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Episode 03

Marcia calls the candidates to give them details of the interview.

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Transcripts

Marcia: Hi, I'm Marcia Boardman. I'm calling from WebWare.

Daniel: Oh, hi, Marcia. Great to hear from you.

Marcia: You'll have already been told you've been shortlisted for interview ...

Sarah: Oh, yes, great ... hello? Can you hear me?

Marcia: Yes ... Is it OK if I call you now? Would you like me to call you back later?

Sarah: Erm, no, no, no, that's OK.

Marcia: Good. Well, we're very excited about meeting you. OK, I just want to talk you through the procedure for the day. Someone will meet you when you arrive, reimburse you for any travel expenses you may have, and then bring you up to meet myself and Philip Hart, the CEO.

Daniel: OK, sounds good. So, will you be the only members of the interview panel there, then?

Marcia: Yes, it'll be just me and Philip who will talk to you. The interview will be in three parts. First of all we'll ask you some general questions about yourself and your educational and professional background, then we'll move on to specifics.

Sarah: Oh, er, specifics? Erm, well, er, what kind of questions will you be asking?

Marcia: Well, it'll be very similar to the personal statement you submitted with your CV. We'll be expecting you to give actual examples of problems you've faced and solved, and of what you feel are your major successes in your career so far.

Daniel: OK, well, yeah, that sounds great. Can't wait!

Marcia: Then there'll be a chance for you to ask us any questions about the job itself or WebWare in general.

Sarah: Oh, erm, OK. I'll think of something!

Marcia: After that, we'd like you to give a short presentation on how you see WebWare as a company progressing, and how you see yourself taking us there.

Daniel: OK, so will I be expected to give, like, a formal-style presentation?

Marcia: It can be as formal or as informal as you like. There'll be a flip chart and a data projector there available. If you need anything else, just let us know.

Sarah: Oh, erm, OK, a presentation! Erm, I'll think of something. I haven't done one of those in a while ...

Marcia: Is that all clear? Great. So, Daniel, I'll see you at 11 a.m., a week tomorrow.

Daniel: OK, great, yeah, I look forward to meeting you! Thanks, bye.

Marcia: OK, so, Sarah, we'll be seeing you at 1 p.m., a week tomorrow. Best of luck!

Sarah: Oh, thanks. I'll need it!

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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2

Comments

While my last job interview, the recruiter asked me present me, tell him of my professional experience and why I want quit my actual job.
He asked me if I know speak English or Deutsh.
He asked me too what I search in my job?
He asked me if the time passed in my car for come to work is a problem.

In the last interview i had ,i was asked many questions. The owner company asked me firstly general questions in English about my educational qualifications,my family ,where i do live ,if i have a car or not , secondly he asked me why do i want to join his team ,then he asked me about expected salary, finally he asked me if he accepted me as a member of his team ,how long will i need to be available to stay my new job.

In my last interview i was asked about my wage aspiration, and about what is my Vision an Mission in life.

it was two years back in my interview i was given an online assessment and a topic given to me write about it in English to check my writing skills. then the manager round took place in which i was asked about my qualification my recent experience and hobbies. and finally i got selected.

In my last job interview, I had to do a Math test without using caculator, after that I answered some questions from the interviewer. They were about my educational background, experiences, English skills, my strengths and weaknesses.

In my last job interview I was first asked to introduce myself.
I summed up my professional experience and my educational and described my personality.
I was requested after to tell about my qualities and drawbacks, to describe a situation where I faced difficulties and how I solved it, to speak about my achievements.
I had to speak more thoroughly about my last job and to explain why and when I quited, and why I applied to the job.

i was on time
they asked me about my self then about my old work

I never have a job real interview. I've work for 12 years. The first job, there is a company of my friend, I came there for working and help him around 2 years. A second job, I 've woked 10 years is also my family company. I worked and didn't any more interview.

In my last job interview I had to talk about the company, the competitors, the main product of the company and many other things.

In addition, the interview was in Spanish, but it included a few questions in English.

In my last job interview, I had to wait for two hour because the interviewer arrived late. He asked me about the last job. That to say, about my functions and my skills in accounting. I think that was something special and good.

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