Esl reading task - how to shine in a job intervie

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Pre-reading:

THINK OF YOURSELF AS A JOB-SEEKER:

1) What is the aim of a job interview?

2) What should you do to make the interview a pleasant, exciting moment for bothparties?

3) How do you relate job interview to control?

4) Can any of the parties be interrupted during the interview?

5) How bad usually is it to disagree with theinterviewer?

During Reading:

1) Where would you find this text?

2) Who may have written it? To what audience?

3) Why are each of the five headings said to be myths?Post Reading:



1) Why do you think such myths often pervade candidates’ minds?

2) Do you agree they are myths? Why?

3) Try to group the followingstatements into two separate sets in regard to the topics they cover.



1. A good interview is like an exciting conversation during a journey.

2. Remember that you are trying to find ajob that satisfies you.

3. Change your mind if you want to.

4. Be yourself.

5. Don’t try to dominate the conversation with your interviewer.

6. Try to let interviewers bethemselves.

7. Don’t be aggressive.

8. Don’t be overly respectful of your interviewer.






(POSSIBLE) ANSWER KEY



4. Be yourself.

3. Change your mind if youwant to.

2. Remember that you are trying to find a job that satisfies you.

6. Try to let interviewers be themselves.



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1. A good interview is like an excitingconversation during a journey.

7. Don’t be aggressive.

5. Don’t try to dominate the conversation with your interviewer.

8. Don’t be overly respectful of your interviewer.Play extract from monty python - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zP0sqRMzkwo and have them answer: what is the relationship between the candidate’s attitude and what we just read?
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