Sarah goes for an interview with Marcia and Philip.


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

Comprehension task

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


Task 2

Business Notes

In the interview Sarah is asked some difficult questions, but these are quite typical, standard interview questions. Here are a few more:

Why do you want to work for us?

Give us an example of a time when you did not meet your goals or objectives?

Give us an example of a situation where you faced conflict or difficult communication problems and how did you deal with it?

Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?

What would your current manager say are your strengths?

What do you think are your weaknesses?

Why should we give you the job?

Do you prefer working in a team or on your own?

What is the first thing you would change, if you were to start working here?

Vocabulary: Describing jobs

Fill in the gaps in the sentences with the adjectives in the box.






Hi The LearnEnglish Team,
I'd like to ask the meaning of Sarah's sentence "I was having a bad day" after Marcia had said "We spoke on the phone". Does Sarah mean something opposite? It seems a little bit strange when you say you are having a bad day while someone calls you up to a job interview. You should have been happy.
Nice day to you!

Hi Inuyasha,
You're right - it is usually not a good idea to tell an interviewer that you're having a bad day. I think Sarah was trying to explain why, in episode 3, it was so hard for Marcia to hear her on the phone.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Great video, Sarah is very good in the interview.
Now, we know how to behave in an interview.

I think so, thank you learing English so much

Good morning Adem
Thank you very much for your attention and your reply
From your response I understand that the evaluation after each episode alone no comprehensive assessment.
Thank you again I am very happy to communicate with you
I hope that I'm not heavy to communicate with you, and sorry in advance
Best wishes

Thank you very much Adem
Yes I see them But I want to evaluate in only five episodes of any joint assessment,to see if I am able to sort the information and control together
Thank you again
my Greeting

Hello again,
I'm afraid I'm not really sure what you mean by 'sort the information and control together', but we only have exercises for individual episodes of 'You're Hired', not for several episodes together.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Dear all,
It's very informative,as video shows many key factors that helps you to get a job.Also ,it depicts that not the degree and experience is well enough but also the communication skills and appearance of person that he/she portraits during interview counts a lot to impress the interviewer. 
And,about Sarah..nodoubt,she showed all the qualities that every company want to see in their every employ.

Sarah created a very good impression during this interview. She performed very well. She would definitely get the job at the end.
I learnt a lot from her performance here. Thanks LearnEnglish Team's great work!!!

the video is not quite good that it was interupted some times.
i thik Sarash will get the job as she is curious and talent candidate.