Interview Preparation for Year 10 Students
On 23rd April, Language Connect’s Human Resources Manager, Krisztina Csanaky, and Lead Project Manager, Victoria Warren, visited the Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College in Willesden in a bid to equip students with invaluable interview skills and offer hints, tips and advice on best practice.
This initiative supports Language Connect’s commitment to investing in young people (you may remember our recent post, Supporting the next generation of potential linguists through interpreting workshop).
The school’s Career Centre organised the event to equip students with vital interview skills in preparation for work placements. Krisztina, Victoria and 10 other corporate representatives interviewed 120 Year 10 students. For some, this was their first ever interview experience.
Pupils were briefed on the context of the questions beforehand to allow them time to prepare. Verbal and written feedback was given after each interview and criteria covered included:
- Quality and completeness of response
- Level of preparation
- Body language
Students were also presented with an opportunity to ask questions.
Beverly Lawrence, organiser of the event, comments:
“I would like to personally thank Krisztina and Victoria for taking the time out of their busy schedule to attend our event. The students greatly enjoyed the day and are grateful for having had the opportunity to experience what a real interview could be like,.We are all immensely appreciative of your support.”
Language Connect is committed to promoting the language services industry (in particular to next-generation linguists) through Community Connect – a collaborative constituent of our CSR strategy.
Our most valuable asset is our people. We believe in giving something back by investing at a grass-roots level to foster the next generation. Businesses and employers should recognise the huge potential of young people and invest in their development to prepare them for the workplace. The benefits will be greater choice, innovation and productivity in employment, which can only be positive for our economic future.