Around 200 Year 10 students at Stanground Academy worked in groups of 30 with a wide range of local business people to work through their CVs and learn about interview skills.
Students had just returned to school from work experience so had a basic CV as a starting point. The morning workshop gave them the opportunity to get expert advice on adding this experience to their CV by drawing out the relevant skills and experience gained.
The afternoon workshop looked at 3 common interview questions, with businesses encouraging the students to consider good and bad answers and why.
– What are your strengths and weaknesses?
– Where would you like to see yourself in 5 years time?
– What do you think you could bring to the role?
This was very thought provoking and students shared their ideas with the other groups in the session.