An interview is never as (1) ______________as your fears. For some (2) ______________, people imagine the interviewer is going to focus on every tiny mistake they make. In truth, the interviewer is as keen for the meeting to go well as you are. It is what makes his or her job (3)_____________ . The secret of a good interview is preparing for it. What you wear is very important because it (4) _____________the first impression. So (5)_______________ neatly, but comfortably. Make sure that you can deal with anything you are asked. Remember to prepare for questions that are certain to (6) _____________ ideas. Answer the questions fully and precisely. For instance, if one of your interests is reading, be prepared to (7)_____________ about the sort of books you like. However, do not learn all your answers off by (8) _____________. The interviewer wants to meet a (9) ______________, not a robot. (10) _____________the fact that a job interview is so important, you should feel relaxed in order to succeed.
Benefits and Drawbacks of a Job
Nearly every teen can benefit from job experience, but there are risks you must assess. First, a teenager’s job can teach work (1)_______ that will serve him well in college and (2)_________ him for careers in adulthood. Second, he can (3)_______ confidence, develop a(n) (4) _________of responsibility and feel more independent. In addition, studies find that students who work a moderate amount - no more than 10 to 15 hours a week during the school year - tend to (5) _________higher grades than (6) __________who don’t work at all.
Next, earning money will enable him to buy things he wants and will provide an opportunity for learning responsible money (7) _________. However, there are some drawbacks. Working more than 13 to 20 hours a week is associated with lower grades. Teens who work (8) _________ hours (9) __________difficult to keep up extracurricular activities and social relationships. Some studies have found that teens who work long hours are more likely to (10________) in such risky activities as using cigarettes or alcohol because they are exposed to older coworkers who lead them astray.