B1 - Вариант 3

Missing headings

You are going to read a magazine article. Choose the most suitable heading from the list for each part (1–5) of the article. There is one extra heading which you do not need to use. There is an example at the beginning (0).
0: Why you should prepare
Congratulations! You’ve been called in for a job interview. But now is not the time to relax and think about your new salary; you’ve got a lot of work to do. The better prepared you are for the job interview, the better your chances are of getting the job you want. Remember that in the competitive business world, there are dozens of other highly qualified candidates who want your job. It’s important to make yourself stand out as someone special. Here are some important tips to help you in your next interview:

Research the company in advance so that you can show your knowledge during the interview. This will make a positive impression on the interviewer. Also, make sure to prepare answers to common questions which the interviewer is likely to ask, such as What are your strengths and weaknesses? Why do you want to work here? Why should we hire you?, etc. Have a mock interview with a friend as practice. You can even practice in front of a mirror.

Make sure to find out the exact address of the office and how to get there. Is there any convenient public transport you can use? Do you know how long the trip will take? If you are going by car, do you know if it is to park? Do you have the name and phone number of the person you’ll be meeting with? The floor and room number? Save yourself time and unnecessary stress by figuring these things out before heading to the interview.

Sometimes it is difficult to know the culture of the office environment in advance, so it’s better to dress in a more conservative manner. Even if everyone’s wearing jeans when you arrive, you’re still probably better off wearing a suit. Your clothes should be clean, neat, and fairly formal. Don’t forget the important details: make sure to have a fresh haircut and clean, manicured nails. Pay special attention to your shoes: they should be polished and match your clothes well. One of the worst things you can do is turn up at the interview dressed as if you’re going on a skiing holiday.

Based on your earlier research, inquire about the company’s goals and plans for the future and how you could help to achieve them. Interviewers are often favorably impressed by candidates who show they’ve done their homework and know a lot about the organization but want to learn more. Ask about your future responsibilities and future co-workers. Demonstrate that you are willing to work in a team. However, it is better not to ask about your salary too early on in the interview.

After the interview, don’t forget to send a handwritten note or friendly email thanking the interviewer for his or her time Remember to keep this in mind: Every interview is a valuable learning experience. Even if you don’t get this particular job, when the next interview comes, you’ll be much better prepared and more at ease with the whole process. This will boost your confidence and improve your chances of being offered the next job. Good luck!