Practice Interview Event - 5-8 June 2023
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The Practice Interview Event will be taking place 5-8 June. Any questions please email. email@example.com.
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How it works and your commitment
Interviews are a difficult and stressful workplace hurdle that everyone has to face.
Especially so for people who stutter who often experience bias in interviews that favour spoken fluency over substance. They also face difficult decisions about whether, when and how, to disclose their stutter.
It’s a “lose-lose” situation. People who stutter miss out on the right roles for their talents while employers miss out on talented employees, who often have strengths in resilience, empathy, creativity and listening.
This is where our Practice Interview Events come in.
What are our Practice Interview events?
Supported by leading employers, we offer interview practice for those who stutter – as well as for those interviewing them.
We provide the opportunity to practice your interview skills in a judgment-free environment and to learn from people who really want you to succeed.
For employers, it’s also a great chance to learn about stuttering-friendly talent attraction and workplace cultures.
Who can participate?
You can get involved whether you stutter or are an ally who doesn’t stutter.
If you stutter, you can participate as an interviewee or an interviewer to improve your skills in either role.
If you don’t stutter and your job includes interviewing, you can participate as an interviewer. You may work in diversity & inclusion, talent attraction or perhaps be in a management role.
Interviewees must be age 18 or over and interviewers must be age 26 or over.
How much time will I need to commit?
You’ll need to commit a minimum of 5 hours to cover your preparation, the educational briefing, CV review, one interview and the feedback session.
What will the event cover?
With a blend of education, interviews, feedback, and further optional learning sessions, the event is designed to be valuable for everyone involved.
More specifically, the goal of each practice interview will be determined by the interviewee. For example, practicing for an interview for:
- a first job
- a new job
- a promotion
- something else
For more information and feedback on previous events, see our Practice Interview section.
When is it?
The event will start on Monday 5th June and officially end on 8th June. We’re also offering extra learning sessions on 19th June and 3rd July.
All times are British Summer Time (BST)
1. Mon 5 June: 16:00 - 17:30: Mandatory Educational Briefing for all participants.
Please note: to help ensure the quality of the experience, it is mandatory for all participants to attend the Educational briefing session. Non-attendance will result in withdrawal from the programme.
2. Tues 6 June : 16.00 – 17.00: Optional Q & A session for interviewees and interviewers to learn more about stuttering and interview best practice.
3. Mon 5 to Thurs 8 June: Online practice interviews and feedback sessions – 1 hour each (arranged by participants).
4. Thurs 8: June 16:00 - 17:00: Group Feedback session.
5. Mon 19 June: Additional learning session for interviewees and interviewers.
6. Mon 3 July: Final learning session for interviewees and interviewers.
How are the interviews arranged?
The majority of the practice interviews offered will be 1: 1.
We also plan to offer a small number of 1:2 practice panel interviews.
We will create interview pairs / panels by using the information you provide to us to match you with your interviewee(s) / interviewer(s).
We will then advise you of the name and contact details of your interviewee(s) / interviewer(s) in advance.
You should then contact them to agree the timing and platform you will use for your interview eg Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype.
Further details will be provided nearer to the event.
What’s the timing of the interviews and feedback?
Interviews should take place any time between the initial Educational Briefing and the Group Feedback session.
Each interview should last for an hour including time for feedback between the interviewer and interviewee.
The Group Feedback session is a wonderful opportunity to share your experiences and learn from others, including from participants from different countries and cultures.
What about different cultures?
Our events always attract people from different countries bringing a diversity of cultures and attitudes towards stuttering. Therefore, it’s possible that you’ll be paired with someone from a different country and time zone with the learning and networking opportunities that brings.
What about different languages?
The group sessions will all be held in English. Interviews will also be in English, unless you agree otherwise with your interviewer/interviewee.
How can I apply?
There are separate application forms for interviewees and interviewers.
You will find them at the top of this page.
When is the closing date for applications?
Applications now closed.
We’ll let you know after 8th May whether or not you’ve been successful.
Whom can I contact?
If you have any further questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your interest in our event.