1. What’s your name?
2. May I have your name, please?
3. Are you Mr./Miss?
4. What’s your surname?
5. What is you family name?
6. What’s your full name?
7. How do you spell your last name?
8. Please give me your name.
9. May I ask your name?
10. I believe you’re Mr.…., aren’t you?
11. Your name, please.
12. How do you do, and you are…?
13. Miss... , I presume.
14. Would you give me your name?
My name is …
My surname is…
My full name is…
How do you do, I’m..
1. What kind of personalities do you think you have?
2. What kind of person are you?
3. What types of people do like to work with?
4. What types of people don’t you like to work with?
5. Do you think you are introverted or extroverted?
6. Would you like to describe yourself as what kind of person you are?
7. Would you like to tell me your weak points and strong points?
8. What do you think is the most important thing fo you to be happy?
9. What basic principles do you apply to you work?
10. What do you think a job is?
11. Are you more a follower or a leader?
12. What attitude do you take towards life?
1. I think I’m honest and reliable.
2. I feel I’m initiative and aggressive, responsible in doing things.
3. To tell you the truth, I think I’m imaginative and creative.
4. I like to work with imaginative and creative persons.
5. I don not like to work with the introverted people.
6. I believe I’m extroverted, easy to approach and friendly to everyone.
7. Frankly, I think I’m quite outgoing and I enjoy mixing and doing things with others.
8. I wouldn’t call myself introverted though some times I’m inclined to think independently and enjoy staying all by my self, often and often I like sharing activities with others.
9. I approach things very enthusiastically and I can take on jobs that bother other people and work at them slowly until they get done.
10. I think a job is on the one hand a way of making a living, but on the other hand, it is also a very important way to self-fulfillment.
11. . I think I am more of a leader, but I am team-task minded too.
12. I feel it is important to build a career. Seize the day, seize the hour. Even if it’s hard at the time. I try to get things done that day and not to let them go.
1. Do you have any special interests other than your job?
2. What are your hobbies?
3. What other interests do you have?
4. What kind of recreations do you most enjoy?
My chief interest is…
Yes, …is my special interest.
I like to read books. (mystery, novel, detective, fiction, non-fiction, biography)
I enjoy spots.
I like dancing.
5. What do you like to do in your spare time?
6. What do you do when you are not working?
7. How do you spend your free time?
8. How do you entertain yourself after work?
On weekends, I sometimes go mountain climbing with my colleagues or fishing.
9. What’s your marital status?
10. Could you tell me something about your family?
11. Do you spend much time staying with your family?
I’m not married. /I’m still a single.
I’ve been married for 10 years and have a daughter.
I usually get together with my family on weekends because we are all busy.
Q: What is important to you in a job?
A: For example, challenge, the feeling of accomplishment, and knowing that you have made a contribution.
Q: Please tell me your present job.
A: I am working in a garment factory. My present job is to inspect the quality of products. comparatively speaking, quality control is rather simple. Although I do my job well, I am looking for a new job which is more challenging.
Q: Your resume says you have had some experience working in a foreign representative office in Shanghai, may I ask why you left?
A: I worked in a foreign representative office for one year. However, I left there two years ago because the work they gave me was rather dull. I found another job which is more interesting.
Q: What kind of jobs have you had?
A: I worked as a business coordinator in a foreign representative office, then I transferred to a joint venture as a sales manager. So I am familiar with the textile market in China.
Q: What qualifications do you have that make you feel you will be successful in your field?
A: First, I think my technical background is helpful. I have enough knowledge to market the products to my customers. Secondly, I have studied for four months in a Marketing Training Program with satisfactory results. Finally, I have mastered the English Language. These qualifications will make me successful in my career.
Q: What have you learned from the jobs you have had?
A: I have learned a lot about business know-how and basic office skills. In addition, I learned at my previous jobs how to cooperate with my colleagues.
Q: What’s you major weak point?
A: I haven't been involved in international business, so I don' t have any experience, but I have studied this course in an International Business Training Center.
Q: What are you greatest weaknesses?
A: Identify one or two, such as the following:" I tend to drive myself too hard", " I expect others to perform beyond their capacities", " I like to see a job done quickly, and I'm critical if it isn't." Note these weaknesses could also be regarded as desirable qualities. The trick with this question is to describe a weakness so that it could also be considered a virtue.
Q: What are your greatest strengths?
A: I know a lot about how the Chinese economy works, and how business is done here. Secondly, I speak English fluently. I have no difficulty with language. And, I am a hard worker when I have something challenging to do.
Q: Please tell me about your working experience.
A: I have five years experience in the chemical industry since I graduated from
college. First of all I worked as an assistant engineer in the××× Company. Three years later I transferred to ××× Company. Now I am working in the Sale Department of that company.
Q: Where do you want to be five years from now?
A: In five years, I'd like to have my boss's job. (I’d like to be my own boss.)
Q: What is your career objective?
A: I want to apply my experience and education to a position in personnel administration in a Sino-America joint venture.