Governor's Institute for Career Education and Work
Interview Role-Playing Activity


Governor’s Institute for Career Education and Work Activity

by Susan Morris, Roxann Laird and Debra Smith


Interview Role-Playing Activity

Standards Addressed
  • 13.2 A Know and demonstrate industry acceptable job interviewing techniques.
Brief Overview The students will practice interviewing skills.
Grade Level 11th
Content Area(s) Business, English, Social Studies
Other standards supported ASCA, PSCA, NCDG
Prep Time 60 minutes
Implementation Time Time varies depending on number of students in class
Allow 3-5 minutes per student
Learning Objectives Students will be able to answer common questions asked during an interview. They will also be able to ask questions to gain pertinent information about the job opening.
Materials Needed
  • Sample questions for both the interviewer and interviewee
  • A scoring rubric
Detailed Activity Steps
  1. First the teacher will model a mock interview with a student to show the class how an interview is conducted.
  2. The teacher will then answer questions from the class and clarify any confusing areas.
Theory Basis Trait and Factor Theory, Super Theory
  1. The class will critique the interviews giving positive feedback as well as areas to improve.
  2. The teacher will use a rubric which scores the student on handshake, eye contact, body language, proper grammar, etc.
  1. Put together a list of questions commonly asked during an interview.
  2. Put another list together that the interviewee might ask during an interview.
Enhancement Activities
  1. The day before, have students brainstorm possible interview questions they might be asked or ones they might ask about the position.
  2. Invite a Human Resources Manager to speak to the class.
Adaptation for at risk Kids None
  • Using an Internet search engine, such as Google, type “Job Interviews” or “Interviewing ills”.
  • Interview Challenge Board Game, Franklin Learning Systems

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