Archway School places great importance on preparing students for interviews with future employers and further education providers. All Year 10 and Year 12 students are timetabled to have a mock interview; Year 12’s is in October and Year 10’s is in July. The process includes: completing an application form, an interview with a real employer and provision of feedback. A letter is sent to all parents a few weeks before these interviews take place.
The benefits of mock interviews are 3-fold:
1. They help reduce stress and anxiety about interviewing.
If you’re not sure how to answer typical interview questions, mock interviews provide a great opportunity for you to “test drive” your answers.
2. They help boost confidence.
People who conduct mock interviews will point out an individual’s strengths. By having confidence in knowing their skills, students will perform better in an actual interview.
3. They provide constructive feedback in a low-stress environment.
No one is the perfect candidate, so mock interviews help clarify responses to certain questions and help the student to work on areas where they may have weaknesses.