Social Skills: Answering Job Interview Questions
This worksheet provides a detailed guide to answering the top four most commonly asked questions in job interviews. It gives step-by-step directions and includes lots of example answers. The worksheet also describes how to use listener presupposition: thinking about the perspective of your communicative partner, in this case the job interviewer, when responding to questions. More specifically, it encourages students to think about what impressions they want the interviewer to have of them, and then explains how to answer to give those targeted impressions. After going over the worksheet together, we use role-play to practice.