Sarah se rend à son entretien avec Marcia et Philip.

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Task 1

Comprehension task

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

Exercise

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.

Exercise

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And : , if you were to start working here. Why using were ?

Hello again Floeur,

This is a form of the conditional using inversion:

If you were to start working here... means the same as If you started working here...

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

The same for : What do you think are your weaknesses. I don't understand the composition of the sentence. Is there a rule about it ?

Hello Floer,

See my earlier answer. 'What are your weaknesses?' means 'Tell me what your weakneses are'.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

In this question : What would your current manager say are your strengths? Why don't we put "about" Instead of "are".

Hello Floer,

The meaning is different if we use 'about'.

What would your current manager say are your strengths? asks for a list of strengths, in your current manager's opinion.

What would your current manager say about your strengths? asks for your current manager's comments on those strengths.

Obviously, the context is important here. If the strengths have not been listed yet then the second question would require this before any comment can be made.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

The video is quite impressive, and I think that Sarah can get that job.
In fact, overall she was very relaxed interview and she was confident and persuasive in his answers. Philippe and Marcia both appears to be convinced.