Lesson: Tips for a Job Interview

During this lesson, you will find a series of tasks that will help you learn the vocabulary and structures to prepare yourself for a Job Interview.

A job interview is a formal conversation between a job applicant and a representative of the company, such as a hiring manager or human resources professional. The purpose of the interview is to assess the applicant’s qualifications, skills, experience, and suitability for a particular job position within the organization.

Let’s get started!

Schema Activation


Create a sentence by placing the letters in the right position

Pre-Task #1: Good or Bad Recommendations


Learn about tips for recommendations using should and must

Pre-Task #2 Type of Questions


Categorize the different type of questions you can get in a job interview

Pre-Task #3: Answer to Most Common Interview Questions


These are my answer to the most common interview questions, What questions am I answering?


I have a TOEIC Certification and some English teaching participation certificates


I write all sorts of content online that lots of students and teacher read every day


I used to work for MEP, UNED and Ulatina


I am really proud of my website EnglishPost.org, thousand of people read it every day


I would like to go back to basics and focus on some aspects of language that I have probably overlooked


I teach English classes related to technical topic, and I assess student’s oral performance


I will try to double down on the creation of language learning content online


I describe myself as a friendly teacher who thinks English is not that hard if you put your mind to it .


I have taken Microsoft Office classes but I know way more than that when it comes to tech. There is lots of interesting thing in tech.


Working for MEP was like being part of a community, I kinda enjoy that, University is like being part of a secret society.


I am passionate about using tech for teaching. Writing stuff on blank sheets of paper doesn’t make much sense in this day and age.


I want to be good at teaching the sounds of the English language.


Of course, I have a master’s degree in English teaching


Probably the current state of teaching. I still think what I do is net positive. I don’t think I am being outsmarted


I would like to finish my the last three years of my career working 20 to 30 hours a week.


Besides English, I haven’t studied any other language, I don’t have motivation for it.



Be ready to answer the questions presented above the best way you can

Post- Task


Read the text and find the best question for each one of the questions

My name is Ryan (1) I describe myself as a website designer with more than 6 years of experience (2) I am passionate about programming languages such as PHP, JavaScript and HTML (3) I think that designing websites with speed in mind makes me sort of unique(4)

I have taken language courses and I am proficient in Spanish, Portuguese and French (5) I have learned what I know from YouTube tutorials so I don’t have any certificates or certifications to attach to my resume (6)

I have never worked for any companies but I have a portfolio with hundreds of sites I have built or redesigned (7) Customers rate all the services I provide and I have a 98% satisfied customer reviews, something that you can verify on Fiverr (8)

I am looking forward to getting more recognition and taking big projects in the next 3 to 5 years. (9) I will probably take more advanced courses to stay up to date(10)

Manuel Campos, English Professor

José Manuel

I am José Manuel and I am an English Teacher in Costa Rica who loves English. I have been teaching English for more than 8 years and I like sharing what I know with others