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Interview Contest

About the 4-H Interview Contest

The Interview Contest is a popular event that gives 4-H members an opportunity to practice the real-life skills needed to apply for a job. Participants prepare a resumé and cover letter for a job they choose from the Interview Contest Job Descriptions. Evaluators review their performance during a mock interview and give constructive feedback using a standard evaluation rubric.

The California 4-H Interview Contest Manual is a complete guidebook containing rules, procedures and helpful hints for a successful interview. It also contains sample interview questions, sample job descriptions, judging rubrics, and supporting materials for preparing for an interview.

How to Participate in the Interview Contest

Step 1: Choose a job from the 2023 categories (see link below)

Choose one of the three jobs listed in your age category.

Junior - Birthday Party Planner Assistant

Junior - Jr Park Ranger

Junior - Recyling

Intermediate - Book Reader

Intermediate - Pottery Maker

Intermediate - Sports Assisitant

Senior - After School Program Assistant

Senior - Au Paer-Nanny

Senior - Tech Sales

Step 2: Develop a resumé.

Include real-life experiences (education, work, activities, etc.) that demonstrate your qualifications for the job selected.

Step 3: Write a cover letter.

Your cover letter should explain why you should be considered for the job selected.

Step 4: Register for the contest and upload resume and cover letter.  https://surveys.ucanr.edu/survey.cfm?surveynumber=40180 

Register by March 27th @ 4pm

Step 5: Once registration has closed, you will receive more information to sign up for your interview time slot.

Step 6: Prepare for your interview.

Review the tips, interview questions, judging rubrics, and supporting materials provided in the California 4-H Interview Contest Manual to prepare for your interview.

Step 7: Show-up for your interview.

Dress appropriately to the interview - Appropriate dress includes 4-H uniform or attire appropriate for a job interview as outlined in the Interview Contest Manual.

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