Book IV ---- Unit III
Imagine that you are an applicant, try to brainstorm how to prepare for a job interview. Tips
1. Know the exact place and time of the interview, the interviewer's full name, the correct pronunciation and his or her title.
2. Learn pertinent facts about the company such as annual sales revenue, principal lines of business and locations.
3. Find out why the hiring manager and/or client representative are/is interested in your qualifications. 4. Determine how the opportunity will impact your immediate and long-term career development. 5. An interview is a "two-way street." Know what questions to ask during the interview. Your questions allow the hiring manager to evaluate your professional and personal needs. Insightful questions help you determine if your relationship will be mutually rewarding. Lastly, the better you understand the opportunity, the more you will be able to communicate your interest in the position.
Some “Dos” and “Don’ts”
Item 1: Do plan to arrive on time or a few minutes early. Item 2: Do wait until you are offered a chair before sitting. Sit upright, look alert and interested at all times. Item 3: Talk as much as you can, so that the interviewer can understand you better. Item 4: You can inquire about salary, vacations, so that the interviewer will think you are really serious to get this job.
Item 5: You can call the interviewer by his first name if you are sure of it. Item 6: When asked about your present or former employers, you can make some derogatory remarks. Item 7: You should try to get the interviewer to describe the position and the duties to you early in the interview so that you can apply your background, skills and accomplishments. Item 8: When the interviewer steers the conversation into politics or controversial issues, you should try to do more listening than speaking.
Questions asked in a job interview (for reference)
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. What can you tell me about yourself? Why do you want to work for us? Why should I hire you? How do you feel about your progress to date? What would you like to be doing five years from now? What is your greatest weakness? What your greatest strength? What goals have you set and how did you meet them? Which aspect of the job do you think you would find difficult?
Think of as many occupations as possible .
Warm-up: job description and guessing
? 1.5 mins ? Pair work ? Don’t mention the word. ? Say “pass” to save the time ? Body language is allowed.
farmer worker doctor nurse teacher professor lawyer policeman engineer tour guide manager secretary cleaner singer pianist musician fashiondesigner shoemaker editor athlete coach painter accountant carpenter repairman tailor barber hairdresser constructor blacksmith taxi driver butcher cook pilot reporter spokesman politician astronaut cashier receptionist translator interpreter photographer businessman D.J. (disk jockey) actor waiter shop assistant host salesman air host
D.J. (disk jockey)
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