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INTERVIEW SKILLS

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Make sure you have had a shower or bath before you go to the interview.Speak clearly and show that you have prepared yourself for the interview.

INTERVIEW SKILLS

Teacher Notes

Teachers can collect many different types of forms i.e. bank,

    Medicare, job applications etc., to provide opportunities for

    students to complete a range of form filling activities.

    Interview Tips

    ? Take your written resumé with you. It should

    include - previous work experience, hobbies, any

    sports you play, club memberships or voluntary

    work you have participated in.

    ? Be on time! If you are going to be late, ring and let

    them know you may have to reschedule your

    interview for another time.

    ? Ensure you have a high level of hygiene. Avoid

    odours like cigarette smoke, body odour, strong

    aftershave, onion or garlic. Avoid chewing gum.

    ? Be clean. Make sure you have had a shower or

    bath before you go to the interview. Make sure

    your hair is neatly brushed.

    ? Dress appropriately. Ensure your clothes are clean,

    ironed and appropriate for the workplace. Wear

    clean shoes, not sandals or thongs.

    ? Look and sound friendly. Smile at the interviewer

    and maintain good eye contact. Show enthusiasm.

    ? Speak clearly and show that you have prepared

    yourself for the interview.

? Answer all the questions the best way you can

    give some actual examples of what you have done.

    ? Find out some things about the workplace before

    you go there.

    Interview Practice Questions

Complete the following activities and arrange a practice interview

    that can be taped or filmed. Review the results.

Activity 1

Questions Answers

    What is your name? How old are you? Where do you go to school? Do you have any hobbies or

    sporting interests? If yes, what are they?

    What other things are you interested in?

    What activities / subjects at school

    do you do that might help you in the workplace?

    What type of work experience are you interested in?

    What kind of jobs are you

    interested in when you leave school?

    What other work experience have you done?

    Do you have any questions you would like to ask me?

    Activity 2

    Human Bingo

? This Activity is designed to encourage students to practice

    asking questions of each other.

? The rules of the game are:

    o Students move around the room asking each other

    questions from the sheet.

    o If the student answers yes then they ask the student

    to write their name in the appropriate box.

    o Each person‟s name can only be written once.

    o A person may only write their own name once.

    o The first student to fill in all the sheets calls out

    „BINGO‟.

    This Activity can use pictures and written words (or pictures

    only) as an alternative.

Human Bingo Worksheet (example)

Find someone who:

    SUPPORTS COLLINGWOOD WAS BORN OVERSEAS HAS A BROTHER WAS BORN IN THE SAME MONTH AS SPEAKS ANOTHER LANGUAGE PLAYS BASKETBALL

    PLAYS A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT HAS A SISTER IS LEFT HANDED

    HAS BLONDE HAIR SUPPORTS ESSENDON HAS HAD STITCHES

Practice for Work Experience Interviews

Can be role-played and captured on video for further discussion.

Introduction

    Good morning, my name is

Eye Contact

    I have an interview with

at ______ o‟clock about work experience.

With the Supervisor or Manager

    Good morning, my name is

(Shake hands)

    I have previously had work experience at:

    ? ________________________________________

    ? ________________________________________

Questions/Comments

What will my duties be?

To whom will I report to in the morning?

What will my hours be?

What would you like me to wear?

Do I need to wear special shoes or other safety clothing?

    Thank you for the opportunity goodbye.

Travel information

How will I get to my place of work?

    (

    Met Information Centre 131 638)

PreInterview Checklist

You‟ve planned the outfit you‟re going to wear, and it‟s:

    ? Clean

    ? Ironed

    ? Appropriate to the job and industry

Your own hygiene is acceptable

    ? Clean hair

    ? Clean body

    ? No strong odours

You have planned your interview questions

    ? About the workplace

    ? About factors that are important to you

    ? And you have them with you

You have practised

    ? Your questions (with minimal prompts)

    ? Maintaining eye contact

    ? Friendly face

You know the address of your workplace and have planned how you are

    going to get to the interview

    ? My parent or teacher will drive

    ? By Taxi

    ? By Public Transport

    You Are Ready for Your

    Interview

    Practice writing your personal information

    First Name

    Surname

    Family Name

Title (

    Circle the correct one)

Mr Mrs Miss Ms

    Your Surname

    First Name(s)

    Your Address

    Postcode

    Phone No.

    Date of Birth

    Signature

Person to contact in an emergency (e.g. parent or caregiver)

__________________________________________________

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