« cours

parler anglais : vous êtes embauché ! (4)

Ajourd’hui, la vidéo de cette série d’apprentissage d’anglais vous montre exactement ce qu’il ne faut surtout pas faire pendant un entretien d’embauche, donc, regardez bien et en tirez des leçon !

DW: Hi there.

MB: Good morning Daniel!

DW: Dan, please…

MB: I’m Marcia Boardman – we spoke on the phone – and this is Philip Hart, our CEO.

PH: Hello!

DW: Nice to meet you both.

PH: So it says here on your CV that you’re interested in rock climbing…

DW: Yeah…love it!

PH: Great – so do I! When did you last go climbing?

DW: Oh, er, well, it was a while ago now…

PH: Anywhere interesting?

DW: Yeah. I walked up the hill behind my house. Took me about thirty minutes!

PH: Oh.

MB: Ok, erm, Daniel, can you tell us a little bit about your current position?

DW: Certainly – as it says in the CV, I’m part of the European Sales team at Networld. We’re the world’s leading supplier of IT hardware.

PH: Why do you want to move on?

DW: Well, they’re too small for me.

MB: Networld!? Networld are too small for you?

DW: Oh yeah. I’m looking for something much bigger.

PH: Well, we’re not a big company by any means, but we are looking to grow! What first attracted you to WebWare in particular?

DW: Well, I see WebWare as kind of like a stepping stone

MB: Sorry?

DW: Yeah, start here gain the necessary experience, then move onto something bigger.

PH: Ok…well, I do admire your ambition!

DW: Thanks – I’ve got lots of it!

MB: Let’s move on to managing people. Can you give an example of a time when you had to deal with a particularly difficult managee?

DW: Sure – well I think that’s one of my strong points actually. A couple of years ago, I was working with a guy, he wasn’t pulling his weight, basically being lazy – so I told him to get out.

MB: Oh, you didn’t give him a performance review, or a warning, or perhaps try to help develop his motivation?

DW: No,no, no. None of that rubbish. If someone’s not working hard enough, then they’re out! That’s the way I work. I’m a hard man.

MB: I see.

PH: How would you handle a rapidly changing market?

DW: Basically not change anything at all! Just continue on as normal regardless!

MB: According to your CV you are fluent in Mandarin…

DW: Well, I wouldn’t say ‘fluent’ exactly…but, I like Chinese food a lot – so I can read the menu!

PH: So you can’t actually speak the language?

DW: Erm, no.

MB: Can you tell us about a time you had to close a particularly challenging deal.

DW: I haven’t had one. They’re all easy for me. I close deals all the time!

MB: Ok – well do you have any questions for us?

DW: No.

PH: Oh. Ok. Erm. Thanks.

MB: Let’s move on to the presentation…


stepping stone – a stage or step that helps achieve a goal

ambition – a strong feeling of wanting to be successful in life and achieve great things

managee – a person who is managed (the opposite of a manager)

motivation – a feeling of enthusiasm, interest, or commitment that makes somebody want to do something a deal – a business transaction

Pour savoir plus sur les cours d’anglais professionnel, cliquez ici.

Responses are currently closed, but you can trackback from your own site.

Comments are closed.

Subscribe to RSS Feed Follow me on Twitter!