Interviews for Young People
Duration Half day
This workshop will allow participants to learn and practise skills to increase their chances of success when applying for jobs or to higher educational establishments.
We explain the selection process, from task design, to job description, to person specification, to the job advert. This helps participants understand the process from the employer’s perspective and therefore the criteria that they need to address.
Participants are asked to consider what an employer might look for on an application form, in a covering letter and in a CV. We give examples of what Universities and employers look for and the behaviour of those sifting applications.
We ask participants to consider what an interviewing panel is looking for, giving examples of things that will make your interview memorable for the interviewer (in a good way).
We consider the tricky questions participants might be asked, and how to deal with them, giving examples and how these can be responded to.
Participants are asked to consider what questions they might ask in an interview and we provide a simple interview structure and examples of how they can help the interviewer as well as themselves.
Finally, we ask what happens after an unsuccessful interview providing guidance on dealing with failure, and how to learn from the interview experience.
What you will learn