First jobs

Checklist: Job Interview Questions to Practice With Your Teen

By Andrew M.I. Lee

Think back to your first few job interviews. Did you know what to expect or say? Interviewing can be a stressful experience for teens looking for their first job—especially if they have learning and attention issues. It requires certain skills that may be weak spots, like listening comprehension or focus. Plus, it’s unknown territory.

Practicing—first with you, and then with an adult she’s not as close to—can reduce the fear factor and build your child’s confidence. Use this list of common interview questions with your teen to help boost her chances for success.

About the Author

Portrait of Andrew Lee

Andrew M.I. Lee is an editor and former attorney who strives to help people understand complex legal, education and parenting issues.

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Jim Rein, M.A., has lectured on postsecondary options and summer programs for kids and young adults with learning and attention issues.

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