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Job interviews alumnes

  1. 1. BUSINESS ENGLISH COURSE JOB INTERVIEWSThis is a good link to prepare your job interview in English:http://www.talkenglish.com/Speaking/Interview/IntBasic1.aspxListen to the following extracts, complete them and then find the most suitable questions for eachanswer:"Ive always been a great team ……………….. . Im good at keeping a team together and producing qualitywork in a team …………………… .""The weakest trait I ……………….. with was not asking for help. I always try to solve my own problemsinstead of asking a ……………….. who might know the answer. This would save me more time and I would bemore ……………….. . Im working on knowing when it would be beneficial to ask for help.""Ive learned the ……………….. of marketing during my first two years. I want to take the next step by takingon ……………….. projects. My short term goal is to grow as a marketing analyst."“I get easily ……………….. at people who dont work very hard. But I know people have different work……………….. and different work habits. So if I could change something, I would like to be more ………………..." "Im good at ……………….. with change because Im flexible with my work and abilities. Im not afraid oflearning new and difficult things. Whenever Im ……………….. with a change, Ill put in extra effort to makethe change a ……………….. transition."“I enjoy working under pressure because I believe it helps me ……………….. . In my previous experience, Ialways worked well during ……………….., and I always learned how to work more efficiently afterwards.""I consider myself to be in the middle, but if I were to choose from my past experience, I would think Iwould call myself a ……………….. risk taker."
  2. 2. "There are two reasons I should be hired. First, my ……………….. match your needs perfectly. Second, Imexcited and ……………….. about this industry and will always give 100%.""One time, I had a project that was ……………….. on Tuesday. On Friday I analyzed our progress and I wasahead of ……………….. . I didnt have to work over the weekend to complete the assignment. On Monday,my manager was sick so I had to ……………….. several meetings that took all day. Because of that, I didntcomplete my assignment until Wednesday. Now, I try to finish my assignments a day or half a day earlybecause something ……………….. could come up."“I majored in English because I liked to write. Because I didnt know exactly what I wanted to do, I……………….. in something I was very interested in. After working for a year on the marketing team, I realizedthat this is what I want to be doing.""In my final summer vacation, I had the opportunity to work as an intern for a public ……………….. firm. Itwas only for 3 months, but I learned a lot about performing quarterly tax services for small and medium……………….. companies. I also learned to deal with time pressure and learned how to prioritize work to bemore efficient. It was a great experience that I know will help me when I start my ………………..."QUESTIONS:Are you a risk taker or do you like to stay away from risks?Do you work well under pressure?How do you handle change?If you could change one thing about your personality, what would it be...Tell me about a time you failed to complete an assignment on time.What are your short term goals?What are your strengths?What are your weaknesses?What did you learn from your internship?Why are you applying for a job that you didn’t major in?Why should I hire you?

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