Knowing what to expect when they go in will help them prepare, which helps calm nerves. Find out what kind of interview they’re going to do.
For example, in a panel interview 2 or more interviewers will ask questions. If it’s a competency-based approach your child will be asked to describe past situations where they had to complete a task or solve a problem.
Make sure they’re thinking about the right kind of answers.
Tracy's top tip
Look at the job or course description beforehand. The skills and experience listed in the job description are likely to form the basis of the interview questions. Encourage your child to think of practical examples that demonstrate they have these skills. It doe not all have to be work-related, so they should think about school projects and volunteering activities too.