Diploma in Employability and Personal            Development           Level 3 Curriculum               Unit 565     Prepa...
IntroductionDuring your time at College your tutors will assist you to focus on correctlyanticipating and preparing key in...
Outcome 1 - Be able to anticipate key questions that they might beasked at the interview1.1 Suggest key types of questions...
Outcome 2 - Be able to prepare answers to anticipated interview questions2.1 Prepare appropriate answers to the key questi...
3. Know how to use information about the job/course to identify questions toask the interviewer      3.1    Find out key i...
In this appendix you should provide copies of your researched printed outsupporting evidence and should include the follow...
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Preparing for an interview

  1. 1. Diploma in Employability and Personal Development Level 3 Curriculum Unit 565 Preparing for an Interview Evidence Booklet Name: Jason Finch Group: Games Design Year: 2 Tutor: Paul Rossington
  2. 2. IntroductionDuring your time at College your tutors will assist you to focus on correctlyanticipating and preparing key information, questions and answers for potentialinterviews. Preparation of key information and required interview skills for yourfuture career will help you develop to becomemore effective in future interviewsfor employment.Learning OutcomesThere are three learning outcomes to this unit:Outcome 1 - Be able to anticipate key questions that they might be asked atthe interviewThe learner can:1.1 Suggest key types of questions that the interviewer might ask.Outcome 2 - Be able to prepare answers to anticipated interview questionsThe learner can:2.1 Prepare appropriate answers to the key questions most likely to be asked by the interviewer.Outcome 3 - Know how to use information about the job/course to identifyquestions to ask the interviewerThe learner can:3.1 Find out key information about the employer/ organisation/ course and explain why it is useful for the interview3.2 Identify what information they do not have about the job/placement/course which they could request at the interview
  3. 3. Outcome 1 - Be able to anticipate key questions that they might beasked at the interview1.1 Suggest key types of questions that the interviewer might ask.In groups of no less than threediscuss and create a list of key questionson aseparate sheet of paper. You may have heard them before or might be asked themby an interviewer for a job. When the whole group has had an input, then use thespace below to write down 5 Key questions from all of your suggestions in whatyour group considers are the best ones first, an example of one would be: ‘Why do you want a position at our company?’ 1. What can you offer to the company? 2. What are your strongest traits? 3. What skills can you use to benefit our company? 4. How are you at working with other people? 5. What is your greatest achievement?Print off, cut out and attach below photo evidence (from tutors) of you inyour ‘Group activity’
  4. 4. Outcome 2 - Be able to prepare answers to anticipated interview questions2.1 Prepare appropriate answers to the key questions most likely to be asked bythe interviewer.Split your allocated groups in half and carry out a ‘speed-dating’ mock interviewwith each of the other groups. For this activity half of your group will ask yourformulated questions and the other half will answer the other group’s questions ina round robin (speed-dating style). The group asking the questions must record allthe answers on a separate sheet and then discuss in your groups, which are thebest ones from the other groups to meet the criteria for this task.Record the 5 best answers in numerical order to match your questions in 1.1 1. ................................................................................................................................ 2. ................................................................................................................................ 3. ................................................................................................................................ 4. ................................................................................................................................ 5. ................................................................................................................................Print off, cut out and attach below photo evidence (from tutors) of you inyour ‘Speed-Dating’ interview question activities
  5. 5. 3. Know how to use information about the job/course to identify questions toask the interviewer 3.1 Find out key information about the employer/ organisation/ course and explain why it is useful for the interviewAs a short project, individually you are to use all forms of media at your disposal toinvestigate and produce detailed information sheet on either a job or a coursethat is of great interest to your future career. Save copies of all research andattach to appendix 1Your worksheet must include the following key facts; History/background of employer or organisation (College) Mandatory qualifications Pay rates/course fees Job terms of references (What you would be expected to do) or Course specifications (What the course involves) Working hours/course guided learning hoursProduce a separate MS word document that details your own thoughts on whyhaving the above researched information would prepare you better for theinterview.Ensure your explanation includes; How this information will improve your general knowledge Enhance self-confidence Awareness of expectations Why being fully aware of job/course, might excited or put you off How this research creates a good impression 3.2 Identify what information they do not have about the job/placement/course which they could request at the interviewList below three questions that you would ask your interviewer, that you have notbeen able to research and feel are important for you to make a decision. 1. ................................................................................... 2. ................................................................................... 3. ...................................................................................
  6. 6. In this appendix you should provide copies of your researched printed outsupporting evidence and should include the follow;History/background of employer or organisation (College)Page of mandatory qualifications/Pay rates/course feesJob terms of references (What you would be expected to do) or Coursespecifications (What the course involves)Working hours/course guided learning hoursYour separate MS word document that details your own thoughts on whyhaving researched information would prepare you better for the interview(3.1)

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