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Do you have or know a homeschooled high school student?
The Harrisburg Area Homeschoolers Assn (aka HAHA) is hosting a Pre-Employment Seminar in Feb 2022 and it is SO GOOD that we can’t keep it to ourselves. Therefore, we have decided to open it up to ALL area homeschoolers. This event will give your students an advantage when it comes to writing resumes and especially with those nerve-wracking job or college interviews. Who wouldn’t want to give their child an advantage as they prepare for life after homeschool? You do not want your high school student to miss this so sign up now – while there is still room!
9th-12th: Pre-Employment Seminar Details
Date: Feb 2, 2022 (snow date Feb 9, 2022)
Time: 9:00a – 1:00p
Cost: $43.00/student (non-HAHA member)
Location: 1201 Slate Hill Rd, Camp Hill
Sign up: via the HAHA website link below
Dr. Michael McGough, a retired educator, is offering a Pre-Employment Awareness Seminar. Open to all 9th-12th graders,this seminar will be an essential tool for our students, as they begin to think about, plan for, and prepare for “life after homeschool.” He will answer questions such as: What is a potential employer looking for? And what will turn them off? How is a college interview different than a job interview? He will focus on writing resumes, letters of reference: what are they and how do I get one, job search skills, interviewing strategies and how to dress for the job you want. And because his teacher’s heart wants each student to succeed, Dr. McGough will candidly discuss such topics as voice modulation and volume, bad breath, hair, tattoos and piercings.
Studies have shown that students who have pre-employment instruction and practice, do dramatically better at the interview process. So come prepared with a notebook, writing utensils and lots of questions. Dress is business casual. (Look it up if you’re not sure what exactly that means) Bring a brown bag lunch and we will enjoy a “working lunch” as Dr. McGough discusses the newest trend of “job interviews over lunch” and talks about good table manners.
This seminar will include information he has taught to his college students on how to present your best self in an interview, even explaining how to show confidence without coming across as arrogant. Shortly after the holiday season, Dr. McGough will provide us with a worksheet that the students can work on prior to the seminar and will be sent out to those signed up via email.
I don’t have that age group but that sounds like a wonderful and helpful seminar. Glad it’s being shared!