Episode 03

Marcia calls the candidates to give them details of the interview.

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Transcript

Marcia: Hi, I'm Marcia Boardman. I'm calling from WebWare.

Daniel: Oh, hi, Marcia. Great to hear from you.

Marcia: You'll have already been told you've been shortlisted for interview ...

Sarah: Oh, yes, great ... hello? Can you hear me?

Marcia: Yes ... Is it OK if I call you now? Would you like me to call you back later?

Sarah: Erm, no, no, no, that's OK.

Marcia: Good. Well, we're very excited about meeting you. OK, I just want to talk you through the procedure for the day. Someone will meet you when you arrive, reimburse you for any travel expenses you may have, and then bring you up to meet myself and Philip Hart, the CEO.

Daniel: OK, sounds good. So, will you be the only members of the interview panel there, then?

Marcia: Yes, it'll be just me and Philip who will talk to you. The interview will be in three parts. First of all we'll ask you some general questions about yourself and your educational and professional background, then we'll move on to specifics.

Sarah: Oh, er, specifics? Erm, well, er, what kind of questions will you be asking?

Marcia: Well, it'll be very similar to the personal statement you submitted with your CV. We'll be expecting you to give actual examples of problems you've faced and solved, and of what you feel are your major successes in your career so far.

Daniel: OK, well, yeah, that sounds great. Can't wait!

Marcia: Then there'll be a chance for you to ask us any questions about the job itself or WebWare in general.

Sarah: Oh, erm, OK. I'll think of something!

Marcia: After that, we'd like you to give a short presentation on how you see WebWare as a company progressing, and how you see yourself taking us there.

Daniel: OK, so will I be expected to give, like, a formal-style presentation?

Marcia: It can be as formal or as informal as you like. There'll be a flip chart and a data projector there available. If you need anything else, just let us know.

Sarah: Oh, erm, OK, a presentation! Erm, I'll think of something. I haven't done one of those in a while ...

Marcia: Is that all clear? Great. So, Daniel, I'll see you at 11 a.m., a week tomorrow.

Daniel: OK, great, yeah, I look forward to meeting you! Thanks, bye.

Marcia: OK, so, Sarah, we'll be seeing you at 1 p.m., a week tomorrow. Best of luck!

Sarah: Oh, thanks. I'll need it!

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Submitted by rivercountryside on Mon, 27/04/2020 - 08:27

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I never have a job real interview. I've work for 12 years. The first job, there is a company of my friend, I came there for working and help him around 2 years. A second job, I 've woked 10 years is also my family company. I worked and didn't any more interview.

Submitted by yraida paola a… on Mon, 13/04/2020 - 04:13

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In my last job interview, I had to wait for two hour because the interviewer arrived late. He asked me about the last job. That to say, about my functions and my skills in accounting. I think that was something special and good.
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Submitted by OlaIELTS on Sat, 11/04/2020 - 22:41

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I had to answered some question. The questions that were asked centred on the following: - General questions. - Specific questions. - And questions relating to objective, mission and vision of the organization.
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Submitted by Alina Polevaya on Wed, 08/04/2020 - 07:15

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My last job interview was two years ago. I applied for a job as a tour guide. Bufore I was working as a journalist in a newspaper, so the job was absolutely different from my previous one. I was excited. My new job was supposed to be in another country, so it was online. I spoke English, told about my city like I was making a tour and answered some questions. The most unexpected question was why I wanted to change the field. I answered sincerely that I wanted to live in a warm country, try myself in a new field and change something in my life.
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Submitted by Joel-0505 on Tue, 31/12/2019 - 16:11

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Hello dear team, as usual I admire you all for your work. Thank you very much. and now, could you helo me to get this? Marcia: Is that all clear? Great. So, Daniel, I'll see you at 11 a.m., a week tomorrow. what does "a week tomorrow" mean? Suppose that the call was today "Tuesday" does that mean the meeting is on Wednesday of next week?

Hello Joel-0505

Yes, that's right -- it's another way of saying 'a week from tomorrow'. Some people also say 'tomorrow week' to mean the same thing. I'd say the most commonly used expression is 'a week from tomorrow'.

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

If today is Monday and a week from tomorrow mean 'Next Week of Tuesday'?

Hello Naw Chaw Su,

Yes, that's the idea. For example, if today is Monday January 1, 'a week from tomorrow' means Tuesday January 9.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team