Interview written activity

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NotReally
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Interview written activity

Post by NotReally » Mon May 21, 2018 5:17 pm

Hi all

I have an AP interview coming up soon, and the interview invite has stated that the interview will consist of a written activity as well as the face-to-face interview.

I'm prepping for the written activity with hypothetical questions that they could ask, but I was just wondering if there is anything else I should consider? I'm thinking along the lines of legible handwriting (does it matter as long as it's not Dr-esque?), and also whether I should focus on giving a brief answer but getting everything I want to say across, or making sure what I do manage to say is in-depth even if I run out of time.

Those are just examples though, so if there is anything else you can think of that I should consider, please let me know!

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Re: Interview written activity

Post by psychsars » Thu May 24, 2018 3:32 pm

Not sure if this helps but looking over research might be useful as I know someone who was given an abstract of a paper for a task and asked various questions on it i.e practice reflective and critical thinking!

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Re: Interview written activity

Post by olive » Thu May 24, 2018 3:36 pm

For an assistant post (older adults) I once has a written task which was-
a scenario (client's daughter rings up very angry that she hasn't been told information about her dad's care...), then the written part was 'write a letter to the daughter, what would you say?'
It could be anything! (Depends on service too)... but just to give you an example :)

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Re: Interview written activity

Post by NotReally » Fri May 25, 2018 12:45 am

Thanks both. Will definitely be brushing up on my "analysing a paper" and "what would you do" skills now! (Well, after the CL final on saturday. Come on liverpool! :) )

Should have mentioned, It's with a child care agency, working with looked after children.

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Re: Interview written activity

Post by Geishawife » Fri May 25, 2018 8:11 am

This might sound obvious, but sometimes the obvious gets overlooked! Do make sure that your spelling, grammar and punctuation are good when undertaking a written task. No matter how good your ideas, they need to be expressed clearly and correctly if they are going to help you get the post. Good luck.

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Re: Interview written activity

Post by BlueCat » Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:31 pm

When I was recruiting for an ap for a private company who provided residential placements for looked after children, the written assessment we used was asking the candidate to summarise information into a coherent report, as thus would be a large part of their job.
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