Marcia calls two of the candidates giving them details of the interview process.

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Task 1

Put the stages of the interview process in the order they are mentioned.

Exercise

Task 2

Business Notes

In the third episode, Marcia Boardman, the HR manager at WebWare, outlines to
the 2 candidates the interview format. There are several possible interview
formats:

Structured Interview - Competencies

The employer identifies the competencies (skills, abilities and experience)
required for the role. They design the questions to test whether the
candidate has these competencies. The questions are often phrased, "tell us
about a time when...".

Behavioural job interview (situational job interview)

Behavioural interviews are trying to find out how you would act in certain
situations. The interviewer wants to be able to predict how you would behave
in the role, if they recruited you. So they ask hypothetical questions.
These might be about a time in your past, or asking you to imagine yourself
in a future situation.

Panel Job Interview

Sometimes employers want candidates to be seen by a number of managers or
peer-workers. A panel interview simply means a candidate meets multiple
interviewers at once. They may play the "Good cop / Bad cop" routine, where
one of them is aggressive and another sympathetic, to see how you perform
under stress.

Technical Job Interview

This usually refers to a "hands-on" interview. For example, an engineer
might be expected to do some analysis of an engineering problem; a market
researcher might be asked to analyse some data; a sales person might be
expected to make a mock sales call. This type of interview is designed to
predict how you would perform in the role.

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Comments

Hi,

Mrs Marcia called to candidates and invated them for the interview in this video content.

hi,
it's really interesting to watch this video and previous ones too
I think Marcia had like man candidate more than woman at first, and it is so interesting how it will be after interview

MB: OK, so, Sarah, we'll be seeing you at 1pm, a week tomorrow.
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Hi. I want to know what does it mean "a week tomorrow" in this dialogue?

Hi Lusine,

The phrase 'a week tomorrow' means that it will happen one week after tomorrow. In other words, in eight days. If today is Monday, it will happen on Tuesday next week.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Oh I see.Thanks

MB: 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.
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Hello.Could you explain me what are the words of "taking us there" mean in this dialogue???

Hello Lusine,

'Taking us there' refers back to the idea of the company 'progressing'. If you visualise progress as a journey from the current position to a better place, then 'taking us there' is easy to understand, I think.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Ok.thanks a lot

what do you mean by moderation

Hello nuam7273,

That would depend on the context. If you are asking about the moderation we do on this site, it refers to the fact that all comments are read before they are published so that we can ensure that they are relevant, not spam and are in line with our House Rules.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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