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Final Exam General: Must have student ID Must sign in at the time of the exam and turn in your class Feedback Form Must dress professionally Format: 3 minute interview Self introduction 2-4 standard interview questions 1-2 job specific interview questions
What am I looking for? Confident body language Eye contact A firm handshake Professional clothing Well prepared answers Fluency Pronunciation: stress, thought groups, prominence, intonation
Grading Use of taught skills (15 pts) How well does the student perform the conventions of an interview? i.e. greeting, answering questions appropriately, displaying confidence, etc. General communication ability (5 pts) Does the student’s overall English ability aid or inhibit comprehensibility? Does the student use appropriate vocabulary and grammar? Pronunciation (5 pts) Does the student’s ability in English pronunciation aid or inhibit comprehensibility? Does the student use stress, tone choice, thought groups and prominence correctly?
The Final 3 minute interview Self introduction 2-4 standard interview questions 1-2 job specific interview questions
Start with… Confident body language Eye contact A firm handshake Professional clothing
1. Tell me about yourself. I grew up in ___________. I studied _______ at Sias International University. I chose my major because ______________. During my time at university, I ____________. …worked a part-time job at a restaurant. Through this job I learned the importance of being flexible, working well with others, and respecting your boss. …volunteered with Bring Me Hope, an organization that provides support to orphans in Henan. Through this experience I learned ________. …traveled to ________. Through my travels I discovered a much larger world than I could have imagined. This inspired me to want to work for a global corporation. I am fluent in both Chinese and English. I am ________, _________, and ________. (strengths) In the future I would like to ________________.
2. Why do you want this job? Why do you want to work for this company? Tip: Share your passion and your interest. Example: “I love teaching. I want to make an impact on the lives of children. I believe your school is someplace I can do that.
3. What makes you the best choice for this company? What sets you apart from others who are applying for this position? What makes you the best candidate for this job? Tip: You can list several of your best qualities or emphasize one extra special quality you have. I realize that there are likely other candidates who also have the ability to do this job. Yet I bring an additional quality that makes me the best person for the job--my outstanding people skills. I can easily talk with others and build trust. As a tour guide, I think this quality will be a great asset to your company and help customers feel positive and happy about their experience.
4. What qualifications do you have for this position? Why do you think you’re a good fit for this job? What special skills do you have? Tip: Be familiar with the job requirements. Give an answer that shows you have those requirements and more. Example: “I have everything you’re looking for. I am friendly and outgoing. I am fluent in both Mandarin Chinese and English. I love to travel.”
What is your greatest weakness? Tip: Choose a real weakness. Show how you have changed OR show how your weakness is a strength. I have had trouble in the past with planning and organization. However, I’m now taking steps to correct this. I just started using a pocket planner. My computer skills are not the best. I have taken some classes recently to improve my skills and am always willing to learn more. Sometimes it is difficult for me to get to get up in the morning, but I am always willing to work late. My weakness is, I don’t always finish what I start, but I am very creative. And if the project is very important, I will have passion to complete it. I think my greatest weakness is that I lack confidence, but I will do well in a job that requires someone to be detailed, organized, and reliable.
Where do you see yourself in one year? Five years? What are your professional goals? Tip: The interviewer wants to know that you have vision for your future and would like to know how you will use your position in the company…as a stepping stone or as a long term commitment. I can see myself still working for your company, in a management position. I see myself settled into a job and raising a family. In 5 years, I would like to own my own company.
The Job You can choose between these three jobs for interviewing.
Teaching Job School: Fu Xi Primary School Location: Anyang Position: 3rd grade English teacher Job Qualifications: Teaching experience Experience working with children Patient, responsible, and teachable Adaptable and flexible Fluent in Mandarin Chinese and English
Tour Guide/Translator Company: Guilin Tours Location: Guilin Position: Tour guide for foreign guests Job Qualifications: Excellent communication skills Strong translation skills Strong customer service skills Outgoing, friendly, hardworking, and flexible Fluent in Mandarin Chinese and English
Business Assistant Company: M&E International Technology Location: Shanghai Position: Personal assistant to a businessman Job Qualifications: Excellent communication skills Strong problem solving skills Independent, careful, detailed Willing to travel Fluent in Mandarin Chinese and English
Practice Job candidate and interviewer (has the paper) Find someone with the opposite role Job candidate: Tell interviewer which position you are interviewing for (teacher, tour guide, or personal assistant) Interviewer: Ask 3-4 “Standard Interview Questions” and 1-2 “Job Specific Interview Questions” You have 3 minutes. Interviewer: After interview, give your paper to the job candidate and switch roles.