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Job Interview. Discussion. Typical interview format Interview DOs Interview DON’s Typical interview questions. Vocabulary work. Pages: 1, 6,13,14-16. rapport concise job opening p romptly clarification. Typical interview format. Introductory stage

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Job interview

Job Interview


Discussion

Discussion

  • Typical interview format

  • Interview DOs

  • Interview DON’s

  • Typical interview questions


Vocabulary work

Vocabulary work

  • Pages: 1, 6,13,14-16

  • rapport

  • concise

  • job opening

  • promptly

  • clarification


Typical interview format

Typical interview format

  • Introductory stage

  • Review of your background and interests

  • Matching begins

  • Conclusion


Interview dos

Interview DOs

  • Ask for clarification if you don’t understand a question. 

  • Be thorough in your responses, while being concise in your wording.

  • Have intelligent questions prepared to ask the interviewer.


Questions to ask employers during interviews

Questions to ask employers During interviews

  • Questions related to the position, e.g.

    What expectations does the company have for the employee in this position?

  • Questions related to the company, e.g.

    Is there any development plan of the company?

  • Questions related to further study, e.g.

    What attitude does the company hold on further study in one’s spare time?


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  • After the interview, make notes right away so you don’t forget critical details.

  • Write a thank-you letter to your interviewer promptly

    Examples


Interview follow up thank you letters

Interview follow-up / thank you letters

  • Examples:

  • I appreciate your reviewing my CV and encouraging my career plans. Thank you for inviting me to visit your office. 

  • Thank you so much for taking time from your busy schedule to meet with me last Tuesday. I appreciate your reviewing my resume and encouraging my career plans. I also enjoyed meeting Mr./Ms. X, and am glad to have his/her suggestions on how I can make the most productive use of my last semester in college.


Interview don s

Interview DON’s

  • Don’t be unprepared for typical interview questions. You may not be asked all of them in every interview, but being unprepared looks foolish.

    Typical interview questions

  • Don’t make negative comments about previous employers or professors (or others).

  • Don’t give the impression that you are only interested in an organization because of its geographic location.


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  • Never ask about salary and benefits issues until those subjects are raised by the employer.

    Responding to questions about your salary expectations


Tele interview

Tele-interview

  • Smile - it comes through in your voice.

  • Stand up. Your voice sounds stronger.

  • Avoid ah, er, hum. This habit is especially noticeable on the telephone. This takes practice. So practice.

  • Pace the call. Let the caller do most of the talking, without interruptions.

  • Do use the technique of repeating or re-phrasing questions. It tells the caller that you listened carefully, and gives you time to think about your answer.


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  • Avoid the simple yes or no; add selling points at every opportunity.

  • If you need time to think, say so - as in radio, silence during a telephone conversation is dead air time.


Typical interview questions

Typical interview questions

  • About the company and your subject

  • Background/personal information

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Communication skills

  • Adapting ability to new circumstances

  • Conclusion


Typical interview questions about the company and your subject

Typical interview questions: About the company and your subject

  • What do you know about this company?

  • Why do you apply to work here? What does it attract you?

  • Why did you choose (the subject you have studied) ? What led you to choose your major or field of study? Why not other subjects, such as mathematics?

  • What do you expect of this company?

  • What are your short-range/long-range goals and objectives?


Typical interview questions background personal information

Typical interview questions: Background/personal information

  • Tell me about yourself.

  • What are your interests/hobbies?

  • What are your greatest strengths and weaknesses?

  • How do you measure your level of success/achievement?

  • Describe your most rewarding middle-school experience.

  • What have you learned from participation in extracurricular activities?

  • Are you willing to travel?

  • Tell me something about your hometown/middle school.


Typical interview questions interpersonal skills

Typical interview questions: Interpersonal skills

  • Give an example of how you have effectively worked in a team situation.

  • What do you expect of others in a team environment?


Typical interview questions communication skills

Typical interview questions: Communication skills

  • Tell me about a time someone misunderstood something you said or wrote.

  • How did you make yourself clear?


Typical interview questions adapting ability to new circumstances

Typical interview questions: Adapting ability to new circumstances

  • In what part-time jobs have you been most interested? Why?

  • Do you think you can take good care of yourself in another city far from your home? And how?


Typical interview questions conclusion

Typical interview questions: Conclusion

  • Describe yourself in one word. Why that word?

  • How would you want me to remember you?

  • Do you have any questions for me?


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