Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Recorded Interview questions

Recorded Interview/ Presentation

Sample questions from the NCCA guidelines:

'Good afternoon. In the next few minutes I'm going to ask you some questions about yourself, about what you are studying at school and what you plan to do in the future. I'm also going to ask you to tell me about the LCVP, the activities you and your class organised as part of the programme and what you feel you learned from them.'

1.Tell me a little about yourself.
2.What subjects are you taking for your Leaving Certificate?
3.What do you hope to do when you leave school?
4.That's an interesting career, why did you choose it?
5.You mentioned that you were following the LCVP. Why did you decide to take this programme?
6.You and your class organised a number of activities as part of the Link Modules.
7.Tell me about one of them.
8.What part of this activity challenged you most?
9.What advice would you give to someone in your school thinking of taking LCVP?

'Thank you for………………

Preparing answers

Ensure a logical sequence, whilst expressing informed opinions and skills acquired as part of LCVP.

The following are some suggestions from teachers that may help in preparing students to answer interview question. (These suggestions are not exhaustive and maybe useful prompts.)

1) Tell me a bit about yourself…

 Name, age, family, school, Leaving Certificate including Link Modules
2) What are you hoping to do after you finish your Leaving Certificate?

College course, points required, subjects required, alternative pathway, career investigation, interview person/ job shadow in that career.

3) You are doing the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme, as part of the programme you did some work experience, can you tell me about that.

Where you did it? What duties you carried out? How you planned for it? Whether you will follow a career in that area, and if so what the work experience taught you about the job, If not why? Has the work experience taught you something that puts you off that career path?

4) You were involved in an enterprise or action project can you tell me about that:

Planning the team, the product, the research, the challenges, the final outcome, skills learnt, finance, qualities acquired.

5) You visited an enterprise, can you tell me about the visit

Company, products, entrepreneur, management set up, the production processes if it’s a mnufacturing, research and development, marketing, markets, in particular the EU, possible jobs/careers/referees/future contacts Can you see yourself working in this organisation?

6) Can you tell me what you gained from the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme?

Activities: interviews, visits etc
Skills: teamwork skills, communication skills, research skills, interpersonal skills, organisational skills, technology skills,
Assessment: points for Leaving Certificate and Portfolio 60%, timing of written paper etc

7) Finally what advise would you give to a student participating in the LCVP? Personal experience……………….