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  • business skills 360 the podcast that looks at the other side of business English

  • hello and welcome back to the skills 360 podcast I'm your host Tim

  • Simmons and today I want to look at how to prepare for an interview in English

  • when I say prepare I'm not talking about making an appointment at the hair salon

  • or picking out a clean shirt I'm talking about doing some research anticipating

  • what you'll be asked and practicing how to respond yeah I know I'm always going

  • on about preparation but this time it's not just a suggestion it's essential if

  • you do it right you'll be able to head into the interview feeling relaxed and

  • confident and that will increase your chances of landing the job now here's

  • the thing most interviews cover the same basic territory sure you might get a

  • couple of curveballs but for the most part you can predict what questions

  • you'll be asked and that means you can plan your answers I don't mean script

  • your answers it's pretty tough to appear authentic and natural while delivering a

  • memorized response but you can outline your answers and practice your delivery

  • so how do we go about doing that well let's start by talking about how to

  • introduce yourself in an interview in English the old tell me about yourself

  • question it's a amazing how many people are thrown by

  • this question or fumble through an awkward response as they wait for the

  • real interview questions but first impressions are important and you need a

  • good answer for tell me about yourself my advice is to keep it succinct instead

  • of rambling on keep it professional but show passion and keep it positive and if

  • you need a formula try present past future how does that work check out this

  • example I'm currently a marketing manager with a medium-sized software

  • firm since I was young I've loved writing and design and all things tech

  • so in university marketing felt like the perfect fit and I went straight from

  • college to IBM where I worked for five years I'm happy with what I've

  • accomplished but I'm really looking for a new challenge now and I love what you

  • guys are doing in that example you heard me mention my current position my

  • educational and work background and the change I want in the future if you

  • master your tell me about yourself pitch you can practice responding to the

  • next most common English interview question what are your strengths first a

  • don't don't give them a laundry list of random skills like well I'm good at

  • communication organizing teamwork and I take the initiative all the time

  • that's totally forgettable instead choose two or three important strengths

  • that relate directly to the position you're applying for

  • choose ones that will set you apart from others and give some evidence so if

  • you're applying for a marketing manager position you might say people tell me

  • that I'm a creative manager I can motivate a team and make people feel

  • appreciated for example our team recently tackled a tough project for a

  • really demanding client and did you notice that I said people tell me that

  • I'm a creative manager it's not just your opinion you're telling them that

  • other people think so too now I wouldn't necessarily take the same

  • approach to the next type of question you're bound to face and which you

  • probably dread answering the what are your weaknesses question yes you're sure

  • to get this question in a job interview so you'd better be ready for it three

  • bits of advice first don't choose something that's actually a strength I'm

  • talking about the old well sometimes I'm too much of a perfectionist they've

  • heard that before it doesn't fly anymore secondly choose something that isn't

  • central to the position you're applying for thirdly talk about how you've worked

  • to improve this weakness let's say you're applying for a marketing manager

  • position and you're asked about a weakness you might try something like

  • this in the past I've struggled with public speaking giving presentations to

  • large groups of people at a conference for example is a real challenge

  • that said I've joined Toastmasters and I've been working hard to develop more

  • confidence with this other good weaknesses to talk about being patient

  • when working on a team delegating responsibilities giving

  • feedback or analyzing data if one of those isn't central to the role it could

  • be a good one to mention all right how about a quick recap of these tips first

  • practice a good response - tell me about yourself that's professional passionate

  • positive and succinct second talk about strengths that are related to the job

  • and set you apart from others and third talk about a weakness that doesn't blow

  • up your chances of getting the position and that you've worked to improve that's

  • all for today if you'd like to test yourself on what we've just covered have

  • a look at the business English pod dot-com website

  • there you'll find a quiz about today's show as well as a PDF transcript so long

  • and see you again soon

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