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.
? 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.
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?
? 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
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.
Good morning, my name is
I have an interview with
at ______ o‟clock about work experience.
With the Supervisor or Manager
Good morning, my name is
I have previously had work experience at:
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.
How will I get to my place of work?
Met Information Centre – 131 638)
You‟ve planned the outfit you‟re going to wear, and it‟s:
? 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
Practice writing your personal information
Circle the correct one)
Mr Mrs Miss Ms
Date of Birth
Person to contact in an emergency (e.g. parent or caregiver)