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.

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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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Thanks for your explanation.

Hi Mymy1,

When Marcia says this, she wants the candidates to explain the kinds of work they would do at the company to make it progress in the future.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

This video is perfect and contains everything you need to schedule a interview.

Very intressting , Good to anderstand

I cant view the video I dont now why? how can I watch please tell me

Hello
Video " you 're hired" is interesting. I can not down load this video. could you send me this video with episode 1, 2,3 , 4, 5 , 6, 7 ?
Thanks

Hello Myenghish,

I'm glad to know you like the videos.  I'm afraid they are not available for download, for technical and legal reasons.  However, you can watch them as many times as you wish online.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

"a week tomorrow" , does it mean tomorrow in the next week? Eg, today is Monday, see you a week tomorrow means see you next Tuesday? Any other expressions saying different days, etc: fortnightly
,every 2nd sat?
Cheers
Rachael

Hello Rachael,

That is correct - it means exactly what you say.  It is a form used in British English but not, as far as I am aware, in American English.  Similar common forms include 'this time tomorrow' and 'this time next week'.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks, peter.

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