Placeholder Image

Subtitles section Play video

  • I'm Don Varney of Varney Speaks and on behalf of Expert Village. Today we're going to talk

  • about the interview process. Let's take a moment and talk about some of the types of

  • questions that you could be asked during the interview process. Sometimes the questions

  • are misleading because we're taking them personally when they're really talking professionally.

  • A good example would be if they were to say to you, tell me about yourself. You're sitting

  • there saying, well I like to go hunting on the weekends. I like to go camping and take

  • my family fishing, and I really enjoy that. Well, great answer, but that's not what they're

  • asking. When they say tell me about yourself, they are asking you to tell them about yourself

  • in this job environment. They want to hear I enjoying coming to work with people that

  • I get around and I have a good time with. I like an atmosphere of friendliness. Your

  • company being a company that specializes in public relations and customer service, well

  • this is the environment that I like and it would work well for me to work well in your

  • environment. That would me in line with what they're really asking when they say tell me

  • about yourself. When they ask about strengths and weaknesses, again, they're not asking

  • you for you to really tell them I'm very good at this and I'm weak at this, but in essence,

  • they may be asking you about how that would apply to the work force, to the workplace

  • where you are actually going to go to work. One of the simplest examples is you might

  • say, I was told early on in my career that listening was a weakness. I didn't listen

  • very well because I was always ready to answer whatever it was they were saying. The good

  • news was they were right and I figured that out, so what I've done now is I've taken a

  • weakness of not listening very well. I've taken classes on it, I've read books on it,

  • I've done studies on it, and over the last few years what I've determined is I really

  • wasn't a good listener, but now I really trained myself to understand the importance to listening

  • to the person before I try to answer.

I'm Don Varney of Varney Speaks and on behalf of Expert Village. Today we're going to talk

Subtitles and vocabulary

Operation of videos Adjust the video here to display the subtitles

A2 US interview process job interview answer listening weakness environment

How to Prepare for a Job Interview : How to Answer Job Interview Questions

  • 1480 150
    康淑宜 posted on 2014/05/24
Video vocabulary