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 2019
Secondary School Expression of Interest: OPEN
Teacher Professional Development Workshop: Thursday 7th March
Student Resume and Application letters due: Friday 21st June
FACE TO FACE INTERVIEW EVENTS
Tuesday, 23 July
Melbourne Polytechnic, Preston Campus, 77 St Georges Rd, Preston
Tuesday, 30 July
Batman Royale, 14 Gaffney Street, Coburg
Tuesday, 6 August
Fitzroy Town Hall, 201 Napier St, Fitzroy