Understand the task and immerse yourself in the role play. Carefully read the brief and be a good sport. Feedback from employers and participants highlighted the importance of fully understanding the task and being able to apply this on the spot. This shows a quick and adaptable brain and the ability to make good decisions under pressure – like you would in a real situation.
Be yourself but professional and engaging - Stay calm. In a real situation, you would always need to be professional despite your own feelings or the actions of clients, customers or colleagues in the scenario. But don’t be a robot; let you personality come through without compromising your integrity.
- Read all of the information very carefully
- Highlight or make notes on the key points
- Decide on your objective
- Think about the skills you need to demonstrate
- Ensure that it has a measurable outcome and that this is clear to the assessor