Going for a job interview is a challenging but exciting experience. Watch the video, which shows one person’s experience of the job interview process, and practise your writing skills as you complete the activities.

Tasks

Task 1 - check you understand these words

Task 2 - find the verbs

Task 3 - fill the gaps

Transcript

A few weeks ago, I saw an advert in a newspaper for a job I really wanted. I filled out the application form, wrote my CV and sent everything off in the post. A few days later I received an email to invite me for an interview. I was so excited, but very nervous.

I wanted to look really smart for the interview. I wore a smart suit with a white shirt and my shiny, red shoes. I wanted to make a good impression. At the interview they asked me lots of questions. They asked me about my previous work experience and skills that I've got for the job. I also had to fill out some paperwork. I was well-prepared, so I think it went well. Afterwards, the interviewers shook my hand and said, “We’ll be in touch.” I am looking forward to hearing from them!

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Think of a country you know well.

  • Is the job application process the same as in the UK?
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1 vote

When you send your CV and cover letter how well prepared of letters both of them?

I would like to learn more in details about writing the CV and the cover letter.

I am looking forward to reading from you soon.

Byoung

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I came from a little town in China. In my town, the job application is much simpler. They do not place adverts in newspapers, more likely, they advertise the job vaccancies in front of the shops. If you are interested, you can walk straight into the shop to ask. Job interviewers will ask some questions, fill out some forms and most of the time they will tell you the result immediately.

However, in the big city, the job application process is much simillar as in the UK. I prefer the old way to the modern, complicated way. My life is very busy, stressful enough already. I love an immediate answer but not anxious waiting.

2 votes

I agree, there is nothing worse than waiting to hear back about a job! You just have to cross your fingers and hope for the best.

0 votes

Yes, it's the same. At first everyone searches for work by looking at adverts in the newspaper and then they choose one of them to make a call or send an email to the company. And then they wait to receive a reply from the company, it can be a refusal or a success. They also feel nervous too. If they are successful, they go to company for an interview, then they come home and expect the result.