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Job interview


Job interview – собеседование при приеме на работу
Career – карьера
Teamwork – командная работа
Team player – командный игрок
Job description – должностная инструкция
Job interviewer – интервьюер (ведущий собеседование при приеме на работу)
Robotic answers – роботизированные ответы
Behavioral question – поведенческий вопрос
Relevant information – значимая (существенная) информация
Career Objectives – карьерные цели
Employment – трудоустройство
Achievements – достижения
Core competency – ключевая компетенция
To hire – нанимать
To fire – увольнять
To impress – впечатлить
To do the research – проводить исследования
To encounter – неожиданно встретиться, столкнуться (с кем-л./ чем-либо)
To apply for a job – подавать заявление о приеме на работу
Practice makes perfect – дело мастера боится
Fit in with the team – адаптироваться к коллективу
To make the cut – перейти к след. этапу собеседованию (idiom: to be able to pass from one round of competition to the next)

1. To encounter – unexpectedly experience or be faced with something.
2. To impress – make (someone) feel admiration and respect.
3. Achievement – a thing done successfully, typically by effort, courage, or skill.
4. Teamwork – the combined action of a group of people, esp. when effective and efficient.
5. Core competency – a defined level of competence in a particular job.
6. The goal of a job interview is to sell yourself.
7. My friend had successful career in the last his job.
8. HR is the person responsible for hiring and firing.
9. She didn't fit in with her colleagues.
10. I was happy because I made the cut and was allowed to compete in the finals!

Interview Tips

The thing I look for the most when I’m interviewing someone is that they’re still professional but candid enough to be real with me. If someone is giving me robotic answers, or I feel like they’ve practiced in front of a minor , or they’re just trying to tell me what I want to hear, I’m not interested in that. I want you to feel comfortable with me, because I need to know what it’s like to work with you, because my main thing when I’m interviewing someone is what’s your personality like. Because I need to know if you’ll fit in with my company, with my team, and if you’re just giving me robotic answers and I don’t feel like I’m getting a connection with you, then you’re probably not going to make the cut.

The other part is to really look at that job description and understand what that company is looking for so if the company says they want somebody who’s a good team player, they need to think through examples of when they were a good team player or where they used Excel, or things like that. So, understand the questions they’re going to be asking and prepare for those.

You know of course, also coming up with some examples. Most of my questions are behavioral based interview questions, so I want to know about a time when you did something relevant to my question. Having some examples from the back of your mind of different things you’ve done in your past career or schoolwork is important as well.

Don’t just come in cold and say well tell me about your company, but have some information about it , know a little bit about what the kind of company it is, and be able to ask them some really intelligent questions, I think that’s really impressive when students come prepared like that.

I’ve always said that practice makes perfect, I think standing in front of the mirror or practicing, or just running through your head some of the questions you might anticipate , some of the situations that you might encounter in the interview, maybe set up a mock interview.

I think there are two important keys to impress not only a recruiter but a hiring manager. One, do your research on the company and on the position, and two come prepared with questions. It just shows you are truly interested not only in the company and the position , but it shows you did your due diligence before stepping into an interview. 

When students can prepare for some of those questions, and have some examples in their mind of when they showed good teamwork, showed good leadership , then they can come prepared when those questions are asked they’re good to go.

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Be motivated: Make a difference

Once upon a time there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work. One day he was walking along the shore. As he looked down the beach, he saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself to think of someone who would dance to the day. So he began to walk faster to catch up. As he got closer, he saw that it was a young man and the young man wasn't dancing, but instead he was reaching down to the shore, picking up something and very gently throwing it into the ocean. As he got closer he called out: "Good morning! What are you doing?" The young man paused, looked up and replied, "Throwing starfish in the ocean." "I guess I should have asked, why are you throwing starfish in the ocean?" "The sun is up and the tide is going out. And if I don't throw them in they'll die." "But, young man, don't you realize that there are miles and miles of beach and starfish all along it. You can't possibly make a difference!" The young man listened politely. Then bent down, picked another starfish and threw it into the sea, past the breaking waves and said, "It made a difference for that one."

List of questions for discussion

1. What jobs have you applied for recently?
2. How have you changed over the last five year?
3. How ambitious are you?
4. Do you have a career plan? Where do you want to be in 10 years’ time?
5. Which of the following would you prefer to do: work for one company during your career, work for several different companies, work for yourself?
6. Would you like to work in: sales and marketing, finance, management, administration and personnel?
7. What should you do to get ahead in your career?
8. What practical advice could you give to someone who wants to get ahead in their career?
9. Which is more important to you, a high salary or a job you enjoy?
10. What kind of people do you work with?
11. What sort of bosses do you have?
12. What have you learnt from your other jobs?
13. What sort of problems have you dealt with?
14. How many pages is a typical CV in your country?
15. Do you include a photo in CV? Do you think it is a good idea?

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