Lesson 5 – Job interview

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Job interview


Exercise 1: Read the dialogue on a job interview and answer the following questions:


Interviewer: So, you’ve applied for the Saturday position, right?

John: Yes, I have.

Interviewer: Can you tell me what made you reply to our advertisement?

John: Well, I have been looking for a part-time job for months to help me through college. And I think that I’d be really good at this kind of work.

Interviewer: Do you know exactly what you would have to do as a shop assistant?

John: Well I imagine I would have to help customers, to keep a check on the supplies in the store, and prepare the shop for business.

Interviewer: That about covers it, you would also be responsible for keeping the front of the store tidy. What sort of student do you regard yourself as . . . did you enjoy studying while you were at school?

John: I suppose I’m a reasonable student. I passed all my exams and I enjoy studying subjects that interest me.

Interviewer: Have you any previous work experience?

John: Yes. I worked part-time at a take-away in the summer holidays.

Interviewer: Now, do you have any questions you would like to ask me about the position?

John: Yes. Could you tell me what hours I would have to work?

Interviewer: We open at 9.00, but you would be expected to arrive at 8.30 and we close at 6.00 pm. You would be able to leave then. I think I have asked you everything I wanted to. Thank you for coming along to the interview.

John: Thank you. When will I know if I have been successful?

Interviewer: We’re making our decision next Monday, we’ll give you a call.



Exercise 2: Choose the correct answer:




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