Strictly’s line-up of celebrity dancers this autumn includes Chizzy Akudolu, who also stars in the Scott Bradbury video about behaviour-based interviewing skills. Scott Bradbury put Chizzy through her paces when she played the part of Safia in ‘A Question of Evidence’ - and she didn’t put a foot wrong! How will she fare on Saturday nights in the nation’s most popular dance contest?
You can see Chizzy in the video ‘A Question of Evidence’ playing the role of Safi, answering a range of behaviour-based interview questions. She’s asked to provide examples of times when she has been left in charge of her team and how she behaved when deputising for her manager.
In our Scott Bradbury casting sessions, we deliberately don’t go down the celebrity route because we want the actors playing our characters to convey realistic workplace scenarios and communicate directly with the learner. If the viewer is sitting there thinking, ‘where have I seen this person before?’ or, ‘that’s so-and-so who’s hilarious in that comedy programme’, the nature of celebrity detracts from the learning message. But it’s interesting how many times some of the ‘unknown’ actors we cast for our videos become well-known stars. We know how to pick ‘em!
So, getting back to Chizzy and Strictly, what behaviour-based questions might we ask her to find out about her suitability for her role on Strictly Come Dancing?
Chizzy, can you tell us about a time when you’ve been performing live in front of a large audience, and something has gone wrong? What did you do?
Chizzy, we are looking for someone who can entertain our Saturday night audience, bringing a certain pizzazz to the show. How have you used your personality to appeal to audiences in the past?
What behaviour-based questions can you think to ask Chizzy?
We like to think we kept Chizzy on her toes during our film shoot but this will be as nothing compared with her experience of preparing for her performances on Strictly each Saturday night! We wish her well. She was great fun to work with. Come on Chizzy!
‘A Question of Evidence’ is available as an online video and as a DVD resource pack. See a trailer here. Watch out for Chizzy right at the very end - and ask for a full preview if you’d like to see Chizzy as Safia and are interested in behaviour-based interviewing resources. Please call 01638 723590 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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