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2004年07月15日 格林尼治标准时间13:43北京时间 21:43发表
工作英语 - (1)面试英语



(Interview language)

  • The most English expression (面试常用语)
  • Strengths and weaknesses (扬长避短)
  • Typical end to an interview(面试结束语)


    Mary: John, hi. Sit down, make yourself comfortable. John, tell me, you're already an office manager in a medium-sized finance company, why do you want to come and work here?

    John: Well, I don't know how much you know but the company have been having some problems. quite a few staff have been laid off actually

    Mary: … right…

    John: … and although my job isn't immediately under threat, you just can't tell I'm not sure what the future will hold and, in any case, I felt that it was time to start moving up the career ladder. And I feel I want a little bit more responsibility. And that combined with the state of the company, convinced me that it's time to move on, really.

    So let us suppose you had moved up the ladder in our pharmaceutical company, what would be your priorities in approaching your job.

    The first would be to make sure that I had the support of the people working underneath me. The second would be to make sure my immediate boss also understands the role that I was trying to play within the company and third, would be to make sure that the customers were satisfied.

    F: … there's always the classic one of why do you want to come and work for this company?

    M : I guess "give an example of when you've been innovative, give an example of when you've been faced with a big challenge.

    F I often ask the person what their strengths are . And I also ask them to tell me about the things that they would like to change about themselves.

    Key words

    laid off

    moving up the career ladder

    it's time to move on

    what would be your priorities in approaching your job


    Mary: John, What are your strengths and weaknesses in the workplace?

    John: What I'd bring to the job are very, very good organisational skills. I'm strongly motivated, I'm highly committed, very much a self-starter. I feel that my people skills are fairly well developed and I firmly believe that the combination of my people skills and my organisational ability is the right combination of skills to do this job really well.

    Christopher: If you were assessing yourself on your own strengths and weaknesses, how would you summarise them?

    Interviewee: Well I would look at it that I'm self motivated. I can also work with a group of people. I know that I can motivate them in a manner that is good for the company.

    M ..classic answers that I would give? Well, classic answers are always I'm a great worker, I'm a team player, team players want they want to hear.

    F ..I'd say I was a good team player, a self-starter, self motivated

    F ..I believe that I have strong communication skills, organisationally I do well.

    M .. I think that enthusiasm is always the thing that you want to get across first of all. It's really very much using active language as opposed to passive language.

    Key words

    strongly motivated

    self motivated

    a self-starter

    highly committed

    team player

    people skills

    combination of skills

    organisational ability


    Mary: Right well that's pretty much all I want to ask at the moment. Do you have any questions for me?

    John: I'd just like to know what the time scale is? When do you expect to be able to let us know?

    Key words and sentences

    pretty much

    I'd just like to know

    I'd just like to know what the time scale is.

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