Tuesday 15 March 2016

P5 Provide an appropriate response to interview questions for a specific job role researched in P3

Dear Year 11 BTECers 

For P5 you need to create an appropriate response to the questions asked in an interview for a specific job role that you read about and wrote about in P3.

Planning Stage You could even be interviewed for an apprenticeship.or sixth form place at college or here

This will be recorded and backed up with a witness statement / observation record covering the learners performance at the interview.  You will need to have in your head planned responses from the three typical questions types shown below.

Preparation Stage
You should bring to the interview your:

  1. Job Description
  2. Person Specification
  3. CV
  4. Application Form
Assessment Stage 
This stage will require you to have an interview with someone in the sixth form team.

Typical interview questions that you could be asked include:

Typical Job Interview Questions

·         Tell me a bit about yourself.
·         What are your strengths?
·         What are your weaknesses?
·         What do you do when you are not studying?
·         How would a friend describe you?
·         How would an enemy describe you?
·         What makes you angry?
·         What makes you happy?
·         What sort of Work Experience have you had?
·         How might that be useful to you in this job?
·         Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
·         If you had to choose 3 adjectives to describe yourself, what would they be and why?
·         Why did you choose the subjects you are currently studying?

Skill based questions
·         Describe a situation where you have had to overcome a problem or obstacle in order to move forward with something. What did you do?
·         Describe a situation where you have had to work as part of a team to achieve a result. What was your role in this?
·         What do you consider to be your greatest achievements so far and why?
·         Describe a situation where you have had to use your initiative to solve a problem. What did you do?

Job Specific
·         Why are you interested in this particular vacancy / type of work?
·         What do you think a job like this involves?
·         What makes you a good candidate for this post?
·         What sort of skills do you think someone doing this job would need to have?
·         Why should we give the job to you rather than one of the other candidates?

·         What do you know about our company?

      M4 Identify the skills, knowledge and qualifications required for these roles 

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