Here are the keys to successful job interviewing. Follow these simple rules and you should achieve success in this important phase of job-hunting.

1. Take a practice run to the location where you are having the interview -- or be sure you know exactly where it is and how long JOB INTERVIEWING DO'S AND DON'TS it takes to get there.

2. Research and know the type of job interview you will be encountering.

3. Prepare and practice for the interview.

4. Memorize or over-rehearse your answers.

5. Arrive about 10 minutes early.

6. Chew gum during the interview.

7. Fill in a job application, fill it out neatly, completely, and accurately.

8. Bring extra JOB INTERVIEWING DO'S AND DON'TS resumes to the interview.

9. Have a limp or clammy handshake!

10. Remember body language and posture.

11. Tell jokes during the interview.

12. Make good eye contact with your interviewer(s).

13. Show enthusiasm in the position and the company.

14. Smoke if the interviewer does and offers you a cigarette.

15. Act JOB INTERVIEWING DO'S AND DON'TS as though you would take any job or are desperate for employment.

16. Say anything you want about former colleagues, supervisors, or employers.

17. Answer questions truthfully and frankly.

18. Bring up or discuss personal issues or family problems.

19. Conduct yourself as if you are determined to get the job you are discussing.

20. Answer JOB INTERVIEWING DO'S AND DON'TS cell phone calls during the interview.

21. Show what you can do for the company rather than what the company can do for you.

22. Inquire about salary, vacations, bonuses, retirement, or other benefits.

23. Close the interview by telling the interviewer(s) that you want the job and asking JOB INTERVIEWING DO'S AND DON'TS about the next step in the process.

24. Write thank you letters within 24 hours to each person who interviewed you.



You are going to listen to the advice on how to become an expert in oil and gas job interviews JOB INTERVIEWING DO'S AND DON'TS. Imagine that you already have good experience in interviewing. Write down at least 5 pieces of advice that you would like to give your friend who is interested in it. Compare them with your partner.

The words and phrases in the box come up in the text. Guess or look up in the JOB INTERVIEWING DO'S AND DON'TS dictionary any new words you do not know. Make up your own sentences using these words and phrases.

oil and gas domain; recruitment techniques; viable solutions to problems; confront with smth; solid career; case scenarios; profound knowledge; bring on board; handle contact; driller position; appreciate; merger; on the JOB INTERVIEWING DO'S AND DON'TS spot; persuasion skills; require

4.3 Listen to the text How to Become an Expert in Oil and Gas Job Interviews and decide if the following statements are true or false.

1. Many of the smaller oil companies have a recruitment process according to their worldwide practices.

2. The recruitment process includes JOB INTERVIEWING DO'S AND DON'TS the application form and the interview.

3. In Shell the applicants are given complex tasks including creating viable solutions to problems that relate to the oil and gas processes.

4. The final goal of the oil and gas companies is to form a highly professional team of oil and gas employees.

5. Only a JOB INTERVIEWING DO'S AND DON'TS great search can help you on your selection process.

6. Before the company has approved your application, you should sell yourself and find out more about the employing company.

7. The employers prefer 'people persons', that means you are communicative you can reason with people on various levels.

8. If you JOB INTERVIEWING DO'S AND DON'TS are late for the interview apologize and offer your excuses.

9. Speak clearly and think before you speak.

10. Show that you are really interested in building a career in the oil and gas industry.

Listen to the text again and answer the following questions.

1) What gives the employers the possibility to JOB INTERVIEWING DO'S AND DON'TS observe how the applicants deal when confronted with complex problems that can occur in their position? 2) What is the best way to be prepared for any kind of questions? 3) How can you be an asset to the company? 4) Can you get a job if you are nervous JOB INTERVIEWING DO'S AND DON'TS? 5) What time is it better to arrive at the company for job interviewing? 6) How should you be dressed? 7) What is necessary to build an interesting conversation with the interviewer? 8) When should you be confident? 9) Should you ask about the wages and benefits? 10) Can you ask an interviewer to describe his company JOB INTERVIEWING DO'S AND DON'TS’s advantages?


Make up a list of the things you can or can’t do during interviewing. Listen to the statements of other students and agree or disagree with them. Use the phrases of AGREEMENT and DISAGREEMENT.

 I agree with you  I think so too  You are JOB INTERVIEWING DO'S AND DON'TS right  That’s right  I disagree with you  I can’t agree with you  You are wrong  Of course not

A boss was interviewing a potential employee for a position in his company. He wanted to find out something about the applicant personality so he asked, “If JOB INTERVIEWING DO'S AND DON'TS you could have a conversation with someone, living or dead, who would it be?”

The interviewee quickly replied “The living one”.

Imagine that you have a big experience in recruiting. Your friend asked you to help him. With the help of the sentences given below try to discuss all possible variants JOB INTERVIEWING DO'S AND DON'TS of your actions when recruiting.

1. Finding a new job should not take any longer than one month.

2. You should always avoid paying an employment agency in order to get the best job leads.

3. The best way to find a job is looking through want ads and job postings JOB INTERVIEWING DO'S AND DON'TS.

4. Networking is an important activity when you're already employed.

5. Internet job-hunting is the wave of the future and should comprise the majority of your job-hunting time.

6. A scannable or text-based resume is just a stripped down version of your regular (formatted) resume.

7. Your (formatted) resume should JOB INTERVIEWING DO'S AND DON'TS be no longer than one page in length.

8. You don't always need to send a cover letter with your resume when applying for a job.

9. You should follow-up your cover letters with a phone call to the employer.

10. Sending thank you letters to every JOB INTERVIEWING DO'S AND DON'TS person you interview with is a nice gesture, but not really necessary.

11. What you wear and how you look has an impact on job interviews.

12. It is extremely important to prepare for interviews by preparing questions to ask as well as preparing answers to questions you may be asked.

13. A basic knowledge JOB INTERVIEWING DO'S AND DON'TS of a company and the industry (or industries) it operates in is not crucial when job-hunting.

14. Once you've been offered the job, you can start negotiating your salary.