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Interview Dos and Don´ts – video and roleplay

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1 Watch a funny video about the origin of job interviews and then discuss it:

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Vocabulary:

assess = ohodnotit, posoudit, stanovit

applicable = vhodný

rather = spíše

concise = stručný

tendency = trend, tendence

flaw = chyba, nedostatek

go off = zazvonit

 

2 Watch the video and complete the following sentences with appropriate words of the adviser:

1 Most interviews no matter what industry are designed to asses a few key areas: professionalism, ………………… in the job you are being offered , fit with the job including the applicable …………….. and personality.

2 Here´re some ……….. on the dos and don´ts of interviewing:

3 Do be sure to be dressed ………………….. for an interview.

4 If you are a man, wear a ………….. .

5 If you are woman, don´t wear large …………………….. , light colours or too much make-up.

6 Don´t ……………… a man handshake.

7 Do give a ………….. but not bone crashing handshake.

8 Also don´t forget to make eye contact and ……………… .

9 This isn´t a licence to tell your life story. Rather use this opportunity to give a concise summary of your career, ………………..  and goals.

10 Interviewers want to …………….. how you assess your good points and bad points.

11 When discussing your weaknesses avoid personality and character flaws. Instead …………. on areas that can be improved upon over time.

12 It´s actually illegal for an interviewer to ask you certain personal questions such as your age and your …………………   ……………………  so you don´t need to volunteer that information.

13 If you forget to turn off your cell phone and it goes off during the interview …………………….  immediatelly and turn it off without checking who´s calling or answering it.

 

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3 Discuss the video:

  • Do you agree with everything that was said there?
  • What did you miss there?
  • Would you adhere to the principals mentioned in the video?
  • How would you get ready for an interview (clothes, information, … )?
  • What possible questions would you prepare for?
  • What documents would you take with you?

 

4 Now work in pairs and prepare your fictive job interview (interviewer x applicant):

  • First think of a company and offered position – at the beginning of your acting the interviewer will have to introduce them shortly.
  • After that work on questions and answers. Think of possible tasks, duties, responsibilities, interests, questions, benefits, salary, working hours, holiday, business trips, necessary skills and qualities, language knowledge, education, courses, experience, strengths and weaknesses, …
  • Then learn them to be able to play the situation by heart eventually you can improvise a bit.

5 Act out your interviews and discuss them:

  • Which interview did you like best? Why?
  • What mistakes did you notice?
  • Which reactions / behaviours were appropriate / inappropriate? Why? How should they have responded / reacted?
  • Would you hire the applicants?
  • How did you feel during your interview?

 

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