FINDING A JOB
Job Interview (Part 1)
A: Good morning, I am here for my interview.
B: Hello, nice to meet you. I’m Mr. Gotcha. Have any trouble finding the place?
A: No problem.
B: So why don’t you tell me why you are interested in changing positions?
A: Unfortunately, our company is shutting down due to the economy.
B: What would you consider your strengths?
A: I am probably best at researching for marketing purposes.
B: What is your biggest weakness?
A: I tend to get bored easily and so love to keep myself challenged.
B: We have a position where that could work out well.
A: Hello, thank you for taking the time to interview me.
B: Hi there, I’m Bill Gotcha, the owner of Gotcha Enterprises. Did you find your way here OK?
A: Your assistant gave wonderful directions.
B: Why are you switching jobs at this point in your career?
A: Our Company is moving overseas and I wish to stay in the United States.
B: What are you best at?
A: I am good at organizing systems that have been having problems.
B: What is your biggest challenge in terms of skills?
A: I don’t like to sit around and so like to always find things to do to keep myself busy.
B: That is good to hear!
A: Good afternoon. Thank you for the opportunity to interview for this position.
B: Hello, have a seat. I’m Bill Gotcha. I am assuming you found your way here with no trouble?
A: Actually, I am very familiar with the area so there was absolutely no problem.
B: I am curious as to why you want to leave your current employer.
A: I am interested in switching fields.
B: Do you feel that you are exceptionally good at anything in particular.
A: I am good at pulling together teams of people to accomplish a task.
B: What are you not good at?
A: I am impatient with myself at times and am hard on myself.
B: We appreciate hearing that about you!
Role Playing Activity:
Based on the Sample Dialogue above, Create a Scenario & make your own Dialogue. Be Creative.
Interview - an oral examination of an applicant for a job.
Make redundant - to dismiss because of not being needed.
Maternity leave - period of absence from work (for a woman) when having a baby.