(a) COMPREHENSION

Question

Read the passage below and then answer the questions after it.

A job interview is a type of employment test that involves a conversation between a job applicant and representative of the employing organization. Interviews are one of the most popularly used devices for employees’ selection. Interviews vary in the extent to which the questions are structured, from totally unstructured and freewheeling conversation; to a set list of questions each applicant is asked. If you are like most job seekers you have be thinking, you will just throw on a decent outfit that morning, show up on time, and win it. That’s fine, if your goal is to be like most job seekers. If you had prefer to stand out from the crowd, read on.

Preparation is the key to mastering a job interview. Plan ahead, organize your thoughts and materials, and follow these steps to ensure you are well prepared to present yourself in the best possible light: First, know yourself and how your skills match up with the position. Be prepared to go into more detail on anything the interviewer brings up from your CV. Refresh your memory about all your past work experiences. Think of stories that illustrate your ability to solve problems like the ones this employer might have. Secondly, make sure you are very clear on what you can bring to the Company. Prepare a few talking points to address how your skills and background may help the employer address a critical area. Don’t focus on what you have done in the past; frame your responses in terms of what you can do for the new employer.

Thirdly, research the Company beforehand. Check out the employer’s web site and become more familiar with its business model, the market(s) in which it competes and (if the Company is public) its recent financial performance. Do a web search for articles or blogs that mention the Company, either in a positive or negative light. Some web-sites even feature employee critiques of Companies. Fourthly, dress neatly and conservatively. You want to project the best possible image of yourself, so plan and prepare a neat, businesslike outfit. You can’t go wrong with a business suit. Even if the Company has explicitly stated that it’s a “business casual” workplace, stick with the suit. An interview is not the time to express your unique fashion sense; it’s the time to show you know when it’s time to follow the rules and traditions of business.

Fifth, gather your supplies. Never go to a job interview without a pen, paper, and two or three extra copies of your CV. Many Companies will ask you to fill out an application for their records when you arrive. You should consider bringing a summary sheet with Company addresses that you will need for the application but do not appear on your resume, which you can attached to the application and save a lot of needless writing. Also bring a list of about three references in case they ask for them, as well as any work samples, letters of recommendation, or other items that will help you make your case. Lastly, arrive a few minutes early. Arrive for the interview about 10 minutes ahead of schedule. Arriving early sends a message that you’re reliable and that you respect the interviewer’s time. It also gives you time to fill out the aforementioned application or freshen up in the restroom before the interview begins.

 

REQUIRED:

(i) Suggest the title for the passage above.

(ii) Summarize the passage above in not more than 150 words.

 

(b) “… in the previous week, we have received twenty two customers. Twenty of who are given service to their satisfaction whereas two of them are requested to wait for the head of department to come back from his official trip. On average, last week we are receiving 18 customers each working day. Therefore last week we were able to service two customers”

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Identify and correct the errors in the extract report above.

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