4-H Youth Development Program
4-H Youth Development Program
4-H Youth Development Program
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4-H Youth Development Program

State 4-H Interview Contest

The State 4-H Interview Contest is one of many activities that take place during California 4-H State Field Day on May 27, 2017. #Ca4HStateFieldDay

2017 Interview Contest Results

Location: Wellman Hall

8:30am - 9:30am         Participant Check-in
8:30am - 9:30am         Evaluator's Orientation
9:30am - 2:00pm         Same Day Registration
10:00am - 12:00pm     Interview Contest
12:00pm - 1:00pm       Lunch
1:00pm - 3:30pm         Interview Contest

Description: The Interview Contest is a popular event that gives 4-H members an opportunity to practice the real-life skills needed to apply for a job. Participants prepare a resumé and cover letter for a job they choose from the 2017 Interview Contest Job Descriptions. Judges evaluate their performance during a mock interview and give constructive feedback using a standard evaluation rubric.

For more information: Please contact Barbara Crane at BCrane@mtsac.edu

Registration Information


Any Junior (9-10 years old), Intermediate (11-13 years old) or Senior (14-19 years old) 4-H member may participate in the 4-H Interview Contest. 

Dual Entry

Interview Contest and Presentation Day - Dual entry in Interview Contest and Presentation Day may be possible depending on interview time. 

Check-In to Confirm Participation

All registered participants must check in by 9:30 AM in Wellman Hall 107. Check-in secures your participation.


Pre-registration closed on May 12, 2017. Registrants have until May 22, 2017 to email their resume and cover letter to Barbara Crane at BCrane@mtsac.edu.

Participant Information

Interview Contest participants must do the following:

  • Choose a job: Choose one of the three jobs listed in your age category. Make sure to review the full job descriptions. 2017 Job Descriptions

Junior Category

Pet Feeder

Leaf Remover

Lost and Found Assistant

Intermediate Category

Hospital Attendant


Tailor Assistant

Senior Category

Sandwich Maker

House Helper

Bank Teller

  • Develop a resumé: Include real-life experiences (education, work, activities, etc.) that demonstrate your qualifications for the job selected.
  • Write a cover letter: Your cover letter should explain why you should be considered for the job selected.
  • Dress appropriately: Appropriate dress includes 4-H uniform or attire appropriate for a job interview as outlined in the Interview Contest Manual.

Participants are encouraged to review the tips, interview questions, judging rubrics and supporting materials provided in the California State 4-H Interview Contest Manual. 


Register to be a Evaluator

Evaluators are vital to the function of the 4-H Interview Contest! Evaluators give candidates feedback on their performance using a standard evaluation rubric.

Who can be an Evaluator

Evaluators may be 4-H volunteer leaders, 4-H staff, 4-H members (16 years of age and older and not participating in other events during State Field Day), and people from other organizations with experience in interviewing.


  • Evaluators should become familiar with the 4-H Interview Contest Manual and judging rubrics.
  • Provide written positive and constructive feedback to help each candidate improve.


California 4-H Interview Contest Manual (PDF) - This manual is a complete guidebook containing rules, procedures and helpful hints for a successful interview. It also contains sample interview questions, sample job descriptions, judging rubrics and supporting materials for preparing for an interview. 

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