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By Skype Teacher Tom

1. Why do you want this job?

A: I like your company…

A: I hear the pay is quite good.

A: It is in a convenient location

A: I know someone who works here.

A: I really need this job. I am having problems paying my bills.

A: I feel there is a lot of opportunity here. I’d like to climb the corporate ladder.

A: It’s a big company so I hope to meet a lot of people.

A: It’s a small company so I hope to be good friends with the people who work here…

2. Do you have any experience?

A: No, I just finished school.

A: No, but I am highly educated.

A: Yes, I have a lot of experience in this field. I worked at ___company and also at ___.

A: I have a few years experience. I worked at….

A: No, but I am a fast learner.

3. Why do you think you are right for the job?

A: I think my education and experience are just right for the job.

A: I am very adaptable. I can work in any style of company.

A: One of your employees recommended that I work for you.

4. Why do you want to work for our company?

A: Your company has a good reputation.

A: I think your company has a bright future.

A: I think my skills and education are a good match for your company.

A: It has a very convenient location.

A: I like your products. They are good quality for a reasonable price.

5. Would you like a coffee or tea, or something?

A: No, I am fine thanks.

A: I’ll have a juice, if you have any.

A: I’ll have some water please.

6. Are you a team player?

A: Yes, I like to work with others.

A: I am very independent and can work on my own without much supervision.

A: I know your company depends on team work, and I’m your man.

7. What are your strengths?

A: I am good with computers…

A: I am a team player.

A: I work well independently.

A: I am good with HR (human resources).

A: I am very practical.

A: I am very creative.

A: I have a good work ethic.

A: I am a good trouble shooter.

8. Are you creative?

A: I am very creative.

A: I am not so creative, but I am a hard worker.

A: Yes, I like to work in advertising where I can be creative.

A: I am very creative using ____ software.

9. Are you punctual?

A: I am always on time.

A: I am always early.


10. What do you think are your shortcomings?

A: I am not a people person.

A: I can’t work overtime. It is too difficult for me.

A: I am a workaholic.

A: I need to be able to get up and move around; I can’t stay chained to a desk all day.

11. Are you good at public speaking?

A: Yes, when in school I won awards for public speaking.

A: I’m kind of shy and feel nervous when speaking in public.

A: I don’t have much experience in public speaking, but I am a fast learner.

12. Where did you go to school? What did you study there?

A. I went to ____ university where I got my bachelor’s degree. Then I went to ______university where I got my MBA.

A. I didn’t go to university but I went to college where I studied ____.

13. Are you good with technology? Which software are you familiar with?

A: I am familiar with computer graphics.

A: I know how to use______.

A: I have a Mac so graphics are easy for me.

14. How fast is your personal internet connection?

A: My upload speed is ____. My download speed is____.

15. Do you have a laptop? Or an iPad? What kind of cell phone do you have?

A: I have a BlackBerry and couldn’t live without it.

A: I love surfing the net on my iPad.

A: I use my phone for texting all the time and can SKYPE with it.

16. How will you get to our company? Do you drive? How long will the commuting time be?

A: I will take the bus.

A: I will take the subway.

A: I will drive. Do you have parking?

A: I will take the train.

A: I will bicycle to work.

A: I will walk.

17. How is your English ability?

A: My level is beginner/basic/intermediate/advanced.

A: I took the TOEFL/IELTS test and got a high score in reading/writing/listening/speaking.

A: My grammar is good/bad.

A: My vocabulary is good/bad.

18. Do you speak any other languages?

A: Yes I speak Mandarin and Cantonese

A: Yes, I speak Arabic and French.

A: Yes, I speak a little German and Spanish.

A: Yes, I speak Hindi.

19. Do you have any questions?

A: Do you have coffee breaks?

A: How much vacation time do your new employees get?

A: What is the company’s plan for the future?

A: What is the rate of pay?

A: What benefits are there working here?

A: Is there a company cafeteria?

A: Can you take me on a tour of the company?

A: Do I get a company car?

A: Do I get to travel with this position?

A: I have a friend who is also interested in working here…

A: Do you have a parking spot for me, if I am hired?

A: Do you have office dividers or do you have rooms for single offices?

A: How do you communicate inside the office?

20. Do you have a good work ethic?

A: Yes I like to work hard.

A: Yes, but I don’t like working overtime.

A: I’m just looking for a part-time job.

A: I don’t mind a 40-45 hour work week, but the rest of the time is family time for me.

21. What are your hobbies? What do you do in your free time?

A: I like to read online.

A: I collect stamps/coins/etc..

A: I like to watch sports.

A: I like to play sports.

A: I like movies.

A: I like to watch plays.

A: I like to go to concerts.

A: I like to watch soap operas.

A: I like to go to the pub.

A: I like dancing/etc.

A: I like to work out in the gym.

A: I like to go for long walks.

A: I have no real free time as I have several young children.

A: I like to improve myself (learn new software etc.).

A: I just want to work as much as I can.

22. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

A: I hope I can climb the corporate ladder in your company.

A: I hope I can save money for an early retirement.

A: I just want to work as hard as I can and hope for the best.

A: I am a very loyal employee. I hope I am still at your company.

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