The focus of the assessment for this unit is on interview skills. However, it is expected that the underpinning teaching and learning will help develop learners’ understanding of:
• the importance of preparing for an interview
• the characteristics of effective performance at interview.
To help learners develop the skills they need to prepare for, participate in and review their performance in an interview.
Unit Learning Outcomes
Be able to prepare for an interview.
Find out key information about the employer and/or place of work from material provided by the employer and one or more additional sources.
From the application information provided by the employer, identify key details about the job role or placement.
Prepare answers to questions that might be asked at the interview.
Identify questions to ask which show interest in the job, placement or course.
Be able to plan how to arrive punctually.
Plan a route, means of transport and travel times to enable punctual arrival.
Be able to present self positively at an interview.
Arrive on time for interview
Demonstrate care in personal presentation, as appropriate to the interview.
Demonstrate active listening skills.
Be able to review own performance in an interview.
Outline aspects of own interview performance that what went well and where improvements are needed.