Chapter 7: Interviews

7.13 Mock Interview Checklist

Mock Interview Checklist

Name of Candidate: _______________________________________

Date: ____________________                           Time: _________________

Job ad Selected:  ☐ Seniors Activation Director  ☐ YMCA Youth Programmer  ☐ Special Events Coordinator

Relaxed – sitting position, not fidgeting, engaging posture, etc
Positive Voice – expression and tone is professional and appropriate
Warmth – smiles, eye contact
Greeting – introduces themselves
Enthusiasm – degree of energy demonstrated in body language, answers and tone of voice
Proper appearance – clothing is modest, hygiene, not chewing gum, no hat, etc.  good lighting, uncluttered & professional background
Relates answer to organization – demonstrates research – links skills to the organization some how
Uses examples in answers from course work – knowledge/skills demonstrated
Clarity – answers are clear, make sense, understandable, not confusing
Use of specifics in answers: Uses specific examples from past when answering using short stories

 Potential Job Interview Questions

  1. Tell us a little about yourself.
  2. If you could give us just one word to describe yourself, what would it be?
  3. Describe a weakness you have and how you work to overcome it.
  4. Describe one example from your past in which you demonstrated initiative.
  5. Can you give us an example of a time you demonstrated inspired leadership?
  6. Describe one incident from your past where you managed conflict effectively.
  7. Describe your most successful or rewarding moment in recreation.
  8. What would you do if you didn’t agree with an Agency policy or directive?
  9. Why did you choose this particular job opportunity and this Agency?
  10. How do you see yourself making a unique contribution to this Agency?
  11. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  12. Tell us what you know about us (this Agency).
  13. So… Why should we hire you?
  14. Can you talk about a time where you worked well under pressure?
  15. (FINAL QUESTION) Do you have any questions for us?


Job Options


Seniors Activation Director – Chelsey Park Nursing Home

312 Oxford St. West, London Ontario

You will oversee the creating, leading and evaluating of all recreation programs for the residents with Alzheimer’s disease at Chelsey Park. You will recruit and manage volunteers, manage a unit budget, and be part of a “care team” ensuring quality of life for all residents. This position is responsible for overseeing all recreation programming including weekly regular programs and special events. Program promotion and preparation of event calendars is also required. Candidate must be highly organized.

Hours: 40 hours/week (hours are flexible)

Salary:  $24.85 an hour

This full-time position begins April 30


YMCA Youth Programmer – YMCA of Southwestern Ontario, London Centre Branch

382 Waterloo St, London Ontario

A creative and resourceful worker is required to create, lead and evaluate youth programs for ages 7-16 years. This position involves recruiting and supervising volunteers, managing a program budget, developing new, innovative programs to respond to community needs and generating revenue through increased enrollment. Position also includes the development of a youth leadership program and London youth council. Candidate should be comfortable working with challenging behaviours.

Hours: 40 hours/week (hours are afternoon, evenings and weekends)

Salary: $19.00 an hour

This full-time position begins April 30


Special Events Coordinator, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario

150-633 Colborne St, London Ontario

Creative and independent worker required to create, run, and evaluate special fundraising events for the London, Middlesex, Elgin regions for Heart and Stroke.  Managing volunteers will be involved related to the special event. The ability to carry out traditional successful events and to create and run new innovative ones will be included in this position. You will manage a unit budget and develop promotional materials for your events. Candidate must be comfortable working some weekends.

Hours: 40 hours/week, plus some weekend work required for special events

Salary: $21.00 an hour

This full-time position begins April 30




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