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求职面试英语系列-Interview Questions

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ToughInterviewQuestionsYouandYourAccomplishmentsTellmealittleaboutyourselfBecausethisisoftentheopeningquestion,becarefulthatyoudon’trunoffatthemouthKeepyouranswertoaminuteortwo,andconsiderfourtopics:•EarlyYears•Education•WorkHistory•RecentCareerExperienceWhatcanyoudoforusthatsomeelsecan’tHereyouhaveeveryrightandperhapsobligationtotootyourownhornandbeabitegotistical•Talkaboutyourrecordofgettingthingsdone•Mentionspecificsfromyourresumeorinventoryofaccomplishments•Saythatyourskillsandinterests,combinedwithhistoryofgettingthingsdone,makesyouvaluable•Mentionabilitytosetpriorities,identifyproblems,anduseyourexperienceandabilitytosolvethemWhyshouldwehireyouCreateyouranswerbythinkingintermsofyourability,yourexperience,andyourenergySeeQuestionformoredetailWhatdoyoulookforinajobKeepyouanswerorientedtowardtheopportunitiesattheorganization•Talkaboutdesiretoperformandberecognizedforcontributions•OrientyouranswertowardopportunitiesratherthanpersonalsecurityHowlongwouldittakeyoutomakeameaningfulcontributiontoourfirmBerealistic•Saythat,whileyouwouldexpecttomeetpressingdemandsandpullyourownweightfromthefirstday,itmighttakesixmonthstoayearbeforeyoucouldexpecttoknowtheorganizationanditsneedsenoughtomakeamajorcontributionDidyouchangethenatureofyourjobTellhowyouimproveditCanyouworkunderpressureanddealwithdeadlinesObservethatbotharefactsofbusinesslife•TakeexamplesfromyourlistofaccomplishmentstoshowhowyouhavedealtsuccessfullywithpressureanddeadlinesinthepastInyourpresent(last)position,whatproblemsdidyouidentifythathadpreviouslybeenoverlookedBebriefanddon’tbragIndicatethepositivechangesyoursuggestionsorleadershipresultinginIfyoucouldstartyourcareeroveragainwhatwouldyoudodifferentlyThebestansweris,“Notathing”•Youshouldtrytopresentyourselfasapersonwhoishappywithhisorherlife•You’veenjoyeditsupsandlearnedfromitsdowns•Youwouldnot,asaresult,wanttochangethingsthatbroughtyoutowhereyouaretoday•Mentionthatitisthepast,afterall,thathaspreparedyouforthispositionWhatcareeroptionsdoyouhaveatthismomentYoushouldtrytoidentifythreeareasofinterest,oneofwhichincludesthiscompanyandjob•TheothertwoshouldbeinrelatedfieldsHowwouldyoudefinesuccessThinkintermsofasenseofwellbeing•ConsideropportunityandresponsibilityascomponentsofsuccessSaywayyoucareerhasprogressedpect•onderfulI’moverjoyed!”islikelytomakeaninterviewerwonderwhetheryou’retryingtofoolhimoryourselfThemostconvincingconfidenceisquietconfidenceHowsuccessfuldoyouthinkyou’vebeensofarthat,allinall,you’rehappywiththe•Giventhenormalupsanddownsoflife,youfeelthatyou’vedonequitewellandextocontinuetosucceedinthefuturePresentapositiveandconfidentpictureofyourself,butdon’toverstateyourcaseAnanswerlike,“EverythingiswOurOrganizationYoushotodiscussthefollowing:ervicesesHowever,don’tactasifyouknoweverythingabouttheplacemetodosomeresearch,butdon’toverwhelm•GiveanswersinapositivetoneDon’tsay,“Well,everyonetellsmethecompany’sinaheapoftrouble,andthat’swhyI’mhere”–evenifitiswhyyou’rethereWhdrorganizationatoyouknowaboutouuldbeable•ProductionS•Goals•Revenu•ManagementStyle•Reputation•People•Image•HistoryandPhilosophy•LetanswersshowthatyouhavetakenthetitheinterviewerMakeitclearthatyouwishtolearnmore•WhatelsewouldyoulikehomTelluswhyyouwanttoworkforusThedeadliestansweryoucangiveis“BecauseIlikepeople”animalsHereandthroughouttheinterview,agoodanswercomesfromhavingdoneyoureworksoyoucanspeakintermsofthecompany’sneed•tobeinvolvedwith,andthatit’sbeendoingtheminwaysthatinterestyou•iththatonYourhomeworkshouldincludelearningenoughaboutthecompanytoavoidpproachingplaceswhereyouwouldn’tbeableorwouldn’twanttofunctionYoumightsayyourresearchhasshownthatthecompanyisdoingthingsyouwouldlike•Ifthecompanyisknownforstrongmanagement,youranswershouldbeyouwouldliketobepartofthatteamIfthecompanyputsagreatdealofemphasisonresearchanddevelopmentemphasizethefactthatyouwanttocreatenewthingsandyouknowthisisaplacewhereinventivenessisencouraged•Iftheorganizationstressesfinancialcontrols,youranswershouldmentionareverencefornumbersIfyoufeelthatyouhavetoconcoctananswertothisquestion,thenyouprobablyshouldn’tbetakingtheinterview,becauseyouprobablyshouldn’tbeconsideringajobworganizatiaouarebeinginterviewed)•termsofresponsibilitiesandaccountabilitymptananswerIfyouaren’tsure,asktheinterviewer,heorshemayanswerthequestionforyouPleasegivemethedefinitionof(thepositionforwhichyKeepyouanswersbriefandtaskorientedThinkin•Makesurethatyoureallydounderstandwhatthepositioninvolvesbeforeyouatte•aythatitdependsofthejobanditschallengeDoyoupreferstafforlineworkSoradifferentsizecompanyToadifferentTailoryouanswertothejobbeingdiscussedDon’tyouthinkyoumightbebettersuitedftypecompany•Saythatyourpreferencesforthesizeortypeofcompanygenerallydependonthejoquestionbin•NotethatyourresearchhasshownyouthatthisorganizationandthisjobmeetyoucriteriaalkaboutthejobandthecompanyforwhichyouarebeinginterviewedIfyoucouldchooseanycompany,wherewouldyougoTestrictyouranswertofieldssimilartotheoneinwhichthiscompanyoperatesWhatotherjobsareyouconsideringRwan’veadvertised”Relateyourgoalstothecompanyyou’reinterviewingfor:“Inafirmlikeyours,Iwouldliketo…”WhatareyourlongrangegoalsReferbacktotheselfassessmentphaseofyourcareercontinuationeffortsDon’tanswer,“Itthejobyou•outjob,andmentionasingle,minor,unattractiveemWhatdoyoufindmostattractiveaboutthispositionWhatseemsleastattractiveabitListthreeorfourattractivefeaturesoftheiteleast••terrible,aninterviewermaywonderwhyyou’veremainedthereuntilnow,orwhetheryouhaveanattitudeproblemthatwouldbelikelytoshowuponanewjob,tooInyourcurrent(last)position,whatfeaturesdo(did)youlikethemostThBecarefulandbepositiveDescribemorefeaturesthatyoulikedthandislikedDon’tsitepersonalityproblemsIfyoumakeyourlastjobsound,whathavebeen(were)yourfivemostsignificant••oucans,ifyou’dliketohearaboutsomeotherareaofmywork”Theniftheinterviewerasksforadditionalaccomplishments,youcangivethemwithoutappearingtoboastInyourcurrent(last)positionaccomplishmentsHavespecificexamplesreadyIfyouareaskedforfiveexamples,don’tcitetenIfyouwanttoshowthatyouwereresponsibleformorethanfiveachievements,ysay,“I’vegivenyoufivethatseemthemostimportanttomeThereareotherrwiththeorganization,butadmitthatyouwouldhaveuetofeelchallengedtoremainwithanorganizationThinkintermsof,“Aslongasebothfeelachievementoriented”HowlongwillyoustaywithusSaythatyouareinterestedinacareetocontinwationwiththeorganization,andopportunitieswillopenupforyou•individualsarealwaysatapremiumninvestmentYourresumesuggeststhatyoumaybeoverqualifiedortooexperiencedforthispositionWhatdoyouthinkEmphasizeyourinterestinestablishingalongtermassocisaythatyouassumeifyouperformwellinthisjob,new•MentionthatastrongcompanyneedsastrongstaffObservethat•Suggestthatbecauseyouaresowellqualified,thecompanywillgetafastreturno•Saythatagrowing,growing,energeticcompanycanneverhavetoomuchtalentManagementStylempany’sstyletoknowthatyourmanagementstylewill•Resultsoriented(Effectonbottomline)Participativestyle(opendoormethodmotivatingpeopleanddelegating)WhatisyourmanagementstyleYoushouldknowenoughaboutthecocomplimentitPossiblestylesinclude:•Taskoriented(Problemsolving)•examplesDoyoufeelthatyouhaveted•atementsStressyourexperienceandyourenergyAreyouagoodmanagerCanyougivemesometopmanagementpotentialKeepyouranswerachievementandtaskorienRelyonexamplesfromyourcareertosupportyourst•Men•ThemostdifficulttaskmaybetomotivateandmanageemployeestogettasksroutinelyplannedandcompletedontimeandwithinbudgetWhatdoyouthinkisthemostdifficultthingaboutbeingamanageroranexecutivetionplanning,execution,andcostcontroloyouconsideryourselfaleaderakeexamplesfromyourworkexperienceDTThinkintermsofskills,initiative,andadaptabilitytoworkcomfortablyandproductivelywiththersMentionthatyouliketohirepeoplewhoappearcapableofmovingupinanorganizationWhatdoyoulookforwhenyouhirepeopleo•Adml,bothforthecompanyuthinkfortheindividualorindividualsinvolvedShowthat,likeanyoneelse,youdon’tenjoyunpleasanttasks,butthatyoucanresolvethemefficientlyand,inthecaseoffiringsomeone,humanelyHaveyoueverhadtofirepeopleWhatwerethereasons,andhowdidyouhandlethesituationitthatthesituationwasn’teasy,butsaythatitworkedoutweland,yo•IndustryTrendshdsthatillustratehowwellyouunderstandyourindustryEconomicconditionsCurrentcompetitivesituationRegulatorydemandsrelatedtothedirectioninwhichyourbusinessisheadingWatimportanttrendsdoyouseeinourindustryBepreparedwithtwoorthreetren•Youmightconsidertechnologicalchallengesoropportunities•••industryepreparedwithtwoorthreekeyissuesWhatarethefrontierorcuttingedgeissuesinourBReasonsforYourSearch(orWhyYouAreOutofWork)Bebnwithouthurtingyourselfarch,whereyouconsideredthistopicas•idoffinastaffreduction,saysoyourdecision,theresultofyourdesiretoadvance••chsuggestedearliermaybeusefulDon’tfabricateastoryforaninterviewevenintoday’sreferenceshyclimate,yourstorymaybecheckedWhyareyouleaving(didleave)yourpresent(last)positionrief,tothepoint,andashonestasyouca•ReferbacktotheplanningphaseofyourjobseyouthoughtaboutreferencestatementsIfyouwerela•OtherwiseindicatethatthemovewasyourcareerDon’tmentionpersonalityconflictsTheinterviewermayspendsometimeprobingyouonthisissue,particularlyifit’sclearthatyouwereterminatedBeaspositiveandhonestasyoucanThe“Weagreedtodisagree”approa•findingajobisn’tdifficult,butthatfindingtherightjobdeservestimeanddemandsarefulplanningWhyhaven’tyoufoundajobbeforenowSaythatcDidyouthinkofleavingyourpresentpositionbeforeIfso,whatdoyouthinkheldyouthereYoumightsaythatthechallengeofthejobheldyouinthepastbut,asthatseemedtodiminish,youreachedthedecisiontoinvestigatenewopportunitiesWhatdoyouthinkofyour(former)bossBeaspositiveasyoucan•ApotentialbosswillanticipatethatyoumighttalkabouthimorherinsimilartermsatsomepointinthefutureWillyoubeouttotakeyourboss’sjobSaythatwhileyoucertainlyhopetowinadditionalresponsibilityintheorganization,you’vealwaysfocusedongettingthecurrentjobdoneStrengthsandWeaknessesWouldyoudescribeafewsituationsinwhichyourworkwascriticizedBespecificDon’tbeemotional•Thinkintermsofconstructivecriticism•ShowthatyourespondedpositivelyandbenefitedfromthatcriticismIfIspokewithyour(former)boss,whatwouldheorshesayareyourgreateststrengthsandweaknessesNamethreeorfourstrengthsandonlyoneweaknessBehonestbutnotnegativeWhatareyourstrongpointsPresentatleastthree•Useconcrete,workrelatedexamplestoillustratethem•TrytorelateyouranswertotheinterviewingorganizationandthespecificjobopeningWhatareyourweakpointsDon’tsayyouhavenoneButtrytomakeanegativesoundlikeastrengthcarriedabittofar•“Isometimesgetimpatientandbecomedeeplyinvolvedwhenaprojectisrunninglate•Don’tofferalistofweaknesses•Agoodinterviewermaypressyouabitbysaying,“Isthereanythingelse”Youmightanswer“No,Idon’tthinksoonthattopic”•Iftheinterviewerpersist,comeupwithasecondweakness,butonlyifyouareaskedforitDon’toffernegativeinformationunnecessarily•Iftheinterviewercontinuesandasksforathirdweakness,saypolitelythatyoureallycan’tthinkofanythingelse•Finally,showthatyouareworkingtocorrectyourweaknessesSalaryRelatedQuestionsWhyaren’tyouearningmoreatyourageSaythatisonereasonyou’reconductingthisjobsearchDon’tbedefensiveWhatdoyoufeelthispositionshouldpaySalaryisadelicatetopic•Wesuggestthatyoudefertyingyourselftoaprecisefigureforaslongasyoucandoitpolitely•Youmightsay,“Iunderstandthattherangeforthisjobisbetween$Xand$YThatseemappropriateforthejobasIunderstandit”•Youmightanswerthequestionwithaquestion“PerhapsyoucanhelpmeonthisoneCanyoutellmeifthereisarangeforsimilarjobsintheorganization•Ifyou’reaskedthequestionduringaninitialscreeninginterview,youmightsaythatyoufeelyouneedtoknowmoreabouttheresponsibilitiesinvolvedbeforegivingameaningfulanswerHeretoo,eitherbyaskingtheinterviewerordoingresearchduringyourinvestigationofthecompany,youcantrytofindoutwhetherthereisasalarygradeattachedtothejobIfthereis,andifyoucanlivewithit,saythattherangeseemsrighttoyou•Iftheinterviewercontinuestoprobe,youmightsay,“YouknowIammaking$XnowLikeeveryoneelse,I’dliketoimproveonthatfigure,butmymajorinterestisinthejobitself”Remembertheactoftakinganewjobdoesnot,inandofitself,makeyouworthmoremoney•Ifnopricerangeisattachedtothejob,andtheinterviewercontinuestopressthesubject,thenyouwillhavetorespondwithanumberYoucan’tleavetheimpressionthatitdoesn’treallymatter,thatyou’llacceptwhateverisofferedIfyou’vebeenmaking$,annually,youcan’tsaythata$,figurewouldbefinewithoutsoundinglikeyouaregivinguponyourself(Ifyouaremakingaradicalcareerchange,however,asubstantialdisparitymaybemorereasonableandunderstandable)•Don’tsellyourselfshort,butcontinuetostressthefactthatthejobitselfisthemostimportantthinginyourmindTheinterviewermaybetryingtodeterminejusthowmuchyouwantthejobDon’tleavetheimpressionthatmoneyistheonlythingimportanttoyouLinkquestionsofsalarytotheworkitself•Ifasearchfirmisinvolved,yourcontacttheremaybeabletohelpwiththesalaryquestionAsearchfirmrepresentativemayevenbeabletoruninterferenceforyouIf,forinstance,thispersontellsyouwhatthepositionpays,andyourespondthatyouareearningthatamountnowandwouldliketodoabitbetter,heorshemightgobacktotheemployerandpurposethatyoubeofferedanadditionaltenpercent•But,wheneverpossible,sayaslittleasyoucanaboutsalaryuntilyoureachthefinalstageoftheinterviewingprocessAtthatpoint,youknowthecompanyisgenuinelyinterestedinyouandismorelikelytobeflexibleinsalarynegotiationsPersonalityTraitsDoyouhaveanyobjectiontopsychologicaltestsSayyouwouldfeelcomfortabletakingthemDoyouspeaktoothersbeforetheyspeaktoyouTheinterviewerisprobablytryingtodetermineyourabilitytodealwithunstableorunanticipatedsituations•Saythatyouractionsdependonspecificcircumstances•Whileyouwouldn’tnormallystartaconversationwithastrangeronthestreet,forexample,youfeelcomfortableinitiatingdiscussionswithpeopleyoudon’tknowinnormalbusinessorsocialsettingsWhatwasthelastbookyoureadMovieyousawSportingeventyouattendedTrytoshowthatyouleadabalancedlifewhenansweringquestionsaboutoutsideactivitiesAreyoucreativeBepreparedwithworkrelatedexamplesofcreativitymaybewisetosayyouaretheproudownerofabalancedpersonalityHowwouldyoudescribeyourownpersonalityIt“WhenCanYouStart”Bepreparedtogiveadateorcommittoatimeanddatethatyoucancommittoastartdate“Areyouofferingthepositiontomenow”mightbeagoodresponseifanofferhasnotyetbeenmadeWhencouldyoustart•YouandYourAccomplishmentsOurOrganizationManagementStyleIndustryTrendsReasonsforYourSearch(orWhyYouAreOutofWork)StrengthsandWeaknessesSalaryRelatedQuestionsPersonalityTraits“WhenCanYouStart”

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