Daniel makes some classic mistakes in his interview.

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Task 1

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

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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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Hi Valeria,
Have you solved your problem? I also cannot find the Episode 3 of this series!
Thanks in advance

Hi Brunillo and Valeria,
Welcome to LearnEnglish! I'm a bit confused that you cannot find Episode 3. It's between Episode 2 and Episode 4 on the index page for You're Hired.
Best wishes,
Adam
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi,
Yes it's a stupid question :) ! That's all !!
It was simply hidden between slideshow in the main page, but it obviously is in the index.Thanks for the  rapid feedback.
BR

Dan is not familiar at all with the conduts of interviews.

Good morning,
I'm afraid the iTunes link of this transcript doesn't work right.
Thanks in advance.

I going to have an interview soon, all the tips presented here are too valuable. Thank you very much!

It's really good to learn how to present ourselves to the employers. Nice tip.

Hi, i found the video very interesting and very funny!!!

This gay really very strange and funny, I would never hired him :-)

One question, Adam said ''I've got lots of it'' referring to his ambition, why he didn't say ''a lot of'' since the word ambition is singular?

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