Using the Virtual Interview Practice tool lesson

Using the Virtual Interview Practice tool Using the Virtual Interview Practice tool Using the Virtual Interview Practice tool Using the Virtual Interview Practice tool

This lesson is designed to help young people get to grips with common interview questions and receive feedback on their answers so they can improve their overall interview technique. The full-length lesson plan, as well as the interactive worksheet, on this page give students the opportunity to practise and improve their interview technique using our Virtual Interview Practice tool, both in the classroom and independently.

Teaching resources:

  • Virtual Interview Practice: Lesson plan– full lesson plan for use with a group of students in the classroom
  • Virtual Interview Practice: Interactive worksheet – activity for independent learning whether remote or in class learning

Lesson plan

(90 minutes)

This lesson plan is designed to gives students the skills and knowledge to form carefully thought out answers to what they are being asked and stay calm and collected when it matters.  

How does this lesson help students improve their interview skills?

Not only does this lesson use the Virtual Interview Practice tool to help students practise being in an interview setting, it encourages them to use the STAR model when answering common interview questions. This ensures they are providing examples of their experiences and showcasing skills such as problem solving or creativity in their answers. 

Lesson learning outcomes

By the end of this lesson students will be able to:

  • Respond to common interview questions
  • Have practised answering interview questions and adapted their technique according to feedback
  • Understand how the STAR model helps structure impactful interview responses

Interactive worksheet

(15 - 20 minutes)

Please note that students below the age of 14 cannot sign up for their own LifeSkills account. Any independent tasks must be printed or downloaded and provided digitally for them to complete as they are currently hosted on educator pages.

By using the Virtual interview practice worksheet, students can develop their interview technique as they would in the full length lesson independently, by practising answering questions in a simulated setting. It also features model interview answers to inspire their own responses. You might choose to assign it:

  • As homework following the Virtual interview practice lesson
  • For independent study
  • For remote learning

Secure students’ interview technique

To help students continue to boost their interview skills and get ready for the future, there are a range of different LifeSkills lessons to support them in preparing for employment. Check out the Communication and digital skills at work lesson and Online reputation in the workplace lesson. Our Content guide has more information on how LifeSkills resources can be used in PSHE, English lessons and much more.

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