business representatives from Dominion Energy, Bon Secours Health System, UPS, SunTrust, United Way, Rotary Club of Richmond, the Federal Reserve and others.
“We are very happy that we have so many business and community volunteers who are willing to come out and assist us year after year,” said Charles Watson. “They recognize the need to help us develop our next work force and they always answer our call.”
The goal of the event is to help students improve their interviewing skills and to ensure that they are able to articulate and market themselves to potential employers and recruiters.
During the interviews, students answered questions related to the job they were applying for and were evaluated in six areas: Introduction, Resume, Image, Voice, Presentation and Articulation of Skills/Abilities. Interviewers provided immediate feedback, sharing how students performed in each area and how they can improve.
“I appreciated the opportunity to work with so many students who shared a wide variety of career goals and aspirations that I hadn’t expected,” said Tim Bicha, Executive Vice President of Servicing at SunTrust. “It was great seeing the excitement, hope and passion the kids brought while working to take a critical step forward in turning their dreams into reality.”