Pass your role-play. Get the job.

Role-plays are business simulations that give employers a clear insight into your professional behaviour and thought processes. They are a rigorous test of your ability and often expose candidates who may have performed well elsewhere in their interview or assessment. It’s not surprising that candidates find them intimidating.

Learn world-class role-play secrets.

Our Role-play Masterclass will transform your chances of role-play success and leave you feeling relaxed, natural and confident.

Built around the ACHQ Elite Role-Play Framework™ the Role-play Masterclass includes:

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  • 45-minute coaching video which walks you through your copy of the ACHQ Elite Role-Play Framework™ a step-by-step checklist for role-play success.
  • 3 detailed high-quality role-plays ideal for practice sessions and familiarising yourself with the challenge ahead.
  • Candidate’s answer sheets revealing how a top-level candidate would handle each role-play.
  • Recruiter’s guidance sheets primarily for employers and facilitators, but also very insightful for candidates.
  • ‘Analysis & Actions’ documents essential tools for candidates to identify knowledge and capability gaps.
  • Observation & Feedback documents for recruiters to capture key insights, strengths and developments areas.
  • ‘Roleplay Success’ podcast episode learn while you’re on the move.
  • You can learn more about each element of the masterclass below.

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mkppicAbout the author

Mike Kennedy is a careers and recruitment guru with 17 years’ experience working and recruiting for some of the biggest corporate employers in the UK, including BSkyB, UniLever, the BBC and News International.

Mike provides employability workshops for leading UK universities, writes for Guardian Careers and runs AssessmentCentreHQ.com, a free job-hunting and careers resource for graduates and young professionals.

You can find Mike on twitter here.

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Coaching video & ACHQ Elite Role-Play Framework ™

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In this video you will be taken through the formula for perfect roleplay performance: The ACHQ Elite Role-Play Framework™ which has helped hundreds of job-hunters secure their dream role. (There is also a printable version of the framework included.)

It’s a proven step-by-step process which is easy to follow and highly effective. It will ensure you hit all the key moments that every successful role-play must include.

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3 high-quality detailed roleplays

Managerial-Roleplay“The Underperforming Employee” – In this scenario you must address the performance of a long-serving key member of your team. Ian has worked for the business for many years and has been a star performer, but his performance has dropped alarmingly and something needs to be done.

You need to review the supporting data and meet with Ian to identify the source of the issue and turn things around. This is an ideal role-play to assess all managerial competencies.

Page by page outline: Intro page; Candidate’s brief; Supporting information for the scenario includes fictional emails from clients, peers and your line manager, a customer letter an organogram and team performance statistics; Candidate’s answers sheet (a detailed outline of how best to approach the task); Recruiter’s notes (a guidance document which substantiates the scenario and highlights key competencies and skills you should look for); ‘Analysis & Action Points’ sheet (to be completed by the candidate); ‘Observation & Feedback’ sheet (to be completed by the recruiter).

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“Hampton & Finch – A Client Case Study” – In investment-banking-roleplaythis scenario you’re asked to review the financial performance and strategic direction of a large client’s business before interpreting that data and making recommendations to senior management about what is means for your company. This is a commercially focused and analytical roleplay which is ideally-suited to a role where you’re tasked with driving strategic growth and have P&L responsibility. (For example: financial services, sales and buying roles.) There is also a strong managerial & leadership element to this roleplay; it is well-suited to a broad spectrum of commercial roles.

Page by page outline: Intro page; Candidate’s brief; Supporting information for the scenario includes financial performance (half-year results) fictional emails and a press release; Candidate’s answers sheet (a detailed outline of how best to approach the task); Recruiter’s notes (a guidance document which substantiates the scenario and highlights key competencies and skills you should look for); ‘Analysis & Action Points’ sheet (to be completed by the candidate); ‘Observation & Feedback’ sheet (to be completed by the recruiter.)

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assessment centre role-play“Jess Goodluck: The Discontented Team Member” – This scenario assesses your inter-personal skills and management ability. Jess is a strong performer who, for reasons unknown, is poised to abruptly leave the company.

Your task is to meet with Jess and either retain a positive and motivated team member or ensure the business is protected despite her departure. This roleplay assesses how you deal with people.

Page by page outline: Intro page; Candidate’s brief; Supporting information for the scenario includes fictional emails, an organogram and team performance statistics; Candidate’s answers sheet (a detailed outline of how an elite candidate would handle the task); Recruiter’s notes (a guidance document which substantiates the scenario and highlights key competencies and skills you should look for); ‘Analysis & Action Points’ sheet (to be completed by the candidate); ‘Observation & Feedback’ sheet (to be completed by the recruiter).

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NOTE: This product is available as part of our Assessment Day Ultimate Guide Bundle. It may be cheaper for you overall to buy it as part of that package.

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Candidate’s Answer Sheets

roleplay-answersThese ‘cheat-sheets’ will give you an insight into how a high-level candidate would approach each roleplay. This will boost your role-play ability and save you valuable planning time. (It’s best to practice the roleplay in your own style first, then run through it again having reviewed the answer sheet.)

Recruiter’s Guidance & Notes

This documentation is primarily for employers and recruitment facilitators, but we’ve learnt that candidates love the insight they provide, so we now include them as standard. This part of the Masterclass will tell you what employers are looking for and give you a checklist of things to include – giving you a head start over other candidates.

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Analysis & Action templates for each roleplay

roleplay-briefWhat worked well? What didn’t? These guided templates help you to identify and prioritise your knowledge & capability gaps (and consider what you can do to plug those gaps). Identifying and repairing these chinks in your armour will make you a stronger candidate before your role-play.

Observation & Feedback guides

Preparing for a role-play is demanding and while providing feedback for a candidate is not a recruiter’s obligation, it is the right thing to do. These documents allow quick and efficient note-taking to be turned into actionable feedback and development areas for candidates. They make life easier for recruiters and provide candidates with a prioritised framework for self-improvement.

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“Roleplay Success” Podcast episode

This 15-minute audio guide is a great primer for the basic structure of roleplay success. Listen on-the-go, in the car, on the tube etc. 

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30-day money-back guarantee

30-day-guarantee (300px)We’re so absolutely sure that you’ll love your Role-Play Masterclass that we’re happy to offer an unconditional, no-questions asked 30-day money back guarantee.

If for whatever reason your Role-Play Masterclass does not satisfy you in any way, simply send us an email here within 30 days from your purchase and we’ll refund you right away.

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Questions?

If you have any questions that haven’t been answered here please get in touch and a member of the team will be happy to help. Thanks and good luck for the future!

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