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Job Interview

Job Interview

Date: Jan 18 2002


1. Learn Vocabulary - Learn some new vocabulary before you start the lesson.

2. Read and Prepare - Read the introduction and prepare to hear the audio.

Hi friends!
We have had several requests on the Life Goes On message board for Real Life Lesson topics. This week we give you the chance to hear bits and pieces of a job interview, an idea we got from Gracejiang. Thanks Gracejiang for your great idea and thanks to everyone who has contributed their ideas and feedback!
Now you can listen to three different parts of a job interview, then look through the important information covered in the discussion that follows!


1. Listen and Read - Listen to the audio and read the dialog at the same time.

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2. Study - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.





Interviewer:  Good morning Joe.

Joe:  Good morning. How are you today?

Interviewer:  We’re doing fine. Why don’t you come on in, and let’s start by you telling us a little bit about yourself.

Joe:  Great. I’m really interested in the position that you posted in the newspaper last week.


Interviewer:  Okay. Joe, can you tell me about some of the skills that you bring to the table?

Joe:  Sure. I’m very committed to the success of the company, I have a lot of experience in this industry, and I’m also a team player.


Interviewer:  Well Joe, thanks for your time today. We’ll, uh, be in touch. We’ll probably give you a call in about a week.

Joe:  Okay great. And if I don’t hear from you in a week, I’ll definitely be giving you a call because I’m really interested in the job.

Interviewer:  Great.



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The first impression you make at a job interview is very important. Say hello, ask your interviewer how they are, and let them know that you are happy to be meeting with them. If your interviewer asks you a question, make sure to respond specifically to what they asked you. You might notice that Joe was nervous and did not tell the interviewer about himself after she asked him to. (This is a very common mistake, so be careful!)
Many companies will ask a potential employee what skills they have that will be an asset to the company. You should think about your skills before a job interview and talk about the skills that match with the company’s needs. Joe did a good job of this, but remember it is always best to be very specific.
Thank the interviewer for their time and let them know that you are interested in the position. Never leave without knowing the next step: when the company will call you back, when they plan on making a decision, etc…
Study this lesson and practice having job interviews in English! If you have any questions or would like to talk about a job interview you had, come to the Life Goes On message board! My best advice to you is to believe in yourself and keep trying if you don’t get a job right away. The more interviews you have, the better you get at having them!
Your friend,



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01:06 PM Mar 28 2013 |




please, try to give the general questions of interview with its best answers.that will be of great help. thank u so much.

03:50 PM Sep 13 2010 |




11:20 AM Aug 12 2008 |



i would like to have a full dialoge example intervew i need it by next week

06:50 PM May 04 2008 |



tnx it helps me a lot

hope u have the question and answer example for the job interview

08:18 AM May 04 2008 |

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