Marcia calls two of the candidates giving them details of the interview process.

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Do the Preparation task first. Then watch the video. Next go to Task and do the activity. If you need help, you can read the transcript at any time.

Task 1

Put the stages of the interview process in the order they are mentioned.

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Task 2

Business Notes

In the third episode, Marcia Boardman, the HR manager at WebWare, outlines to
the 2 candidates the interview format. There are several possible interview
formats:

Structured Interview - Competencies

The employer identifies the competencies (skills, abilities and experience)
required for the role. They design the questions to test whether the
candidate has these competencies. The questions are often phrased, "tell us
about a time when...".

Behavioural job interview (situational job interview)

Behavioural interviews are trying to find out how you would act in certain
situations. The interviewer wants to be able to predict how you would behave
in the role, if they recruited you. So they ask hypothetical questions.
These might be about a time in your past, or asking you to imagine yourself
in a future situation.

Panel Job Interview

Sometimes employers want candidates to be seen by a number of managers or
peer-workers. A panel interview simply means a candidate meets multiple
interviewers at once. They may play the "Good cop / Bad cop" routine, where
one of them is aggressive and another sympathetic, to see how you perform
under stress.

Technical Job Interview

This usually refers to a "hands-on" interview. For example, an engineer
might be expected to do some analysis of an engineering problem; a market
researcher might be asked to analyse some data; a sales person might be
expected to make a mock sales call. This type of interview is designed to
predict how you would perform in the role.

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Sorry, where I can find the list of unemphasised words like these Kirk?

Hello Nizam Balinese,

There is no list of unstressed or weak words because it is the context which decides which words are weak, not the words themselves. It is often the so-called 'grammar words' such as articles, auxiliary verbs, prepositions and so on which are not stressed, but the context determines this and they can also be stressed in some contexts.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Ok Peter thank you very much, now I understand. I think in this case I just need more listening and speaking than just reading.

Hi Kirk, thanks for quick respon.
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in 1). yes, now is more clear though I'm still difficult to make it out.
in 2). Yes Kirk, I got it ( travelex-penses )
Thanks again for explaining. :)

Hi Team.
1. So, Daniel, I'll see you at.....
2. So, Sarah, We'll be seeing you at....
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I know they have similiar meaning but would you like to explain specific of detail of the difference, please?
thanks.

Hello Nizam,

It's a slight difference in how the speaker sees that time in the future when they will meet the other person. The future continuous can be used to emphasise that moment in progress in the future and sometimes can indicate that the speaker sees that future event as a normal occurrence or something already planned, which could be the case in 2. 

Both sentences are a way of confirming with Daniel and Sarah that they'll be meeting at that time in the future.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Ok Kirk, I can figure it out clearly now.
Great job! Thanks.

Dear Peter,

Would you pls. help to show me the way which I can improve my English skill? especially talking skill.
May i didn't remember vocabulary, so I'm not confident for talking? Is it right?

Could you pls. give your advice?

Many thanks for your great help!
Kim Chung

Hello Kim Chung,

We have actually put together a section on the website with our best advice and tips on how to learn English, including advice on vocabulary. You can find it here - just follow the links on that page.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Dear Peter,

Many thanks for your great help! I will study on your website first.
And hope that it is suitable for me.
Anyway, I'm looking a group or a foreign person, so I can talking with them for improve my skill,
May you pls. help me if you have any way to help me?

Thank you and have a nice day!
Kim Chung.

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