The job interview

Write the dialogue for a typical job interview.


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I don't feel like doing a dialogue of a job interview... In every interviews they all ask more or less the same questions (Describe yourself, your chinks, your strong points, your last job, etc.). I would much rather tell some anecdotes. Before a job interview, I allways get information about the company. With the web you can find all that you are looking for. I do have preference for small companies. I remember an interview with the boss to be his assistant. But he had no idea how his ex-assistant did her job! Another one wanted to subject the candidates to do a battery of psychological tests, because he wanted to find a clone of his ex-assistant (that was the name of the tests!)! He proved he was not capable to adapt himself... And then, in small companies, you often got the interviewer who is absolutely not concentrated on the interview. He anwers the phone, etc. regardless of the importance for his company to take on the good candidate. Without focusing how can he seriously choose the right candidate?

I don't feel like doing a dialogue of a job interview... In every interview they all ask more or less the same questions (describe yourself, your chinks (better to say "weaknesses," at least in American English), your strong points, your last job, etc.). I would much rather tell some anecdotes. Before a job interview, I always get information about the company. With the web you can find all that you are looking for. I do have a preference for small companies. I remember an interview with the boss to be his assistant. But he had no idea how his ex-assistant did her job! Another one wanted to subject the candidates to do a battery of psychological tests, because he wanted to find a clone of his ex-assistant (that was the name of the tests!)! He proved he was not capable to of adapting himself... And then, in small companies, you often get the interviewer who is absolutely not concentrated (perhaps a bit better to say "focused," but this is fine) on the interview. He answers the phone, etc. regardless of the importance for his company (better to say, "regardless of how important it is for his company") to take on the good best (either "a good" or "the best") candidate. Without focusing how can he seriously choose the right candidate?

***Excellent job - very fluent!!

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thank you for your help! It is not so easy to find nice registred like you who urges to correct and comment the exercises of another registred. I appreciate!

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I don't feel like doing a dialogue of a job interview... In every interview they all ask more or less the same questions (Describe yourself, "the chinks in your armour", your strong points, your last job, etc.). I would much rather tell [you - not obligatory]some anecdotes. Before a job interview, I always get information about the company. With the web you can find all that you are looking for. I do have preference for small companies. I remember an interview with a potential boss for the job of his assistant. But he had no idea how his ex-assistant did her job! Another one wanted to subject the candidates to a battery of psychological tests, because he wanted to find a clone of his ex-assistant (that was the aim of the tests!)! He proved he was not capable of adapting himself... And then, in small companies, you often get the interviewer who is absolutely not concentrated on the interview. He anwers the phone, etc. regardless of the importance for his company to take on the good candidate. Without focusing how can he seriously choose the right candidate?

Excellent!

"the chinks in your armour" is obviously a phrase indicating the weakness of armour in medieval combat and is used to talk about weakness. The American gentleman is probably right, weaknesses would sound more normal here. We did often use to say "chinks", but it is also an insulting and derogatory term [pour les chinois!] and so on its own is probably best avoided.

Excellent!

I don't feel like doing a dialogue of a job interview... In all interviews they all ask more or less the same questions (Describe yourself, your chinks(weaknesses), your strong points, your last job, etc.). I would much rather tell some anecdotes. Before a job interview, I always get information about the company. With the web you can find all that you are looking for. I do have preference for small companies. I remember an interview with the bosses assistant. But he had no idea how his ex-assistant did her job! Another one wanted to subject the candidates to  a battery of psychological tests, because he wanted to find a clone of his ex-assistant (that was the name of the tests!)! He proved he was not capable of adapting... And then, in small companies, you often get an interviewer who is absolutely not concentrating  on the interview. He anwers the phone, etc. regardless of the importance to his company to select a good candidate. Without focusing how can he seriously choose the right candidate?

 

Very good, Veronique!

I don't feel like doing a dialogue of (or: for) a job interview... In every job interview they all ask almost the same questions (Describe yourself, tell us about your weak or strong points, your last job, etc.). I would much rather tell some anecdotes. Before a job interview, I always get information about the company.  You can find everything that you are looking for in the internet. I do have preference for small companies. I remember an interview for a position as an assistant with my potential boss. But he had no idea how his ex-assistant did her job! Another one wanted to subject the candidates to do a battery of psychological tests, because he wanted to find a clone of his ex-assistant (that was the name of the tests!)! He proved that he was not capable (able) to adapt himself... And then, in small companies, you often get the interviewer who is not focus on the interview at all. He anwers the phone, etc. regardless of the importance for his company to take on the best candidate. Without paying close attention to the candidates how can he seriously choose the right one?

Wow! great job! Bravo excellent! Très bien.

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thank you so much to take your time correcting me! great correction! :))