How many times were you officially interviewed as a child? You would have surely noticed that a lot of institutions take children’s interviews before admitting them. Many media platforms also include children’s interviews. Whatever the institution may be, kids’ preparation would look different from adults’ interview preparations.
Things to take into account while preparing kids for interviews
Help them develop the right mindset
We all know that caregivers/parents can easily influence a child’s mindset. Do not underestimate the impact your words can have on your child’s mindset. Encourage a healthy mindset for them.
Practicing basic interview questions such as- tell me about yourself can help them be more prepared and feel more confident. Let them talk naturally. Letting their personality shine is also very important.
Remind them of their skillsets
Kids can talk about themselves more if they are fully aware of their skillset. Reminding them about the skills that they are good at will not only give them an idea about their own capabilities but will also be helpful in making them believe in themselves.
Research about the institution/company/organization
Whatever the institution may be, it is always a good idea to know more about it. Let the child research what that organization or institution does before going for the interview.
Tell them the importance of punctuality
We all know that punctuality is one of the best virtues, especially when it comes to interviews. In any kind of interview, punctuality can determine a lot of things. So. teach them to be punctual.
Pick the right outfit for the Interview
Our outfits can make or break our first impressions. Choose appropriate outfits depending on the organization or institution. If you don’t know which outfit will be appropriate, ask others or google about it.
Awareness about body language
How the child appears when they walk into the room to how they actually give the answers or respond to the difficult questions asked by the interviewers is as important, if not more, than the content of the answers during the interview. So take your child through the basics of what body language is about, how to use good posture, eye contact, etc to appear confident and also to express themselves better.
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Humans are social animals. We learn different skills depending on and with respect to our surroundings. Social skills are one of those skills that can determine our place in our environment and society.
Adolescence is a critical age to learn new social skills because the brains of adolescents are more receptive to new information. Social-emotional skills can be taught to adolescents in school. Learning social skills with parents is also an effective way of learning them.
Learning social skills with parents will not only make the kids learn these skills in a better way but it will also improve the parent-child relationship. Parents and kids would be able to understand each other in a better way.