On Friday 3rd February every Year 11 student was involved in a mock interview. The idea of the experience is that students are given the opportunity to practice their interview technique and etiquette with representatives from the world of work. They created a CV in preparation and explored the good, the bad, and the ugly to ascertain what makes a successful interview.
The students had to come to school on that day dressed to impress and they certainly did just that; every student making the right first impressions in their chosen business attire. They ensured that they conducted themselves in a professional manner; greeting the employer, introducing themselves and shaking hands as though they had been attending interviews for years.
We had a record number of employers volunteer their time to come in and conduct the interviews, all of whom were very impressed with the way that students conducted themselves:
“I wish I had a job to give this student.”
“I would employ her tomorrow.”
“I can’t believe how confident the students are.”
These were just a few of the comments from the employers who also gave feedback to every student they interviewed about the CV and their responses to the questions asked. A really valuable experience for Year 11 and one that I think they will never forget.