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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

无论你从事什么样的行业,媒体、金融、制造业或零售业,通过《工作英语》系列的学习,你都可学到有助于你工作的词句,令你在工作中倍感自如。

第1集: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)


    面试常问的问题

    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
    被裁员,下岗

    moving up the career ladder
    攀登职业的阶梯

    it's time to move on
    是该挪个位子的时侯了

    what would be your priorities in approaching your job
    你在着手这个工作时,将优先考虑什么?



    扬长避短

    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
    动机或目的性很强的

    self motivated
    自我要求高的

    a self-starter
    自觉主动的人

    highly committed
    高度责任心的

    team player
    团队工作者,指富有团队工作精神易与他人合作的人

    people skills
    与人相处的技能

    combination of skills
    综合技能

    organisational ability
    组织能力



    面试结束语

    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
    意思是我提的问题基本上就这些了

    I'd just like to know
    我只是想知道

    I'd just like to know what the time scale is.
    我只是想知道大概的时间长短



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    第1集:面试英语 Interview Language



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