Unit 3 Job Interview. Text A Get the Job You Want Text B A Mortal Flower. Objectives. Grasp the main idea and structure of the text; Realize the importance of examples in illustrating one’s points; Master the key language points and grammatical structures in the text;
Text A Get the Job You Want
Text B A Mortal Flower
Preparations for a Job Interview
1. Discuss with your partner to see what preparations we should make before taking part in a job interview.
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.
6. Put your best foot forward. Always wear proper attire and greet your interviewer with a firm handshake and an enthusiastic smile.
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
Item 8: When the interviewer steers the conversation into
politics or controversial issues, you should try to do
more listening than speaking.
Write a one-minute self-introduction.
Part One Para 1-6
Part Two Para 7-27
Part Three Para 28-31
3. The author offers four keys to getting hired. All are instructive yet each is begun in a way different from the rest stylistically. Please match these strategies with each suggestion.
1. Prepare to win.
2. Never stop learning.
3. Believe in yourself, even when no one else does.
4. Find a way to make a difference.
starts with a surprising fact
begins with a question
starts with a quotation
begins with a personal opinion
prospective:adj.expected; probable; intended
e.g. The chief function of direct-mail advertising is to familiarize prospective buyers with a product.
e.g.As I see it, this press conference is the most successful one we have ever had.
see about: 安排; 采取行动
see out: 送出门, 送到门口
see to: 负责; 照料
1) request something, esp. in writing
e.g.Anyone who has a college degree can apply for the job.
2) bring or put into use
e.g. Apply as much force as is necessary.
3) have an effect; be directly related
e.g. This regulation doesn’t apply.
e.g. He had evidently done his homework and read his predecessor’s reports.
e.g.He went after a prize in the English speech contest.
go about: 从事
go again: 违背；对…不利
go ahead: 开始
e.g. I really got to go now. Incidentally, don’t forget to pay a visit to your mother tomorrow. She is expecting you.
e. g. He was at last promoted to the rank of Captain.
People of all ranks are very attentive to this case.
2.v. be or put (in a certain class)
This town ranks high among New England beauty spots.rank:
1) enough for the purpose, and no more
e.g. The city’s water supply is no longer adequate.
2) having the necessary ability or qualities
e.g. I hope he will be adequate to the job.
e. g. As soon as the teacher put forward the question, he blurted the answer out.
1. I got fired. 我被炒鱿鱼了。
2. I got the boot. 我被开除了。
3. I got the ax. 我被开除了。
4. I got sacked./ I got the sack.我被开除了。
5. They kicked me out. 他们把我踢出来了/把我开除了。
6. My boss showed me the door yesterday.
7. I was canceled. 我被开除了。
8. I was laid off. 我下岗了。
9. The boss told me that I don’t have to come in tomorrow, or any other day.
10. My boss told me to find a “better” job.
1. Why were the author’s parents not confident of her success when she wrote for the job?
2. Why did the author want to get the job?
3. What can we infer about the author’s parents?
4. What did the author do to disguise her age?
5. How did the author feel at the interview?
6. What quality of the author impressed the Comptroller?
1. Role Play
Carry on a dialogue with a partner based on the following situation:
Imagine one of you is an employer and the other a college graduate applying for a job. The employer is now conducting an interview with the applicant. The questions the employer asks are mainly about the applicant’s academic training, practical experience and other relevant details.
1. In your opinion, what should the college graduate have
done before the interview?
2. What do you think of the writer’s four suggestions about job application? Can you add anything?
3. Think of as many occupations as possible and write them down on a piece of paper. Try to classify them into categories. Evaluate each job from different perspectives. After comparing, choose your favorite kind of job.
1) do the pre-reading task;
2) preview Text A
Read the writing strategy on page 105 before you write it and the checklist on page 106 after you finish your writing.