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Business English Class - Going to the Job Interview and Introducing Yourself to Employers

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    • 1. Going to the Job Interview

    • 2. Introducing Yourself to Employers

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In this class, you will learn about how to understand Business English when it comes to the important topic of going to a job interview, and how you can use the particular grammar and vocabulary principles to help yourself in your career. 

You'll understand how to become familiar with both Business English vocabulary as well as the grammar concepts related to this topic. You will also get to learn about the principles underlying this fundamental tenet of the business world and how to get a good grasp on how to do well in a formal job interview. 

This video will help you to develop your business skills in an effort to become more proficient in this part of the English language by mastering how to go to the job interview and give yourself the best chance to succeed.

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Benjamin Weinberg

English as a Second Language Teacher


Ben is the founder of English from A to Z. He has been an ESL teacher and instructor for the past four years. Ben earned his TEFL / TESOL certification from the International TEFL Academy back in December of 2013. He has a wide variety of experiences in teaching English as a second language to students from around the world. Ben has taught English for companies and organizations such as Berlitz Inc., the Washington English Center, and the Huntington Learning Center. 

In addition, Ben spent a year living in Istanbul, Turkey where he taught English to high school students and also gave private tutoring to Turkish adults.  Continuing his adventures overseas, Ben recently lived in Medellin, Colombia and volunteered at a public high school helping Colombian students to impro... See full profile

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1. Going to the Job Interview: below students and welcome back to our business English course. In this lesson, I'm going to cover what it's like to go into the job interview. So you made it through the application phase. Maybe you're on a short list, the candidates, and now you really want to nail the job interview and get that coveted position. Whether it's management being an employee, we're going to get start up. This is how you nail the job interview. So I'm gonna help you with the English aspects of it, but also give you some motivation on how to tackle a job interview, especially with your English. So let's go. So you made it to the final step. Should be excited. If you're in this position you have applied. Got a call or email indicating that company wants to meet with you. Now. What's next? So interview is the most important part of the job search process, and it neither can be a big asset to you as an African help your case or a serious stumbling block that could sink your chances. So it's important to understand what the purpose of the interview is. What are the do's and the don't what should you do and what you do not do? What can you do to leave a good in it? Good impression and definitely get a job. So after this lesson, you should be more prepared than ever before the ace, this job interview or the job interview, and also booster English skills. Let's continue. So why have an interview? Well, employers want to see Firstly, how you are is a potential employees, but also as a person. Maybe you've talked on Skype, or maybe you email back and forth, but it's a good chance to see you in person, and they want to see if you're capable if you're honest. And if you're mature in your answers and also in your body language. Remember, we want to be confident and, you know, straight forward in our body language. We don't wanna be slouching over or look to the side like this. We want to be forward. We want to be direct but also respectful, and they also want to know whether or not they'll be able to get along with you. If you're be working the same setting, such as an office environment, so they want to get a feel for both your character and your personality as well as what skills agreed to table. And they may want to put you to the test to see if you qualify with assignment, a small task, maybe even a test or presentation that will be evaluated on so certain certain jobs will ask you do at the interview. They will ask you for to do a small Simon for a task and evaluate you as well as your aural performance. So be aware that they may want to put you test, depending on the job, to see if you qualify by testing your resilience with an assignment for presentation. And basically they want to get to know who is the person behind the resume cover letter and even a writing sample. So that's why they want to have a review with you. So what skills are the employers looking for while they're looking for? Are you good Communicator can communicate well with others. Your computational skills are with using computers. Are you good with integrated interactive data networks or using analytics or dealing with T Internet technology? Maybe, though they're looking for critical thinking skills, can you think outside the box and you come up with solutions. Challenging problems. Maybe they're looking for for language skill as well. Maybe you have a Spanish proficiency or in Arabic proficiency that can complement your English. Maybe you are a writer or type er, and they're looking for that in their jobs, in your job application and also leadership skills. Can you take charge and you do well and teams? Can you take the initiative? They're looking for those kind of leadership skills when they solicit for employees. Also, management skills is another one. Can you be a manager? Can you have the potential to be a manager in the future? In addition, are you are your problem solver? Waited to your critical thinking skills? Can you solve problems? Are you looking to solve? Are you OK with being challenged? And also your resourcefulness? Can you do well on your own? Do you need? They're hoping you don't get your hand held and that resourceful, you know, at a research to maybe for answers and seek outside feedback. And they were looking for someone who is going to be independent well and won't need to ask questions every 10 minutes in time. Management Can you manage your time well and you complete tasks on time? And can you come up to meetings on time or prepare for meetings within a certain time frame ? So these are all skills that employers will likely look for not all of them, but some of them for certain jobs, other skills for other jobs. So be aware, using the skills that employers are looking for. Going to a job interview with a job interview Munich to prove to them that not only have you do you have the skills for these for these kind of jobs, but that you can exemplify that in the interview. Other job skills. What do employers want? Well, they're looking for a good listener, somebody who pays attention to what people are saying. Maybe they're looking for a good negotiator, somebody who can come to a meeting and close a business deal and work well with another side. And you've been compromised when necessary. Perhaps you need to be good speaker. You need to go it good presentations to run beating, so you need to have often to be a good speaker. Attention to details. Another one do not make careless mistakes the fall instructions. Are you a legal all of format? That's good attention to detail that there would before conflict resolution. Hopefully, you stay out of trouble within the office. But can you resolve conflicts among employees or among managers? Can you do that effectively? Depending on the job, they may be looking for somebody who's a good team player who could work well in teams and even weak teams. Also organization. You know, that comes into it having unorganized office space, having an organized meetings set up. They want somebody who doesn't lose papers or doesn't lose important figures or spreadsheets. For example, we want something was organized who can handle different castes, you know, go crazy from having shuffle papers or shuffle material everywhere in a job. You have to be diplomatic. You can always get what you want. You have to be open to compromise. You have to be polite and as direct as possible without being rude or condescending. And you need to have integrity. And that involves being honest. You need to be straightforward. You need to not hide anything from the employer, and you need to do your work with integrity. No copy, pasting obviously no plagiarism. Do everything with integrity, and that's what employers are looking for. So the interviewee, how should you act as the interview? Wait. So first of all, you want to be grateful off the opportunity and respectful of those people interviewing. You gotta look like you want the parts. You gotta dress up for the occasion, but don't overdo it, depending on what kind of company is. So, for example, if you're working at a start up, maybe it's more casual. But if you're working at a Fortune 500 company or financial permits, you might have to work suit, tie and remember the main eye contact. Very important chick. Hands firmly and use positive body. Like which No slouching. Don't look like this. When you go into the interview, make sure you're maintaining eye contact. Shake hands and you're using positive body language and make a bit of small talk before the interview begins. And it's important it matters a lot, but you wanna show that you're not a robot but your human being. So ask the interview interviewers how they are. Are they having a good day? It's everything going all right and a good topic to bring up in English is to mention the weather to break the ice. Break the ice meets that started a decent conversation before you dive into the interview. And remember, don't interrupt. Don't interrupt it all. Always listen carefully. Wait until they finish speaking and remember to answer their questions directly and wait for your turn to speak. So these air some key points on how you should act as the interview week at the interview. How to prepare? How should the interview we yourself prepare for the interview? Review the company you're interviewing with and remember well, what they do. So you need to know your role at the company potentially and also what they do on a daily basis. So you won't understand at a deep level what your role would be as a new employee and how you would fit in within your department and then confirm itself. And you should know what sector definitely or what kind of responsibilities that the firm has And when you want to prepare well for an interview to write down some possible answers ahead of time, maybe use flash cards and use a word document, but ahead of time think of something questions that they may ask. Such as, Where do you see yourself in 5 10 years? You want to write down possible answers to these questions that the last year and you can also, if you know who the interviewer is, it wouldn't hurt to maybe on linked and check them out just to see who is or who are the people interviewing you and what is their professional background? You may want to research that ahead of time, and lastly, you want to remember the different areas of the company and how they fit together with each other. How does the marketing team work with sales team? Had a human resource is work with management. How does the product development team work with the the I. T. Part of the company? So remember the different areas that make up this company and how they will fit together, how they work together to be So let's look at some job interview vocabulary and some of these definitions and sentences related to the's vocabulary words. So first we have unemployment. So our sentence here is collecting. Unemployment insurance is part of the jobs search process, as well as the interviewing, too. Eso. Maybe you're in between jobs, so you might have to your unemployed or in unemployment. So you may have to collect unemployment insurance to pay for your rent for your groceries while you search for a new job. Next, we have future. James's future was uncertain, but he had the best. He did the best he could to give the interviewers a realistic answer. So when they ask you, what will you do in 5 10 years? Try to not be so spits specific, but maybe talk about industry you want to be in or the kind of job title you want to have goals. The company Emphasis Company emphasized that all of its employees should have both short term and long term goals. So when your employees managers want to see that you're up goals that you want to succeed, maybe you want to move up in the company. So you chef short term and long term goals for yourself and for the firm, so it's important to keep that in mind. Previous employer. You should be aware that we may ask you about your previous employers, and as I talked about a previous lesson they're gonna want to know who you worked for before. What did they have to say about you and what kind of experience you got from from those jobs? And then we have a go getter self starter. We're looking for someone quote in this role at the company who was a real go go getter and quote. So they want somebody who motivated his passionate and will come to work excited every day to do a good job. Then we have passion. If you have a passion for sales, we would like to interview you for the world, so passion, they want you to have passion. So they want to know for sure that you're interested in the job, that you're going to do good work and that you actually care about what you're doing. So part of getting the interview in part of a sing the review was showing passion, showing really interested what you want to do. Benefits. After the interview was over, they told me about the job benefits. So if they don't bring this up during the course of the interview, you may want to follow up afterwards or at interview before you sign the contract before you. You know, get the offer. Maybe ask a little bit about the benefits just to get an idea. They may not be too specific about it, but you want to have a good idea leaving the interview that you know what benefits will be ? Presentation style. To prepare for the interview, I worked on my presentation style. So make sure you have a style. You have a way of addressing your body language, your appearance, what you're gonna do. Correct way. Eso your style matters as much as the substance here. Compatible Employers like to see if you are compatible with them in the office setting before they iron compatibility means attractiveness like, are they not? Not a physically attractive but compatible Like Do you work together? Well, we get along well. Compatibility means kind of personal, like a connection, A connection. So they want to know. Will you show up to work on time? We'd be respectful, polite and kind and will be compatible with work, environment, teamwork in any company, you'll need to show capacity to do a lot of teamwork. So especially nowadays will need to work in teams effectively. So not just beyond your own, but they want to know. Can you work with others to do a project? Can you work with others at a conference? Can you work with others in terms of setting up a meeting? So teamwork matters a lot in the job interview. So these words unemployment future goes previous. Employer. Go get her self starter. Passion, benefits, presentation. Style, compatible teamwork. These are all important vocabulary words that carry over into the job interview and which are likely to come up during the interview itself. So do is of the interview. These are things that you should do remember, should do. So do ask a few questions of the interviewees and about the company. But on Lee at the end of the interview, let them have their say furs. They'll ask you questions first. Maybe you could give them a question or two during the interview, but wait until the end of the interview to give your questions to them because they're the ones interviewing you. It's not the other way around. Do your best and be confident in your abilities. And in your knowledge you got here for a reason. So just be confident. Don't be too stressed out. Think of the knowledge you have to get the skills. You have them. Accentuate that. Remember, do wear appropriate clothing and shoes for the interview. Dressed appropriately, don't look like slop, where shorts or T shirt specifically and do answer each question completely and honestly, to the best of your ability. Employers will most definitely find out eventually if you like to make keep it a secret for a little while. But they may find out if you lied to them. They want to fire you right then and there. I don't like doing your employer's. That's just a bad decision. Be honest and truthful and have integrity and do remain open toe. Other company is an opportunities, even if you don't get the job at the company or interviewing with. So remember to be open to other companies an opportunity that they recommend you to another firm. Don't take it as a bad, no answer. But even if you don't get your dream job at the company you're interviewing with, think about other similar companies in the industry and other opportunities that they may want to make available to you. They you may want to look into. So don't get discouraged if you don't get this specific job after the interview that you wanted. So don't serve the interview. These air important as well and related to the do don't brag too much about your resume and cover letter. They already know what's in the resume and cover letter. Your credentials speak for themselves, and employers should recognize that fact ahead of time. And don't interrupt your interviewers while they're talking. As I mentioned before or while they're making the point, it will help you to be seen as an active listening, paying attention and who understand what they're saying to you. This is a key point that often is misunderstood by you. Remember, don't dress inappropriately or too casual for interview T shirts, shorts, flip box and try not to make body negative body language, which will hurt your standing. Don't slaps. What this Don't hunt. Show over. Don't make eye contact with the wall. So remember to make positive body language good eye contact with presence, good hand motions tried to be active and engaged. Also remember, don't lie about yourself or a nameplate. Your personal professional successes in order to get a job If you say you have qualifications, skills that you don't have and you lie about it, they're gonna find out and will likely are you or hold you in contempt for line, so don't do it. Be truthful. Be honest. Have integrity. During the interview, here are some sample interview questions that require would likely you ask you in English. They may not totally ask you these questions for forward, but they're likely to come up. So jot these down composite video tried to answer them right now to the best of your ability. Kind of like a sample interview you could have with yourself right now, but you could jot down. The answer is, you could answer them verbally in English, But try to be aware that these air likely interview questions that are to come up in an interview. So, for example, where do you see yourself in 5 10 5 years? 10 years? They want to know what you're going to be doing with in a few turn. How does that relate to the job that they're interviewing for? What would you say is your biggest strength? What are some things you do well and they want to also know. How about your bigness? Biggest weakness. What would that be? What are things that you need to work on? What are things that you could improve upon? What would your previous employers say about you? To be honest about this, much of possible. This is an objective. But maybe just tell them about previous supporter What they would say about you. Try to be honest about it. Why did you leave your last job? What did you learn from that experience? But again, tell them the truth. Don't. Why about it To say maybe it didn't work out or that I had a great experience and I learned it. These sewing skills And how did you see your role in our company? Tell them what you see. Do you see yourself doing day by day how you can contribute? Maybe an idea or two that you have for the company and they will ask, Could you tell us about a time when you had to handle a stressful work work situation? What happened? So maybe they want to know. How do you handle pressure? How do how do you do when there's a deadline? What happened in the situation on How did you resolve to see it through? That may be a little less. What is one thing or personal quality that you need to improve upon? Maybe you could say I need to be more patient or need to be a better writer, or I need to listen more carefully so this is related to your witness. But they want to see what is one thing that you can get better at. And maybe what is one thing that they could help with future. So these air some sample interview questions to be aware of. Here we have an interview, dialogue example that you can read along and follow on if I read it out loud once, but it's kind of an interview. A short interview, right? But it kind of gives you an idea of what the structure of an interview look like. What the last you on what your answers should appear to be similar to. So interviewer Welcome to date attracts Mr Simmons. I am Jim. Hello. It's nice to meet you. The interviewee says interview were nice to meet you too. How are you? How are you doing today? I am doing well and yourself. Interviewer. Great. Thanks. I hope we didn't keep you waiting for long interview. We know I had the chance to talk to one of your software engineers while waiting. Interviewer. That's good, John. Shall we start interviewing? Yeah, sure. Interviewer. First of all, let me introduce myself. I am the manager of our engineering department here, and we have an open position. So we have been interviewing applicants to fill the position as quickly as possible. Interviewee? Yes, sir. I read about position on your website, and I think I'm a good fit interviewer. We currently have several ongoing projects, and the team is working hard. We're hoping to keep busy for a long time. Interview week. What are the essential qualifications required for the position? Well, this is an interview word. Well, this is an entry level engineering position. We do provide a lot of training here, but we do require that you haven't reached the bachelors degree in computer engineering. Previous experience in the field is a plus. Well, let me just go back to that. So you introduce yourselves. You asked each other How you doing, then the interview were we'll dive right in Uh, And then your view will talk about themselves, and we'll talk about the the projects that they have, what they're looking for. So it's kind of a small sample wouldn't interview dialogue, but it was the beginning of the end of it. I know I didn't really cover the heart of it, but we kind of addressed that in the interview questions here. So those are the questions that the interviewer will pose to the interview week. So positivity, or look at the content and find out. Hey, the interviewee can ask a question. Interviewers, like we talked about opening they have and about the qualifications that they're working for. So that's our example. So now I want you to create your own interview dialogue. That's your assignment for this lesson. In a written assignment of 12 to 15 lines, please create a sample dialogue of a job interview taking place at a fictional company. Remember, based off our example, that you need to create the two characters, names and professional backgrounds and personal backgrounds is the interviewer and interview week. I want you to establish what kind of company the Jap job application of applying to and the professional role here. She would be taking on a fire and remember you some of the questions or create your own. Put down a few questions at interview or and the interview. We would ask each other with the interviewee questions happening for its the end. But have the interviewer and interviewee ask each other a few questions about the course of the interview dialogue. Remember to use complete sentences in each one and remember to have the introductory greeting a swell like Hi, how are you and a porter conclusion or goodbye, next. Meeting you as well and really, really, really try to be a great was realistic as possible, using the vocabulary and the sentences we covered with English earlier in the lesson. So that is your assignment for this lesson could write it down on a separate newspaper or, if possible, in a word document. So I want you to create your interview dialogue. Make sure it's 12 to 15 lines and think of it create. You can create a fictional company name and use fictional character names, person's name like John, Jim, Jane and, uh, Jessica, and give me their backgrounds. What kind of industry or job with what kind of company the up and is flying to on the role that they would be taking on. So pause the video if you need to look at the guidelines. Remember 12 15 lines Interview were an interview where you give me their name in the background and that's your assignment. So I hope you do well if it will help. You weren't and become a better person with business English. So thank you for watching thank you again for taking my business English course. I hope you really enjoy this lesson on the going to the interview. You made it through the job application. Now, hopefully, you're better prepared for tackling Big Job interview, and hopefully you'll get that English speaking job that you've always wanted. Thanks again for taking this course, and I hope to see you in the next video. 2. Introducing Yourself to Employers: Hello, students. And welcome back to our business English course. In this lesson, I'm going to cover how to introduce yourself to employers. So maybe you've made it through the resume process, the interview process, and now you're gonna talk to your employer's for the first time. So how do you introduce yourself now? This could be for an interview, right? But this could also be when you're first starting your job in the business world. So I want to help you with doing just that. I wanna give you some tips and advice and some examples of how you can best introduce yourself in a business context with English. My name's been with English from a dizzy and here we go. So how do you introduce yourself? Well, there are a few rules to be aware of when it comes to introducing yourself. First, you have to be kind. Nobody likes to deal with somebody who is not a nice person. So be kind. Be friendly. Be open, be courteous. So another word in other words, show respect. Use a polite tone of voice. Listen before talking, which I mentioned here is Well, listen carefully before talking and in a formal office setting. You want to use formal language, so use the years Mr or Mrs and make sure you're using a person's last name before you really get to know them on a first name basis. And you want to say in English, sir, or ma'am or madam Not really, madam so much. But you want to you, sir or mam, and you want us use Mr Mrs and you. You really just want to you be formal. Say please thank you. It's nice to meet you, and I'll get into that in a little while, but above all else, you want to act like a gentleman or a lady. You want to act like professional, but you want to act like a man or woman who is a grown adult. So when you're introducing yourself to your employer, you know it's a different kind of relationship. It's a relationship built on trust and mutual expectations and profession ality. So in English speaking world, these air good rules that you want to use when you're doing business in English, so to continue and to be a little bit more specific when meeting employers at a career fair and a networking event, especially, you should remember to do the following things. You should bring your business card with you, but only present it to them if there's some interest on their part. I was actually just reading about this, but in Japan, I believe, and I could be wrong. But I think in Japan and Asian cultures, you're supposed to present your business card right away, and it's kind of maybe an insult If you don't take the business card, there's kind of that expectation there that you'll be talking with them again in the future . Or you can't do business without exchanging your card. But I think in the English speaking world of waste in the United States, I could say for sure. You know, you don't have to or you shouldn't You shouldn't present your business card automatically. So if there's some interest, if you've had a 10 15 minute conversation, there's some interest there. Maybe they're interested in doing business with you or they're interested in your product or service, or they just maybe want to meet for coffee or maybe dinner sometime. Then that's when you present your business card. So instead of presenting your business card. At the beginning, you're likely to do it more towards the end of the conversation with English speaking people, and you want to dress appropriately with professional where I think I mentioned before previous lesson. But you know, for men you want, you wear suit jacket or dress pants for women. Obviously, I'm not women, I can't say, but usually a pantsuit or maybe a formal dress or skirt is necessary for women. Obviously, I can't speak to that. So women were listening. That could be very wrong about this, but I know for men you should wear a suit jacket. We start the beginning a dress pants, some offices of more casual. But you wanna wear a nice shirt like I'm wearing now, hopefully and a nice pair of pants. And obviously at the beginning, you want to show more interest in who the employer is and what they do. You know what are their daily duties? What are the responsibilities rather than just focusing on yourself? Primarily, it's a bad precedent to set when your just interested in talking about yourself, rather than getting to know who the employer is, what the what they do for a living and how they may be of interest to you. And remember, this is K. Make some small talk at first, brush up on other subjects rather than diving into networking right away and exchanging business cards. So you may be first for the 1st 5 or 10 minutes. You want to talk about the weather, perhaps talk about sports, keep it light, maybe talk about the traffic or talk about the city. You're working in that type of thing, but you want to keep it casual at first, and that's called small talk in English. So the art of networking I'm going to give my top 10 tips that, you know, I've done a lot of networking myself, and I think I could speak to it. What's kind of the best ways to network in in English. But let me see. I'll start from 10. Actually, I'll goto. I'll go to one. Actually, I think it's in chronological order, So let me. It goes from 1 to 10 but in chronological order. So my first tip is arrive on time for the networking event you're attending, so you don't want to be tardy. You don't want to be late. You want to show on to show up on time? Number two. You want to make a good impression? When you went to the room, you want to seem like you're engaged. Do you wanna, you know, have a presence about you? It's kind of hard to pull off, But you wanna show up and have confident body language, make eye contact with people, and then you just start talking to people. Get up, Say hello or hi and introduce yourself and be well groomed Show up looking dressed for the part. So if you're on a networking event or at a conference, look, you know, shave may take care of your face in your hands and and everything like that and look dressed for the part and also smile. You know, look, look like you're happy to be there. It's kind of hard for me, A smile like that, but smile. Have a firm handshake. Maintain eye contact with others. Don't look at the floor to your table, and number five have a concise self introduction. That is about 30 seconds to a minute, so this is kind of known as the elevator pitch, so you want to tell someone briefly about yourself where you work, where you're from, who you are and just what you do in kind of your main responsibilities. So no more than 30 seconds to a minute. That's kind of a key tip. There. You want to keep it light hearted and keep it moving. Number six Know how to make introductions for the other people you came with If you went with your networking event with your wife or with a good friend, if they're. If you're talking to the person, introduced the person next to you, it's only common courtesy. So make it know how to make introductions, to talk about a friend or maybe even a love one who's with you and tell them what they do as well. Number seven And this is a funny one for adults. But if there's food or drink at the event, make sure not to overdose so you don't eat with your Don't talk with your mouth full. Don't you know? You know, eat respectfully. Use a knife and a fork if if you're sitting or if you're having finger foods, try not to eat too much at a time. And if there's kind of ah bar. You know, don't overdo it. Maybe have one or two drinks. I most are kind of time. You're drinking and drink water, so you don't kind of maybe say things you shouldn't. So make sure not to overindulge and number eight make people feel comfortable in your presence with good small talk. So good small talk is whether maybe traffic maybe where you're from your background, you just, uh just make sure you're making people feel comfortable and not just talk about business the whole time. Number nine Be aware of beginning and ending conversations politely. So remember to say Excuse me. If you want to go talk to somebody else or say it was nice meeting you or when you're beginning a conversation Hello. How are you? My name is so and so It's nice to meet you. Eso try to be aware. Say goodbye. Hello, Goodbye. It's nice meeting you. It was a pleasure. Here's my contact information. Don't just abruptly leave the person in the lurch like that or just abruptly start talking about business. But remember to say hello. And how are especially in the United States, particularly you want to say Hello, How are you? And you want to be very formal with your your your hellos and your goodbyes. And this is key. A lot of people don't do this in number 10 but you want to remember to follow up with those people you met at the event. A lot of people, if they get a business card, they never follow up. They never email or call the person, but you'll stand out from many other people with networking, and I think that's a really good tip for business. If you actually fall, look and just say it was nice to meet you. Maybe have coffee sometime or Hey, I really liked your idea. I think we can work together. What do you think? If you follow up and you do it through email or phone call, you'll be ahead of the competition in your business, I swear. I swear that's gonna happen. And if they don't respond to your voice mail or to your email or to your phone call, don't worry about just move on to the next person. And don't be trying to be too aggressive with the business cards, but only really do business with people who have really got to know you and are interested in you, you know, for 10 15 minutes at the at the minimum. So that's the art of networking. Those are my top 10 tips. Pause the video if you want. Um, and, uh, you know, you could write this down, but I think there's a really excellent tips that you want to take into consideration when you're introducing yourself. So tell me about yourself. What should you include? Well, when you're telling somebody about yourself, you want to include who you are. Your title, your business title, your professional background, What you've been doing, where you've been. Where have you worked before? Concise. Not too long. Career history. What your best. That key skills to condemn it straight with your accomplishments. What you've done before, that really worked. Well, maybe if you're looking for work, why you're currently in the market, Why did you leave your last job or what? What kind of career shift you're looking for? And And that And that's means me to my last point. Why are you looking for a new job? What are you looking for? So what do your job search goals and the reason for that goal with particular. Why do you want to move on? And how can you be a benefit to a potential new employer? So that's a little bit who you are, where you've been, what you're best at, why you're currently in the market and what you're looking for and why. So, introducing yourself? Example. One. And remember, I said, You want to keep it to 30 seconds to a minimum minimum when your first maybe doing your elevator pitch if they're interested? Yes, stick around. Talk to them again. But this is kind of your introduction that you want to use before diving into maybe small talker talking about specifics about employer employee relationships. So hello, I'm Brian Walsh. I am new here in San Francisco and just arrived a month ago. Previously, I was living in New York City, working as a software developer for Google. I'm a software engineer, and I'm looking for work for a small start up company focusing on machine learning and self driving cars. I have over five years of experience and happy to learn more about your business. Thank you So first of all we have Hello and thank you. So he's making a proper introduction and he's doing a good bye with thank you. He talked. He introduces who he is. It says that he's new in the city and he just arrived. He says what he was doing previously. He was in New York City, and then he talks about his industry. It was a software developer. He's interested in engineering for software, and he wants to shift from a big company like Google to a small start up company. And he talks about his career interests, which is really key. He's interested in machine learning and self driving vehicles, and last night, he says, I have a lot of experience. He's got five years and he says, I'm happy to learn more about your business. So he's putting the onus on the other person in the conversation, perhaps a potential employer, And I think this is a really excellent introduction that could be done in less than a minute. So take notes, maybe copy this down. Pause the video, but I think this is what you're aiming for. You want? Introduce yourself. You want to say where you're from or where you are now on your industry. The company you work for, Uh, what your what your background is. He's an engineer in this case, what you're looking, what kind of size you're looking for with the company. And then what kind of expertise you can bring to the table and your years of experience. So this, you know, think about it. It's just it's just really six sentences and two short sentences that that on to make up. Six. So this is a really good introduction example, really. I think you should take notes, and this will help you create your own elevator pitch of how to introduce yourself between that time frame of 30 seconds toe, toe, toe a minute. I have another example. It's a little bit longer, but said more time like eso, let me introduce myself again. This is another example. So it says Hi, my name is Carole King, and I was most recently a product production assistant at a court manufacturing. Before that, I worked in quality assurance with Baker Craft work. I help manufacturers reduce waste and costs a save costs with better efficiencies. I was downsized from accord fuel months ago when it released over 100 people. Now I am looking for a production supervising role with the company that wants to raise its quality standards. So once again, I think there's a good example you have. Hi, my name is Carole King and she talks about what she did. Most recently. She was a production assistant, and then she talks about her other work at Baker, and she talked about what she did. So she thought about She said what she was doing. And she talked about some of the things she did reduce waste and save costs. And she talked about why she's looking for work. She got downsized, which means she was let go, uh, laid off, in other words, from her job at Accord 100 people. So, you know, it was pretty serious. And she talks about now. I'm looking for production supervisor role with the company that wants to raise its quality standards in manufacturing so it doesn't have all the details like the 1st 1 But, you know, you introduce yourself, you say what you were doing, you say what your interest is and what you did in the past, why you're looking for a new job and what you want to do with the company in the future. So this is another really good introduction. Example with Carol here. So pause the video. Take notes, do what you can, but try to come up with your own introduction and think about the examples we've just seen . So making introduction, some of the vocabulary here. So we have. Hello. Hi. I'm my name's or I'm Ben. What's your name? Or my name is Ben. What's your name? I am from Let's say Los Angeles. How about yourself? How are you? How are you doing? How is your day going? How is your night going? How have you been out. And if you've seen that person before, you would say, How have you been? How is everything with you? So you're asking about the person putting it on them? What brings you to this event? You know, this is a good way to bring small talk. So you're starting with your introductions here, introducing yourself where you are and then asking how they are to stir some small talk. And what brings you to this event? Just bringing up some small trucks. That's your introduction with English vocabulary. Here and obviously you would use your name in those places. But pause the video right notes if you have to. But this this is a good way to make an introduction with vocabulary, and you'll be able to see this very clearly in future dialogues to cover introductions. So also, let me continue to keep going down the line you want. You want to say It's nice to meet you. It's good to see you and in English will take good morning if it's in the morning hours. Good afternoon, later in the day afternoon after that. 12 new good evening after kind of six oclock in the evening and good night when you're going to bed or you're close to the same goodbye to for the event at night and then you want to say goodbye. So goodbye is you know you go from hello to goodbye after the small talk after the introductions, after talking about business, you say good bye and then you want to say I hope to see you again. It was nice meeting you. Let's stay in touch. Do you have a business card? So remember, Like I said, you want to use the business, Carline at towards the end of the compensation, not ports. The beginning. Let's keep in touch. What's the best way to reach U. S. O. You know, not asking directly for a business car, but saying, Hey, let's keep in touch. What's the best way to reach you? Maybe they'll give you your number there number or their email address instead. And instead of getting the business card, you can just get three mil address to contact them. And it's nice to say I hope to see you again. It was nice meeting you. That's a good way toe. Get somebody on your side. It's by saying, Hey, I hope to see you again. It was really nice meeting you. So the reasoning for proper greetings. Well, when you're first starting out with studying English vocabulary, it's best to focus first on learning your greetings, especially for business English. These words that I've just covered will help you immensely to get by in any English speaking country, whether that's the US all surely a Canada, the United Kingdom, and this is just not only for business, but especially for business at a networking event, but also, if you're tourists visiting these countries were studying at a university. And by knowing your English greetings, well, we have come off as being kind, polite and courteous to other people. You're gonna leave a good impression not only for business, but for just general decency and in the business context. Knowing how to present yourself using the proper English greetings. Well, not being too needy and giving your business card away very quickly with potential employers. Employers, I guarantee you that will set you apart from the competition and make you stand out in a very good way and also the why of proper greetings to continue. This kind of English vocabulary could even make you some new work friends or even some good business partners. Toe. Earn you more money as well if you use them often enough and genuinely, and you'll be more likely to start a lively conversation, too, when you use your greetings that both the beginning and at the end of the comfort at the end of the discussion, so make sure you're saying hello. Make sure you're saying goodbye and the locals are more likely to be friendly to you and show you respect in return. if you are able to use these greetings proficiently. So if you're able to use your English well, especially greetings, it'll earn you a lot of respect, and people are more likely to be friendly and kind to you. Hopefully, when you're is visiting an English speaking country such as the United States, for example, So your assignment. I want you now to create your own one minute introduction, and I'll give you a scenario scenarios where it's a set up. So I'll give you a fictional scenario, a place you could bay. So you're at a networking event where reading business executives will be there. They'll be there, and you're on a hunt for a big management position at one of the firm's president. You know you will not have much time to introduce yourself to get their interests, so you will write down your one minute introduction of who you are and what you have to offer the firm. So in the one minute introduction, make sure to tell the employers the following fax. Tell them who you are again, right who you are introduced yourself. Remember the greening's off? Hello, what your professional background is and what skills. Do you have to offer these firms? And you could use your own industry to your own professional background. Personally, what's goes you have to offer them. And what are your long term career goals and how the firm can you help? You can help you. Now for a minute, it's gonna be about a paragraph, maybe a little bit less than probably 4 to 6 sentences. So remember to write that down and then practise speaking. So remember to write in one minute introduction down in the first person using I I am or my and to practice speaking it be creative if you want. With what? With which industry of you, Warren, if you have a particular industry, used that one, but you're not limited to it, but also be specific about what your professional background is and how that would apply to networking event. So this will help you not only for English but in for your business life. So take it seriously, do the assignment. Well, do it on a separate piece of paper or on a separate word document on. I really want you to do this. It will help wrap up this lesson in terms of vocabulary and the sentences we've been focusing on. And I hope you've got a lot out of this lesson on this assignment will most definitely help you and definitely set you apart from the competition in a lot of different ways. So thank you for watching. Thanks again for taking my business English course. I hope you really like this lesson focusing on introducing yourself to employers on. And I really appreciate your taking my course again. It's been a lot of fun for May. I hope it's been great for your open for a lot. And please let me know if you enjoyed the course. I really appreciate your feedback and thank you again for watching and I hope to see you again. Bye bye.