Interview Me

Combining core activities from Worktree’s popular Engage Me and Employ Me workshops, ‘Interview Me’ trains learners to know and present their employability strengths effectively at interview.

In a fast-paced half-day (or whole-day) workshop, Year 12-13 students engage in a team challenge, discover personal employability strengths, practise talking about them, interview work guests, write a short job application and short-list others’, then interview and/or are interviewed for the job.  Students will learn to think like an employer, seeing things from the short-lister’s and interviewer’s perspectives.

Typical schedule (full-day only activities in italics):

  • Introduction & principles
  • See Work – list jobs, work as team to depict jobs;  research labour market information through ‘World of Work’ card game
  • Know Your Strengths – get and give feedback on personal employability skills with others from your team and whole group
  • Talk Strengths – practise talking about personal employability skills by interviewing and being interviewed by members of your group, receive feedback on performance
  • Career WorkOut – in small groups of 3-4, interview guests from world of work about their experiences of job application and interview (extended in full-day)
  • Produce a short personal job application and participate in a panel short-listing others’ applications
  • Mock Interview – experience interview by guest from world of work and receive formal feedback from student observers/ participate in interview panel
  • Concluding round and Next steps.

Young people will complete the training with confidence that they can succeed at work and a Worktree certificate outlining the skills they have demonstrated.

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