Helios HR team members Jacqueline Dendievel and Colleen Shannon recently offered an interviewing skills workshop, “Interviewing for Success: How to Stand Out From the Crowd,” to participants in Northern Virginia Family Service’s Training Futures program. The workshop’s aim was to support Training Futures participants by providing interview preparation skills (such as resume and job search tips, sample interview questions, and interviewing “do’s and don’ts”) along with mock interview experience.
Approximately 10 – 15 Training Futures program participants attended the workshop, along with program representatives and volunteers. The interviewing workshop began with an interactive presentation on interviewing skills and was followed by a mock interview in which Colleen interviewed Jacqueline in front of the group. After the group debriefed the mock interview, each Training Futures program participant was offered the opportunity to participate in a mock interview with either Jacqueline or Colleen, while the other participants provided feedback in small group settings.
The workshop was a great success! Feedback from participants was very positive, and they especially appreciated the mock interview sessions. Jacqueline and Colleen truly enjoyed leading the workshop and were so pleased to support the Training Futures program. They especially enjoyed the group’s active participation in the session.
Training Futures is a 25-week program that provides business training to participants in a simulated office environment and then matches qualified interns with employers. For more information, visit www.nvfs.org.