Micklefield search for Santa
Members of Micklefield Job Club got into the Christmas spirit by running a recruitment drive for a replacement Father Christmas.
Having devised a job spec for Santa, they developed interview questions to make sure they found the right man for the job.
Two very strong and well-qualified candidates applied to deliver the presents and polish Rudolph’s nose – Clive Knapman, Treasurer of High Wycombe Job of Work Clubs and Matt Knight, coordinator of the Micklefield club.
In the second session, Job Club members interviewed the two applicants.
Matt was offered the position after demonstrating a superior “Ho Ho Ho” and showing excellent problem-solving skills in response to a scenario-based question. (Choking on a mince pie? A flat tyre on the sleigh?)
Reflecting on the task Santa Matt said: “It was a fun exercise with serious points to be made. Club members told me that they learned a lot about improving their interview skills by seeing the whole process from the interviewer’s side of the table. Just as professional footballers improve their skills by practicing and playing friendly games; we can improve our job search skills by using role play to experiment with different approaches in a safe and supportive environment.”