The role of mock job interviews in enhancing sport students’ employability skills: an example from the UK

Rhiannon Lord*, Ross Lorimer, John A. Babraj, Ashley K. Richardson

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Although graduate employability is an increasingly important issue, job interview formats and techniques specific to sport students’ prospective careers are not explicitly taught, practiced or assessed. Yet, successful interviews are pivotal in transitioning from education to employment. We report on a teaching intervention with final year sport students who undertook mock job interviews as an assessment. Evaluative data suggests students initially felt underprepared for job interviews. The assessment allowed students to adapt and practice their skills in this context and receive feedforward-focused feedback. From this work, we provide recommendations on how this activity might be implemented in other higher education curricula.
Original languageEnglish
Article number100195
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education
Early online date16 Apr 2019
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2019


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