Business English beginner
Despre interviu

University degree – diploma universitara
Technology – tehnologie
Economics – economie
Preferably – de preferat
Management – conducere, management
Company car – masina de serviciu
Career prospects – perspectiva de cariera
Remuneration package – pachet de remunerare
Recruitment – recrutare, selectie (a personalului)
Chief accountant – contabil sef
Staff – personal, grup de angajati
System – sistem
Manufacturer – producator
Secretary – secretara
Requirements – cerinte
Fluency – fluenta
Skill – abilitate, indemanare
Position – functie, post
Employment – loc de munca
Interview – interviu
Application – aplicare, cerere
Curriculum vitae – curriculum vitae
Photograph – fotografie, poza
Engaged -  ocupat
Position – functie, serviciu
Bonus scheme – plan de recompensare
To earn -  a castiga
Incentive bonus – prima de incurajare
Commission – comision
To stimulate -  a stimula
To be up to – a fi la alegerea, a depinde de…
Advertisement – reclama
To apply for – a aplica, a face o cerere
At present – in prezent
Challenging – provocator

You are going to your first job interview. Do you have everything you need?
Are you ready to answer questions such as the following ones:

-    What are you good at?
-    What are your strengths and weaknesses?
-    Why should we offer you this job?
-    What do you know about thos company?
-    What will you do if you don’t get this job?

Interviu de angajare:
Interviewer: “How do you do, my name is Alex Watkins and I am the factory manager of this company.
Buna ziua, numele meu este Alex Watkins si sunt directorul acestei companii.

Diana: “How do you do, I am Diana Anderson.”
Buna ziua, sunt Diana Anderson.

Interviewer: “Please, take a seat. As you read in our announcement, we  want to hire a production manager. This position implies the management of the budget, the coordination of the production process, drawing up reports, contacting the suppliers and supervising the projects. You specified in your CV that you had â similar position at A&C CO. What makes you want to come and work for us?”
Va rog, luati loc. Asa cum ati citit in anuntul nistru, dorim sa angajam un director de productie. Acest post implica administrarea bugetului, coordonarea procesului de productie, intocmirea de rapoarte, contractul cu furnizorii si supervizarea proiectelor. In CV-ul dumneavoastra ati specificat ca ati detinut o pozitie asemanatoare la forma A&D. Ce va determina sa veniti sa lucrati pentru noi?

Diana: “I want to work in a competitive environment and I consider that I can enrich my experience working with a multinational company.”
Doresc sa lucrez intr-un mediu competitiv si consider ca, lucrand intr-o firma multinationala, imi pot imbogati experienta.

Interviewer: “As I can see from your CV you are an engineer and you also have a university degreee in Economics.”
Din cate vad in CV-ul dumneavoastra, sunteti inginera si, de asemenea, aveti o diploma in economie.

Diana: “Yes, my technical studies helped me to understand the production process very well; at the same time my knowledge in Economics gave me the opportunity to find the most appropriate solutions as to cut down the costs and increase the profits.”
Da, studiile tehnice m-au ajutat sa inteleg foarte bine procesul de productie; in acelasi timp, cunostintele din domeniul economic mi-au dat posibilitatea sa gasesc cele mai adecvate solutii pentru reducerea costurilor si sporirea profiturilor.

Interviewer: “You seem to be the right person for us. We will inform you about our final decision after we talk to all the candidates.”
Pareti sa fiti persoana potrivita pentru noi. Va vom comunica decizia noastra finala dupa ce vom discuta cu toti candidatii.

Diana: “Thank you. I’m looking forward to hearing from you.”
Va multumesc. Astept vesto de la dumneavoastra.

Al doilea interviu:
Interviewer: “Hello, Mrs. Moore, nice to see you again.
Buna ziua, imi pare bine sa va vad .

Diana: “Hello, nice to see you, too.
Buna ziua, placerea e de partea mea.

Interviewer: “Please sit down. As I’ve told you on the phone we agree that you are the right person for this position, so I think we should discuss a few aspects regarding the job contract.”
Va rog, luati loc.Dupa cum v-am spus la telefon, am decis ca sunteti persoana potrivita pentru acest post, deci cred ca este necesar sa discutam cateva aspecte privind contractul.

Diana: “I’m glad you consider this.”
Ma bucur ca ganditi astfel.

Interviewer: “You know that our company is developing very fast and we need four sales representatives. First of all I would like to ask you if you could start working for us from September the 1st.”
Stiti ca firma este in dezvoltare si avem nevoie de reprezentanti de vanzari. Mai intai, as dori sa va intreb daca ati putea incepe munca pe 1 septembrie.

Diana: “Yes, I think I can. Is there a trial period?”
Da, cred ca pot. Exista o perioada de proba?

Interviewer: “We usually stated for our staff a three months’ trial period.”
De obicei, perioada de proba este de 3 luni.

Diana: “I see. I would like you to tell me a few things about the working hours, the salary, vacation, about the bonus scheme…”
Inteleg. As dori sa aflu cateva lucruri despre orele de munca, salariul, concadiu, schema de bonus.

Interviewer: “Your program will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., you’ll have the right to have 22 days of vacation. As for the salary, we can offer you 20% more than you earn now. Also, our company bonus scheme gives you the opportunity to earn a lot of money – you can benefit from incentive binuses and task bonuses.”
Programul este de la 9 la 18.00, ai dreptul la 22 de zile de vacanta.  Cat despre salariu, putem oferi cu 20% mai mult decat castigi acum. De asemenea, schema de bonus iti da posibilitea sa castigi multi bani.

Diana: “I understand there is a commission scheme. Can you explain?”
Am inteles ca exista o schema a comisionului. Imi puteti explica?

Interviewer: “We will start with a 3% commission in order to stimulate you. It is up to you to do a good job and you will be paid according to your results.”
Veti incepe cu un comision de 3% ca sa va stimulam. Depinde de tine sa iti faci bine treaba si vei fi platit in functie de rezultate.

Diana: “I will try to do my best.”
O sa dau tot ce am mai bun.

Interviewer: “So, see you on the 1st of September, that is next Monday.”
Ne vedem pe 1 septembrie, adica urmatoarea luni.

Key success points to remember:
1.    The most qualified person to do a job is someone who has already done the job.
2.    Do you know the company and the job that you’re interviewing for? Check financial sources, annual reports, and news media for information on the company, their culture and current events. If possible, visit the company, their stores or offices to get â sense of the culture and dress code.
3.    Don’t use limiting words, such as onluy or just, because they make you seem less available and willing to cope with a lot of work or work under pressure.
4.    Be concise, logical and to the point. Use short sentences.

Interview behavior

1.    Don’t smoke, chew gum, tobacco or anything else.

2.    Make a positive and professional first impression by being assertive and giving a firm handshake to each interviewer and addressing each as they are introduced. 

3.    Reinforce your professionalism and your ability to communicate effectively by speaking clearly and avoiding “uhs”, “you knows”, and slang.

4.    use appropiate wording. You won’t receive extra points for every word that has more than 10 letters. Use technical terms only when appropiate to the question.

5.    Use positive words. Instead of “if”, “I think”, “I feel”, “use”, “I would”.

6.    Establish rapport by relating to each interviewer.

7.    Sit comfortably. Sit erectly, but don’t sit stiffly or sprawl over the chair.

8.    Project confidence and a positive atitude. Maintain awareness of your voice, posture, enthusiasm.

9.    Smile confidently, but not to the point where you would appear to be too casual. Smiling will also help you relax and establish a rapport with the interviewers.

10.    Emphasize your strenghts and qualifications that make â compelling reason that you are the ideal person for the job.

11.    Don’t dominate the ointerview.

12.    Manage weaknesses or barriers so that they appear to be indications of your strenghts.

13.    Be attentive.