Men’s Wearhouse Offers Interview Tips to Hillhouse JAG
NEW HAVEN – JAG students at Hillhouse High School got a personalized introduction to the professional world, with job search tips, instruction on how to dress for success and help with mock interviews, as Men’s Wearhouse made a recent visit to JAG at Hillhouse High School.
The interactive presentation, by Richard Dorval and Lillian Pearson, included mock interviews and instruction in a proper handshake and appropriate eye contact. Students also practiced responses to sample interview questions from Pearson, who then offered feedback on what she liked and what could be improved. Additionally, Dorval showcased various suit coats on male students while Pearson displayed what skirts young women should and should not wear in an interview setting.
But in addition to looking the part, successful candidates need to also be properly prepared for an interview. Dorval and Pearson emphasized the importance of doing your homework on a company and making an appropriate list of questions. “If you don’t do your homework, it doesn’t matter how good you look,” Dorval reminded students.
Many thanks to Men’s Wearhouse, which has also visited JAG classes at Manchester High and New Horizons this year.
Photo Caption: Winter Salazar shakes hands with Lillian Pearson after her mock interview.