Real Industry Job Interviews (RIJI) Program

About Real Industry Job Interviews Program

The RIJI program is a career development program for students in Year 9 that works toward specific work-readiness skills including job search, resume and cover letter writing as well as practising an interview.

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School Involvement

RIJI provides participating schools in the Banyule and Nillumbik regions with a curriculum-based schedule that can be delivered in class over eight weeks to support students to prepare for the mock interview day and help them with career development skills along the way.

Volunteer Involvement

Local industry and community volunteers provide their time as interviewers for the program. Most of the Volunteers commit a full day of support to the students in a life-like interview scenario including verbal and written feedback. Students receive this feedback to reflect and learn from their interview experience.

2021 RIJI Program Update

This year, we are hosting RIJI again in partnership with Banyule City Council and Nillumbik Shire Council.

We have 11 local secondary schools confirmed to participate with an anticipated 850+ students that are enrolled!

We have two dates confirmed for the Program and they are:

  • Thursday 14th October 2021
  • Thursday 28th October 2021

Seeking Industry and Community Volunteers

We are seeking volunteers to offer their time (either a full/half day at one or both events) and provide support to the students in a mock interview scenario including verbal and written feedback. Volunteers will be provided with the resume and job description for each student that they interview as well as some questions to help navigate the interview.

If this sounds like you and you are keen to be involved, please email Luke Seacombe ( with your availability, with the date and times that you can volunteer as an interviewer for the 2021 program.