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Choose the correct heading a-f for each paragraph.

a). Show you are interested

b). The handshake

c). Make every second count

d). First impressions

e). The eyes and the mouth

f). Use your body


1. From the moment an interviewer meets you, he or she forms an about sort of person you are, and what kind of employee you would make So how can you appear more confident , even if you

are feeling nervous?

2. When we are nervous, we tend to walk more slowly and look indecisive. Alan Powers, an expert in

Body language, says that when an interviewee walks into the interview room, he or she should pause at the door and then walks confidently.

3. When you shake hands, hold it with a strong grip but also be friendly. A weak grip means a weak character whereas if you are too strong, you won't impress the interviewer either.

4. It's important to look interested and attentive but don't stare at your potential boss. And SMILE from time to time! It also helps you to relax.

5. Sit up and be interested. Lean forward and avoid crossing your arms or legs. According to Powers, it can also be helpful to 'copy' the interviewer's movements. Copying, or what Powers calls 'mirroring', is a way for us to tell others that we think in the same way

6. 'You consultant Jane Chapman: Interviews only give you a short time to show who you are. By using body language and dress, you can start as soon as you get through the door 'never get a second chance', says image .


Read the leaflet again and decide if these statements are true or false.

1.Interviewers usually don't form an opinion about you until you start answering their questions.

2.The speed at which you walk will tell the interviewer how you feel.

3. When you shake someone's hand, a really strong grip is always best.

4. Don't stop smiling and when you talk, make sure what you say is interesting.

5. Try to copy what the interviewer says and always agree with him or her.

6.Think about how you can use every moment of the interview to make sure you get that job.


7. Make a list of recommendations for applicants ’How to behave at job interview’.

During interviews framing questions can be very helpful. Framing expressions for questions help to show another question is coming, expressions before answers help to avoid and give candidates time to think.


Match the correct ending a-g for the beginning of the framing questions 1-7.

1.Now, here's a question we like to ask everyone,…………..

2.Let me follow that up……………..

3.OK. Now moving on, can you tell me…………….

4. I'm interested in……………

5..I was wondering what…………………

6.Just one more thing I'd like to ask……….

7.A question now……………

a) knowing more about your studies

b) where do you think you'll be in five years' time?

c) about your free time.

d) you think you can add to our company?

e) about is how long you intend to stay here?

f) about your previous job

g) with another question.


8. Can you guess the missing words in these interview questions? The first letter is given

What kind of person are you?

What would you say is your biggest w…….. ?

What i….. do you have outside work? If you were an a……. what would it be?

What do you think you can b…. to this post?

How much of a t…… player are you?

How do you think your ρ…… would describe

Can you tell me about your q……. ?


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