This week the ‘Thinking in English’ Community is practicing for your dream job interview!

As the world becomes more interconnected, English has become the language of international business. This means that we are all more likely to have future job interviews in English!

Job interviews can be hard, and answering questions effectively in a second language is tricky too! That’s why it is important to practice interviews in English!

Here are 10 conversation questions to get you practicing for your dream job interview!

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Conversation Questions: Dream Job Interview!

1. What is your dream job?

2. Tell me about yourself and your qualifications.

3. Why do you want to work at this company, or in this position

4. What motivates you?

5. What are your greatest strengths?

6. What are your greatest weaknesses?

7. What are your goals for the future?

8. Why should we hire you?

9. Can you tell me about a difficult work situation and how you overcame it?

10. “Careers, like rockets, don’t always take off on time. The trick is to always keep the engine running.” 

—  Gary Sinise

What do you think of this quote?

Vocabulary List:

  • Qualifications
    • Skills, knowledge, or credentials that make someone suitable for a job or task.
  • Company
    • An organization formed by people for a specific purpose, often engaged in business activities.
  • Position
    • A specific location, placement, or job within an organization.
  • Hire
    • Employing someone in exchange for compensation for a specific job or task.
  • Overcome
    • Successfully dealing with and defeating challenges or obstacles.
  • Career
    • The course of a person’s professional life, including jobs and achievements over time.
  • Trick
    • A cunning or deceptive action, often used to deceive or amuse, or a special skill for achieving a result.
A University degree is a qualification that is required for some careers. Photo from Pavel Danilyuk on
To be successful, a company should hire good employees. Photo from Sora Shimazaki on

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By Thomas Brock

Hi I'm Thomas and I'm an English language teacher and editor. I teach English to adults from all over the world. I focus on written English and on conversational English. I also edit written English in a number of different fields and areas. When I'm not teaching I'm travelling as much as I can, cooking new dishes, and trying hard to play and watch sports.

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