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Simulated Job Interviews June 2014

Wendy . Blog Shakespeare slept here! Publicado 16 Junio 2014

Have you ever been to a job interview? Will you be going to one in the near future? Don't miss "Simulated Job Interviews" the next time it is offered. In this class we give you some pointers on how to act in an interview and then we let you practice. You interview others and they interview you. Everyone seems to enjoy it, and everyone gets immediate feedback from the interviewer. They'll let you know, right away, if you speak clearly, are easily understood, mumble and are hard to understand, or even if you are incoherent. That's all good information because you know where you stand right now, and what you have to strive for. The discussions and feedback definitely give the students something to think about. HELP! ¡Ayúdame! I have a JOB INTERVIEW and it's in ENGLISH!!!

Today each student participated in 5 interviews. UEM Language Center professors helped out, taking turns interviewing or circulating among the tables giving advice or gesturing advice as the interviews progressed. "Sit up straight." "Stop playing with your pen, beard, hair." Natalia Pastor, from the GOE- the UEM Career Placement Center, was also listening in attentively. At the end of the hour she commented on the activity, gave us some suggestions, and offered the help of the GOE when the students are looking for internships and jobs. This activity was sponsored by the UEM Language Center in collaboration with the GOE. You're welcome to make an appointment with them or visit them in Building E. Thank you Mitch, Luis, Leticia and Natalia for making this activity possible. Wendy Vocabulary: pointers: pistas, indicaciones right away: en seguida mumble: balbucear, no hablar claro advice: consejos gesturing: hacer gestos sit up straight: ponte recto beard: barba internships: practicas sponsored by: patrocinado por where you stand: donde te encuentras strive for: luchar por you're welcome to: Serás bien recibido make an appointment: pedir cita

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Comentarios (13)
Jesús Oliván (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

I still remember my first job interview. A sport management company that representes athletes and organizes sport events offered a job as assistant of athletes agent. I sent a CV, and they answered me, in order to arrange an interview. It was so nice, and I was so exciting! Luclily, I got the job, and I started my new job, travelling around Europe to some competitions, just to help the athletes.

Fernando de la ... (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

I found this post very useful for the future, thanks.

Ángel Menchón C... (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

In my first job interview I was very nervious. I remember I could not sleep last nigh because I couldnt stop thinking about what questions taht would make in the interview and the answers could give. Luckily all went well and was acepted. Now take seven years working for taht company and I'm very happy. My recomendations for a good job intrview is to keep calm and prepare a Little more basic answer that you give to the most basic questions.

Javier Ruiz (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

My first job interview was a mess. I was living in Italy and my Italian was not good. I didn't understand the main topics of the interview and I said "yes" to everything. Fortunately, the company was desperated and they hired me. In spite of my lucky day, I would have preferred to have had a simulated interview before.

Susana A2 (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

Thanks for the advice you gave us there. I'm in my last degree year and I'm going to start doing my first job interviews. Speaking english fluently is a current need in the professional world.

MARTA MACIAS A2 (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

The first interview is a challenge. We get nervous in the first interviews. In my first job interview, my voice shaking and I did not feel well but the next day I was called to work in the company. It was incredible! My advice is to try to relax and be positive, you must prove you're good for the job and are ready to do so. The first interviews are more difficult but the experience you gain more confidence.

David A2 (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

I find this post very useful for the future. In the professional world you need speak english fluently for get a good job.

Aida A2 (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

EEnglish is one of the most spoken languages in the world for us, so wwe should learn quickly. Today this language as requested on the jjob, as we should speak fluently.

Nuria A2 (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

I think that learn to speak with a manager is a good idea, this way when you go an interview you know answer, how express your feelings and this, help you to get that job.

Anónimo (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

Great post and great activity. Nobody teachs you how to do a good job interview. This kind of initiatives help us to know what behaviour we should try to change, like the examples that you tell us about in the post (sit up straight, stop playing with a pen, our hair...). And also I think it is important to wear appropiate clothes, and be sincere.

Marta Mariño B2.1 (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

This summer I had my first interview for apply for a job. I was so nervious and I didn't know what I had to said or how I had to move. when you stay face by face with the interviewer all is different.Ypu have to be convicent and sure what are you saying. Also, helps in the interview if you sit properly and you are polite and kind with the interviewer. Respect how to wear, is recommendable wearing smart clothes. This activity in the university can be a good opportunity for learn all this advices. But always before a interview, you have to think that you can achieve all that you propose!!

PIERINA BAZÁN S... (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

A few days ago was my first job interview, was very scared and very nervous one day before couldn’t sleep, I was very concerned about the questions that I would, however, has gone great, I have started to practice and I I feel very happy, my recommendation for an interview is to stay calm, read a little about the company, namely the typical questions and always be honest. Needless to lie, it is important to highlight our strengths and accomplishments we have achieved.

Patricia Sánche... (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

In my class of B2.1 we did this activity and it was very fun, but is true that a lot of us didn't know very well what say or doing in and interview so it was and interesting experiment for practicing. In one subject of my degree we work in this things and one day we tried to do an interview too, but in spanish.

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