Getting a new job is always a time for some nerves and some excitement. You need to prepare yourself well and look your best for the interview. Just how do you be sure that you can understand well enough what’s being said? Easy, follow our Podcasts as an example.

In this Podcast, you will learn:

(i) To discuss starting a new job

(ii) How to interact with the interviewer at a job interview

Dialogue: A Manager is talking to a candidate during an interview:

A: 您好!王经理。Nín hǎo! Wáng jīnglǐ.

Hello! Manager Wang.

B: 周娜,你好!请坐吧!Zhōu nà, nǐ hǎo! Qǐng zuò ba!

Zhou Na. Hello. Please sit down.

A: 谢谢。Xièxiè.

Thank you!

B: 你的简历很不一般啊,你上次来面试的表现也很出色。Nǐ de jiǎnlì hěn bù yībān a, nǐ shàng cì lái miànshì de biǎoxiàn yě hěn chūsè.

Your resume is quite impressive, and your last interview was great.

A: 谢谢。 Xièxiè

Thank you!

B: 你什么时候可以开始上班?Nǐ shénme shíhòu kěyǐ kāishǐ shàngbān?

When can you start working?

A: 我下个月就可以开始。Wǒ xià gè yuè jiù kěyǐ kāishǐ.

I can start next month.

B: 太好了。那这周四你有时间么?你需要见一下我们HR的刘经理。Tài hǎole. Nà zhè zhōu sì nǐ yǒu shíjiān me? Nǐ xūyào jiàn yīxià wǒmen HR de liú jīnglǐ.

That’s great! Do you have time this Thursday? You need to meet our HR Manager, Mr Liu.

A: 周四我没问题。谢谢您。

Zhōu sì wǒ méi wèntí. Xièxiè nín.

is good. Thank you.

Chinese words and phrases mentioned in this Podcast:


请坐:please sit down



出色:outstanding, great



上班:start to work

下个月:next month



没问题:no problem

谢谢您:Thank you

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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.

  • Drew Galbraith

    Zhōu sì wǒ méi wèntí. Xièxiè nín