4-H Teen Job Challenge

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Are you up for a challenge? Teens, ages 12 to 18 are invited to participate in the 4-H Teen Job Challenge in which they will go through all of the components necessary to get a job: application, resume, electronic video, and interview. The Teen Job Challenge will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, April 20 through Monday, May 18.

 April 20 – Online Applications

Youth participants will review and learn about important features on both paper applications and online application formats.

April 27 – Electronic Resumes

Youth participants, ages 12+, will learn about resumes: types of resumes, styles, design, and receive a draft to create their own resume. Youth will receive a resume format to begin to fashion their own resume.

May 4 – Electronic Videos

Teen Leadership Council President, Abbegail King will teach youth tips on scripting the two-minute video for AIRE competition and share her award winning electronic video example from the 2019 competition. In 2019, she won a spot for National 4-H Conference in Washington, D.C. Caleb Tate, Haywood Community College Admissions Officer, will lead an energetic workshop on electronic tools available to use on your cell phone to empower youth to create their own content and vision videos to use for the job selection process.

May 11 – Business Etiquette and Interviewing

Katy Gould from the Haywood County Small Business Center will present on successful interviewing techniques and best methods for practicing prior to the interview.

May 18 Mock Interview

 This is your opportunity to learn about interviews and hands-on experience is one of the best teachers! County human resource professionals will serve as interview panelists to give youth feedback to improve for their next resume for the future; which could be for their first job, State 4-H ARIE com- petition, or college scholarship. Each interview time will be scheduled in advance by contacting Jennifer Stuart at the Canton Public Library at 828-648-2924. Interviewees need to dress business casual and come with a copy of their resume.