Episode 07

Philip and Marcia discuss the two candidates. Who will get the job?

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Transcript

Philip: So, what did you think?

Marcia: Well, between Sarah Timms and Daniel Watson, I think the choice is pretty obvious!

Philip: Yes, so do I. Watson looked so good on paper ...

Marcia: But he seemed very good when I first spoke to him too.

Philip: First impressions often lie!

Marcia: Indeed. I think a lot of his CV was – how shall we say? Counterfactual.

Philip: Yes. It just wasn't true. You should never lie on your CV!

Marcia: He had very good references, though. Very strange.

Philip: I guess some people just like that sort of style, but he wouldn't fit in with us. I mean, it's important to be confident but he was overconfident.

Marcia: I couldn't agree more. His body language was all wrong. He came across as arrogant.

Philip: Then he gave very vague answers – no specific details of what exactly he'd done in his job.

Marcia: Whereas Sarah Timms ...

Philip: ... knew exactly what she was talking about.

Marcia: Yes, she was very convincing, self-assured, but not arrogant.

Philip: She'd clearly done some research on the company and knew what she was talking about.

Marcia: Oh, I thought her presentation was excellent.

Philip: Yes, it was. But I am a little worried about how much experience she has.

Marcia: Yes, true, but she seems very ready to take on the challenges the role would offer her.

Philip: So, who do we give the job to?

Marcia: Sarah!

Philip: Yes, I agree entirely!

Marcia: Great! I'll phone her straight away offering the post and I'll write a rejection to Mr Watson.

Philip: OK.

Discussion

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Submitted by Ivy Tran on Tue, 01/11/2022 - 13:01

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Do you agree with Philip and Marcia's decision?
I do agree with them , but in real life I think no one absolutely 100 % honest on their CV, it's easy to understand because all the company or owner always want to recruit the perfect person for their company or highly requirement and you see and count how many company and how many staff in each company , how can they have enough perfect people like they want for all the position of their company and how about someone in the middle level they want to get a better job, that is why I think no one honest 100 % on their CV.

Submitted by jyoti Chaudhary on Fri, 22/04/2022 - 13:51

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Do you agree with Philip and Marcia's decision?

yes, I agree with the decision; Sarah deserves this post in the company. and finally, I'm happy to hear that you choose the best candidate related for this position.

Submitted by david.alfaro on Sun, 26/09/2021 - 04:21

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I guess Daniel suffers any mental illness XD
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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Thu, 10/06/2021 - 14:21

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It's interesting conversation. "First impression often lie!"..... OMG! "Counterfactual.... You should never lie on your CV!".
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Submitted by YONABB on Thu, 11/03/2021 - 13:45

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Yes, I totally agree with their decision to hire Sarah over Daniel.

Submitted by Ventola on Fri, 16/10/2020 - 11:33

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Yes i agree entirely. Daniel is so arrogant, and if i were employer i would never want to have that kind of person as a member of the team.

Submitted by Lililastra on Wed, 12/08/2020 - 16:52

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I agree according to what they have said, She has a better attitude and she shows confidence with out being arrogant, she was not counterfactual about her CV information.

Submitted by Andrea Cabrera on Wed, 12/08/2020 - 16:51

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yes because daniel is very arrogant and lied and she was professional

Submitted by Abdulaziz AZ on Thu, 30/04/2020 - 04:15

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yes she deserve that