Preparing For a Job Interview

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Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on October 28, 2020 and last updated on May 8, 2023

It is almost inevitable that at some point in everyone’s live they will need to go for a job interview. Job interviews can be very stressful, often causing a lot of anxiety because how someone comes across in an interview can have a huge effect on their career and life.

In order to have the best chance possible of getting the job, it is important to prepare for the interview. Preparing well for an interview will improve confidence, make you more relaxed and overall give you a much better opportunity of being successful.



Go through the vocabulary below with your students and ask them to try and use this vocabaulry where possible when discussing the different conversation questions.

Useful Vocabulary

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  • interview (noun)
  • come across (phrasal verb)
  • inevitable (adjective)
  • preparation (noun)
  • confidence (noun)
  • relaxed (adjective)
  • successful (adjective)
  • overall (adverb)

Conversation Questions

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  • What is the best way to prepare for a job interview?
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.