Marcia calls two of the candidates giving them details of the interview process.

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Task 1

Put the stages of the interview process in the order they are mentioned.

Exercise

Task 2

Business Notes

In the third episode, Marcia Boardman, the HR manager at WebWare, outlines to
the 2 candidates the interview format. There are several possible interview
formats:

Structured Interview - Competencies

The employer identifies the competencies (skills, abilities and experience)
required for the role. They design the questions to test whether the
candidate has these competencies. The questions are often phrased, "tell us
about a time when...".

Behavioural job interview (situational job interview)

Behavioural interviews are trying to find out how you would act in certain
situations. The interviewer wants to be able to predict how you would behave
in the role, if they recruited you. So they ask hypothetical questions.
These might be about a time in your past, or asking you to imagine yourself
in a future situation.

Panel Job Interview

Sometimes employers want candidates to be seen by a number of managers or
peer-workers. A panel interview simply means a candidate meets multiple
interviewers at once. They may play the "Good cop / Bad cop" routine, where
one of them is aggressive and another sympathetic, to see how you perform
under stress.

Technical Job Interview

This usually refers to a "hands-on" interview. For example, an engineer
might be expected to do some analysis of an engineering problem; a market
researcher might be asked to analyse some data; a sales person might be
expected to make a mock sales call. This type of interview is designed to
predict how you would perform in the role.

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I had impression that Daniel is more prepared to the interview.

Sarah says :" I haven't done one of those in a while..." I think it means she has not the presentation right now (but she will do it ) . Am I right ?

Hello Bugumił,

Yes, that's the idea. She means that it's been a long time since she's given a presentation, but that she will prepare one for the interview.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

It is a fair way to explore the qualified candidate

Both of them seem to be unemployment

I see this video on Macbook. I can not hear the voice. Could you please tell me how I can hear? Tks
Best Wishes,
Loan.

Hello Loan0901,

I'm not sure what the cause might be. I use a Mac and the video is working as it should (including audio), so it must be a local issue at your end.

Do the other videos on LearnEnglish work well for you or do have similar problems on all of our pages?

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi, I understood everything. Actually I used to interwiev people to hire them. I did it in several ways like you showed in the task 2.

Hi I'am a new member . Can u please explain what does this statement up to : ( and of what
you feel are the major successes in your career so far) .

Hello MoONn 2111,

Welcome to LearnEnglish! The phrase 'of what you feel are the major successes in your career so far' is linked to the phrase 'give examples' earlier in the sentence. Marcia is asking Sarah to give examples of problems she has solved and to give examples of major successes in her career.

Does that make more sense now?

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

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