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ESL - Job Interview

  2. 2. Job Application Process <ul><li>Write a resume and cover letter. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask a friend to check your resume. </li></ul><ul><li>Call the employer. </li></ul><ul><li>Visit your employer to fill out your application form. </li></ul><ul><li>Send your application, cover letter and resume. </li></ul><ul><li>Wait a few days. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow up your application and confirm it was received. </li></ul><ul><li>Attend the interview. </li></ul>
  3. 4. PREPARING FOR THE INTERVIEW: LANGUAGE (1) <ul><li>Make sure you use the right type of English : use of tenses, appropriate vocabulary and tone. </li></ul><ul><li>Education / qualifications: from high school on, don't forget you English studies. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I attended the University of Salamanca. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I graduated with a degree in computer engineering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I am currently studying at the University of Salamanca. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I am studying English at the Escuela de Idiomas. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. PREPARING FOR THE INTERVIEW: LANGUAGE (2) <ul><li>Experience : be confident, talk about your qualifications, skills and responsabilities. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft have employed me for the last 3 years. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I have been in charge of customer care for two years. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I was employed by BBVA from2001 to 2005 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I worked as a waiter at an italian restaurant while I was living in London </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. USEFUL VOCABULARY (1) <ul><li>Describing yourself: </li></ul><ul><li>ambitious patient helpful </li></ul><ul><li>calm reliable humorous </li></ul><ul><li>confident responsible knowledgeable </li></ul><ul><li>creative successful organised </li></ul><ul><li>friendly hard-working experienced </li></ul><ul><li>Go-getter </li></ul><ul><li>productive </li></ul>
  6. 7. USEFUL VOCABULARY (2) <ul><li>Agree with earn promotion </li></ul><ul><li>Apply for employed run </li></ul><ul><li>Basic salary employee salary </li></ul><ul><li>Be fired employer steady-job </li></ul><ul><li>Be hired flexible working hours </li></ul><ul><li>Be unemployed good people skills </li></ul><ul><li>Challeging job requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Contact information job title task </li></ul><ul><li>Degree position long hours </li></ul>
  7. 8. Some Useful expressions <ul><li>Is it a full-time / part-time position? </li></ul><ul><li>How much will I earn? </li></ul><ul><li>Is there a chance of promotion in this job? </li></ul><ul><li>I have got a degree in_______ </li></ul><ul><li>The starting salary is $7.50 per hour. </li></ul><ul><li>Tell me a little about yourself. </li></ul><ul><li>What do you do in your free time? </li></ul><ul><li>What work experience have you got? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you good at making decisions? </li></ul><ul><li>What is your current salary? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the salary range on offer? </li></ul><ul><li>What languages can you speak? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the benefits of working here? </li></ul><ul><li>What is your greatest weakness/strength? </li></ul>
  8. 9. Classify the sentences in the previous slide: <ul><li>Applicants Interviewer </li></ul><ul><li>____________ ___________ </li></ul><ul><li>____________ ___________ </li></ul><ul><li>Think of possible answers for the questions in the previous slide and try to come up with other questions. </li></ul>
  9. 10. BODY LANGUAGE <ul><li>Non-verbal communication accounts for over 90% of the message you are sending in your job interview! </li></ul><ul><li>Posture : sit upright </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>relax and lean slightly forward </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>position of the head </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Your hands: loosely clasped (on table or lap) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>keep your hands away from your face </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>leg movement </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Eye contact: direct eye contact </li></ul><ul><li>Voice delivery: vay your tone and pitch </li></ul><ul><li>A couple of useful and informative videos : </li></ul>
  10. 11. MAKING A FIRST GOOD IMPRESSION (1) Watch the video and answer the questions <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Make an entrance: </li></ul><ul><li>How many seconds do you have to impress people when you first fist walk into an interview? </li></ul><ul><li>What should you put on your face? </li></ul><ul><li>Why should you scan and look around the room? </li></ul><ul><li>Your handshake </li></ul><ul><li>Why is a good handshake vital? </li></ul><ul><li>What is a good handshake? </li></ul><ul><li>Where should you look? </li></ul><ul><li>What should you remember to do? </li></ul>
  11. 12. MAKING A FIRST GOOD IMPRESSION (2) <ul><li>Posture </li></ul><ul><li>What should you practise if you are nervous? </li></ul><ul><li>Why should you sit well back? </li></ul><ul><li>What should you do with your elbows and legs? </li></ul><ul><li>Hand gestures </li></ul><ul><li>Why shouldn't you fold your arms? </li></ul><ul><li>Where should you keep your hands? </li></ul><ul><li>Mirroring </li></ul><ul><li>What is &quot;mirroring&quot;? </li></ul><ul><li>Why should you do it? </li></ul>
  12. 13. VIDEOS <ul><li>Interview Dos and Dont's: </li></ul><ul><li>Job Interview preparation for teenagers: </li></ul><ul><li>Classic Job Interview Questions: </li></ul><ul><li>More about body language... subtitled!! </li></ul>
  13. 14. OVER TO YOU! <ul><li>With a partner, think of a company and a position (you should think of a job description, requirements, hours, salary...) </li></ul><ul><li>You and your partner will roleplay a job interview 8one will be the applicant and the other the interviewer). The interview should last around 4 minutes. </li></ul>
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