Interview Technique at Soar Valley

Posted by on Jul 11, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Interview Technique at Soar Valley

On 10th July, 24 volunteers interviewed 230 students at Soar Valley Community College in Leicester. The school was otherwise closed due to strike action but ensured staff were on hand to keep it open for the Year 10 students to have their mock interviews. The event ran well with the following comments: “I think the mock interview was very helpful because it gives me an idea of what a real interview would be like. I’ve learnt that I have to have good body language during an interview” – Aisha Chauhan, student. “I think that it was helpful because I learnt what I...

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Golden Heart #35 & #36

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Golden Heart #35 & #36

On 2nd July, Gail Brown from Leicestershire Cares presented our 35th and 36th Golden Heart Awards at Judgemeadow Community College. The awards were present to Andy Stanley and Mark Woodland who are regular volunteers for our Interview Technique project. They have attended 23 and 20 sessions respectively this year, a huge undertaking considering we only have 28 Interview Technique sessions across this academic year! Our huge thanks to Andy and Mark, it just wouldn’t be Interview Technique without...

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Interview Technique at Judgemeadow

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Interview Technique at Judgemeadow

On 2nd July, 21 volunteers interviewed 222 students at Countesthorpe Community College. Feedback from the school and students was very positive, with the following comments: “I found the interview very helpful because now I know what to expect in the future and the feedback they gave me was very useful” – Joanna, student. “I think that the mock interview was really straight forward which was very calming. I learnt that for an interview we have to be dressed smart and the questions are not too complex which makes things easier. I can use this to help me with the future...

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25,000th school pupil interviewed by volunteers

Posted by on Jun 18, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

25,000th school pupil interviewed by volunteers

When William Guy sat down at Countesthorpe Community College on 11th June to be given a mock interview by sales director Richard Kent it was the 25,000th since Leicestershire Cares started the Interview Technique project in December 2004. Volunteers from businesses and other employers in Leicestershire and Rutland give their time freely via the business and community charity Leicestershire Cares to help teenagers approaching the end of their time at school. Organised by Leicestershire Cares, the Interview Technique sessions give the young people an insight into what faces them when they go...

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Cares at the Races

Posted by on Jun 17, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Cares at the Races

Leicestershire Cares was delighted to be invited to attend an evening at the High Sheriff of Leicestershire & Rutland’s Charity Race Night last month at which £5000 was raised for the charity. Monica Kimche, Director,  the charity’s president Penny Corah and Katharine Lightbown, Community Development Coordinator were guests at a table hosted by member firm Walker & Son for the action-packed event at Leicester Racecourse. The Charity Race Night was organised by the High Sheriff and included a second race named ‘The Leicestershire Cares Selling...

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