Workshop: How to Prepare Students with Disabilities for Job Interviews

Course ID - CTD0739    

Short Title: Job Interviews    

Audience:      Staff
Length of Workshop:        4 hours 
Prerequisite     none

This 4-hour workshop will prepare MDC employees to work with students with disabilities to prepare them for the "Before, During and After" of a successful job interview. Participants will develop coaching skills to help students confidently interview. They will also participate in a skills practice using resume review and interviewing techniques. Feedback will be provided for all participants.


As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the steps to take to research the job and the organization.
  • Review a resume and give constructive feedback to the student with disabilities.
  • Explain what personal preparation is necessary for the interview.
  • Describe strategies to help students to overcome interview anxiety and increase their interviewing confidence.
  • Describe what to advise a student with disabilities to discuss or not discuss about the essential job functions.
  • Provide the students with non-disability related language to answer the standard interview question: “What are your strengths and weaknesses?"
  • Explain how to prepare students to answer open-ended behavioral interview questions and probes.
  • Explain what types of questions to ask or not to ask the interviewer.
  • Describe how to follow up after an interview and make a decision.
  • Provide the student with disabilities with a simulated behavioral interview and give feedback.




Reference #






Registration information
Course ID: - CTD0739
Course Title: Job Interviews
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

New - Easier registration for workshops

You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.