We have just held another of our hugely popular HR Speed Dating sessions. In a nutshell, some of our fabulous volunteers interview a young care leaver for around 8 minutes, followed by 5 minutes of feedback. As with actual speed dating, the care leavers then move on one place to be interviewed by the next volunteer, and so on. Each person has around 6-8 interviews in an evening.

This is hugely beneficial to our young people as it means they can put into practice the interview skills we have been working on with them. Our volunteers are all used to holding job interviews so can replicate a real-life interview situation. As one of our participants said, “Today’s session has made me realise I can succeed”. We couldn’t have put it better ourselves!

And its not just our care leavers who enjoy and benefit from the sessions:

If you would like to join super-volunteer Sharon at a future HR Speed Dating session we would love to hear from you. You can make a huge difference to a young care leaver in just one evening. If you would like to find out more you can drop Verity a line on Verity@driveforwardfoundation.com or contact us here.