ESL - Job Interview

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  • 1. HOW TO ACE A JOB INTERVIEW
  • 2. Job Application Process
    • Write a resume and cover letter.
    • Ask a friend to check your resume.
    • Call the employer.
    • Visit your employer to fill out your application form.
    • Send your application, cover letter and resume.
    • Wait a few days.
    • Follow up your application and confirm it was received.
    • Attend the interview.
  • 3.
  • 4. PREPARING FOR THE INTERVIEW: LANGUAGE (1)
    • Make sure you use the right type of English : use of tenses, appropriate vocabulary and tone.
    • Education / qualifications: from high school on, don't forget you English studies.
      • I attended the University of Salamanca.
      • I graduated with a degree in computer engineering
      • I am currently studying at the University of Salamanca.
      • I am studying English at the Escuela de Idiomas.
  • 5. PREPARING FOR THE INTERVIEW: LANGUAGE (2)
    • Experience : be confident, talk about your qualifications, skills and responsabilities.
      • Microsoft have employed me for the last 3 years.
      • I have been in charge of customer care for two years.
      • I was employed by BBVA from2001 to 2005
      • I worked as a waiter at an italian restaurant while I was living in London
  • 6. USEFUL VOCABULARY (1)
    • Describing yourself:
    • ambitious patient helpful
    • calm reliable humorous
    • confident responsible knowledgeable
    • creative successful organised
    • friendly hard-working experienced
    • Go-getter
    • productive
  • 7. USEFUL VOCABULARY (2)
    • Agree with earn promotion
    • Apply for employed run
    • Basic salary employee salary
    • Be fired employer steady-job
    • Be hired flexible working hours
    • Be unemployed good people skills
    • Challeging job requirements
    • Contact information job title task
    • Degree position long hours
  • 8. Some Useful expressions
    • Is it a full-time / part-time position?
    • How much will I earn?
    • Is there a chance of promotion in this job?
    • I have got a degree in_______
    • The starting salary is $7.50 per hour.
    • Tell me a little about yourself.
    • What do you do in your free time?
    • What work experience have you got?
    • Are you good at making decisions?
    • What is your current salary?
    • What is the salary range on offer?
    • What languages can you speak?
    • What are the benefits of working here?
    • What is your greatest weakness/strength?
  • 9. Classify the sentences in the previous slide:
    • Applicants Interviewer
    • ____________ ___________
    • ____________ ___________
    • Think of possible answers for the questions in the previous slide and try to come up with other questions.
  • 10. BODY LANGUAGE
    • Non-verbal communication accounts for over 90% of the message you are sending in your job interview!
    • Posture : sit upright
        • relax and lean slightly forward
        • position of the head
    • Your hands: loosely clasped (on table or lap)
        • keep your hands away from your face
        • leg movement
    • Eye contact: direct eye contact
    • Voice delivery: vay your tone and pitch
    • A couple of useful and informative videos : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bAgEmihzLs
  • 11. MAKING A FIRST GOOD IMPRESSION (1) Watch the video and answer the questions
    • http://www.videojug.com/film/how-can-i-make-a-good-first-impression-2
    • Make an entrance:
    • How many seconds do you have to impress people when you first fist walk into an interview?
    • What should you put on your face?
    • Why should you scan and look around the room?
    • Your handshake
    • Why is a good handshake vital?
    • What is a good handshake?
    • Where should you look?
    • What should you remember to do?
  • 12. MAKING A FIRST GOOD IMPRESSION (2)
    • Posture
    • What should you practise if you are nervous?
    • Why should you sit well back?
    • What should you do with your elbows and legs?
    • Hand gestures
    • Why shouldn't you fold your arms?
    • Where should you keep your hands?
    • Mirroring
    • What is "mirroring"?
    • Why should you do it?
  • 13. VIDEOS
    • Interview Dos and Dont's: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1ucmfPOBV8&feature=player_embedded
    • Job Interview preparation for teenagers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uy1GhS-MWJ8
    • Classic Job Interview Questions: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nr2bpcpNQWY
    • More about body language... subtitled!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bAgEmihzLs
  • 14. OVER TO YOU!
    • With a partner, think of a company and a position (you should think of a job description, requirements, hours, salary...)
    • You and your partner will roleplay a job interview 8one will be the applicant and the other the interviewer). The interview should last around 4 minutes.