First, we will check the points in this lesson. Please repeat after me.
|1.||In order to sound more persuasive, you should not only describe your skills and expertise, but show your accomplishments and how you went about achieving those accomplishments.|
|2.||When discussing your skills or accomplishments, you should give concrete examples to make your story more convincing.|
|3.||When asked about the challenges you faced at a previous job, avoid talking about problems you had with other employees, or personality clashes.|
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:||Sounds great. You’ve shed more light on your skill set. Do you mind switching gears for a moment and discussing actual achievements? Give me one or two examples if possible.|
|B:||For starters, I am very proud of the fact that I helped increase sales of a product we rolled out last year, a smartphone accessory. My tenacity certainly played a role in that project.|
|A:||I see. And how exactly did you help increase sales?|
|B:||Since I’m good at analytical work, I was able to read and process reports, produce financial forecasts, and try to stay informed. In this way, I kept my team informed, and we knew what we had to do to stay ahead of the competitors.|
|A:||Okay, thank you for that. Now I would like to explore difficulties you experienced in the workplace.|
|B:||Yes, well, most of the problems I encountered at work were technical related. Luckily, we have a strong tech support team so these problems didn’t remain long.|
|A:||Okay, thank you.|
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.||Think about your current job. What are some problems you have encountered recently?|
|2.||How would you describe those difficulties in a job interview?|
|3.||Do you have concrete examples to show of your professional accomplishments?|
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 past achievements.
(Your tutor will pretend to be the interviewer.)
– I am very proud of the fact that I…
– Since I’m good at…, I was able to…