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


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Task 1

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


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

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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Hi Team,

It is just my own experience if you could give me some advice so I could do better in the future. I used to work in English-based country as a foreign staff; now I am having a little break. Even if I was confident that I've prepared enough for an interview, I was still very nervous and kind of overwhelmed by the atmosphere so that I couldn't even make myself satisfied at the end of the interview. Am I worried too much what they think about what I said, or I just less confident? give me some tips to overcome.

Hi Lucie_K,

It's hard to give advice because I don't really know you well enough. It does sound like you're worrying too much, however. It's good to feel little tension but if you are overly stressed then it can affect your performance. I always find imagining myself in the position of the interviewer and imagining that I am interviewing myself is helpful. I can imagine the questions and think of what answers I would like to hear, and I can act out the interview in my mind so that I feel ready for what is to come.

Best of luck!


The LearnEnglish Team

I think there are 2 mistakes in the transcript: 1) Where it says: 'You'll already have been told', I understand it is 'you've already been told' 2) Where it says: 'we'll be expecting you to to give', there is one extra 'to'.

Hello Bete,

Thanks for your comment. With regard to your first point, I hear what the transcript says. 'will' can be used in this way to speak about a past event that you're confident about. What you understood ('you've already been told') can also be used here with essentially the same meaning, so in the end it's not really that important.

You're completely right about the second point. This is correct in the transcript on the page, and we'll fix the pdf version as soon as we can.

Thanks for helping us improve LearnEnglish!

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Hi all
I have the same question as panda1997 ;)
Could someone explain me what mean " a week tomorrow" used in the film above?? ( OK, so, Sarah, we'll be seeing you at 1pm, a week tomorrow).

Thanks in advance!

Hello Gosia and panda1997,

If you look up 'tomorrow' in the Cambridge Dictionaries Online searchbox on the lower right of the page, you'll see this is one of the example sentences. 'a week tomorrow' is another way of saying 'a week from tomorrow', i.e. in eight days.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

I think it would be usefull if new word were explenation.

Hello everybody! This video is interesting. I would like to know what's mean : "how you see yourself taking us there."

Thank you for your answer.