A job interview

An English dialogue between a job seeker and a company manager.

John Saunders is applying for a job at a financial company.


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Maria Ramon: Please have a seat, Mr. Saunders. I received your resume a few weeks ago, and I must say I’m very impressed.
John Saunders: Thank you.
Maria Ramon: We’re a small financial company, trading mostly stocks and bonds. May I ask why you’re interested in working for us?
John Saunders: Your company has an impressive reputation. And I’ve always wanted to work for a smaller company.
Maria Ramon: That’s good to hear! Would you mind telling me a little bit about your present job?
John Saunders: I’m a head broker in a large international company. I deal with clients on a daily basis, handling all aspects of their accounts personally.
Maria Ramon: Why do you think you are the right candidate for this position?
John Saunders: I have a lot of experience in the stock market. And I enjoy working with people. As a matter of fact, in my current job I’m in charge of a team of eight brokers.
Maria Ramon: Well, you might just be the person we’ve been looking for. Do you have any questions?
John Saunders: Yes. If I were hired, how many accounts would I be handling?
Maria Ramon: You’d be working with two other head brokers. In other words, you’d be handling about a third of our clients.
John Saunders: And who would I report to?
Maria Ramon: Directly to me.
John Saunders: I see. What kind of benefit package do you offer?
Maria Ramon: Two weeks of paid vacation in your first year of employment. I believe you’re also eligible for medical and dental insurance. But this is something you should discuss with our personnel department. Do you have any other questions?
John Saunders: No, not at the moment
Maria Ramon: Well, I’ll have to discuss your application with my colleagues, and we’ll get back to you early next week.
John Saunders: OK, thanks, it was very nice to meet you.
Maria Ramon: It was nice meeting you, too, and thanks for coming in today.