Interviewing skills part of Employability Fair at Scott Tech

Saturday, September 30, 2017
On Friday, the Scott Regional Technology Center in Monett held its Employability Fair, offering students three opportunities to hear speakers ranging from honesty, understanding your paycheck and digital footprints. Renee Veith, at left, offered a presentation on interviewing skills with Michelle Eck, at right, both from First State Bank. In the first example, Eck came dressed casually, sporting piercings and an electronic cigarette, never made eye contact and continually looked at her phone during the interview. Murray Bishoff/times-news@monett-times.com

On Friday, the Scott Regional Technology Center in Monett held its Employability Fair, offering students three opportunities to hear speakers ranging from honesty, understanding your paycheck and digital footprints.

In the second interview example, Eck dressed in a more professional manner, spoke respectfully about her previous employer, focused on her skills, made continuous eye contact and seemed interested in the job. David Miller, Scott Tech director, said many students feel Eck overacts in the first presentation, but he said employers find many candidates are even more extreme. Veith asked students to consider with which of the candidates would they want to leave their money at a bank. Murray Bishoff/times-news@monett-times.com