II. Discuss the following statements with your group mates. Which of the statements in each pair do you think gives the best advice?

Statement 1.

a. You should always wear your best clothes when you go for an interview.

b. Employers nowadays don’t mind what you wear as long as you don’t look a punk.

Statement 2.

a. You should never smoke during an interview.

b. It’s all right to smoke provided that you ask permission first II. Discuss the following statements with your group mates. Which of the statements in each pair do you think gives the best advice?.

Statement 3.

a. There is nothing you can do to stop being nervous-it’s quite normal.

b. If you appear nervous in front of the interviewers, they are more likely to give the job to someone else.

Statement 4.

a. It’s a good idea to agree with an interviewer.

b. If you disagree with II. Discuss the following statements with your group mates. Which of the statements in each pair do you think gives the best advice? the interviewer. She/he will be impressed that you have got your own ideas.

Statement 5.

a. You should find out as much about the job as possible before you go.

b. You will be told about the job when you go for an interview.

Active Vocabulary

I. There are many proverbs to II. Discuss the following statements with your group mates. Which of the statements in each pair do you think gives the best advice? do with work. Match a line from column A with a line from column B to form an English proverb.

A. a. A bad workman… b. If a job is worth doing… c. Make hay…. d. Many hands…. e. Too many cooks…. f. Early to bed and II. Discuss the following statements with your group mates. Which of the statements in each pair do you think gives the best advice? early to rise…. g. Never put off till tomorrow…. h. The devil makes work…. i. All work and no play…. j. The early bird…………. B. 1. while the sun shines 2. make light work 3. what you can do today 4. for idle hands 5. makes you healthy, wealthy and wise 6. blames his tools 7. it II. Discuss the following statements with your group mates. Which of the statements in each pair do you think gives the best advice?’s worth doing well 8. catches the worm 9. spoil the broth 10. makes Jack a dull boy.

II. What do the proverbs mean? Do you agree with them? Do you have any similar expressions in your language?

III. Make at least three situations suitable for any of the proverbs II. Discuss the following statements with your group mates. Which of the statements in each pair do you think gives the best advice?.

Speaking

I. Some interviewers like to give candidates a hard time by asking them difficult questions. Here are some typical questions that an interviewer might ask:

1) Tell me about yourself.

2) What educational background have you got?

3) What do you think are your strengths and weaknesses?

4) What extra qualifications have you gained?

5) We II. Discuss the following statements with your group mates. Which of the statements in each pair do you think gives the best advice? have a lot of applicants for this job, why should we appoint you?

6) What do you know about our company? Why have you chosen it?

7) Have you got any work experience? What has been your most valuable experience?

8) How would you describe your personality?

9) Which is most important II. Discuss the following statements with your group mates. Which of the statements in each pair do you think gives the best advice? for you: status or money?

10) What would you like to be doing ten years from now?

11) What are your long-range goals?

12) What do you do in your spare time?

13) What was the worst problem you have had in your present job and how did you solve it? What was II. Discuss the following statements with your group mates. Which of the statements in each pair do you think gives the best advice? your last project?

14) Describe your ideal boss.

II. Complete the following interview with appropriate questions

· Q:___________________________________________________________

A:I graduated from college in September 2005.

· Q:___________________________________________________________

A:Yes, I have had some work experience. I worked for four months with Brown and Co. in their Finance Department.

· Q:___________________________________________________________

A:I have heard a II. Discuss the following statements with your group mates. Which of the statements in each pair do you think gives the best advice? lot about your company and feel that I could learn a lot if I worked there.

· Q:___________________________________________________________

A:I enjoy working with people. In my last position, I worked on a project with four young people and we shared our responsibilities well.

· Q:___________________________________________________________

A:I would like to II. Discuss the following statements with your group mates. Which of the statements in each pair do you think gives the best advice? gain some experience and then go on to do an MBA.

· Q:___________________________________________________________

A:I speak Spanish and a little French. I am also quite competent with Microsoft Office and I plan to take some special courses for finance.

· Q:___________________________________________________________

A:Well, I have been told that I am quite II. Discuss the following statements with your group mates. Which of the statements in each pair do you think gives the best advice? fussy about details, but I think it is very important to be accurate, especially in matters of accounting and finance.

II. In pairs, discuss the interviewee’s answers and make suggestions with regard how, if at all, they could be improved.

III. Having мейд any relevant changes, practice the interview II. Discuss the following statements with your group mates. Which of the statements in each pair do you think gives the best advice? in pairs.

VII. Listening

Listen to three excerpts from three interviews and then discuss the following questions in pairs.

· How well prepared is each interviewee for his/her interview?

· How would you describe the emotional state of each interviewee?

· What comments would you make about the quality of II. Discuss the following statements with your group mates. Which of the statements in each pair do you think gives the best advice? the interviewer’s questions?

· What comments would you make about the tone and formality of the interviews?

Choose one of the interviewees who did not perform well. Give this person some advice on how to handle interviews.

Discussion

II. The Career Fantasy

Imagine that you have just won a major II. Discuss the following statements with your group mates. Which of the statements in each pair do you think gives the best advice? contest, the right to spend an entire day with someone who has a job that you would love to do—your ideal job. You may spend your day with that person anywhere in the world.

During your day, you will be able to work with your “ideal person” at his or II. Discuss the following statements with your group mates. Which of the statements in each pair do you think gives the best advice? her job. Close your eyes for a minute, breathe deeply, and put yourself in this environment. As you breathe deeply, hold this image in your mind.

Spend about 10 minutes experiencing this vision, fantasizing about it, mentally living it. Then, answer the questions below. Do not talk to anyone until II. Discuss the following statements with your group mates. Which of the statements in each pair do you think gives the best advice? your instructor has told you to do so.

1. Whom would I most like to meet and why? What kind of job does he or she have?

2. What would I enjoy most about doing this type of job?

3. What is there about this type of work that I might not II. Discuss the following statements with your group mates. Which of the statements in each pair do you think gives the best advice? enjoy?

4. What special training would I need to do this job?

5. Could I really get a job like this? Why or why not?


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