How to Make the Most of a Job Interview, version 3

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Option 3.

I. Read and orally translated into Russian, the entire text. Put in writing the first paragraph. (Move the whole text, not just the first paragraph))

How to Make the Most of a Job Interview

If you´ve done your paperwork right, managed to arouse an employer´s interest and landed a job interview, your real work is just beginning. It´s one thing to impress somebody on paper or over the telephone, but it´s another thing to impress in the flesh. A job interview is a business appointment in which everything counts in conveying a good impression. Experts will tell you that advance preparation is the key to interview success. Before you go to a job interview, find out all you can about the company. Depending on the results of your research, you are supposed to prepare an interview outfit that will make you look your very best. In most places you are not expected to wear a Chanel suit, but even if you are fresh from school do not think that your favorite blue jeans, an oversized sweater and a T-shirt will be right for projecting a businesslike image.

Many personnel managers will confess that they often turn candidates down for poor appearance; however, your looks alone will not help you get a job unless you are well prepared for the interview. It makes perfect sense to go through your resume once again and make sure you know the dates of important events. Another thing you can do is go through your personal achievements to make up your mind what you might want to present to an interviewer as an impressive argument in your favor. Before the interview, give yourself a good rest, budget your time well, prepare everything you need in advance, so as not to panic and get lost at last minute!

Every organization has its own culture and traditions, but there are some things to consider that may help everyone.

You know that in many positions your lack of experience is a big disadvantage. You can also compensate for your lack of experience with your qualifications, enthusiasm, ability to learn quickly, and most of all your sense of responsibility.

It´s natural therefore that if you really want to get this job you must show yourself as a mature individual who is not acting on impulse, but is quite serious about his / her choices. Fight for your place in life: change negative into positive: you are young but you are strong and can learn fast.


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II. Determine whether the statements:

a) true

b) false

c) there is no information in the text

1. This is an interview for candidates who have done their paperwork successfully.

2. Many personnel managers often turn candidates down only for lack of experience.

3. Things like jeans and T-shirts are not suitable for a business office.


III. Find lexical equivalents to the expressions from the text. Put the words and expressions from the first column of the Russian language. Fill in your answers in the table.

1. to arouse an employer´s interest a) to get an invitation for a job

2. to land a job interview b) the way to succeed at an interview

3. to interview success c) to reject a candidate

4. to turn a candidate down d) not feeling confident or relaxed

5. to impress in the flesh e) to examine smth very carefully

6. to convey a good impression f) to be like an adult person

7. to make up one´s mind g) to impress in person

8. to get lost h) to draw the interest of the employer

9. to go through i) to make a good impression

10. a mature individual j) to decide


IV. Identify the main idea of \u200b\u200bthe text.

What counts in conveying a good impression during a job interview?

1. Advance preparation is the key to success.

2. Appearance does count.

3. Everything counts.


V. Position phrase dialogue in the correct sequence (connect the numbers and letters). Fill in your answers in the table. Rewrite the dialogue in the right order.

a) Right. Good-bye.

b) Good morning. AIC Computing.

c) No, thank you. I´ll call later.

d) Sorry, sir. Mr. Roberts is not available. Is there any message?

e) Hello. May I speak to Mr. Roberts?


VI. Position of the business letters in the correct order (Connection Connect the letters and numbers). Fill in your answers in the table. Rewrite the letter in the correct sequence.

a) Dear Ms. Kaassen,

b) Ultrasonic Ltd.

Warwick House, Warwick St., London SW2 1JF

United Kingdom

c) Yours sincerely,

Kay Reynolds

Sales Manager

d) Bredgade 51

DK 1110

Copenhagen

Denmark

e) In relation to your order received today, we can not supply the quantities you need at the moment. Please confirm as soon as possible if a part-delivery would be acceptable, with the rest to follow later.

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