Daniel and Sarah make their presentations. Will they impress the interviewers?

Do the preparation task first. Then watch the video and do the exercises. You can also read the transcript.

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Through the presentation of the two candidates, we can see the difference between them. While Daniel didn't respond to the expectation of the panel, that is how he projected to take them to the best objective, Sarah gave a fascinating presentation, showing that she spent time to learn about the company and made a serious analysis on the market relating to her further job. Daniel talked about himself and his competence without giving any pieces of evidence.
At the standpoint of a candidate, I find these two aspects are a real lesson that needs to remember if I wanted to get a convincing argument in an interview.

Daniels's presentation did not answer what Marcia asked. He did not mention anything about the businesses.

Sarah presentation and interwiev is better than Daniel's.

I liked video, it was very instructive, especially for me and my zero experience in business presentation

if I were CEO I would hire one of available staff resources for such important position...

Daniel says in his presentation about his sales team: "Certainly going to be sad to see me leave...".
One the sentences of the Coomprehensive task says: "Daniel thinks that the sales team will be upset if he leaves" and it's given like true.
My question is: Do the adjectives "sad" and "upset" have similar meaning?

Hello Ajevip,

In this context, the words have a similar meaning: unhappy or disappointed.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

I think we here see how a person must answer to an interview. To be professional requieres inteligence, discipline and have objective goals about what company is requiering.

Candidates present their vision for the company's development. Sarah prepared for the conversation. Daniel, by his attitude of an unprepared person, diminishes the chances of getting a job.
The presentation should contain at least general information about the issue on which we should work. I also think that it is worth getting ready before every recruitment interview. Preparing a presentation increases the chances of getting a job.

Great Task!

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