The reality of attending an interview

October 20, 2015

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Year 11 students stood nervously waiting for it to be their turn to sign-in at the Careers Office reception for their interview. These interviews were made as real as possible; students were told to dress in the clothes they would expect to wear to an interview, to bring any relevant paperwork along with them such as their CV and any certificates and, most importantly, to arrive prepared and on time.

This event, aptly named ‘1:1 Interviews’ was held over two days and each student was interviewed by a representative from companies across Plymouth, who had generously given up their time to visit the school and help prepare the students for their adult working life. Companies such as Babcock, Bond Dickerson, Marjon, NHS, Vospers, Francis Clark, Interserve, Army, RAF and Devon and Cornwall Police, to mention just a few, put the students through their paces and went through their CVs with a fine tooth comb. This helped them to understand the importance of grammar, content and writing skills, all of which will be invaluable to the students in the future.

Mrs Moffitt, Careers Support Manager at the school commented ‘Everyone was nervous because they didn’t know what to expect. It was wonderful to see the students after the interviews and hear all the positive feedback. They all presented themselves well and acted in a professional manner. The two days were a great success’.

Grace, a Year 11 student, also commented ‘Throughout the interview I felt proud of what I was doing and didn’t feel nervous anymore. Hearing all the positive feedback from the ladies from Babcock was really good and at the end they said they would have given me a job which was amazing’.

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