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Learn English: At a Job Interview, pt. 1

Peter attended a local job fair in search of a new job. He spoke with a recruiter from OMB Group. Peter has been invited to a job interview by OMB Group. Today we will look at the first part of his interview.

(Zdroj: ilustračné - job-interviewtips.com)

Job interview part 1

Elena: Nice to meet you.

Peter: Nice to meet you, too, Mrs. Šebestová.

Elena: Did you have any problems finding us?

Peter: No, not at all. But the traffic was bad.

Elena: Terrible, isn’t it? Have a seat. Shall we get started?

Peter: Ok.

Elena: Can you tell me a little about yourself?

Peter: Since graduating from the University of Economics, I’ve had several jobs. I’ve been working for 5 years at SlovTech.

Elena: And what are your main responsibilities?

Peter: I’m responsible for managing regional marketing activities for corporate clients.

Elena: That’s great. Can you tell about how you manage the people there?

Peter: I am detail-oriented, I work well under pressure, so I always emphasize the participation of the team. I adapt my style to what the situation requires.

Elena: Interesting.

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Functional Language

Getting Things Done

We can arrange for someone to do something for us (have something done).

We have our catalogue printed in Poland.

If we want to emphasize who does the work we arranged, we use ‘have someone do’.

I always have my assistant confirm my appointments.

There are some verbs that describe actions meaning that things are done:

Cope with / deal with / handle / tackle / take care of

She has to cope with extra workload.

He deals with customers on a daily basis.

I don’t know how the boss handles all the problems.

Practice

Rewrite these sentences so that you use the structures above.

1. The office windows are dirty. (we, clean)

.......................................................................

2. The sales figures are not accurate. (we, check)

.......................................................................

3. The printer does not work properly. (we, fix)

.......................................................................

4. The risk is too high. (we, insure)

.......................................................................

The World of Work

My Employment Experience

My work kept me busy. I started a few weeks before the launch of the company website so I had to work on many projects. I edited materials, prepared presentations, worked on strategy, and conducted research. I was grateful for all this because based on this experience, I’ve put together some employment rules:

  • 1: Punctuality is very important.
  • 2: Be clear in your goals.
  • 3: Be flexible!
  • 4: Be assertive.
  • 5: Have fun!

I would tell any future employee to make the most of their opportunity. Whatever tasks you have, do them and do them well.

Comprehension

Decide whether the following statements are True or False:

1. The writer started her employment three weeks after the re-launch of the website.

2. She didn’t feel there was a lot of variety in her job.

3. Her advice for other employees is never to be late.

4. You shouldn’t express your opinions openly. Your supervisor might consider it rather rude.

Words That Work

Learn these words:

Lesson Vocabulary

to launch - uviesť na trh

grateful, thankful - vďačný

punctuality - presnosť

to put together - pripraviť, dať dohromady

to be assertive - byť asertívny

Write It Right

Curriculum Vitae / Resume - Sample

The example shows one basic type of CV / Resume

Curriculum Vitae / Resume

Personal Details

Name: Peter Schmid Email: peter.schmid@mail.com

Address: Slávičia 25, 945 67 Bratislava, Slovakia Nationality: Slovak

Telephone: +421 309 255 355 Date of Birth: January 8, 1978

Work Experience

2007 - present Marketing Manager Assistant, SlovTech s.r.o., Bratislava, Slovakia

- Manage regional marketing activities

- Provide support to Marketing Manager

2004 - 2007 Sales Representative, GNT Plus s.r.o., Košice, Slovakia

- Responsible for selling corporate clients’ products

- Managed telemarketing campaigns

2003 - 2004 Information Officer, Lykeon s.r.o., Bratislava

- Handled enquiries in a busy office and provided customer support

Education

2001 - 2003 University of Economics, Bratislava, Slovakia

Master’s Degree in Corporate Financial Management

1998 - 2001 University of Economics, Bratislava, Slovakia

Bachelor’s Degree in Business Ventures

Skills

Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel spreadsheets

English language: advanced

Driving license (UK) / Driver’s license (US)

Interests

Sport: Playing ice-hockey and doing mountain climbing

Travel: Travelling in Europe and Asia

References

Robert Pavluv Tatiana Radinská

(Head of Department of Economics) (Director General, GNT Plus s.r.o.,)

Mlynská dolina 54 Staničná 456

944 46 Bratislava, Slovakia 087 97 Košice, Slovakia

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Grammar Rules!

Present Continuous Tense

verb be + verb + ing

We use the Present Continuous tense to talk about activities happening now.

He is downloading the file from your computer.

We can also use the Present Continuous tense to talk about activities happening around now, and not necessarily this very moment.

I am protecting the image of your company!

The Present Continuous tense is also used to talk about activities happening in the near future, especially for planned future events.

I am seeing the manager at 2 p.m.

Practice

Present Simple or Present Continuous?

1. I usually ............... (no drink) coffee but I ............... (have) one this morning because there is nothing else.

2. Due to expansion we ............... (look for) a Finance Manager.

3. Our group ............... (produce) and ............... (co-finance) a broad range of films for international markets.

4. Currently we ............... (launch) our advertising campaign.

5. We ............... (plan) to recruit up to six business graduates.

6. We ............... (believe) in equality of opportunity.

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Key

Functional Language: 1. We have our windows cleaned. 2. We have it checked. 3. We have it fixed. 4. We have our risk insured.

The World of Work: 1. F, 2. F, 3. T, 4. F

Grammar Rules: 1. don’t drink, I’m having 2. are looking for 3. produces, co-finances 4. are launching 5. are planning 6. believe

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