First, we will check the points in this lesson. Please repeat after me.
|1.||Think carefully about traits suitable for the position you are applying to. For example, if you want to be in sales, you should be assertive and have a competitive nature. In addition to that, it is better to show some key skills bussiness people should have, such as creativity, innovation, and a willingness to take initiative.|
|2.||When asked to discuss motivation for the job, avoid talking about things like salary and benefits; instead you can mention your intention to expand your career and the importance of career growth.|
|3.||If you have the opportunity, emphasize your commitment to being an active team player. Business people, and companies in general, see this as being important to the success of their business.|
We will read aloud the dialogue below. Once we are done, we will switch roles and read aloud the dialogue again. I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
(Please send the mispronounced words and expressions to your student.)
|A:||I’m glad to hear you’re a team player. What other traits do you think sales people should have?|
|B:||I believe competitiveness is a requirement for succeeding in sales. You have to be prepared to be compared to your competitors as well as your own colleagues.|
|A:||Yes, certainly. Good point. And what other skills are important to this job?|
|B:||I believe creativity plays a huge role in this field. I am very creative when it comes to problem solving.|
|A:||I see. So what keeps you motivated? How do you stay motivated to excel?|
|B:||I feel strongly that what keeps me motivated is when I am presented with an opportunity to learn new skills. Or when I am faced with a new challenge.|
|A:||Okay. Thank you. Well, we certainly have lots of challenges here!|
Now, let’s review some words and expressions from part B_2.
(Please review the mispronounced words and expressions from part B_2.)
Now, please answer the following questions. I will check if your sentences are complete and if the grammar is correct.
|1.||Do you consider yourself a creative problem solver?|
|2.||Are you assertive and confident? Explain why or why not.|
|3.||What keeps you motivated at work?|
|4.||Are you a team player, or do you prefer solitary assignments?|
Now, let’s review your answers.
(Please review your student’s answers by sending the correct answers in complete sentences. After that, ask your student to read aloud his or her corrected answers.)
Let’s do a role play with the given situations.
You are in an interview for a new job position. You will answer questions about your job motivation.
(Your tutor will pretend to be the interviewer.)
– I believe…
– I feel strongly that what keeps me motivated is…