Mock Interview DayYear 12 students were put through their paces last week when they attended some mock interviews. To help them with their journey into employment they were given the opportunity to be interviewed by two employers who asked them a series of questions relating to their achievements, experiences, strengths and weaknesses. They were then assessed and given feedback on their performance and their C.V’s and told whether they would be employed based on how they had conducted themselves during the process. The interview panel comprised of key staff from major companies such as DWP, Price Waterhouse Cooper, Capita and the Land Registry all of which were extremely impressed with every student who came prepared and looking exceptionally smart.
Some feedback from the day:
"Thank you for the opportunity to come to your school and participate in your mock interview day, I really enjoyed it. With the bad press young people sometimes get today it was refreshing and uplifting to see your students were awesome, having overcome personally difficult circumstances such as English not being a first language and overcoming a disability, I was impressed by their resilience and drive to succeed. All of them had career goals and back up plans which was really impressive, all were willing to learn and took their feedback really well. Some of their exam results were astonishing and all should be really proud of their achievements. I hope we helped some of them to see how awesome they were! A credit to your school."
Performance & Resource Manager (Strategic), IT Operations
"It was fantastic to meet you and the students yesterday. Thank you for making us feel so welcome. The students should feel very proud of themselves, they were great ambassadors for the school and conducted themselves really well. The school can be proud of them and they should be proud of themselves. They were all really enthusiastic, confident and engaged. They all took on board our feedback and suggestions for interview techniques and some career guidance.
"I would say be brave, stretch yourselves and try and get out of your comfort zones. It will develop you as a person and take you to a place you may never have thought you could get too. Never undersell what you have achieved, they all have been involved in some amazing projects and should be using this as their unique ‘selling’ points."
As you can see the day was a great success and the students deserve a huge congratulations for their hard work.
Career, Event and Marketing Coordinator