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parler anglais : vous êtes embauché ! (2)

La semaine dernière, on a appris que l’entreprise WebWare cherche quelqu’un pour le poste de directeur de la vente.  Phillip Hart et Marcia Boardman discutent ensemble des candidature et décident en quelle forme les interviews auront lieu.

Transcript


Phillip Hart:
So, how many applications did we get, Marcia?
Marcia Boardman
: Well…overall we’ve got over two hundred…
PH
: That many!?
MB
: Yes, but…most of which we can discard right away…people who don’t have the right experience, qualifications that kind of thing…
PH
: Of course…
MB
: …and then we get the people who submit ten-page long CVs , or CVs in comicbook font, or green ink, or they attach a photo of themselves disco dancing…you know the kind of thing!
MB
: So, I whittled down the serious candidates to a short-list of twelve people.
PH
: And we’ll interview all of them?
MB
: I think we should – but obviously I’ll let you have a look first.
PH
: Great…so, who have we got then?
MB
: Well, I think we’ve got some pretty strong candidates, two in particular…
PH
: They have the right kind of profile?
MB
: I’d certainly say so – a strong educational background, experience in multinational sales, language skills…
PH
: Good, I look forward to meeting them.
MB
: So I’d say we do for the standard interview format..
PH
: Sure..
MB
: A few general questions, then onto specifics…
PH
: Yes, exactly – I want to hear specific details of when they’ve solved problems…
MB
: Yes and then something about “vision”, as you put it…
PH
: Yes…what do you think about a brief presentation?
MB
: I think that’s a good idea – we could ask them to give a short presentation on where they see the company going – and how they see themselves taking us there.
PH
: Great! You know something? I’m really looking forward to this!

Vocabulary

application :

discard: to throw away

comicbook font : a typeface used in comics. This kind of typeface would be unsuitable for a CV

whittle down : to reduce or diminish something gradually by taking away of it a little at a time

short-list : to put someone or something on a final list of candidates for a job or award

profile : a brief description that summarizes the characteristics of someone or something

educational background :your experience of school or university, etc

multinational sales : selling things in different countries

standard interview format : the formal way of interviewing somebody

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