Episode 02

Marcia and Philip discuss the applications they've received and the interview format.

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



Philip: So, how many applications did we get, Marcia?

Marcia: Well, overall we've got over 200!

Philip: That many?

Marcia: Yes, but most of which we can discard right away ... people who don't have the right experience, qualifications, that kind of thing.

Philip: Of course.

Marcia: ... and then we get the people who submit ten-page-long CVs, or CVs in comic book font, or green ink, or ... they attach a photo of themselves disco dancing, you know the kind of thing? So, I've whittled down the serious candidates to a shortlist of 12 people.

Philip: And we'll interview all of them?

Marcia: I think we should but, obviously, I'll let you have a look first.

Philip: Great. So, who have we got then?

Marcia: Well, I think we've got some pretty strong candidates. Two in particular.

Philip: They have the right kind of profile?

Marcia: I'd certainly say so. Strong educational background, experience in multinational sales, language skills ...

Philip: Good. I look forward to meeting them.

Marcia: So, I'd say we do the standard interview format.

Philip: Sure.

Marcia: A few general questions, then on to specifics.

Philip: Yes, exactly. I want to hear specific details of when they've solved problems.

Marcia: Yes, and then something about 'vision', as you put it.

Philip: Yes ... what do you think about a brief presentation?

Marcia: I think that's a good idea. We could ask them to give a short presentation on where they see the company going and how they see themselves taking us there.

Philip: Great! You know something? I'm really looking forward to this!

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Submitted by nourhan saed on Sun, 27/08/2023 - 14:13


First, choosing the form for my CV should be light and Comfortable to the eye in its appearance.
then write my info as points
Arranging and separating them into departments, for example, the Education Department, the Experiences Department, the Activities Department, and the Languages Department.

Submitted by fajaraji25 on Tue, 08/08/2023 - 16:14


- use ATS format
- quantify your task and achivements on your previous experience
- specify your experience and relate it with the job quaification

- give your personal number
- attach so much experience, even not related experience

Submitted by emibravo on Fri, 06/05/2022 - 15:46


My advices for people that has no experiencie in job interviews are:
- Answer just the things you were asked to
- Don't explain too much anything
- Show yourself confident, even if you are not
- Pay atention to what other candidates say, and use their words when is your turn, that shows interest in other people's speechs
No to do:
- Do not talk too much
- Don't look the floor while you are talking
- Do not look at yout cell phone, please!

Submitted by Jackelin Espinoza on Tue, 08/12/2020 - 12:37

I recommend write a brief presentation about yourself and below of each experience put two or three achievement. Try to be objective and specific. Also, put a photo showing your natural smile.

Submitted by Moody on Wed, 02/09/2020 - 14:53

My tips for a CV are : At first introduce yourself in a confident way telling all information about your school ,your family , your district that you live in. Secondly mention your previous experience and the places you worked in Then mention your personal skills. Finally tell the information for the hiring person that it makes him hiring you.

Submitted by Rusu Petrisor on Tue, 23/06/2020 - 10:49

My tips for a good CV? I don't know, probabbly a clear , concise and short presentation of your professional experience , education and career goals. Don't forget to insert your achievements, they are in most of the cases more important than the other things ( e.g. job resposabilities).

Submitted by Mamta Gusain on Thu, 28/05/2020 - 08:51

In a resume, please mention only relevant qualification and experience to which profile you are applying for. also mention your key strength which is required by your applied position. Keep the resume short
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Submitted by davorma on Tue, 12/05/2020 - 18:47

My CV tips: A highly visual CV format where only relevant educational and personal information, professional experience (including company logos) and finally professional skills are displayed. All this in one page.