How are you today?
Did you have any trouble finding us?
What do you think of the weather lately?
对方问：How are you today?
好的回答是：I'm fine thank you, and you? 或 I'm well thank you.
不好的回答是：So, so 或 OK 或Not so well
I attended the University of Beijing from 1990 to 1993.
I graduated with a degree in civic engineering.
I am currently studying at the University of York and will graduate with a degree in Economics in the coming spring.
I am studying English at the Seneca Community College.
ABC Engineering Inc. have employed me for the last 3 years as a salesperson. I have been creating customer contacts for 6 months.
I was employed by Jackson's Ltd. from 1995 to 1997 as a office manager.
I worked as a production supervisor at the Heitz while I was living in New York.
当谈及以前的工作成绩和表现，尽量用一些主动的，积极的，令人印象深刻的动词，比用名词或者系动词词组效果好。比如与其说My job is to assist the senior scientist with unit testing不如说I assisted the senior scientist with unit testing.与其说I was responsible for the business needs analysis不如说I analyzed the business needs.
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问: Tell me about yourself.
答: I was born and raised in Dalian, China. I attended the University of Beijing and received my master's degree in Economics. I have worked for 5 years as a financial consultant in Beijing for various companies including Rossi Consultants, People's Insurance of China and Pepsi. I enjoy playing soccer in my free time and traveling.
答: I've just graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Computers Science. During the summers, I worked as a systems administrator for a small company to help pay for my education.
问: What type of position are you looking for?
答: I'm interested in an entry level (beginning) position.
答: I'm looking for a position in which I can utilize my experience.
答: I would like any position for which I qualify.
问: Are you interested in a full-time or part-time position?
答: I am more interested in a full-time position. However, I would also consider a part-time position.
问: Can you tell me about your responsibilities at your last job?
答: I advised customers on financial matters. After I consulted the customer, I completed a customer inquiry form and catalogued the information in our database. I then collaborated with colleagues to prepare the best possible package for the client. The clients were then presented with a summarized report on their financial activities that I formulated on a quarterly basis.
问: What is your greatest strength?
答: I work well under pressure. When there is a deadline (a time by which the work must be finished), I can focus on the task at hand (current project) and structure my work schedule well. I remember one week when I had to get 6 new customer reports out by Friday at 5. I finished all the reports ahead of time without having to work overtime.
答: I am an excellent communicator. People trust me and come to me for advice. One afternoon, my colleague was involved with a troublesome (difficult) customer who felt he was not being served well. I made the customer a cup of coffee and invited both my colleague and the client to my desk where we solved the problem together.
答: I am a trouble shooter. When there was a problem at my last job, the manager would always ask me to solve it. Last summer, the LAN server at work crashed. The manager was desperate and called me in (requested my help) to get the LAN back online. After taking a look at the daily backup, I detected the problem and the LAN was up and running (working) within the hour.
问: What is your greatest weakness?
答: I am overzealous (work too hard) and become nervous when my co-workers are not pulling their weight (doing their job). However, I am aware of this problem, and before I say anything to anyone, I ask myself why the colleague is having difficulties.
答: I tend to spend too much time making sure the customer is satisified. However, I began setting time-limits for myself If I noticed this happening.
问:Why do you want to work for us?
答: After following your firms progress for the last 3 years, I am convinced that Smith and Sons are becoming one of the market leaders and I would like to be part of the team.
答: I am impressed by the qualitiy of your products. I am sure that I would be a convincing salesman because I truly believe that the Atomizer is the best product on the market today.
问: When can you begin?
答: As soon as you would like me to begin.
面试时招聘人员总会问你："Do you have any questions?"以前我们讲过，面试十七大忌中其中一忌就是用"nothing"来回答这个问题。问什么问题，对你的印象分有帮助，显示你是一个用心的人。一般来说，围绕着这些话题来问比较得体：
the competitive environment in which the organization operates 公司营运所处的竞争环境
executive management styles 管理高层的风格
what obstacles the organization anticipates in meeting its goals 公司在达到其目标过程中预计会遇到什么障碍
how the organization's goals have changed over the past three to five years 公司的经营方向在过去三到五年内有什么变化
1. What are the main objectives and responsibilities of the position?
2. How does the company expect these objectives to be met?
3. What obstacles are commonly encountered in reaching these objectives?
4. What is the desired time frame for reaching the objectives?
5. What resources are available from the company and what must be found elsewhere to reach the objectives?
1. Have you had a chance to review my resume?
别以为这是个多余的问题，事实上，不少的面试人员事前并没有看过应聘者的简历，就匆匆忙忙开始了面谈。他们一边面试一边看你的简历。这个问题是个开场白，如果他们没有看过你的简历，通常也不会承认，可能会说：" I haven't had the chance to review it in details as I would like to."(其实就是一次也没看过。)不要为此懊丧，没看过的话，正好可以说，"well, maybe it is helpful for me to talk about the highlights of my qualifications." 就好象一个销售人员在推销产品之前，总是问"你对这个产品有什么认识/了解吗？"然后再开始自己的陈述。即使他们说已经看过你的简历，你一样可以说："So let me talk about the highlights of my qualifitions."
2. Is there anything else I can tell you about my qualifications?
3. I've read the job description, of course, but how would you describe the nature and duties of this job?
乍看这个问题显得明知故问，其实不然。你对这份工作有你的理解，而招聘人员也许有他自己的看法，和登出来的招聘要求并不完全一样。通过他们对这份工作的描述，至少你可以听出来什么是最重要的，什么是招聘广告里面没提到的。那么借此发挥："I am glad to hear that maintaining customer relationship is a great part of this position. I am very customer-focused and always keep their needs in mind." 假设你在第二次面试中和另一个面试人员谈，那么可以再次问这个问题："I've spoken to Mr. Smith about the responsibilities involved in this job. What's your take on the most important aspects of this position?"
4. What are the major chanllenges that you staff is facing right now?
5. What results would you like to see me produce?
问这个问题，显示出你的心态是"do a job"，真正的干活，不是混口饭吃。不管对方说什么，你都可以接着说："This is what you expect, this is what I will do." 可以对新的面试官重复同样的问题。
6. What do you consider ideal experience of this position?
7. How would you describe the atmosphere, the culture of this company?
这也是个有双重目的的问题。首先就是了解公司的气氛，文化，环境是怎样的，是否合适自己发展；其次是可以表明自己很喜欢这种环境。可以说："I really like that. I am energized by pressure situations."
8. Was the person who held this job before me promoted?
9. May I talk to the person who held this job previously(or who is currently doing this job)?
10. Based on what I've told you, don't you think that I could give you all that you need in this position?
1. Why are you leaving your present job? 你为什么要辞掉现在的工作？
2. Describe what you feel to be an ideal working environment. 形容一下你认为最理想的工作环境。
这是看你对工作环境的要求。你可以说"最理想的工作环境是人人都得到公平的对待。"To me the ideal working environment is one in which people are treated as fairly as possible. 也可以说challenging and fun workplace.
3. How would you evaluate your present firm? 你如何看待你现在工作的企业？
如果不是因为有什么过失或矛盾而要离开现在的公司，那么最好说说现在公司好的一面。It's an excellent company that is regarded as one of the industry leaders.
4. In your current or last position, what features did you like the most? Least? Why? 在你现在或者上一份工作中，你最喜欢和最不喜欢的是什么？为什么？
对最喜欢的部分照实说，对最不喜欢的事情，由于始终是你职责的一部分，你最好用积极的方式来说明。In my last job I had to report what I do to my manager on a daily basis. I think that I am very organized and self-supervised so daily report is not the best way of using the time of both.
5. Why haven't you found a new position before now? 为什么在这之前你没找到一份新工作呢？
6. What do you think of your boss? 你对你现在的上司怎么看？
7. How do you resolve conflict on a project team? 在一个团队中你如何解决矛盾？
沟通是最重要的，要理解各方的真正要求。开始会私下进行了解。Communication is very important to resolve conflict. First I would discuss the issues privately with the team members involved then I will help to find out a way to settle based on the business needs.
8. Do you generally speak to people before they speak to you? 一般来说，在人们和你说话之前你会先和他们说话吗？
看情况了。It depends on the circumstances.
9. How would you describe your own personality? 你如何形容你的个性？
10. Are you a leader? 你是一个领导者吗？
11. What career options do you have at the moment? 你目前的职业有些什么选择？
讲到职业选择，应该设法和所应聘的行业和职位相连。"I see three areas of interest……"
12. How would you describe the essence of success? According to your definition of success, how successful have you been so far? 你如何定义成功？根据你的定义，你认为到现在为止你有多成功？
13. You may be overqualified for the position we have to offer. 对我们目前招聘的职位你可能资历过高。
这里指出由于你资历高，公司对你的投资更小，回报更快。而且你会找到把工作做得更好的方法。并强调你看重长远的发展。Strong companies need strong people. A growing, energetic company is rarely unable to use its employees' talents.
14. What do you look for when you hire people? 当你雇人的时候你会看重什么？