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50 For 50 #36: Mock Interviews

Posted on: December 9, 2019
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An IKRON participant ready for her first day of work after a successful interview process

An IKRON participant ready for her first day of work after a successful interview process

This is the 36th in a continuing series of stories--one every day for 50 days--to conclude IKRON's year-long celebration of our 50th anniversary. Missed one? No problem! See the entire series on our news page here.

IKRON still possesses, and frequently reads from, the staff journal from the first year of the UC Rehabilitation Center (IKRON's original name). Today's story is from that journal.

Addressing barriers to employment is a critical part of what we do at IKRON, and has been from the earliest days, as this journal entry shows:

November 6, 1969
"This morning we had role playing from ads in the paper. Each trainee had to find an ad he or she felt they could probably qualify for and then go through to the interview. Everyone did well, although one trainee was a little overactive in their participation."

Our job development clients still participate in mock interviews with their own job developer, or with someone in the building they are less familiar with to make the experience more authentic. Many job seekers will go through the mock interview process multiple times as they discover more things they want to work on and get more practice--and with it, ease--in doing or saying in real life.

 

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