How To Prepare For A Youth Work Interview

How to prepare for a youth work interview

Forget challenging young people - youth work interviews can sometimes be the scariest thing about being a youth worker! This week's Best Of Youth Workin' It therefore collates our posts that offer tips and ideas for anyone who has a youth work or youth ministry interview. 1. How to dress for a youth work interview - Before thinking about what to say in the interview, you … [Read more...]

3 Youth Unemployment Solutions (And Why It Matters)

Youth unemployment solutions

We're starting a new series on Wednesdays that compiles some of our previous posts. We've published hundreds of posts over the last year, so you may have missed some of these (shocking, I know!) This first compilation covers some youth unemployment solutions by providing tips on how to help young people gain a job: 1. Youth Unemployment - Does It Matter? - This post from … [Read more...]

Youth Worker Interview Questions – Part 5

Youth worker interview questions

We're in the final week of our series looking at possible youth worker interview questions. Each week we've given you tips and advice on how you can best prepare for and answer possible interview questions: Week 1 - 20 questions you might be asked in a youth work interview Week 2 - How to answer job interview questions about yourself Week 3 - How to answer interview … [Read more...]

Youth Worker Interview Questions – Part 4

Youth worker interview questions part 4

This is week four in a five week series about youth worker interview questions. You can check out the other posts here: Week 1 - 20 questions you might be asked in a youth work interview Week 2 - How to answer job interview questions about yourself Week 3 - How to answer interview questions about how you work Week 5 - Youth worker interview questions specific to the … [Read more...]

Youth Worker Interview Questions – Part 3

Youth worker interview questions part 3

This is the third post in a five week series about youth worker interview questions. Check out the other posts in the series at the bottom of the post. Q: I have a job interview coming up. What kind of youth worker interview questions can I expect to be asked? A: You can expect to be asked questions about how you work with others - with both your coworkers and youth. Here … [Read more...]

Youth Worker Interview Questions – Part 2

Youth worker interview questions

This is week two in a five week series about youth worker interview questions - check out the other posts at the bottom of the page. Q: I have a job interview coming up. What kind of youth worker interview questions can I expect to be asked? A: You can expect to be asked questions about yourself. Here are a few possible questions you may be asked and some tips on how to … [Read more...]

Youth Worker Interview Questions – Part 1

Youth Worker Interview Questions

Q: I have a job interview coming up. What kind of youth worker interview questions can I expect to be asked? A: I find that questions in youth work job interviews often fit into three categories: Questions about you Questions about how you work (with coworkers and youth) Questions about the specific role they're asking you to do These questions are all designed to … [Read more...]

The Mock Interview – Youth Work Session Plan Idea

Practice makes perfect.

So, you've helped your youth prepare their answers for a job interview and practiced dressing for success. Now, it's time to put it into practice by giving your youth the opportunity to have mock job interviews with real managers and executives. Contact local businesses in advance and ask whether they'd be willing to be part of your efforts to reduce youth unemployment. If … [Read more...]

Job Interview Attire – Youth Work Session Plan Ideas

Youth often think that looking 'cute' is enough- it's not in the world of the job interview!

We've recently provided some session plan ideas about preparing youth for the real world.  We even shared one idea on how to teach youth to be concise in an interview. Job skills during the interview are important. But so is making the right first impression, which is why it's important for youth to consider their job interview attire. As you know, the first impression … [Read more...]

Job Interview Techniques – Youth Work Session Plan Idea

Are your youth all a-twitter about their interview?

When preparing youth for the 'real world', one type of skill that cannot be overlooked is job-readiness. Not only resumés, CVs or on-the-job training, but job interview techniques and skills. How to dress, what questions might be asked and ideas to help youth stand out against many others competing for the same role. One important skill to master for job interviews is saying … [Read more...]