Vocabulary for How to Approach Common Job Interview Questions

Please watch the following video twice, first paying attention to the new words, and then paying attention to their definitions.

Then, play the video and follow along with the vocabulary list below:

How to Approach Common Job Interview Questions Vocabulary:

1. Qualifications: Skills, experience, or qualities that make someone suitable for a particular job or activity.

2. Preparation: The action of making ready or being made ready for use or consideration.

3. Communication: The imparting or exchanging of information or news.

4. Strengths: Personal or professional qualities that are inherent and often unique to an individual.

5. Weaknesses: Areas where an individual may need improvement or face challenges.

6. Confidence: A feeling of self-assurance arising from one’s appreciation of one’s own abilities or qualities.

7. Experience: Practical contact with and observation of facts or events.

8. Leadership: The action of leading a group of people or an organization.

9. Problem-solving: The process of finding solutions to difficult or complex issues.

10. Adaptability: The quality of being able to adjust to new conditions.

Now read the following dialogue based on the vocabulary you have just learned.

Mark: Hey Bill, I heard you have a job interview coming up. How are you feeling about it?

Bill: To be honest, I’m pretty nervous. I haven’t had an interview in a while and I really want this job.

Mark: Well, the key is to prepare. You need to showcase your qualifications and experience confidently.

Bill: Yeah, I’ve been practicing my answers to common questions like “What are your strengths?” and “Where do you see yourself in five years?”

Mark: That’s good, but make sure to also think about potential weaknesses and how you can work on them.

Bill: Right, thanks for the reminder. How important do you think communication skills are during interviews?

Mark: Extremely important. Employers want someone who can clearly communicate their ideas and listen effectively.

Bill: I agree. What about leadership skills or problem-solving abilities?

Mark: Both are highly valued by employers. Make sure to have examples of when you demonstrated those skills in past experiences.

Bill: And what if they ask about adaptability? I haven’t changed jobs in a few years.

Mark: Just talk about times when you had to adjust to new challenges or learn new tasks quickly. Show that you’re open to learning and growing.

Bill: Thanks for all the advice, man. I feel more confident now.

Mark: No problem. Just remember to relax and be yourself. They already saw something in your resume that they liked, now it’s just time to show them why you’re the best fit for the job!

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