Year 13 Mock Interview Day – 6th December 2022
Last week, students from Year 13 took part in our mock interview day. There was an air of nervous anticipation as the students waited patiently for their allocated interview time. With CVs tightly clenched in their hands and nervous glances at their peers, the students waited to be called forward. With a few words of encouragement from me as they entered the hall, and a few deep breaths, one by one the students made their way to their interviewer. For the majority of them, this was their first experience of an interview situation. As they confidently made their way to the table with their heads held high, they sat down to begin. 20 minutes later, the students thanked their interviewer and made their way out of the hall. This time, smiles of relief lit up their faces and the realisation that they had just completed their interview experience gave them a newfound confidence, one student stands out in my mind as he came out of the hall with the happiest expression saying, ‘that was amazing.’
It is great that we are able to build students’ employability skills and prepare them for the world of work, giving them the skills and confidence needed for the job application process. In a world where it is common for people to change careers 5 times during their lifetime, getting the skills to navigate the job application process is invaluable.
I hope that all the students are proud of the way they conducted themselves during the day. I received a great deal of good feedback from our interviewers.