Job interviews—almost everyone has had one at some time or another. But how do you explain about your background and achievements, and listen to and understand about what’s required in your new post?

In this Podcast, you will learn:

(i) How to answer questions in an interview situation

(ii) To explain about what your past or previous position was

Dialogue:

A person is having a job interview:

(在会议室)

(zài huì yì shì)

(in the meeting room)

  1. Male
  2. Female

A:所以,你简历上写的,上一个工作是销售经理?

Suǒ yǐ, nǐ jiǎn lì shàng xiě de, shàng yī gè gōng zuò shì xiāo shòu jīng lǐ?

So, your resume says your last job was a sales manager?

B:对。我管理一个10个人的团队。

Duì. Wǒ guǎn lǐ yī gè shí gè rén de tuán duì.

Yes, I managed a team of ten people.

A:你做销售经理做了多久?

Nǐ zuò xiāo shòu jīng lǐ zuò le duō jiǔ?

How long were you a sales manager?

B:我做了5年。

Wǒ zuò le wǔ nián.

For five years.

A:我们的公司刚起步,这个市场总监的职位是至关重要的,需要管理整个公司市场运营。

Wǒ mén de gōng sī gāng qǐ bù, zhè ge shì chǎng zǒng jiān de zhí wèi shì zhì guān zhòng yào de, xū yào guǎn lǐ zhěng gè gōng sī shì chǎng yùn yíng.

Our company has just recently started business. This marketing director’s position is crucial and the post holder needs to manage the whole company’s marketing and operations.

B:是的我有信心能做好。

Shì de wǒ yǒu xìn xīn néng zuò hǎo.

Yes, I am confident that I can do it well.

Chinese words and phrases mentioned in this Podcast:

简历:resume

上一个工作:last job

管理:manage

销售经理:sales manager

团队:team

公司:company

刚刚:just

起步:start

市场总监:marketing director

至关重要:crucial

需要:need

整个:whole

市场运营:marketing operations

信心:confidence

Culture/Grammar note:

In Chinese, ‘你简历上写的’ means ‘your resume says’ instead of ‘your resume writes’. When we want to express ‘a sign says’ or ‘a letter says’, we always use ‘写着’ (write).

Mandarin Chinese learning resources we recommend:

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Narrated by Song Liu

Our Podcast narrator, is a native Chinese speaker and is originally from Beijing, China and is keen to help you get ahead with learning. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a Master of Arts in Communication Studies. Song also hosted a Mandarin live call-in news and music radio show in the Bay Area.

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