SkillsUSA is focused on preparing students for career success. With the changes in our world, it is now more important than ever that you know not only how to interview for your future career, but how to do it in a virtual format. Starting in summer 2020, SkillsUSA Tennessee Postsecondary is hosting statewide Virtual Interview Contests in all industry sectors!
Virtual Interview Contest Process:
Step #1: Download the “How to Prepare for Virtual Interviews” training packet created by the SkillsUSA Tennessee PS State Director
Step #2: Students practice virtual interviewing skills with their instructor. Create a professional resume geared towards the job description for your industry sector contest. Our state director has created Resume Writing 101 resource to help guide you through this process . Participate in a virtual in-class competition to determine top 3 overall students in their program area.
Step #3 The top 3 students from each program submit their recorded virtual skills demonstration interviews and their professional resumes to the state director to be judged by industry professionals.*Scenarios and detailed instructions will be included with each contest and will be posted online once development is complete . See Cosmetology Example
Step #4 The Top 10 finalists from each sector will be notified of their scheduled time to interview in using Microsoft Teams with a panel of industry professionals from their sector. Interviews will be recorded, and once all are scored the overall winners will be awarded Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals.
Check out this video from your state officers about our 2020-21 SkillsUSA Tennessee PS Virtual Interview Contests! https://youtu.be/JsQj2DtvyBA