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Speed Interview event offers students real-world interview experience

Human Resource professionals and senior management from top South African businesses conducted mock job interviews with our Grade 12 students as part of our annual Speed Interview event. The event pairs an experienced interviewer with a Grade 12 student to help prepare students for the real-world interview experience. It is also a prime opportunity for businesses to scout the best and brightest young talent.

“I interviewed two applicants who were slightly nervous but they did extremely well. The event is a great practical way to show students the interview process and I wish more schools would do this,“ said Liz Hillock, Online and Mobile Director at Woolworths.

Prior to the event, Estée Lauder Companies South Africa, Edgars/ Retailability and Nandos South Africa sponsored an image consulting workshop that offered students tips on how to maintain a professional appearance. The Grade 12 students also had to prepare a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, research the company that was going to interview them, and were given mock interview scenarios before the event. On event day, the business representatives conducted 20-minute interview sessions with each student and provided them with constructive feedback on their interview skills. For the first time this year, three current alumni who recently graduated University were also interviewed.

We would like to express our gratitude to the following organisations who took part in the Speed Interview event: DG Murray Trust, Transaction Junction, Smollan, Tekkietown, Flash, On the Ball College,10X Investments, BlackRock, Cape Grace Managed By Accor, Coronation, Laser Logistics, Roche, Woolworths, Allan Gray, Sanlam, RGA and Tigerbrands.

If you are interested in providing internship, learnership, vacation work, or employment opportunities for Christel House SA students, please contact their Career Development Department at 021 704 9441/2 or 084 580 4081.

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