job interviews - class preparation
The following notes will help you prepare for your class. The notes contain items that you need to prepare or find for your first class. They also contain rules about attendance.
For the first class, bring the check list below. Bring a copy on paper. Do not come to class without the check list!
A. Attendance. The first session (class) is crucial. You will not be allowed to attend the rest of the course if you do not attend the first session. The first session is obligatory in order to be admitted to the subsequent classes.
B. Materials. For the first session, bring the following items. If you do not have all the items indicated, you will not be allowed to do the class. Pay attention to all instructions (e.g., CV on one page only). Make a printed copy of the check list (above), and bring the check list to the first class.
C. CV. Prepare your CV as follows:
D. Job ads / announcements.
Find job three job ads as indicated in the following table. Choose ads for the type and level of job that you think you will want to do at the end of your studies.
You will a find a page of job ad web sites here. You will also find ads on the web sites of companies themselves, e.g., HSBC, Amadeus, etc. You can work in small groups and help each other; that is a good habit for later.
E. Practice in-class interviews. You will do a simulated interview in class.
F. Presentations. Read the interview tips documents here, and prepare short presentations.
G. Video recording. You will need to record your in-class, simulated interviews, so that you can analyse it later. Each partnership will need some kind of machine to record, preferably digitally, so it can be played back on a computer, for analysis. You will need to record sound and video.
H. Remember to keep every document that you use, including your hand-written notes. At the end of the course, you will need to prepare a portfolio.
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