Practice English Speaking&Listening with: How to interview for a job in English

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Did you know that in the US

If you submit a résumé with a photo

Some employers would just disregard it

Cause' in America you can not discriminate people

based on their gender, appearance, age,

So it's really uncommon to put your photo on a résumé here

But if I was talking about the UK or Europe

If you do not put your photo on your résumé

some employers wouldn't even notice you

and there is so many things like small cultural differences

And I'm sure that there's a list things that you know about your country

So in this video

I'm gonna guide you through interviewing for a job

in English

If you're interested, continue watching.

And because that conducted so many interviews

I was surprised that there are so many great professionals out there

but when they start interviewing

when they start answering with questions

they just lose it

And another they might be great at their job but they're really bad at interview

So we decided to put a course together

and this is my new course coming out very soon

This is a course that gonna teaches you real position

you know what happened in life when I was eighteen years old

I saw this position at the Bristish Embassy in Russia

And I was like Oh my God

this is a job of my dreams then I submitted my résumé

but of course

I didn't even get to the interview stage

cause' I didn't know how to create a proper résumé

and these things like these opportunities

they just come into your life without expectations

you like

May be you're not even looking for a job

But next week somebody posts an opening

and you like OMG

I really wanna work there

But you don't have this knowledge

on how to pass the interview how to create a résumé

So for this course you will be prepared for those opportunities in your life

and I'm gonna talk about the US parts

I'm gonna talk about résumé

how to present yourself

and I'm gonna give you some vocabularies that gonna help you

and I also ask my friend from the UK to help you with that

his name is Matt

He's actually a Director expert international

one of our partner schools

he manages a lot of people

he hires a lot lof people

and I also have a teacher

and he is our teacher Rob

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Now, let's move on to the

interview basic

so first of all

when you come to the interview

all of the employers know you are nervous

and their goal is to help you relax

and they gonna ask you very simple questions

Tell me about yourself

Now this is not a question for you should go into like

oh I love dogs

my hobby is to travel

I just moved to the new place bla bla

So this is not about your personal stuffs

this is all your professional stuffs

and here I'd talk about your job experiences

bout' what've you done before?

about why you interested in this job?

and like all of the professional stuffs

so basically, American and Bristish people love small talk

whenever you walk into a meeting

don't start with you know

presenting your company or presenting yourself straight away

as sometimes oh my god this is an amazing office

How long have you been here?

or did you know it was so hot this weekend in San francisco

everyone was boiling

ah what did you do this weekend? like

some things like this just start the conversation

get you into the right tone

and I was, you know just start building the relationship

with somebody who interviews you

preparation is everything when it comes to an interview

cause' I'm gonna give you

all the questions that like

99% chance you gonna be asked those questions

so it really helps if you prepared answers beforehand

so that all of your like brain activities

go into answering the questions

that you haven't been prepared it for

and there would definitely be some of those questions

So the next question that people definitely ask is

How did you hear about our opening?

and just don't be caught off guard

and think about the answer, think about it at home and practice it

like researching this website or

maybe my friend told me

and if it like internal our refer that works really well

the next question is what attracted you to our company?

and I had so many situations in my life

when I was asking people like what do you know about linguatrip

and maybe you'll like

oh you have like 5 co-founders and you are guys based on out of what Germany

and I was like oh okay

so he doesn't really know the basics about our company

and this is something we're really proud of

this is something that I blog about

this is something that we talk a lots in the press

and this is the same for any other companies

there is company's history

there is notable clients

and notable events that they're taking part in

so you have to be aware

you have to really show that you're interested in the position

and when you're asked what attracted you to our company

you'd say I love your mission, I love how you help people learn languages

or I love your story guys

how you started with a small start-up

survive with a like a hundreds dollars

and now you build

I'm talking about like a

not just us

but I'm talking about a lot of companies have the same history

like mention their history, mention their manager

mention whatever you love about this company

cause when I interview people

and I see that they don't know this basic stuffs

My opinion is that maybe they're just applying

to like whatever they see on the Internet

and this is not really the right person for it

cause' people that stick with their company

they come really interested

they come really passionate about what we do

and this is what we're looking for

and I'm sure this pretty much the same for other companies

Especially if you apply to senior position

where you have to be like a really involved

with whatever going on with the mission strategy

so really really research this subject

research the company that you're applying to

then the interviewer would probably ask you about your strengths?

and I know it's really tempting to say

oh I am very disciplined

I'm a really good worker

I'm really responsible

I'm always on time

Like all the general words boring

and proves nothing

you want to say you go oriented

then tell them that whenever you're set with the KPI

you received by 20 percent

this is like a good example

or if you wanna say that you're responsible

then tell them "Hey, I have this project"

that I have to complete within a day

but normally it will take me like a week to complete such project

but I'm so responsible I really want to impress my manager

I did it in twelve hours and get what he was impressed with the result

Some like that

If you're applying for the Marketing position

tell them that you're lead course 3 axes less

than the market average

like something that will prove that you're really strong

like avoid the general words

forget about them

now the next thing that interview gonna move on to

your weaknesses

and this is not time to talk about your personal stuffs

about like maybe how you like to sleep at night

and how you hate to wake up at 9 a.m

this is something about your professional weaknesses

and don't tell that you don't have them

and I've heard that so many times like

ah I'm perfect and I don't have any weaknesses

this is not true, everybody has weakness

and it's smart

and it's very responsible to admit them

okay maybe I've made a lot of spelling mistakes

and normally if I do this job I work for the corporator

and I only have the corporator that I work with

like this is indeed the answer

or maybe you could tell that

you know you require upper intermediate English

my spoken English is upper intermediate but my written English is still intermediate

but I'm working on it really hard

I own 10 hours a week

I'm taking private classes

I'm going on the trip to the US

dealing with school to push up my English

this is something the adult would do

like this is how you approach the problems

that you have them, you admit them

and you work to solving them

and your employer gonna love that

another thing that they might ask

they would ask you

Have you done this this and that?

and like big chance that you haven't done it

but the right thing to say here is that

you know I haven't done exactly what you mention

but I've done a very similar project and I think

what I've done there is really applicable to whatever you're talking about

again for me as an employer and for other employers

this will show that you're willing to go that extra mind

Do you know apply whatever you have to a new task

Maybe do some more researches, maybe educate yourself a little more

So we're always looking for passionate people

who go into go this extra mind

So really show you in the interview that you're ready for challenges

yes you know there will a task that you are not familiar with yet

but you know you have all the skills set

to you know you go and handle them

One of the most common questions that you get through in the interview is

and I know it's very confusing and you never knows what gonna happend in a week

but it's good to show that you are very goal oriented

like in 5 years I want to manage the Sales apartment

in 5 years I see myself as a mamaning partner in the company cause' I really love it

this is a great answer

a bad answer is

sometimes I aske people like how do you see yourself in 5 years

and they will get back to me with an answer

"I see myself married with 3 kids"

and I'm like okay

and how is that you know

how would I be interested in that how does it apply to the job that you're applying to

like this is something that happen to you in your personal life

this is something that you should not mention to in an interview

so this is all about the professional stuffs

another answer that I

wow this is honest and I appreciate honesty but

this is terrify for me when somebody tells me that

I'm actually looking to start my own company

and I want to work for you for like a couple years

get your experiences and then go ahead and start my own

and I like why would I invested this person cause'

whenever we hire somebody

we want to invest in their education

we want to invest in them so they would stay with the company and go with us

and not for them to go somewhere else and just

you know do their own thing

so yes it is okay to be honest

but if you really want to get that job

otherwise saying that you are willing to copy

whatever the company's doing and just move on about yourself


In here

I get a lot of feedback like I hated my manager

he's a crazy guy, I hated my colleagues whenever I got on with them

this is like a bad thing to say

because I know that probably in a year you gonna be looking for another job

and maybe telling bad things about me

so don't do that

you can talk about you know opportunity to grow

that weren't there

you can talk that the company was small and

you were looking to work for a bigger company

cause' you want to more work or something like that


Finally it's your turn to ask questions

and please don't tell that oh

I really think that's clear to me that's it thank you

really use this opportunity ask about

how the contract works, ask about your colleagues,

ask about potential project like show that you're interested

show that you're already mentally working there

like what are the questions if you are suppose to start the next day?

what would you ask?

like think about them before the interview

that was it, for me guys

ah the interviewer gonna ask you a little more questions

if you apply to google you gonna have like 7 interviews with 7 different people

they gonna ask you all technical questions and stuffs

this is like a really basic subject any employers would ask you


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