- Could you tell me about your first interview experience?
- What are the requirements that are needed in your job position?
- ideal /ahy-DEEL-uhl/
- outstanding /out-STAN-ding/
- compromise /KOM-pruh-mahyz/
- turn out /TURN out/
- reject /ri-JEKT/
[adjective] – perfect, or the best possible
She’s exactly the ideal person for the job.
[adjective] – clearly very much better than what is usual
His performance was outstanding.
[noun] – an agreement in an argument in which the people involved reduce their demands or change their opinion in order to agree
I hope a compromise is reached in today’s talks.
[verb] – to happen in a particular way or to have a particular result, especially an unexpected one
How did the program turn out?
[verb] – to refuse to accept, use, or believe something or someone
The staff rejected his application.
Emily thought that applying for an entry-level administrative position and working her way up was the best way to land her ideal career. She was qualified for the job because it was available at a large entertainment firm in London, and she had five years of experience working for other international organizations. Within days, Emily was contacted by the company’s hiring personnel, suggesting that the plan had been successful. The news wasn’t all bad, either. She was a top candidate, according to the company, and had an outstanding CV. But during the interview, they told her that she was overqualified and would get bored quickly at a job that was below her level of experience. As a compromise, the company promised Emily a new position.
On the surface, hiring a worker who is better for the position’s criteria would appear to be a success for the company. However, in practice, things hardly ever turn out that way. Even in markets where expertise is in limited supply, employers frequently reject candidates because they have too many skills and experience.
- What position did Emily apply for?
- Was she qualified for the job?
- Was she contacted by the company’s hiring personnel?
- How was her CV described in the article?
- What was the result of her interview?
- What skill are you very good at? Could you tell me about it?
- Do you know someone who is very good at a particular skill? Could you tell me about him/her?
- What particular skill would you like to be very good at? Why?
- Do you support employers who donot hire overqualified applicants?
- In your opinion, why do employers not hire overqualified applicants?