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Video 3: The job interview


Video 14: Job interview example (p. 80)

STEVE: Hi, come on in. Please, have a seat.

SAGE: Thank you.

STEVE: OK, Let’s get started. Can you tell me about yourself?

SAGE: Yes, I grew up in the U.K. and China, and I spent some time studying in Japan as well. After that, I traveled around Asia and South America for about nine months. Finally, I joined Widgets in Hong Kong, and I love the company. It’s a really fun, exciting place to work, and I’ve made many friends here. So now I’m interested in applying for the junior manager position in public relations.

STEVE: Well, that’s nice to hear. Now… On your resume, it says that you “created and developed a successful new product.” Can you tell us more about that?

SAGE: Yes, that was the Guilt Jar. It was very simple. It was a cookie jar that says things to you every time you open it. My team also did market research and designed advertising campaigns for other Widgets products.

STEVE: Very good. So, overall, what do you think you did well here at Widgets?

SAGE: Let’s see, I was project manager for the ad campaign on the xCover, and that sold really well. Apart from that, I’ve also learned a lot from my co-workers and my supervisors. I’ve definitely become more of a team player, and I think that’s helped me to succeed.

STEVE: Very good. And what do you think you could have done better here at Widgets?

SAGE: Well, I was sometimes a bit shy to speak out. I guess I could have expressed myself better. In the future, I will make sure that I say what I think, because every opinion is important.

STEVE: I see. And do you think your previous job at Michiyo’s of London has helped you here? That’s a fancy restaurant, right?

SAGE: Yes, that’s right. Let’s see… as the head server, I had to deal with staff problems, which really helped develop my leadership skills. That experience helped me a lot when I was a project manager here at Widgets.

STEVE: Right. So next, why do you think you’re suited to the public relations role?

SAGE: Well, I’m outgoing and confident, and I love meeting people, talking to them, and so on. I also have a talent for languages. As you can see on my CV, I’m fluent in English and Chinese, and I can also communicate well in Japanese. I’m also a good public speaker, and I think that’s very important for presenting the best image of Widgets to the public.

STEVE: OK… well, I think that’s what I needed to hear. Thank you so much for coming in. I’m sure you’ll be hearing from us soon.

SAGE: Thank you very much for your time.

STEVE: My pleasure. You have a good day.

SAGE: You too. Bye-bye.


List of videos

Stage 1

Video 1: Welcome to Widgets (p. 5)

Video 2: Water cooler chat - 3 examples (p. 8)

Video 3: Meet the founders (p. 9)

Stage 2

Video 4: Jessica's R&D project intro (p. 15)

Video 5: Elevator pitch example (p. 22)

Stage 3

Video 6: SWOT analysis (p. 28)

Video 7: Titus' product selection intro (p. 29)

Video 8: Poster presentation example (p. 35)

Stage 4

Video 9: Titus' market research intro (p. 42)

Video 10: Focus group (p. 45)

Stage 5

Video 11: Miki's marketing project intro (p. 58)

Video 12: Ad campaign presentation (p. 62)

Stage 6

Video 13: Final message from the founders (p. 73)

Video 14: Job interview (p. 80)