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Mock Interview

Communication Skills

Lesson Plan

Objective: 

Participants will go through a mock Interview drive experience

Total Time: 90 Minutes

Material required:

NA

Instructor Note: 

This session is the last session of the communication skills module and will be followed by a feedback session to end the module. This session has to be organized professionally so students can get to experience a simulated interview. 

Important note:

  • participants have to be informed about this session in advance 

  • they should be informed to come dressed formally

  • arrangements to record all the interviews should be made

  • if possible, someone else should conduct the interviews and trainer should just organise everything

Opening Protocol:

  • Greet the participants

  • Take attendance

  • In pairs, ask participants to share with each other how they are feeling

  • Recap the previous session by asking 1-2 participants to share with the class, what they learnt and did in the previous session

5 Minutes

Activity: Mock Interviews

Depending on the availability of trainers, this session can be done in 2 ways:-

Way 1:

  • A schedule is created to have one on one interviews with each student by a trainer or by trainers from other cohorts. 

  • Number of trainers needed can be decided based on time and number of students, ensuring that each participant gets at least 10 minutes for interview

  • Interview question sets and scoring sheets should be given to each trainer at least a day in advance

Way 2:

  • Divide the students in the groups of 4 participants each

  • Ask students to name themselves as A, B, C and D

  • Give each student 3 copies of the scoring sheet

  • Ask them to read the scoring sheet, make sure they understand each and every part of it

  • Give them interview question sets to be used for mock interview

  • Every student will appear for a mock drive and the other 3 will become the interview panelists. For eg- when A will appear for interview B,C and D will become panelist and they will record the scores and subjective feedback for interviewee

  • Every student will give a 15 minutes interview. Monitor the time

  • Trainer will move around the class to ensure that students are doing the activity seriously

80 Minutes

Closing Protocol: 

  • Thank the participants for their time

  • Announce the next time you will be visiting them

  • Share the topic of the next session

  • Collect 1-2 most interesting activity sheets/artefacts from students and show to Nodal officer and institution head after session

  • Click pictures of the artefacts for documentation

5 Minutes

Interview Questions

SET 1- 

  • Tell me something about yourself

  • How did you hear about this position

  • What do you know about the company

  • Why do you want this jon

SET 2- 

  • Why should we hire you

  • What are your greatest professional strengths

  • What do you consider to be your weakness

  • What is your greatest professional achievement¬†¬†

SET 3- 

  • Tell me about a challenge or conflict you’ve faced in college, and how you dealt with it.

  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years

  • What is your dream job

  • What type of work environment do you prefer

  • How do you deal with a pressure situation

SET 4- 

  • What are your salary requirements

  • What do you like to do outside of work

  • What do you think we as a company can do better

  • Do you have any questions

Scoring & Feedback sheet

Rating scale:

Accomplished satisfactorily: 4

Need some improvement: 3

Need major improvement: 2

Unsatisfactory performance: 1

PARAMETERS Participant 1 Participant 2 Participant 3
Formal Dress (scores)
Remarks
Resume (scores)
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Body Language (scores)
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Clarity of thought (scores)
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Etiquette/professionalism (scores)
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Communication skills (in any language)
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Use of English language
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Confidence (scores)
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Learning Agility & Grit (scores)
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