The Week contest - Interview class

What would you title a class that teaches students how to act during their first job interview?

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Last week's contest: Employers complain that recent college grads need lessons in how to behave in a job interview, since some of them text, look down at their smartphones, and even take calls. We asked for the title of a college class that would teach students what not to do while interviewing for their first job.

THE WINNER: Mono-tasking 101

Beth Simon, Oakland

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SECOND PLACE: COM 104: Communicating Without Electronic Devices

Tim Lanter, Alexandria, Ky.

THIRD PLACE: Interview Techniques of Ancient Civilizations: 1980–1995

Charles & Mary Parry, Catonsville, Md.


EyeContact Yes, iContact No: A Pre-Modern Approach to the Post-Modern Job Interview

Russell Siler Jones, Asheville, N.C.

What to Expect While You're Still Texting

Nicholas Clark, Charlottesville, Va.

Text Education

Mark Weaver, Redondo Beach, Calif.

Fundamentals of Live Human Interaction

Clive Nickerson, Cranston, R.I.

How to Blow a Job Interview Without Really Trying 101

Larry Hatke, Jackson, Wis.

Manners 101

George Parker, Raleigh, N.C.

Turn Off, Tune Out, and Drop In

Cathy Casriel, New York City

Remedial Introduction to Behaving Like a Grown-up

David Levin, Edgewater, Md.

Grace Relations

Jeffrey Contompasis, Ashburn, Va.

How to Ignore Friends and Text Less People

Brett Howard, Washington, D.C.

What I Should Have Learned in Kindergarten

Jim Carroll Jones, Mountain View, Calif.

iContact 101

Craig Kesselheim, Southwest Harbor, Maine

How Not To Make a Last Impression

Margaret Peterson, Des Moines, Iowa

Comprehensive Analysis of Self-Explanatory Interview Behavior

Elicia Elliott, Mercer Island, Wash.

How to Succeed in Business by Really Trying

Manuel V. Ojeda, Nogales, Ariz.

Hire Education

Janine Witte, New Hope, Pa.

Why There's No Job on the Verizon

Ramon Presson, Franklin, Tenn.

Living Without a Net

Christopher Glenn, La Mesa, Calif.

Hands Free Job Interviewing

Herbert Ludwig, Dana Point, Calif.

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