Daniel makes some classic mistakes in his interview.

Instructions

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

Read the statements and decide if they are true or false.

Exercise

Task 2

Business Notes

Daniel makes some classic mistakes in his interview. Here are a few mistakes to avoid:

What to wear

It can be difficult to choose the right job interview clothes. Most companies will give you information about their dress code, if you phone their reception. Even if they say they have a casual dress policy, it's still a good idea to dress in slightly smarter attire to show you've made the effort. If in doubt, dress slightly smarter than you usually would for work. Daniel, dressed in jeans and an open-neck shirt, is probably too casually dressed when compared with his interviewers.

Lying

Although it's tempting, out-right lying never pays. Daniel gave some inaccurate information in his job application and is found out in the interview. By all means gloss over unflattering or unimpressive details, but telling lies is a definite no-no.

Appearing too confident

If you appear too confident and relaxed in an interview format this may come across badly and you may be seen as being arrogant. Unlike Daniel, it’s better to be modest about your achievements.

Not researching the company

Researching the company shows you're serious about the job and if you can demonstrate this in the interview then this will be looked on favourably. Have a few questions ready for the end of the interview where you can show that you have thought about the job and the company.

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I do learn some new words in the bussines & work enviroment in this lesson thank you very much!

I like learning English so much and I wish to speak English as fluently as the natives. So I have kept trying to listen and practice on Internet and English software as well but my English skill does not improve. The more I try work hard, the worse my English becomes.Please held me!

Thank you,  very useful video!!

Dear all,
In my opinion this video guide us how we should prepare ourselves for an interview along with the learning of English language.

This video is really interesting! have fun.

Hello Everyone
Dan speaks very fast some parts I didn´t understand, but I think that people from England speaks from this way is true.

i think Daniel is master on his work

Dan seems like don't care about this job

Where is the episode 3 of business and work series?
 

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