Real Industry Job Interviews
Real Industry Job Interviews (RIJI) provides young people with the skills, knowledge and confidence to take on the current job market.
RIJI is a work readiness program that assists students in developing good job search, resume writing and interviewing skills. The program is delivered in Term 2 as part of a school’s curriculum throughout a series of guided lesson plans. The program concludes in a face-to-face interview with a local volunteer employer during a RIJI event.
Year 10-12 students across 20 secondary schools including alternative settings and special schools in the cities of Darebin, Moreland and Yarra. There are over 950 students currently participating in the program.
Local employers support the program in two ways:
- As an Industry Partner – working in partnership with the school by delivering work readiness training to students during the program
- Volunteering as an interviewer at the Real Industry Job Interview Events in October where local employers provide feedback on resumes and interview performance.
This program is a real community effort and would not be possible without the participation of schools, service providers and local employers.
Business/Organisations – Get involved
How to get involved?
If you or your organisation would like to be engaged in the RIJI Program as an Industry Partner or Volunteer Interviewer please click on the email link below to contact the RIJI coordinator.
Key dates for 2021
Secondary School Expression of Interest: Friday 12th February 2021
Teacher Professional Development Workshop – TBC
Confirm student numbers – 30TH April (TERM 2)
STUDENT WEBINAR ‘YOUR RIGHTS AT WORK’ – 9TH June
Student Resume and Application letters due: Friday 18TH June (COB)
STUDENT WEBINAR ‘PREPARING FOR AN INTERVIEW’ – 14th July
FACE TO FACE INTERVIEW EVENTS
3rd and 5th of August, Melbourne Polytechnic, Preston Campus, 77 St Georges Rd, Preston
27th and 29th July, Fitzroy Town Hall, 201 Napier St, Fitzroy
10th and 12th of August, Coburg Town Hall, Coburg
RIJI Teaching Resource
This resource has been developed in collaboration with Real Industry Job Interviews (RIJI) Steering Committee members and has been revised a number of times to keep with current employment and recruitment practices.
Download a full copy of the latest Teachers Resource
or download the individual lesson plans (Pdf and Word document available).
RIJI Teachers Resource Lesson Handouts
Lesson Plan Outline Pdf
Program Checklist Pdf
Resume Builder Pdf | Word document
Lesson 01 – SELF ASSESSMENT Pdf |Word document
Lesson 02 – JOB SEARCHING Pdf | Word document
Lesson 03 – APPLYING FOR A JOB (SESSION 1) Pdf | Word document
Lesson 04 – APPLYING FOR A JOB (SESSION 2) Pdf | Word document
Lesson 05 – PREPARING FOR AN INTERVIEW (SESSION 1) Pdf | Word document
Lesson 06 – PREPARING FOR AN INTERVIEW (SESSION 2) Pdf | Word document
Lesson 07 – AFTER THE INTERVIEW Pdf |Word document
Download all lessons ZIP file
Download all lesson handouts ZIP file
The Anti-Anxiety Card
Use an Anti-Anxiety Card to tackle interview stress. Download a copy