Members of our Club have partnered with Canterbury College to offer practice job interviews to nearly 100 students this May. This was the first interview experience for many of these entry-level young people, which mainly took place via MS Teams.
Overwhelmingly the students fed back that the interviews helped them to build their confidence for real interviews in the future. Likewise, staff involved from both the College and the Rotary Club felt it improved their virtual IT skills!
The students - from a variety of departments including Animal Care, Beauty, Business, Catering and Construction - were among the most vulnerable in the College and so the support was especially valued. Many commented that the experience helped motivate them.
Picture: Rotarian Shabana Raman does a face-to-face interview with one of the students -although most of the practice interviews were conducted online. Picture credit: Shabana Raman/Canterbury College.