- What do you already know about working?
- What types of jobs do people have?
- What is it like to work?
- Is it challenging to find a job?
- You will begin by thinking of and finding a person to interview. That may be a parent, grandparent, loved one, teacher, leader, mentor, etc. As a group create a list of questions to ask about an individual’s job.
- You may want to know:
- What is your job?
- How did you get the job?
- How many hours do you work?
- Is your job hard?
- Did you need to go to school to have your job?
- After this list is complete, you will then conduct an interview asking these questions and learning more about this person’s job. The interview could be recorded, scribed, or even filmed!
- What do you know now that you did not know before?
- Could you do their job?
- Would you like to do their job?
- Do you think you would prefer a different job, if so, what?
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- Recording Device
- Writing Utensils
Keep it Simple
- Keep it simple by conducting a group interview. Bring in a few guests that the entire group will ask questions to. Complete the same process of brainstorming questions, then take turns and interview the individual as a group!
- For Virtual - This activity can be easily translated to an online setting. It would be ideal to brainstorm questions before a guest/guests arrive and then interview them during the online time together.
Take it Further
- Take it further by conducting a series of interviews. Take an opportunity to talk to many different people and learn about various jobs. If filmed, these interviews could create a ‘job bank’ that others may view/listen to if curious!