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Some More Business Vocabulary and Interviews. Money Vocabulary. Profit Revenue Transaction Foreign Currency Stock Share. Money Vocab. Review. In business, people are always looking for ways to make a profit . Your revenue will always be more than your profit.
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Money Vocabulary • Profit • Revenue • Transaction • Foreign Currency • Stock • Share
Money Vocab. Review • In business, people are always looking for ways to make a profit. • Your revenue will always be more than your profit. • I am sorry that we were not able to complete the transaction today. • I need to convert my rmb into foreign currency.
Money Vocab. Review • The company pays him mostly with stock. • I will buy 500 shares of Microsoft please.
Product Related • Brand, brand name • Packaging • Merchandise, merchant • Consumer • Distribution
Product Vocab. Review • People expect brand name products to be reliable. • The packaging and the price is different, but everything else is the same. • Merchant’s sell merchandise. • Women are bigger consumers of shoes than men. • Distribution to all of China’s provinces is especially complicated.
Other Vocabulary • Promotion • Merger • Resign • Target • Candidates
Review • You work so hard. You are obviously aiming for a promotion. • I don’t understand how a merger would be good for either of our companies. • After 23 profitable years at Microsoft, he finally resigned. • I think we should reconsider our sales target.
Review • Today we interviewed twenty candidates for the position.
Preparing for the Interview • Know what the employer is looking for • Study the company • Improve your appearance • Work on improving your confidence levels • Arrive a few minutes early • Be ready to go to many interviews • Call companies directly, suggest why they need you, and ask for an interview
Aims of Company • Find someone that suits the organization and employees in terms of: -personality -skills -experience -education -goals- How long will you be staying for?
Your Aims • Make yourself seem special • Show that you have the right personality • Show your skills, knowledge and abilities • Be sure the job suits your abilities, interests, and future goals • Be sure you can work comfortably with other employees
2-3 normal stages (interviews) • 1rst interview (not always needed) • Companies want to see you meet basic requirements • Candidates should try to do their best, so they will be remembered • Candidates should try to focus on one basic idea about themselves
2-3 normal stages (interviews) • 2nd interview • Be sure to understand the company • May be interviewed by a group of people • Be ready to talk about your skills and relate them to the job • You will be asked a lot of “what if” questions • Show that you are able to communicate well
1-3 normal stages (interviews) 3. 3rd interview (not always needed) • Often to decide between a remaining few candidates • Often with a higher executive • May be to talk about salary etc. • May be to talk about the advantages of working there
Other Challenges You May Face • Tests- psychological, personality, specific skills, English • Group interviews- suggest how well you work with others at your level • Be ready for any questions that may be asked • Staying calm and respectable and giving some eye contact
Example Interview Questions • What would you do in X situation? • What are your greatest weaknesses? • What are your greatest strengths? • Why do you want to work here? • What are your future career goals? • Why did you leave your last job?
Example Interview Questions • How do you spend your free time? • Do you have any questions? • What are your salary expectations? • Tell us about the job you are applying for?
After the Interview • Follow up letters (or emails) - “thank you” letter - letter of acceptance - letter to decline a job offer - letter requesting more time to decide - letter requesting a decision • Follow up phone call - show your continued interest and ask when a decision might be available - do any of the above for letters
After the Interview • The main purpose of sending letter or calling is to let business know you are interested and politely ask for a decision.