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Lesson 31. Tell me about yourself – job interview
1. What type of interview can you see in the photo? Is it a/an:
1. What type of interview can you see in the photo? Is it a/an:

·         Job interview

·         Interview for a place at university

·         Newspaper/magazine interview

·         Interview for talk show/other television programme

·         Police inquiry

·         Placement interview for a language course

·         Job interview ·         Interview for a place at university...

Which types of interviews above have you experienced? Which type will you experience in the future? 

Do you think it is possible to show “real you” in a short interview? Why? Why not?

Which types of interviews above have you experienced? Which type...
2. Look at the topics 1-3 below and match them with the expressions in the box.
2. Look at the topics 1-3 below and match them with the expressions in the box.

1.    Should do during interviews

2.    Shouldn’t do during interviews

3.    Might do before an interview

1.    Should do during interviews 2.    Shouldn’t do during interviews...
3. Watch the video and take notes to answer the following questions:
3. Watch the video and take notes to answer the following questions:
Interview Dos and Don'ts
Interview Dos and Don'ts
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1.      What should Man/Woman dress for the job interview?

2.      How should you greet a person?

3.      What should you tell about yourself?

4.      What weaknesses are mentioned in the video?

5.      How can you answer the question: Are you planning to have a baby in the nearest future?

6.      What things you shouldn’t do during job interview?

1.      What should Man/Woman dress for the job interview? 2.     ...
4. Read the text and answer the questions:
4. Read the text and answer the questions:
5. Listen to the three extracts from the audio and answer the following questions:
5. Listen to the three extracts from the audio and answer the following questions:
Answer the questions 1-6. Listen again and check
Answer the questions 1-6. Listen again and check
6. Look at the useful vocabulary for job interviews. Discuss the unknown words:
6. Look at the useful vocabulary for job interviews. Discuss the unknown words:

Useful work vocabulary:

ü  salary/wage

ü  full-time/part-time/seasonal job

ü  contract of employment

ü  to work in shifts

ü  job experience

ü  training

ü  placement/traineeship

ü  unemployed/jobless

ü  to get promoted

ü  employer/employee

ü  graduate

ü  strengths/weaknesses

ü  to hire/to employ

ü  to fire/to dismiss

job advertisement/offer

Useful work vocabulary: ü  salary/wage ü  full-time/part-time/seasonal job ü  contract...
7. Complete the job interview with the correct questions typically asked during a job interview:
7. Complete the job interview with the correct questions typically asked during a job interview:

Questions typically asked by employers:

 

  • Could you tell me something about yourself?
  • Why do you want to be a/an ….?
  • Why do you want to work for our company?
  • What do/did you study? Tell me about your education.
  • What are you best qualities?
  • Can you tell me about your work experience?
  • What are your greatest strengths? What are your weaknesses?
  • Are you ready to work in shifts?
  • Why should we hire you and not somebody else?
  • How much would you like to earn?
  • How will you contribute to our company?
  • What are your future plans? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
  • Have you got any experience in ……?
  • What do you know about our company?

 

Questions typically asked by employers:   Could you tell me...

Employer: Good Morning Mr Brown. Please take a seat.

Candidate: Good morning, it’s a pleasure to meet you.

E: Ok, can you tell me ……………………………………………………………………?

C: I’m a customer of your company and I think you give excellent service. I want to work in a company which cares both about its employees and its clients. I’m looking for a part-time job to help me through colleague.

E: Could you …………………………………………………………………………..……..?

C: I’m 19 years old, I come from Poland and I study architecture. I want to be an architect in the future.

E: What is ………………………………………………………………………..……………?

C: I’ve always helped my parents in their shop. I assisted customers, ordered products and put them in the shelves. Last summer I also worked in a restaurant as a waiter, so I believe I have much experience in serving clients.

E: Very well. ………………………………………………………………………………..?

C: Yes, I don’t mind it. I can work in the morning and in the evening. No problem.

E: …………………………………………………………………………………………………?

C: I’m really hard-working and I like working with people. I’m very patient and polite so clients like me. What’s more I know many foreign languages: German, French, Polish and  a little bit of Spanish, so I can attend customers from other countries.

E: …………………………………………………………………..……………………………?

C: Unfortunately, sometimes I’m late and I’m not good at computers.

Employer: Good Morning Mr Brown. Please take a seat. Candidate:...
8. Let’s practice answering the job interview questions. You work for a famous business school but you want to change a job. The employer wants you to start working for their company:
8. Let’s practice answering the job interview questions. You work for a famous business school but you want to change a job. The employer wants you to start working for their company:
9. Watch the movie episode and answer the questions:
9. Watch the movie episode and answer the questions:

1.     Was the interview successful?

2.     What kind of questions did the interviewer ask?

3.     What kind of position was Joey applying for?

1.     Was the interview successful? 2.     What kind of questions...
Thank you for the lesson!
Thank you for the lesson!
Sasha Alexander [Friends: The One With Joey's Interview]
Sasha Alexander [Friends: The One With Joey's Interview]
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