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 Abdulaziz AZ on Wed, 29/04/2020 - 02:18

My tips one page be serious

Submitted by Dodo Mohamed on Sat, 25/04/2020 - 23:49

Tips for cv. • Begin with the personal information. • write your career objective. • list your work experience from the recent. • High light your education. • Use formal colors like black and blue. •list your Achievements • write your hobbies and interests.

Submitted by rivercountryside on Tue, 21/04/2020 - 08:53

The CV include : - The information personal. - Degree qualification - Experiences work - Skill languages, team work, ... - Vision, Target. - Salary.
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Submitted by Alina Polevaya on Wed, 08/04/2020 - 06:49

Tips for preparing CV - one page - study - professional experience - skills - languages - hobby - examples of successful projects - strengths/weaknesses If I forgot something, add in comments please. It could be useful for other readers
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Submitted by OlaIELTS on Sun, 05/04/2020 - 01:57

Hi, The tips that I has for preparing a CV includes: - A profile. - A vision statement. - Personal skills. - A detailed educational and working experience. - Language and technical skills. Thanks.

Submitted by shahhoseini on Thu, 06/02/2020 - 11:51

Hello Dear Kirk I have a question from you. I try at the end of each lesson, answer your question and occasionally ask you some problems, but I don't notice your response. Could you have a notification to me or other students, for example on way email?

Hello shahhoseini

That's a good idea, but I'm afraid that there are no notifications like the ones you ask about on LearnEnglish. I will mention this to our technical team and if I have any news to report, I'll let you know.

You might want to copy the URL of the pages you've asked a question on into a document. Then, once your question is answered, you can erase the URL. That's a pretty basic system, but perhaps it could work for you.

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by abdelhamiedo on Wed, 29/01/2020 - 14:58

that's very good to improve my English thank's

Submitted by Linosoft on Sun, 19/01/2020 - 09:24

This video is very interesting. It provide good information about CV preparing. It's very usefull. We can also know why our job applications are often rejected.