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English Lesson about Job Interviews

Hear about the things you should do and some tips for what NOT to do in a job interview in this English conversation. This article includes:

  • Listen to a natural conversation and learn some vocabulary
  • The best 5 questions and answers for job interviews

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Interesting Vocabulary from this conversation about Job Interviews

opportunity – A situation where it is possible to to do something that you have been meaning to do.

  • He had the opportunity to be interviewed for his new job.
  • She was given the opportunity to manage the retail store.


applicants – A person / someone that applied for a job.

  • You are one of a several hundred applicants.
  • There will be applicants that won’t meet the interview requirements.


qualified – When you are trained or certified to perform a certain job.

  • Suzie is a qualified lawyer.
  • What makes you think that he is qualified for this job?

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The Best 5 Questions And Answers For Job Interviews

One of the critical things of preparing for a job interview is to answer any questions that potential employers commonly ask. Don’t worry! It is a routine process before you can receive a job offer. You can see this as an opportunity to ‘brag’ about your qualifications and make that good first impression on the hiring team!

In this English lesson about job interviews we share some of the best questions and answers for job interviews. As well as some job interview tips. (Grab a copy here with example answers)

Note: These are some of the popular job interview questions that you can expect to be asked. They are not necessarily going to be asked.

Tip: To increase your chances of having a successful interview, you should take the time to think about how you will answer these questions so that you’re not in the spotlight.

  1. Tell me about yourself
  2. What is your greatest weakness?
  3. Where do you see yourself in five years?
  4. Why should we hire you?
  5. Do you have any questions?
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Useful Phrases to Smash Your Job Interviews in English

And if you are wondering how to ace a job interview, there are phrases that you can use to help you do just that.

To help you succeed with your interview, we have prepared this list of useful phrases and expressions that you might find helpful the next time you face an interviewer.

Talking about your PERSONALITY

  • Hard-working, Honest, Proactive, Dependable, Resilient, Persistent, Resourceful

Talking about your STRENGTHS

  • Organized, Teamwork, Energetic, Problem-Solver, Critical Thinker, Analytical Skills, Dedicated, Patient, Determined, Leadership Skills

Talking about your WEAKNESSES

  • Being unfamiliar with …
  • People pleaser
  • Too critical of myself
  • Too detail-focused
  • Procrastinate, Lack Confidence, Multitasker, Impatient, Lack Experience, Perfectionist, Disorganized, Competitive

Talking about your EXPERIENCE

  • I studied at …
  • I have a master’s degree in …
  • I completed a course on …
  • I graduated from … in …
  • I worked as a / an … for …
  • I have … years’ experience in …

Talking about your FUTURE

  • I would be a perfect candidate for this job because …
  • I believe that I can grow both personally and professionally at your company because…
  • I believe your company plays a big part in this industry.
  • I trust that I could be an asset in your company because …
  • I’m thrilled about this opportunity because …
  • I always look for ways to develop my skills and I trust that I would be able to do so at your company.
  • The reason I would like to work here is …
  • I will be delighted to work for your company because …
  • The things that I can contribute to your company are…

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