Job Interviews

Job Interviews

Glossary (in chronological order)

Haiti – country in the Caribbean
cutting out – when something
rigorous – detailed and exhaustive
salary range – the lowest and highest possible salaries
bad mouth – say bad things about someone or something
up beat – energetic and positive
baggiest – the most loose fitting clothes
skull – the bone that protects the brain
over selling – trying too hard to sell something
scoundrel – an unprincipled, dishonourable person
retail – connected with selling things
useless – not good at something
Interviewees – people being interviewed

Use the words above to complete the extracts. Then listen and check.

1. I’ve always wanted to work in the ………….. industry
2. You’re never going to say I’m an unenthusiastic, lazy, unprincipled ……………..
3. Don’t …………. you previous employer.
4. Not ……… you don’t lie.
5. And so It kept …………, it was in French.
6. You guys are the ………………..
7. Although is someone comes across as relentlessly enthusiastic and ……………….. if I were the
interviewer I might not trust that.
9. It was quite painful for me to do an hour and a half of this quite …………. interview.
10. A ………. ring.
11. That depends doesn’t it because often the jobs in the UK are advertised with a ….. or a salary.
12. I had one guy turn up for a lab job wearing ………… jeans you have ever seen and a T-shirt for
a death metal band.
14. Who is going to say I’m ……………
15. It was in ………. so the internet connection was really bad.

Comprehension questions

Why was Dave’s job interview good and bad?
What are the dos and don’ts of interviews according to John and Dave?
What was on the pieces of paper from the game?

Conversation questions

Have you ever had a particularly good or bad interview?
Can you think of any more dos and don’ts for job interviews?
What questions would you ask if you had to interview someone?

 

Useful links:

4 Common mistakes to avoid in job interviews

See also Interviewing in English

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