Mock Interviews 2018

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Dear Year 10

Attached to these set of instructions for the mock interviews, are a number of positions. You must choose ONE position to apply for. Please take the time to read these documents carefully as they are from a variety of industries. This document will be posted on The Ponds High Careers website in the Year 10 Careers Section.

Note that in order to complete this exercise you will be required to undertake the following activities;

  1. Select a position to apply for from the attached adverts
  2. Research both the position and the company to whom you are applying
  3. Be aware of who you are, your strengths and your weaknesses
  4. Prepare a cover letter
  5. Prepare a resume to accompany the cover letter
  6. Submit the cover letter and resume at the interview on your designated date.
  7. Students will work on their applications in the Student Secure Area on the webpage.
  8. Year 10 students will be interviewed individually for 15 minutes for the job that they have applied for. Times will be allocated for this and students are expected to be at their interview 10 minutes before interview time.
    1. Preparation for the mock interview will require you to attend in formal attire or school uniform
    2. Formal attire is defined as trousers, long sleeve shirt, tie (not optional), polished or at least clean shoes – as a minimum


As part of the exercise you will be provided with written feedback on your interview technique, along with written feedback on both your cover letter and resume.


You will find Sample Resumes and Letters of Application in the Student Secure Area.





Greg Baird JP

Careers Adviser - The Ponds High School

Communications Officer Careers Advisers Association

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Position One



Salesperson - Castlehill / Rousehill (Advertised 2nd July)

  • Fast track your sales career
  • Employee discounts
  • Generous base + uncapped commission

Godfreys is Australia and New Zealand's #1 specialist floorcare retailer. Godfreys has been delivering innovative and market leading cleaning solutions for 87 years. Growing investment in high profile marketing attracts thousands of customers every day to our network of 220 stores spanning Australia and New Zealand. Key to our ongoing success is the combination of our quality & superior products and our talented team of sales professionals.

  • Engage with customers and recommend products best suited to their cleaning needs
  • Demonstrate and show customers how to use relevant products
  • Deliver outstanding customer service
  • Enhance every customer experience all while keeping an eye on and exceeding store profit goals and personal commission targets.
  • Ensure high standards of in-store presentation


  • Sales driven
  • Ability to present a personalised solution to customers' needs
  • Ability to develop and maintain rapport with customers
  • Enjoy working in a team environment
  • Passion to exceed individual and store sale targets and KPI's
  • Flexibility across retail trading hours including weekends, public holidays and late night trades

We have a great company culture that rewards effort and commitment. People enjoy working for Godfreys because we give you the opportunity to learn from a diverse and friendly team of supportive sales people.


  • You will work on a base salary plus uncapped commission - the more you sell, the more you earn!
  • Fully paid on the job training
  • Great work life balance
  • Genuine career development path with recognition for your success

APPLY NOW if you are seeking a new and exciting challenge!


Position Two



Michel's Patisserie Stanhope Gardens - Casual Staff

We are currently looking for a number of positions to be filled by enthusiastic, outgoing employees at our Michel’s Patisserie Stanhope Gardens.


Casual Retail Staff


We are looking for enthusiastic, outgoing people to join our team as casual retail staff. Your role will vary from customer service to setting up of cabinet displays and everything else entailed in a busy food outlet. Flexible hours are on offer, up to 35 hours per week.


We are looking for someone who has:

  • Excellent customer service
  • Takes initiative and can think on their feet
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Has Monday - Sunday and early morning availability
  • Coffee knowledge an advantage


If either of these roles sounds like you, please submit your application by writing to


Shop T3 Stanhope Village, Cnr Stanhope Pkwy & Sentry Dr

Part Time


To apply please prepare your application and present your letter of application and resume at your designated interview. Your interest will be treated in the strictest of confidence.






Position Three



Casual Sales Assistants - Hills District

MyHouse, your specialist homewares retailer, is seeking passionate and experienced retail sales assistants to join our dynamic Castle Hill or Rouse Hill store! 

Reporting directly to the Store Manager you will work alongside a friendly and motivated team to achieve our company goals whilst maintaining our reputation for quality, both in our customer service and in our products.

We want exceptional individuals who value teamwork, share a love for homewares and are looking for a casual retail sales with the potential for progression.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Demonstrated sales experience within the retail industry
  • Availability across Monday-Sunday
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A sales focus and drive to achieve above and beyond targets.
  • Merchandising skills
  • A professional and hands-on attitude

Here at MyHouse we value hard work and dedication, in return we offer:

  • Lucrative staff discounts
  • Monthly bonus structure
  • Progressive company culture
  • Energetic and fun team
  • Fantastic training and development opportunities 

So if you're passionate about customer services and are sales focused, we want to hear from you!

Apply below using the seek button. 

For more information visit us at

As we receive a high volume of applications for our vacancies, we will only contact you directly should you be successful through to the next stage of our recruitment process.


Position Four



Sales Team Member (Advertised 4th June2018)


We’re looking for a motivated, friendly, helpful and enthusiastic sales team member to join our team. You will have a vibrant personality, excellent communication skills and experience in a similar role.

Helping customers receive the best advice, products and prices while shopping for Australia’s biggest brands is our first priority. We are looking for a person who is blessed with a passion for selling and who has strong customer service, communication and interpersonal skills. An understanding of the domestic electrical appliance market, and electrical retail experience, will be a distinct advantage.

This role requires:

• Experience in a retail or sales environment

• A drive for sales

• Energetic and fun attitude to work

• Exceptional communication skills

• Flexibility to work a seven-day roster (including weekends and late night trading)

• The ability to offer a memorable shopping experience and delight every customer

• A positive, vibrant and an active part of our team culture

• A natural confidence to inspire your customers

Be a key contributor by joining in our team’s success that is committed to providing our customers with an incomparable shopping experience consistent with our product and service. We pride ourselves on providing our people with extensive training and ongoing career development opportunities and will strive to provide you with the tools that you need to succeed.

Your interest will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

If you are excited by a career opportunity in our successful and friendly store, click ‘Apply Now’.



Position Five

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Assistant Manager, Lollipops Playland & Cafe Castle Hill

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Lollipops Playland & Cafe Castle Hill is the Hill’s premier party venue and indoor Playcentre.  We have been operating for over 10 years providing a safe and fun indoor play centre with parties for kids 2-11.  We operate all year round and also manage private functions.

The Assistant Manager will help manage the daily running of the Playland, assist in café operations and manage the staff working in party prep, hosting, on the floor and administration. We are a 7 day a week operation so you are expected to work weekends and some Public Holidays.

Responsibilities & Duties include:

  • Opening and closing of the café and reception
  • Management of cash and credit card payments
  • Booking of parties
  • Customer service throughout the day as customers enter the facility, and order food
  • Assisting management of children as they play throughout the various equipment
  • Oversee staff as they work in the different areas of Playland, Café and reception

You will report into the full time Managers for the Playland.

Qualifications and Skills

The most important skill we are looking for is the ability to interact with people whether they be children or parents and adults.

Ideally you have worked in customer service either in a fast food or restaurant environment however you may also have experience working with children in an education or care management role.  The Playland offers a friendly working environment where the Managers are required to be self-motivated.

Training is provided in all aspects of the role.

A Working with Children and Police Check will be required.

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