Today’s Business English Podcast ESL lesson is the first in a two-part series that follows job applicant William Chow through his first interview at an international bank.
In this podcast you’ll learn how to deal with some typical first round English job interview questions. Along the way you’ll also practice some great new vocabulary and useful phrases for job interviews.
In the dialogue we’ll listen as William gets interviewed for a position in the business development department of the main Hong Kong branch of Mercantile International. Mike Warner, a HR manager at Mercantile International Hong Kong, is conducting the interview.
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17 thoughts on “BEP 40 – Job Interview English: First Round Interview (Part 1)”
Way to go. it was very gooooood
I can’t believe my luck….I have three very advanced students from Europe who have asked me if we can practice job interviews in class…all are coming to the end of their university studies, and will be entering the job market, and all will be looking for jobs in financial institutions.
Your two podcasts on this very subject are perfect…thank you for making my job so much easier!
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Easiest way of learning.
Thank you more than much, this is a great piece of work.
I’m just going to apply for a very good job in an international company, and it’s enormously useful for me.
Thank you for the materials, it’s very useful for me as I’m looking for a new job right now.
But may I suggest that to have some role play conversation regarding the secretarial or clerical job interviews?
As I found the materials here are major regarding the management level interviews only, therefore I’m pleased to learn more about some general level job interviews.
Great idea Rebecca.
We plan to cover different interview scenarios in later podcasts. Additionally we are writing a couple of vocabulary podcasts on administration/back office vocabulary that should also be useful for your particular need.
Thank you for these lessons. They are really very useful.
I would like to hear a new lesson of this topic with the name: “Phone Screenings”. This is the very first phase of recruitment process, when the recruiter contacts you regarding the position you had applied for or wants to offer a new post. Phone screening has a crucial importance in the job quest because it may generate a first interview and lead to the job or you might be screened out immediately from he crowd of candidates.
I think it would be useful for everybody who is looking for a job. Regards, Laszlo (from London)
Another great idea. Thanks Laszio!
We’ve been brainstorming a few of our own ideas on job interviews too, and we’ll definitely be releasing more podcasts on this topic in 2009.
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It is really a good material,specially the way you might explain about your personality .
First of all I’d like to express my deepest thanks to the whole group of BEP.
It’s really worth listening to these podcasts.
A perfect analysis. Worth listening and learning from it. Thanks! I wish i were an employee there.
This is a good course for me. I like that very much.
Thanks for your lesson. It’s helpful for the students who would like to interview for a better job.
Wonderful! I can’t believe I just found this website.
Thank you for such an useful lesson. I’m definitely getting better prepared for interview.