Comment réussir son entretien d’embauche en anglais

Comment réussir son entretien d’embauche en anglais

Anglais des affaires

L’entretien d’embauche en anglais (job interview)

Généralement après avoir réussi votre CV et votre lettre de motivation vous êtes amenés à passer un entretien soit pour un stage soit pour un emploi.

Cette partie vous sera donc consacrée pour vous faire découvrir les différents points qu’il faut maîtriser pour pouvoir convaincre son interlocuteur et finalement réussir son entretien.

D’abord un entretien se constitue de 3 étapes principales : « l’ouverture », « le corps d’entretien » et « la clôture »
L’aspect général d’un entretien chez les anglo-saxons est la convivialité au contraire de l’entretien français.
Cependant nous allons distinguer 5 étapes principales pour le déroulement de votre entretien :

    1 – Les préliminaires

    You are applying for the job of… Talk to me about yourself

    2 – Votre parcours

    Summarise your experience briefly for me, please.

    3 – Le poste

    How do you imagine the tasks you will be expected to perform?

    4 -Votre adéquation au poste

    What is your best quality? What salary do you except?

    5 – Vos interrogations

    What is the organization’s plan for the next five years?

Voilà un modèle qui illustre la situation d’un entretien en anglais.
On peut voir qu’il s’agit d’une simple conversation entre un recruteur et un demandeur d’emploi.
Cela rend l’aspect des entretiens en anglais très facile à aborder si on maîtrise bien ce qu’on est, ce qu’on veut, nos objectifs futurs et notre connaissance de l’entreprise et de son environnement :

Réussir votre entrée (étape 1) :

The interviewer
Good morning/Good afternoon, please take a seat.
The candidate
Good morning sir/madam, I’m very pleased to meet you.

The interviewer
Did you find our offices easily?
The candidate
Yes, thank you. It was easy. I always use the Internet when I go someplace new.
The interviewer
Have you heard of our company or would you like me to explain what we do?
The candidate
I’ve heard of your name, you sell …/I know of your industry, you make … but I’d be delighted to know more about it.

Démontrer vos compétences et parler de vos points forts et de vos expériences (étapes 2, 3 et 4)

The interviewer
Let’s get to the main point of our meeting. Why does our job offer interest you?
The candidate
My first impressions are that this position involves tasks that I am perfectly capable of undertaking. In addition, I like the fact that I’ll be communicating in English on a daily basis.
The interviewer
Have you already undertaken bilingual tasks?
The candidate
Yes, I use English in around 50% of my current tasks.
Yes, I used English in my previous positions.
No, but I hold the … certificate and my English is almost fluent and I’m sure I can manage the tasks listed in your offer.
The interviewer
Can you tell me about your responsibilities in your previous positions?
The candidate
My previous positions have enabled me to:
-manage any situation involving company-client relationships;
-organise and supervise all the usual administrative tasks;
-manage agendas, meetings and trips abroad for the staff and the managers;
-participate in the planning and management of international events;
-plan multinational meetings and write the minutes.
The interviewer
How do you think you would fit in to our company?
The candidate
You will be PA to the Managing Director and all the tasks will involve external communication, both written and spoken:
I will be an English speaking intermediary between your foreign counterparts and hope to help you organise your workload.
You will be receptionist at the desk of the company, on a booth at a professional exhibition or you will join the marketing team:
I will be an ambassador for the company and I will know how to meet the needs of my counterparts.
The interviewer
Why do you wish to change jobs?
The candidate
Your company offers me the possibility to use the skills that I’m not currently using.

The interviewer
One of your tasks will involve you accompanying me on my travels. What do you think about it?
The candidate
This was mentioned in your advert and it is one of the reasons why I applied for this job.
The interviewer
On average I’m away two days a week and I would need you to come with me about four days a month.
The candidate
I don’t think that would be a problem.

Remercier votre recruteur avec des formules qui conviennent (étape 5)

The interviewer
The interview is now over. Thank you for coming. We will contact you in the next few days.
The candidate
Thank you for receiving me. I look forward to hearing from you. I would enjoy working for a company like yours.