Thursday, 16 April 2015

Activities based on Work-life Balance project

In Girona the project work is based on the looking at work itself: describing jobs and sharing our perceptions of them. (Images to follow)

What jobs are in our families?

First we looked at the jobs which exist in our families and which our relatives do. The aim was to get to at least 12. We looked at different aspects of them.  

Similiraties and differences in what we found are summarised in this PADLET

A research and feedback session : We read an article about the way in which Facebook has developed an original work environment in their new office  building designed by frank Gehry. Does a rooftop garden with a roller-blade fun park and a real-life Facebook wall help us work more?

Interview Wheels - or speed interviewing. 

Here students were split into two groups and given a brief.

Interviewee brief :  There is a placement in an organization which you want. It is exactly what you want and would look great on your cv. Of course there will be a lot of people who want this opportunity. You will then be interviewed by different people in the company. Prepare to answer their questions based on your experience and what you have read.

Interviewer brief:  You work in an organization. You are offering a placement in your organization. You want to find the right person. The BEST person for the job. You will now have to interview different candidates who think it is exactly what they want and that it would look great on their cv. You will have to be careful and and make sure that they are not lying to you.

** What the interviewers didn't know was that some of the interviewees had decided that they didn't want the job. Were they able to detect them from their attitude?  

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