Saturday, March 23, 2013

Job Interview Dialog



Job Interview Dialog                                                                
I = Interviewer, A = Applicant

I:  Hi, I’m Ketut. (shake hands) I’m the hiring manager.
A: Nice to meet you Mr. Ketut. I’m Willson Saudale.
I:  Please have a seat. (motion to chair)
A:  Thank you.  Oh, this is a copy of my resume and a list of references.
I:  Thank you, I will take a look at these.  I see you have applied for the cashier position.
A:  Yes, that’s right; I can work in other positions in the store as well.
I:  That’s good.  Can you tell me (about) your previous work experience?
A: I worked as a clerk at 7-Eleven for one year.  Before that I worked in my country at my parents’ grocery store.  I had many responsibilities such as: ordering merchandise, stocking shelves, and waiting on customers.
I:  I see.  Are you looking for a part time or a full time position?
A: I’m looking for a part-time job because I go to the Adult School to improve my English.
I:  Customer service is a big part of this job.  Do you have good people skills?
A:  I’m sorry, what do you mean by “people skills”?
I:  OK, I mean do you enjoy talking to customers?
A: Oh yes, I am friendly and I would like to help the customers.
I:  Tell me more about your other skills.
A:  I can use a cash register and I have basic computer skills.
I:  Can you give me two good reasons why I should hire you?
A:  Well, I am organized, dependable, and hard working.
I:  We have morning, afternoon, and evening shifts.  Which shift are you interested in?
A:  I go to school in the morning, and I have to pick up my children from school in the afternoon, so I prefer to work evenings or weekends.
I:  Do you have any questions for me about the job?
A:  As I improve my English at the adult school, I may be interested in a full time position. Can I change to full-time when I finish English school?
 I:  Yes, we like to give our employees first choice when we have an opening.
A:  That’s good. Will there be opportunities for promotion? 
I:  Yes, based on good performance reviews, there are always opportunities to move up.
We will be in contact with you as soon as we finish our interviews. (Both stand and shake hands.)
A:  Thank you very much for your time.  I look forward to hearing from you.                                                                                                                                                

KURSUS BAHASA INGGRIS PARIWISATA DI KUTA BALI

Anda sedang bekerja di Bidang Pariwisata di Pulau Bali tapi mengalami kendala dalam komunikasi Bahasa Inggris? hubungi kami segera dan staff terlatih kami siap menunutn anda mahir Bahasa Inggris Percakapan Formal hanya dalam waktu  singkat 16x pertemuan atau 24x pertemuan.

PRIVATE BAHASA INGGRIS PERCAKAPAN DI UBUD BALI

Anda ingin cepat bicara Bahasa Inggris dan sedang mencari tempat Private Yang cocok? Kami menawarkan Private Bahasa Inggris Percakapan SATU SISWA, SATU TUTOR, Anda tentukkan sendiri waktu belajar. Anda tentukan sendiri hari dan jam belajar. Sangat Flexible bukan? Segera hubungi kami dan Staff kami siap membuat anda bercakap-cakap Bahasa Inggris Formal hanya dalam waktu singkat 16x pertemuan atau 24x pertemuan.

English for : Job Interview in BALI

Interviewer: Good afternoon, please have a seat.
Interviewee: Thank you.

Interviewer: How are you doing today? Did you have any trouble finding the office?
Interviewee: I'm fine thank you, and I had no trouble at all getting here.

Interviewer: Great. Well let's get started. Could you tell me a little about your educational background?
Interviewee: Yes, I graduated from UCLA in 1995, with a Bachelors degree in journalism. After that I enrolled in NYU's master's program for journalism, graduating in 1998.

Interviewer: I see. Now, how about your work experience?
Interviewee: After I left NYU, I worked for a year at the Daily Newspaper.

Interviewer: And after that?
Interviewee: From there I moved to San Francisco and was employed by the Bay Area Chronicle, covering local and state politics.

Interviewer: What was the biggest story you covered while you were there.
Interviewee: I covered several that I thought were important, but I would have to say the investigative piece I did on the cover-up of the governor's staff involvement in the embezzlement of education funds was the biggest.

Interviewer: How did you like it at the Chronicle?
Interviewee: Overall, I liked it a lot. The people were great and my boss was supportive and understanding.

Interviewer: According to you resume, you left there three months ago. What have you been doing since then?
Interviewee: Mainly taking care of our baby, she just turned three months old. But now I'm ready to go back to work.

Interviewer: What brought you to Denver?
Interviewee: My husband’s company transferred him here last month.

Interviewer: One final question. Why did you apply here? Denver has three daily newspapers to choose from.
Interviewee: I felt that this paper is better suited for my conservative thinking, my unique writing style, and my diverse areas of interest when covering political news.

Interviewer: Well, thank you for your time. We'll be making a selection in a couple of days and will call you one way or the other.
Interviewee: Thank you for seeing me. Have a pleasant day.


Questions:

1. Where did she graduated in 1995?
2. What was her course?
3. How about her master's degree?
4. What was the biggest story that she covered?
5. What did she do for three months after quitting her job?
6. Where is she right now?
7. How do you call someone who's being interviewed?
8. How do you call someone who's asking questions during an interview?

Conversations for the Learners of English

English Conversation 3: Fay asks Jerry for advice on how to succeed at a job interview in English
Fay: Hi Jerry. I'm thinking of applying for a job with a multinational company, but I'm worried about having an interview in English. Can you give me any good tips? Jerry: Hmmm. That's a tough one. I guess the first thing is to try to make a good impression. We often say, "you never get a second chance to make a first impression". You really need to get off to a good start.
Fay: That sounds like good advice. Maybe I could sing and dance for them, ha ha ha! Then they'd really be impressed! But seriously, how do I make a good first impression?
Jerry: To begin with, you should firmly shake the interviewer's hand while greeting him or her with a smile. Be sure to keep eye contact, especially when listening to the interviewer.
Fay: Ah, "body language" is really important, isn't it?
Jerry: Yes, it is. The second thing is to have confidence. You get confidence from being prepared. You should learn a little bit about the company before the interview. Find out what they do, how long they've been in business, what their business motto is, that kind of thing. You should also anticipate possible questions, and think about how you will answer.
Fay: Should I memorize my answers beforehand?
Jerry: No! Definitely not! That sounds very mechanical. You should be natural when you speak. Just think about how you want to answer, and choose the right words at the time of the interview. That way, you can use the interviewer's own words in your answer, which shows you've been listening. Then you're sure to make a good impression.
Fay: I never thought about that before. You're really smart, Jerry! But what should I do if I can't remember an English word when I'm answering a question?
Jerry: In that case, you have to paraphrase. In other words, you have to explain what you want to say. For example, if you forget the word "manufacturing", you can say "making a product" instead. Or instead of "statistics" you could say "using many big numbers to describe something".
Fay: That's very helpful, Jerry. Thanks so much. Ah, one more thing. Should I ask about the salary during the interview?
Jerry: No, either let them bring up the topic of money, or else wait for a second interview. If you prepare well, make a good first impression, have confidence, and use English naturally, you're almost certain to be interviewed again. Good luck!

Wonderful to see you!

Frank: Wonderful to see you.
Pierre: How are you? How are you?
Frank: Oh! Fantastic. Great to see you.
Pierre: Who is your friend, here?
Frank: Oh. This is Mark.
Pierre: Hello Mark. My name is Pierre.
Frank: Ok. Pierre. Mark.
Mark: Good day Pierre. How are you, mate? Nice to meet you.
Pierre: Where are you from?
Mark: I am from Australia. You are French, are you?
Pierre: Yes, I am from Paris.
Practice
Select the correct word.
1.  We are going on vacation next week.  My family is taking a to France.
     
2.  The works for the local newspaper.
     
3.  Roca Cola is sponsoring a concert Saturday night.  They are hoping to get some for Roca Light, their new diet soda.
     
4.  The Great in Egypt is one of the oldest structures on the Earth.
     
5.  I exercise every morning.  I'm .
     
6.  I'll mail you a from Hawaii.
     
7.  Teriyaki is a Japanese made with chicken and a delicious sauce.
     
8.  During the week we work a lot but on the weekends we time with our family.
     
9.  I'm going to travel to Italy next month.  I'm really about the trip.
     
10. My mother won't me go to the party.  She says that I need to stay home.