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高级商务英语口语讲义:第九讲(1) 北美工作面试须知

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lesson nine--interview englsih 面试口语 [1]

the abcs of job interviews in north america 北美工作面试须知

the one-on-one format is the most familiar and common format in job interviewing. it's about two people sitting down to have a conversation. in this case, the conversation has a particular purpose: to determine whether there is a natural fit between the interviewer, the applicant and the job available. both parties will leave this conversation with some kind of a judgment. the interviewer will know whether you can fulfill the responsibilities of the position, and you will know whether or not this is the right position, and company, for you to utilize and expand upon your talents.

the interview begins the second you and the interviewer initially meet -- this is the crucial nonverbal judgment. the interviewer is sizing you up: are you dressed appropriately? are you well-groomed and pleasant? next, is the handshake -- do you offer a limp-fish handshake or is it firm and comfortable? a lot of close scrutiny takes place in those initial moments, and the interviewer can get a good idea as to how well the interview will or will not go based on his or her first impressions of you. after a bit of chitchat or warm-up, the questions begin.

the conversation will usually begin with the same request: "tell me about yourself." the information you reveal as an answer to this question and throughout the interview allows the interviewer to get a clear picture of you, and certain pictures or patterns will begin to emerge. each time a new subject is mentioned, the interviewer may want to dig a little further, and the picture becomes more focused.