Year 11 Mock Interviews
First impressions count and you only get one chance to make a first impression. Standing tall, smiling, making eye contact and using a firm handshake are all positive forms of non verbal communication.
On Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 January 2019, our Year 11 pupils had the opportunity to rehearse important life skills as they each attended a Mock Interview with someone from the local community. Having prepared for the interviews beforehand, for many it was their first experience of having a structured discussion with someone they had not met previously. The opportunity to come into school smartly dressed gave some a confidence boost and many provided excellent draft CVs to support their interview. The feedback from our pupils and our guest interviewers has been really positive.
“A massive thank you to everyone who helped and assisted Year 11 with their Mock Interviews. The two mornings were a massive success and our pupils made an excellent impression on the interviewers who were very complimentary about all of the year group.” Miss Brace, Assistant Head
"It was a privilege to be a part of this excellent preparation for Year 11 students. The Cirencester Deer Park pupils came well prepared and able to answer questions with ease and confidence. It was a pleasure to spend time with them, listening to them answer some very tricky questions and hearing about their aspirations and goals for the future. Well done to all!" Carol Dougill, Interviewer and Head of Kemble and Siddington Primary Schools
This event only runs with the support from members of the wider community. We are very grateful to our team of volunteer interviewers for giving up their time to support us and share their expertise with the pupils.
“The mock interview went really well and gave me a great idea of what future interviews might be like. I now feel much more confident for future situations such as a job or college interview."
"It was extremely useful for real life interview scenarios and I really appreciated the feedback to help me develop my CV and interview skills."
"Personally I feel very satisfied with how my interview went. I gained a lot of experience doing this and it has enabled me to speak confidently."
"The mock interview went really well and was really useful. I now feel confident going into my real interviews. I am glad we had them!"