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02 AVALON Business English June 01 2010

02 AVALON Business English June 01 2010

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Business English Course in Second Life

Job Interviews Meeting 2 – Tuesday 1st June (19:00-20.30 GMT) During the second meeting of the Avalon Business English course, we will be focussing on interview skills . Groups These are the groups we decided on last week: Group 1 - Business Lions: Misy Ferraris / Aviano Gearz / Grace Azemus / Letty Pienaar Group 2 - Business Elephants: Dyego Roffo / July Debbel / Dakar Avon / Joseph McAlpine Group 3 - Business Cats: Paivi Shippe / Seren Gibbs / Edgar Sahara / Ehsam Artis Group 4 - Business Sheep: Esther Verino / July Acer / JB Beedit / Lady Longspring Before Meeting Number Two: (1 hour) Please make sure you have:• completed the pre-course survey: http://tinyurl.com/399d7he • contacted in Second Life/made friends with your group members • Complete the 3 pre-meeting tasks Pre-Meeting Task 1 Please read the following interview questions and share your ideas in our forum: http://avalonbe03.grouply.com/message/3 Top Ten Interview Questions 1. Tell me about yourself! 2. What are your strengths and your weaknesses? 3. When did you last lose your temper? Describe what happened. 4. What sacrifices are you willing to make for work /aren't you willing to make? 5. Tell me about one successful work experience and one less successful one. 6. Why do you want this job? What makes you think you'd be good at it? 8. Where do you see yourself in 5 years / 10 years time? 9. Describe your ideal boss. 10. Give me 3 reasons why I should hire you! Please think of 5+ more questions before the next class to ask job candidates. Please add these to the forum. You can also think about how you would answer these questions in preparation for our job interviews.

Business English Course in Second Life
Pre-Meeting Task 2 Look at the following adjectives that describe people's strengths at work. Which of these are applicable to you? Do this in preparation for the interviews tomorrow. accurate efficient honest outgoing trustworthy adaptable lively innovative positive sincere broad-minded enterprising logical practical hard-working creative enthusiastic loyal reliable cooperative determined experienced mature self disciplined flexible diplomatic fair methodical sensitive sensible

Pre-Meeting Task 3 Watch the videos below to prepare for the interviews: • Interview Tips: Tell Me About Yourself. The GOOD answer:http://sn.im/sfy23 • Interview Tips: Tell me about yourself. A BAD answer / example:http://sn.im/sfy2e • Interview Tips: Tell me about yourself. An UGLY answer / example:http://sn.im/sfy2t Question to think about: What makes the answers good/bad/ugly? Please note, we will be watching these interviews again tomorrow, but you may like to prepare for this and watch them before the class if you have time. _______________________________ Meeting point in Second Life http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/AVALON%20Learning/10/186/59 Here is the plan for today's meeting. If you arrive late, please make your way to the area indicated below of contact Stanley Greybeard / Creed Juran (your teachers in Second Life) 21:00 CET We will meet at the Arrivals area on the Avalon Learning island We will then move to another part of the island to watch the videos / discuss them Then we will be working in groups for the interviews and finally meet for feedback 22.30 CET End of Class If you have any doubts or questions, please contact: graham.stanley@britishcouncil.es Second Life = Stanley Greybeard Skype = eflbridges

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