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Teaching Objectives After completing this lesson, students should know how to deal with an interview, including: ---how to prepare an interview; ---the interview procedure; ---how to answer questions about personal details, education and work experience; ---how to deal with inappropriate questions by the interviewer.
Part Ⅰ Warm-up Information you should know about the company prior to your interview: ★ Organizational structure of the company; ★ Divisions & departments that interest you; ★ Products & Service; ★ Sizes of the company --- number of the employees and turnover; ★ Job descriptions & Job titles; ★ Geographic location of the offices, branches, stores; ★ Company culture; ★ Sources for this information: web sites, company reports, newspapers, magazines, professional journal.
Part Ⅱ Listening Practice Task 1 Listen to the following about a job interview and try to fill in the missing words. Gary: Good morning, I’m Gary. Please take a seat. John: Good morning, I'm John. Nice to meet you. Gary: Nice to meet you. To start with, can you tell me why you are _________ in working for our company? John: First, as far as I know, your company has an _________________ record. Second, I think my _______ and my ________________ qualify me for the job. Gary: I see. Which university did you graduate from? And what is your major? John: I graduated from ______________________ and my major is _____________. Gary: Which company do you work for now? John: BTC. Gary: And what is your _________________________ there? John: I’m in charge of marketing activities in East Asia, for example, organizing _________________________ and arranging ________________. interested impressive growth majorpast experience Beijing Universitymarketing chief responsibility trade conferencesexhibitions
Task 2 New Words and Expressions: probationary (adj.) 试用的，见习的，缓刑的 试用期 probation (n.) probationary period according to (phs.) 根据，视 …… 而定 performance (n.) 表现，表演，性能 perform (v.) 表现，表演，工作运行，履行 insurance (n.) 保险 branch (n.) 树枝，分支，（机构的）分部门 base (n.) e.g. 总部设在伦敦的公司 a London-based firm
2. In your opinion, what questions raised by the candidate, Karen Yang, seemed to be inappropriate? Write them down and state your reasons. Then compare your answers with your neighbor's. The first one has been done for you. Inappropriate questionsReasons Is that your wife, Mr. Carter? She is so beautiful. Avoid asking your interviewer personal questions or making personal comments. Could you tell me how much the job pays? What about the paid holidays, insurance, and things like that? How much time will it take for me to be promoted here? The interviewer might infer from these questions that you are only interested in your own needs and not those of their company. Wait until the interviewer raises the subject of salary to discuss it. But in which cities do you have branches? And where is your company based? It is unwise to ask about things you should have already known. You will only tell the interviewer that you haven’t done your homework.
Part Ⅲ Language Expansion (1) Opening ● Good morning, sir/madam. Good morning. Please make yourself comfortable. First, tell me something about yourself. ● What do you think of the weather today? ● To start with, can you tell me a little about yourself? During: General Questions ● What is your name, please? May I know your name? Please give me your name. ● Where are you living now? What is your present address? ● What are your weak points/ drawbacks /shortcomings
Education ● When did you graduate from your university? What did you major/specialized in? What were your minor subjects? ● Did you get any honors or awards at your university? ● Were you involved in any club activities at your college? Work experience ● Have you had any experience in this field? ● What position did you hold in that company? ● Would you like to talk about your awards/achievements?
Part Ⅳ Video 1 Applying for the position of financial consultant New Words and Expressions: finance: (n.) 金融，财政 financial (adj.) 金融的，财政的 major (v.) 主修 : major in English consultant (n.) consultative (adj.) consultancy (n.) 顾问 顾问的，咨询的 顾问公司，咨询公司 available (adj.) 可获得的，有空的 pressure (n.) notify (v.) notification (n.) notify somebody of something
1.Watch the video and try to fill in the following blanks. I. To start with, would you like to tell me a bit about _________________? C. Sure. I’m a senior student at Guangdong University of _______________. I expect to graduate this summer. My major is ___________________. I. So, why did you choose our company? C.As far as I know, your company is one of several _________international consultant corporations which came to China after China entered WTO. I think working here would give me the best _________ to _______ what I’ve learned at university. yourself Finance international finance leading chanceuse
2. Watch the video and try to complete the following chart. Reasons for joining the company Relevant work experience Questions Results of the interview It’s one of the leading international consultant corporations which came to China after China entered WTO. Working in this company would give him the best chance to use he has learned at university. He worked on a factory restoration in Nanjing. Are there any chances for Chinese employees to be transferred to head office in New York or other branch offices around the world? Chen Bo will be notified of the final decision by Friday.
Part Ⅴ Language Expansion (2) During: Position related questions Reasons for leaving and applying ● Why are you leaving your present job?. ● Why are you interested in working with this corporation? Qualifications and skills ● Have you got any professional certificates? ● Do you have any specific skills? ● Can you speak …..? Job suitability ● Are you willing to relocate? Closing ● Can you tell me what my job will entail? ● How can we contact you about our decision?
Part Ⅵ Video 2 Applying for the position of Sales Manager New Words and Expressions: cosmetics (n.) a substance such as a cream or powders, which is intended to make a woman’s skin more beautiful administration (n.) administrative (adj.) administrator (n.) administrate (v.) 管理，政府 Bush Administration 管理的，行政的 管理者，行政官员 管理，支配，执行，照料，给予，帮助 appoint (v.) appointment (n.) 任命，委派 任命，委派，约会 challenge (n.) a challenging job 具有挑战性的工作 entail (v.) 使事物成为必要，需要
How to succeed at interviews 1. Research the company and the job, figure out the resume. 2. Plan your journey to ensure you arrive around 10 minutes early. 3. Collect your all paperwork together--- résumé, cover letter. 4. Dress smartly and pay attention your hair. If you are a smoker, do not smoke before the interview. 5. Look confident and smile as you are greeted. Shake hands confidently but not grip too firmly. 6. Maintain good eye contact throughout the interview. Smile when there is an opportunity and be aware of your body posture. 7. Do not be dull and boring in an interview. You should ne positive and enthusiastic and convey your personality. 8. The resume should be true, brief, you can bypass the questions if you can’t answer.