VFV Helps students up the next rung of the career ladder.

The future depends on what you do today’ Mahatma Ghandi.

A couple of weeks ago VFV volunteer Sarah taught sponsored students how to create a winning resume.

Now it was the turn of VFV volunteers Isabelle and Philippe to help with another key stage in job hunting – the interview.

Isabelle and Philippe ran interview role plays with the students. Each student was given feedback after their interview plus tips on preparation and how to improve their techniques.

2 VFV volunteers give interview advice

Isabelle and Philippe give interview tips

a girl listening to advice

Listening to advice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The students were nervous before their interviews but were happy to have had the experience. They said it gave them a better idea of what to expect when they have a ‘real’ job interview.

For Mano John (VFV co-ordinator for these sponsored students) the next step will be aptitude test training. Such tests often form part of a job interview.

To round off their career training the students will visit a job fair (organized by the department of Labor and Employment) on May 1 2016.

Philippe interviews a student

Philippe interviews a student

interview technique group photo

Smiles all round after the session

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This vital input from VFV staff and volunteers will ensure that these students are happy and confident about taking their first steps on the career ladder.

Find out how to be part of the great team helping them do this

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donate to support the team in their efforts.

 

Photos – Mano John VFV Staff

Story – Liz Avery VFV Media Intern

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