You are going to
- watch a clip and discuss how to create a good impression in a job interview.
- watch a clip with Judi James, one of the UK’s leading body language / behaviour experts, who will give you some advice on good body language
- answer the questions based on the clips, discuss and write an advice leaflet.
Discussion - Job Interviews
- What advice would you give to someone going to a job interview?
- Think of some ideas and then watch the video to check. What are their Dos and Don'ts?
Answers in black - Highlight here = Here are some; Dress well, Good handshake, Give a concise summary of your career and goals, focus and what can be improved about yourself, avoid answering personal questions by emphasising your professional life... and turn off your phone
- What is body language?
Answer highlight here = Body language is a form of non-verbal communication, which consists of body posture, gestures, facial expressions, and eye movements.
2) Who is Judi James?
Before you watch. Go here http://www.knightayton.co.uk/female-presenters/judi-james and find out
- Who is Judi James?
3) Before you watch
Discuss the photos
4) Watch the clip and check your answers. Then answer the questions below.
1) Make a great entrance
How many seconds do you have to impress people when you first walk into an interview?
What should you put on your face?
Why should you scan and look around the room?
2) A good handshake
Why is a good handshake vital?
What is a good handshake?
Where should you look?
What should you remember to do?
What should you practise if you are nervous?
Why should you sit well back?
What should you do with your elbows and legs?
4) Hand Gestures
Why shouldn't you fold your arms?
Where should you keep your hands?
What is "mirroring"?
Why should you do it?
Video link here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akLgnwZ4T_Q
5) What can you remember?
Text here http://www.videojug.com/film/how-can-i-make-a-good-first-impression-2
6) Reading - More information and advice for job interviews
- Write a leaflet giving advice to someone who is going to a job interview.
- Write a leaflet giving advice to someone who is looking for work.
Don't forget to use language for advice and obligation - You should / shouldn't / ought to / must / mustn't
And make suggestions - Why don't you..?
See here for more language for advice and suggestions