Jak skutecznie przygotować się do rozmowy kwalifikacyjnej w języku angielskim - jakich pytań możemy się spodziewać i jakich wyrażeń powinniśmy używać mówiąc o swoim doświadczeniu (experience), osiągnięciach (achievements = attainments), mocnych i słabych stronach (strengths & weaknesses) oraz planach na przyszłość (plans for the future).
Oto 7 najpopularniejszych pytań pojawiających się w trakcie rozmowy kwalifikacyjnej wraz z przykładowymi odpowiedziami - poprawnymi i tymi, których lepiej unikać :), z uwzględnieniem kluczowych wyrażeń i przydatnego słownictwa.
1. Could you tell me about yourself?
Good answer: 'I have been working in the field of Marketing for over 5 years. I graduated from Cambridge University with a diploma in marketing communications. I obtained my degree in 2008 and, as you can see in my CV, since then I've been cooperating with two advertising agencies. I perform very well under pressure of time and I'm eager to develop new skills.'
Bad answer: 'I'm .... years old, I was born in ..., I'm married/single, I like...... in my free time.'
2. What are your strengths & weaknesses?
Good answer: 'I'm particularly proud of my skill to build long-term relationship with customers and team members and my ability to resolve difficult situations. With five years of experience in customer service, I have acquired knowledge on how to effectively understand and resolve customer issues. When I'm working on a project, I don't want just to meet deadlines. What matters to me is completing the project well ahead of schedule. Speaking about my weaknesses, I used to focus on one project to its completion before starting on another, but I've learned to work on many projects at the same time, and I think it allows me to be more creative and effective in each one.'
Bad answer: 'I'm a problem solver' / 'My biggest weakness is that I'm a workoholic/perfectionist.'
3. Why do you want to change jobs?
Good answer: ' I feel that I have achieved everything on my current position and I'm ready to move on to a new challenge / This position seems like an excellent match for my skills and experience and I am not able to fully use them in my present job. / I recently received my degree and I want to take advantage of my educational background in my next position.'
Bad answer: 'This is my dream job' / 'I had a personality clash my ex-boss/workmate'
4. Why do you want to work for our company? What attracts you to us?
Good answer: 'This job is a good fit for what I've been doing and enjoying throughout my career. It provides a mix of short-term projects and long-term goals. My organizational skills allow me to successfully multitask and complete both kinds of projects. Additionally, I perceive working for your company as a great opportunity to gain new skills and deal with new scope of duties that could broaden my mind.'
Bad answer: 'I found a lot of interesting information about your company on your website' / 'This seems a nice place to work'
5. Do you prefer working alone or in groups?
Good answer: 'I am a self-reliant person so individual work is not a problem for me, however I feel motivation when I work with a group. I know that being cooperative, open-minded, and focused are important aspects of becoming a sucessful team member '
Bad answer: 'I'm an individualist and try to avoid team work. I know that on my own I can do all the tasks much better'
6. Is there an achievement which you are particularly proud of? What is it? Why is it significant?
Good answer: 'One of my biggest achievements was leading a team responsible for preparing a big project with a close deadline. This project was very meaningful for our company and meeting the deadline was a real challenge. Despite many hurdles we managed to succeed.'
Bad answer: 'I think I haven't achieved anything spectacular yet'
7. Where do you expect to be in 5 years' time?
Good answer: 'I am open to new challenges and see myself in a well-established organization, like this one. I plan to enhance my skills and continue my involvement in this business sector. Job stability is very important to me. My long-term goals involve growing with a company where I can continue to develop my skills.'
Bad answer: 'I hope to work in a company providing high salary' / 'Working here and climbing up career ladder...'
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