Cómo preparar una entrevista de trabajo en inglés | Your Way 017

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¿Tienes una entrevista de trabajo en inglés? ¿No sabes cómo prepararte?

Si estás aquí, es muy posible que sea porque necesitas preparar una entrevista de trabajo en inglés. Tal vez hayas buscado por Internet infinidad de recursos y posiblemente estés cansado/a de encontrar siempre lo mismo: las mismas preguntas, consejos generalistas, etc.

Well, both Mónica and I will try our best to help you today. We’ll give you a different approach to job interviews in English. En el podcast de hoy, vamos a darte nuestros mejores consejos para pasar esa entrevista, desde dos puntos de vista y perfiles distintos y como siempre, 100% honesto y distinto al típico blog de inglés. Gracias a Verónica, de Ibiza, por habernos mandado un tema tan interesante y útil.

Let’s rock those English interviews!

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Ideas mentioned in this podcast

– Question of the day (Verónica, from Ibiza): how to prepare and be ready for a job interview – 1:10

– The problem 99% of the people who go to a job interview in English have – 01:40

– Why failing at getting a job is not the end of the world. Mónica’s story – 3:35

– Why you should try to put yourself in the employer’s shoes. The first question to ask yourself – 05:00

– The importance of being honest with yourself and looking at things objectively. How getting the first interview builds momentum – 06:00

– Try to be self-aware and know your strengths and weaknesses. Most employers will appreciate and value honesty on your part – 11:00

– The best resource you can have is an engaging attitude: try to be immersed in the conversation and pay extra attention to anything the employer says, on a personal level. This will make things more natural – 13:50

– The story of Mónica’s student: do your research about the typical questions in that field and do a lot of preparation ahead – 16:20

– Interviewers want stories, not CVs. What makes your story unique? – 19:05

– What the right approach is for the private sector: employers lose money when they hire and you might be able to provide solutions or ways to save those costs. Mónica’s rant!! – 21:25

– 1st most common question: “tell us a little bit about yourself” – 27:30

– 2nd question: “what are your strengths and weaknesses?”. How to make your weaknesses sound less negative and turn them into something good  – 27:50

– 3rd question: “why do you want this job?” and why you should not give Mónica’s crazy answer – 33:45

– 4th question: “where do you see yourself in 5 years?”.  – 35:30

– 5th most typical question: “what do you know about our company?” – 39:10

– Final summary of the episode – 40:45

Vocabulary used in this episode

A job interview: una entrevista de trabajo

To prepare for something: prepararse para algo

To nail something: bordarlo, hacerlo genial

What happened to me: lo que me pasó a mí

My current job: mi trabajo actual

A CV: un currículum vitae

Put yourself in the other person’s shoes: ponerte en el lugar del otro

An employer: la persona que contrata

An employee: un/a empleado/a

To be a right fit for a company: ser un buen candidato o elección para la empresa

You learn from something/someone: aprender de algo/alguien

To change career: cambiar de profesión y campo, dedicarte a otra cosa distinta

To apply for a job: solicitar o intentar conseguir un trabajo

Your strengths and weaknesses: tus fortalezas y debilidades

To highlight something: destacar algo

Whenever I do something: cada vez que…

Funny: gracioso/curioso o raro

What would you say/answer?: ¿qué dirías/contestarías?

More than ever: más que nunca

To get involved in: involucrarse con algo o participar en algo

A rant: una bronca o charla

An Infographic: una infografía

Even though I….: aunque yo…

To overcome something: superar algo

To be stubborn: ser cabezota

To be good/bad/excellent AT + ing:ser bueno/malo/excelente en algo

I am willing to…: estoy dispuesto a….

To be in the same boat: estar/ir en el mismo barco (figurado)

To deal with people: tratar con la gente

“I smell a rat”: me huele a chamusquina / algo no va bien

Practice makes perfect: “la práctica hace al maestro”