Job Interviews for English Language Learners
What you'll learn
- You will answer common job interview questions with confidence WITHOUT memorizing your answers completely.
- You will correctly use vocabulary related to a job interview and your job search.
- You will navigate job interviews easily when you understand the related cultural considerations.
- You will successfully write job offer acceptance and refusal letters, as well as job offer negotiation letters.
- You will provide appropriate and engaging responses to behavioral interview questions.
- You should be at least a high-intermediate to advanced speaker of English.
Job interviews can shake the nerves of even the most confident of English speakers, whether you’re a native or non-native speaker. This course prepares you to successfully handle a job interview in English with confidence. As you work through it, you’ll learn new vocabulary and vocabulary study resources and material to help you expertly use the new words and expressions presented in the course.
Additionally, you’ll have access to exclusive practice worksheets and vocabulary lists, as well as to example letters related to the job interview process (such as acceptance and negotiation letters). Practicing what you learn is vital to being able to use it in an actual job interview.
You’ll learn how to write letters related to job interviews as well. Your job search isn’t complete without writing at least one of the types of letters you’ll learn about in this course.
So much communication around job interviews actually takes place outside of the office where you interview. Scheduling the interview, job offers, follow-up questions, negotiations, offer refusals, and more often occur in writing. Knowing how to structure and the words and expressions to use in these letters is critical to having an overall successful interview process.
I'll show you how to answer some of the most common interview questions and how to formulate (create) your own answers and why it's so important to NOT memorize your answers word-for-word. Many students make the mistake of writing out their answers to common interview questions and then trying to memorize them in their entirety. This isn't a good idea!
We’ll also go through how to answer the dreaded behavioral question. You’ll learn why interviewers ask these types of questions and how to successfully answer them.
You'll learn about cultural considerations related to job interviews, such as what NOT to say in an interview, details about what to wear and not to wear, how to shake hands, and the importance of eye contact. These cultural considerations are vital to communicating that you are the perfect person for the job. Without them, you may seem to be a different type of person and worker than you really are in the eyes of the job interview.
I am here with you throughout the course, so if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to send me a message. I'll be happy to respond.
Who this course is for:
- You should take this course if you are looking for a job and have to do a job interview in English.
Teaching English has been my passion since 2009. I am a certified public school teacher for ELL and elementary school in two states, and I am certified in one state to teach 7th-12th grade English language and literature. My master's in applied linguistics with an emphasis in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages should be finished up in May 2018, and I own Empower English Tutoring, an online and in-person private English tutoring service in College Station, Texas. My women's English conversation group in my city, and my women's WhatsApp conversation groups are my two volunteer passions at the moment.
When I'm not teaching, you'll find me reading a historical fiction book, chasing my twin toddlers, or trying to keep up with my nearly eight year-old daughter, freelance writing website copy, doing homework, and trying desperately to keep up with domestic duties (like laundry and trying not to burn dinner - again).