Listening Extra Practice - Section 2 - Practice 2

Before you listen, find a pen and paper to make notes as you listen.


These 10 questions relate to a monologue in which a recruitment officer talks about how organisations do job interviews for graduate trainees.


A monologue about job interviews


Section 2 Questions 1 - 10

Complete the notes below.

Use NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.


Structure of talk:

  1. Selection criteria
  2. Preparing for an interview
  3. Researching companies
  4. (1) in an interview
  5. Other considerations

Selection criteria:

  1. Job motivation
  2. Assertiveness
  3. (2)
  4. Leadership potential

Criteria help the interviewer make sure he doesn’t (3)

Successful candidates invited to company’s (4)


Preparing for an interview

Important to prepare adequately to (5)

Also important for candidates to (6) in the job


Researching companies

Read publications such as the company’s (7)

Advisable to visit the company’s (8) or to research company operation


The interview

Important skills include being proactive and (9)


Other considerations

Interviewer not looking for ready answers, but a good (10)