Final Exam Preparations
The Final Interview is separated into 2 parts.
Part 1: Business Self introduction
Introduce your Name and Personality (no hobbies)
Major and University
Experience (What did you do? What were your responsibilities? What did you learn?)
Future Goals and Plans (Short-term and Long-term)
Part 2: Interview Questions
What are your strengths?
-What are you good at that can help you in your job?
What are your weaknesses?
-Be honest but not too honest. Also tell us how you are overcoming this weakness?
Tell me about a time you failed.
-Tell a story. What happened and what you learned? How will you change next time?
Tell me about a time you succeeded.
-Tell a story. What happened? What were your responsibilities? What did you learn?
Do you prefer to work in a team or work alone?
-Why do you prefer this one?
How do you deal with stress?
-Tell some healthy ways to deal with stress
Why do you want this job?
Why should we hire you?
You can interview for ONE of 3 jobs. Please choose one and prepare for an interview for that job.
Job #1 English Tour Guide- Guangzhou Tourist Center International
Job description: You will guide tourists through the beautiful sites of Guangzhou such as: Xiguan, Temple of the Six Banyan Trees, Museum of the Mausoleum of the Nanyue King, and Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall. The tour guide is the representative of Guangzhou so GTCI wants to make visitors feel welcome. The tour guide must be personable and friendly with tourists helping them in all aspects of their visit to Guangzhou.
-Guide and lead Foreigners through sites and venues
-Answer all questions
-Plan exciting tour schedules
-Keep everyone on track and safe
-Build relationships with the tourists
-Speak Fluent English
-Prior experience as a tour guide
-Have useful knowledge of the sites visited
Job #2 English Teacher – Shantou Middle School
Job description: As an English teacher, you are preparing the next generation. English is very important part of all our future, so we must make sure our students are well prepared. As an English teacher, you will teach them basic English sentences, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.
-Teach English classes
-Plan English lessons and games
-Assign and grade weekly homework
-Communicate with parents the student's needs and progress
-Provide extra help for struggling students
-Bachelor's Degree in English or Teaching
-Prior experience teaching
-Responsible and organized
-Good with kids
Job #3- Business Interpreter and Assistant of John Smith, Manager of Nestle Co.
Job description: In need of a translator for Mr. John Smith. He is a foreigner working in China that can
only speak English. He needs a Chinese assistant to help him with his daily tasks in a Chinese company.
This includes meetings, writing letters, and daily business conversations.
-Attend to all translation needs of Mr. Smith
-Attend all business meetings and appointments with Chinese clients and colleagues Translate and proof read all Chinese materials sent out Mr. Smith -
-Translate all notices and messages sent to Mr. Smith
-Assist Mr. Smith in all other translation needs outside of work
-Bachelor's Degree in Business English
-Some experience translating
-Some experience with foreigners
-Some knowledge of Western Culture
-Fluent in Oral English and reading English
-Responsible and Organized
border on: come near or verge on, resemble, come nearer in quality, or character
e.g.His rigid translation of this literary work borders on literalness.
Some of his statements are so incorrect that they border on fraudulence.
A woman’s friendship borders more closely on love than man’s. (Paragraph 7)
Paraphrase: The friendship between women resembles more to love than that between men.