This is the second in a two-part Business English Podcast series on discussing previous experience in workplace English job interviews. It is one of an ongoing sequence of ESL podcasts that covers the whole interview process.
In this lesson we listen to a better interview performance by someone who has prepared to talk about their previous experience more effectively. In this good example, Sherry Shen, from Hong Kong, is interviewing with a multinational accounting company for her first job after graduating with a Masterâ€™s in finance.
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Phrases & Practice
|BEP 83 ADV – Job Interviews – Listening Quiz|
Sherry always answers briefly and to-the-point. For example, she doesnâ€™t take the opening small talk as an invitation to be informal; nor does she seem unfriendly.
Yes, obviously Sherry has carefully prepared for the interview, not just by being able to talk about her successes but also about her potential weaknesses.
She turns a weakness into a strength by talking about how mothering a child has taught her time management and how to deal with life responsibilities