Job Interview Tips 2 – You’re Hired | Learn English | British Council

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After firing WebWare’s sales director and advertising the new post, Phillip Hart and Marcia Boardman discuss the applications and decide on an interview format.

Transcript

Philip Hart: So, how many applications did we get, Marcia?

Marcia Boardman: Well…overall we’ve got over two hundred…

PH: That many!?

MB: Yes, but…most of which we can discard right away…people who don’t have the right experience, qualifications that kind of thing…

PH: Of course…

MB: …and then we get the people who submit ten-page-long CVs, or CVs in comicbook font, or green ink, or they attach a photo of themselves disco dancing…you know the kind of thing!

MB: So, I whittled down the serious candidates to a shortlist of twelve people.

PH: And we’ll interview all of them?

MB: I think we should — but obviously I’ll let you have a look first.

PH: Great…so, who have we got then?

MB: Well, I think we’ve got some pretty strong candidates, two in particular…
PH: They have the right kind of profile?

MB: I’d certainly say so — a strong educational background, experience in multinational sales, language skills…

PH: Good, I look forward to meeting them.

MB: So I’d say we do the standard interview format..

PH: Sure..

MB: A few general questions, then onto specifics…

PH: Yes, exactly — I want to hear specific details of when they’ve solved problems…

MB: Yes and then something about “vision”, as you put it…

PH: Yes…what do you think about a brief presentation?

MB: I think that’s a good idea — we could ask them to give a short presentation on where they see the company going — and how they see themselves taking us there.

PH: Great! You know something? I’m really looking forward to this!

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