Episode 07

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

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

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Submitted by JulianoCrispi on Mon, 27/04/2020 - 21:34

I´d say sarah is definitily the best choice but her lack of experience could be a risk to the company. If i was the CEO i´d contact a few headhunters to help me find the perfect professional to fit such an important role, it would be a game-changing to the company.

Submitted by EddieLuv on Fri, 24/04/2020 - 22:46

Yes I agree, but they could give for Daniel some advice how he can be better in another job interview

Submitted by gerardbarrachina on Thu, 23/04/2020 - 19:11

Enterely agree with both of them. Sarah is the addecuate person to get the job instead of Daniel. She's more prepared and professional, however she has to demostrate that her skills get the results that CEO wants.

Submitted by Ulizeuz on Mon, 23/12/2019 - 17:52

Absolutely, I agree with Phillip and Marcia's decision. It's difficult trust in someone who lies in his CV, and Sarah was very confident and well prepare in her presentation.

Submitted by sqam7521 on Mon, 16/12/2019 - 05:29

great selection , I wonder how could Daniel managed to get good references? ;P

Submitted by Loc Dang on Fri, 06/09/2019 - 16:08

Marcia and Philip have the same impression about the presentations of the two candidates. They seem to be convinced - and in fact, they have a point- with the well-prepared task of Sarah. Anyway, the selection is not so difficult in such an obvious case. I find their comments on the interviewees are accurate and professional.

Submitted by A_Ichiro on Mon, 08/07/2019 - 02:14

I wonder if Daniel will consider why he could not get an offer when he receives a rejection letter.