Recruitment / employment interview assignment
- A schedule of the interview dates, times and locations will be available
on the website soon.
- Contact David Bodary if you have questions
- The assignment is worth 150 points as explained below.
- With another party, engage in an employment/selection interview from both the interviewee and the interviewer perspectives.
- Work cooperatively with other classmates to prepare a mock job description for a position in a mock company you create.
- Plan questions and strategy for an effective employment/selection interview including: the opening, the body, and the closing.
- Construct an interview guide containing a variety of primary and secondary questions following a sequence appropriate for a employment/selection interview.
- Conduct an employment/selection interview following appropriate EEO laws and interviewing principles discussed in the course.
- Develop a cover letter and resume based on your own real life experiences for a position in a company assigned to you.
- Answer questions during a mock employment interview based on a job description assigned to you.
- Participate in an employment/selection interview following appropriate strategies and interviewing principles discussed in the course.
This assignment requires students to work as a team in order to fulfill the
role of interviewer. It will afford interviewees experience with panel style
employment interviews. The following responsibilities are required of each
- Prepare a mock job description utilizing the standard Position
Description Form Template provided by the instructor and submit the
job description electronically by the May 5th deadline to
your instructor at the following web address [firstname.lastname@example.org].
These mock job descriptions will be posted to the course web site. Mock
profiles (or links to real companies) can also be submit to the instructor
for posting to the website. The position
is worth 30 points and is not part of the 150 points for the selection/employment
- Prepare an interview schedule for a 15 minute interview based on the
position being filled and the skills, knowledge and ability needed to best
position. This schedule should be typed and moderately structured and must
be kept secret so no candidate is aware ahead of time of the questions they
will be asked. The interview schedule is worth 25 points.
- Employers are responsible to video tape each applicant and ensure all video tapes are handed to the instructor at the end of the class session.
- Prepare a candidate summary sheet for each applicant interviewed immediately following the interview. This summary sheet needs to identify the strengths and weaknesses of each candidate along with specific examples to help illustrate the candidates strengths and weaknesses. Further, this summary sheet will be used to objectively rank order the candidates interviewed providing both rank and reasons for such ranking. The candidate summary sheets are worth 25 points.
Students will be assigned one position to apply to. The following responsibilities are required of each job applicant.
- Prepare a resume and cover letter specific to the job they have been assigned utilizing their actual experiences to fit the position requirements as nearly as possible. No information should be falsified or "made up." One copy to each employer representative and the instructor are required (six copies needed in total). Resumes are worth 25 points.
- Complete the employment interview representing your experiences as best
possible in an effort to determine your interest in the position and acquire
a favorable response from the employer team of interviewers. You should approach
the interview as if it were for a real job. The interview is worth 75
Interviews will be conducted on May 12th and 14th.
- Candidates are required to bring a recording device (USB or writeable CD)
to the employment interview and complete self-critique
one-week of receiving their recorded interview.
Additional materials will be available to support your efforts through the following web sites.
Some materials may be borrowed
Principles and Practices, by Stewart and Cash.
Comments and Suggestions
March 27, 2008