English for Job Interviews: Express yourself Confidently
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English for Job Interviews: Express yourself Confidently

How to Answer Questions in Job Interviews when English isn't your First Language
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Last updated 1/2019
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 26 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • How to use English on the phone
  • How to make small talk with the interviewer
  • How to talk about your work experience
  • How to talk about your education
  • How to talk about your skills
  • How to talk about a weakness in English
  • How to use English grammar in an interview
  • Special vocabulary for answering difficult questions
Requirements
  • You should have at least a good intermediate (B1+ - B2) knowledge of English
Description

Looking for a job can be stressful. If you are feeling nervous because your interview will be in English and this is not your native language, these lectures are just for you. In this course, you will learn the job interview language, specific vocabulary, correct grammar, what questions to expect and how to answer.


Course highlights

  • Sample video questions and answers
  • Vocabulary and grammar quizzes
  • Downloadable pdf resources


Who this course is for:
  • People who are getting ready for a job interview in English
  • Intermediate (B1-B2) and slightly higher level learners who want to improve their English
  • Non-native speakers who need to use English in their work
Course content
Expand all 32 lectures 01:57:18
+ Pre-interview situations
5 lectures 22:22
Introduction
00:58

In this lecture, you're going to learn how to use English on the telephone with a recruiter or potential employer in the following situations:

  • Answering the phone
  • Talking about your availability
  • Giving information
  • Arranging a time/day for the interview
  • Confirming arrangements
Preview 06:38

Listen to three sample calls and try to notice the expressions used in the previous lecture.

Sample calls
03:29

Learn what to say if you're late for your interview in order not to sound unprofessional.

Preview 04:55

Test your English for dealing with pre-job interview situations.

On the telephone
19 questions

Learn how to make polite small talk with your potential employer at the start of the interview. Conversation topics include:

  • the weather
  • your journey to the office
  • the company office decoration
  • something interesting on your cv
Making small talk
06:22

Practise making small talk.

Small talk quiz
10 questions
+ Describing yourself
6 lectures 19:26
Introduction
01:16
Your education
06:00

Test your vocabulary for describing your education.

Education quiz
10 questions
You work experience
03:04

Test your vocabulary for talking about your work experience.

Work experience quiz
8 questions
Your qualities and skills
04:32
Sample answers
02:07
Your motivation
02:27

Test your vocabulary for describing your qualities, skills and motivation.

Qualities, skills and motivation quiz
13 questions
+ Job and company
3 lectures 09:22
Introduction
01:15
Describing a company
05:43
Describing job tasks
02:24

Test your job and company vocabulary knowledge.

Job and company
10 questions
+ Answering difficult questions - Essential vocabulary
9 lectures 33:30
Introduction
00:57
Describing a weakness
03:10

Practise describing a weakness.

Describing a weakness quiz
8 questions

Questions like "Are you applying for any other jobs?" and "Have you applied for other jobs?" can be difficult to answer tactfully, especially if English is not your first language. In this lecture, you'll learn some useful vocabulary to help you deal with this kind of question.

Are you applying for other jobs?
05:49

Practise answering questions like 'Are you applying for any other jobs?'

Applying for other jobs quiz
9 questions

If you are applying for a job that you might seem overqualified for, this lecture will teach you some useful vocabulary to help you deal with questions like 'Why are you interested in this job?'

Preview 03:43

Practise vocabulary for answering questions like 'You seem overqualified for this job. Can you tell me why you are interested?'

You seem overqualified quiz
6 questions

In this lecture, you're going to learn some vocabulary to help you answer questions such as:

  • How do you handle rejection?
  • How do you handle disappointment?
  • How do you handle failure?
  • How do you handle being criticised?
  • How do you handle stress?
  • How do you handle conflict?
How do you handle ...?
03:24

Practise your vocabulary for answering questions like How do handle .....?

How do you handle ... quiz
7 questions

In this lecture, we're going to look at vocabulary to help you answer questions such as:

  • What has been your greatest disappointment?

  • What has been the greatest disappointment in your life?

  • What has been the greatest disappointment in your career?

  • Tell me about a failure.


What has been your greatest disappointment?
03:46

Practise your vocabulary for answering questions like What has been your greatest disappointment?

Greatest disappointment - quiz
10 questions

In this lecture we're going to look at some vocabulary to help you explain "gaps" in your CV/resume. This will help you answer questions like:

  • Why have you been out of work?

  • You've been out of work for a while. Has it been difficult finding a job?

  • Why were you out of work for so long between these two jobs?

Why have you been out of work?
04:03
Out of work - quiz
12 questions

If you were fired from a previous job, being asked about it one of the most challenging and uncomfortable interview questions to answer, even in your own language. In this lecture we're going to look at some useful expressions to help you.

Why were you fired?
03:43
Why were you fired? - Quiz
10 questions

In this lecture, we will look at useful vocabulary to help you answer the difficult interview question “What are your salary requirements?” and variations of this question including:

  • What salary do you think you deserve?

  • What salary are you expecting?

  • What are you looking to earn?

  • How much are you expecting to make here?

  • What salary are you looking for?

What are your salary requirements?
04:55

Test your vocabulary for answering questions about your salary requirements.

What are your salary requirements? - quiz
9 questions
+ Essential Grammar for Job Interviews
7 lectures 25:58

In this lecture, we will look at the two English present tenses: the present simple and the present continuous. You will study their uses and how to use them in a job interview situation.

Preview 04:41

Test your knowledge of the English present tenses.

Present simple vs. present continuous
10 questions

In this lecture, I will explain the difference between the past simple and past continuous tenses. I will show you how to use them in a job interview situation.

Past simple vs. past continuous
02:44

Practise the past tenses.

Past simple vs. past continuous
8 questions

In this lecture, we will compare the present perfect simple and the past simple tenses. You will study their uses and how to use them in a job interview situation.

Present perfect vs past simple
02:32

Practise your knowledge of the present perfect and past simple.

Present perfect vs. past simple
10 questions

In this lecture, we will compare the present perfect continuous and the present perfect simple tenses. You will study their uses and how to use them in a job interview situation.

Present perfect continuous vs present perfect simple
03:21

Practise your knowledge of the present perfect.

Present perfect simple vs. present perfect continuous
10 questions

In this lecture, I will cover three common structures for talking about the future:

  • will + infinitive
  • be going +infinitive
  • present continuous


The future 1
04:06

In this lecture, I will cover two other future structures that candidates use in job interviews:

  • want/would like/aim/plan/intend/expect + to + infinitive
  • future continuous
The future 2
04:00

Practise talking about the future with will + infinitive, going to + infinitive and the present continuous.

The future
10 questions

In this lecture, you will learn how to talk about hypothetical situations in a job interview using the two main conditional structures:

  • first conditional (If + present, will + infinitive)
  • second conditional (If + past, would/could/might + infinitive)
Conditionals
04:34

Test your knowledge of the first and second conditionals.

First and second conditionals
8 questions
+ Recap
1 lecture 03:19

Congratulations! You've made it to the end of the course. Here's a quick recap of everything you've learned.

Course recap
03:19