Saturday, 4 February 2017

Assgt 8 The Interview:Listening and speaking skills

Listening and Speaking Skills (Interview Skills)

Students will have to participate in a one on one interview with ther tutor. Students have the option to tailor the interview towards either applying for a job or applying for a place in further education
o Learners must participate in an assessment that demonstrates the learner’ability to communicate in a one-to-one formal situation.
o This may be recorded on audio or visual recorder.
o This should be approximately 5-7 minutes in duration.

Listening and Speaking Skills: Interview
• Effective communication, appropriate to situation                                          3
• Careful listening skills evident, clarification sought if needed                         3
• Dialogue elaborated and expanded on,situation dealt with appropriately      3
• Relevant questions asked                                                                             3
Clear and effective speech evident                                                               3

Practise interview skills

Presenting your CV can seem a daunting task. It is important not to just run through what is just on the CV, the employer has that already. Now is your chance to shine and give them a fuller picture of your job potential.

Have a look at this video from Brightwater Recruitment where 2 candidates are taken through a presentation class. Is there anything you could learn from the feedback they were given?

Here are 2 videos below from highlighting some of the big mistakes which graduates often make as well as dealing with competency based interviews.

Youtube Video

Graduate Interviews - Biggest Mistakes - Cara Fallon, Ericsson, Jameson, PwC, Fidelity

Uploaded by  on 5 Feb 2009

Youtube Video 

Competency Based Interviews - PwC, KPMG,

Uploaded by  on 5 Feb 2009

Here are some examples of video CV's by graduates. It may give you ideas about important areas to cover in your interview. 

Zookel Video CV Graduate

Uploaded by  on 13 Feb 2009

 Youtube Video 
Short Video Resume

Uploaded by  on 11 Jan 2010

Here are some of the top questions being asked in interviews. Put your own style on how you answer them but it is more important than ever to prepare as interviewers want to be able to hire the best people for their job.

Youtube Video Top 36 Interview Questions

Uploaded by  on 18 Mar 2010

Most Frequently Asked Interview Questions and Answers 

Uploaded by  on 1 Sep 2009

How to Ace an Interview with Your Body Language

Uploaded by  on 9 Nov 2010
  • Have a print out of your CV
  • Type up what you have learned about the interview process 

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