VIRIT / Interview training

This activity includes 3 people (students) one as an interviewed to answer the questions, one as an interviewer to ask with written questions, one as an evaluating person for the job interview with a check- list.

Students are asked in turn to play a different role in order to acquire a greater awareness of the different phases of the job interview. By acting out the situations proposed in the video one learns for example how to present oneself in the best possible way, how to overcome objections etc.

Part 1:

This worksheet is for the interviewer and includes the possible questions during the job interview.

The interviewer is responsible to ask the questions below formally and the interviewee is responsible to answer the questions below properly.

The evaluator is responsible to control the interviewee and score him/her during the interview.

This worksheet is for him/her and includes a checklist which gives feedback to the interviewee.

Part 2: Watching the videos 4 and 5

Part 3:

After watching the videos 4 and 5, students take the same roles. The interviewee repeats the exercise and tries to answer properly and correct the potential mistakes to improve her/himself. The interviewee is invited to find inspiration in the answers given below in the chart. The evaluator should listen to the interviewee carefully. Then, she/he will give feedback about how the interviewee’s answers, body language, context, coherence etc changed.…The evaluator gives the difference between the pre and after answers of the interviewee and fills in the chart. Thanks to this, students can see their progress during the activity.

Final feedback session:

Once you have completed this activity, discuss with your students what they’ve learned.

In accordance with teaching time and the audiovisual tools available, a useful videotape activity can be envisaged to allow students to see themselves again and to become aware not only of what is said, but also of how it is said, of their gestures, etc. Students can draw inspiration for making descriptive posters, working as a group, to show to other class groups.

Techniques for a Successful Job Interview

Body language is as important as the spoken content. In this learning unit, you can find suggestions for better body language in job interviews.


  • Students watch the video with the task of identifying the parts where posture, facial expressions, and body language are discussed.
  • Students together with the teacher discuss the infographics which highlight the main aspects of the body language, facial expressions and settings both for traditional as well as for video job interview.
  • Students are then divided into groups (max 4) make a form in which they list the appropriate and less appropriate aspects related to posture and body language to hold during a job interview.
  • Students then engage in preparing a presentation for the class:
    – They can use pictures, short movies or sketches played in class in which students stage a job interview acting out the different roles.
  • The class analyses and reflects together with the teacher the information learned.

Class activities