Exercise 4.3 Listen carefully 1 Working in pairs, decide who will role play the interviewer and who the interviewee. 2 The interviewer should ask the following question: “Give me an example of when you solved a problem which had a successful outcome”. This is a common question in many interviews, and one which bears a great deal of importance. 3 The interviewee should break their answer into three parts: (a) setting the scene (b) describing the problem (c) describing the successful outcome 4 The interviewer should allocate each section a score from one to five points. • Did the interviewee communicate all the important elements of the scene-setting part? Were you unclear about what happened, when and where? • Did the interviewee accurately describe the problem? • Did the interviewee communicate precisely how they successfully solved the problem? 5 Swap roles and repeat the exercise.
Published on Apr 10, 2011