1. What's your name?
2. May I have your name, please?
3. Are you Mr./Miss?
4. What's your surname?
5. What is you family name?
6. What's your full name?
7. How do you spell your last name?
8. Please give me your name.
9. May I ask your name?
10. I believe you're Mr.…., aren't you?
11. Your name, please.
12. How do you do, and you are…?
13. Miss... , I presume.
14. Would you give me your name?
My name is …
My surname is…
My full name is…
How do you do, I'm..
1. What kind of personalities do you think you have?
2. What kind of person are you?
3. What types of people do like to work with?
4. What types of people don't you like to work with?
5. Do you think you are introverted or extroverted?
6. Would you like to describe yourself as what kind of person you are?
7. Would you like to tell me your weak points and strong points?
8. What do you think is the most important thing fo you to be happy?
9. What basic principles do you apply to you work?
10. What do you think a job is?
11. Are you more a follower or a leader?
12. What attitude do you take towards life?
1. I think I'm honest and reliable.
2. I feel I'm initiative and aggressive, responsible in doing things.
3. To tell you the truth, I think I'm imaginative and creative.
4. I like to work with imaginative and creative persons.
5. I don not like to work with the introverted people.
6. I believe I'm extroverted, easy to approach and friendly to everyone.
7. Frankly, I think I'm quite outgoing and I enjoy mixing and doing things with others.
8. I wouldn't call myself introverted though some times I'm inclined to think independently and enjoy staying all by my self, often and often I like sharing activities with others.
9. I approach things very enthusiastically and I can take on jobs that bother other people and work at them slowly until they get done.
10. I think a job is on the one hand a way of making a living, but on the other hand, it is also a very important way to self-fulfillment.
11. . I think I am more of a leader, but I am team-task minded too.
12. I feel it is important to build a career. Seize the day, seize the hour. Even if it's hard at the time. I try to get things done that day and not to let them go.
1. Do you have any special interests other than your job?
2. What are your hobbies?
3. What other interests do you have?
4. What kind of recreations do you most enjoy?
My chief interest is…
Yes, …is my special interest.
I like to read books. (mystery, novel, detective, fiction, non-fiction, biography)
I enjoy spots.
I like dancing.
5. What do you like to do in your spare time?
6. What do you do when you are not working?
7. How do you spend your free time?
8. How do you entertain yourself after work?
On weekends, I sometimes go mountain climbing with my colleagues or fishing.
9. What's your marital status?
10. Could you tell me something about your family?
11. Do you spend much time staying with your family?
I'm not married. /I'm still a single.
I've been married for 10 years and have a daughter.
I usually get together with my family on weekends because we are all busy.
Q: What is important to you in a job?
A: For example, challenge, the feeling of accomplishment, and knowing that you have made a contribution.
Q: Please tell me your present job.
A: I am working in a garment factory. My present job is to inspect the quality of products. comparatively speaking, quality control is rather simple. Although I do my job well, I am looking for a new job which is more challenging.
Q: Your resume says you have had some experience working in a foreign representative office in Shanghai, may I ask why you left?
A: I worked in a foreign representative office for one year. However, I left there two years ago because the work they gave me was rather dull. I found another job which is more interesting.
Q: What kind of jobs have you had?
A: I worked as a business coordinator in a foreign representative office, then I transferred to a joint venture as a sales manager. So I am familiar with the textile market in China.
Q: What qualifications do you have that make you feel you will be successful in your field?
A: First, I think my technical background is helpful. I have enough knowledge to market the products to my customers. Secondly, I have studied for four months in a Marketing Training Program with satisfactory results. Finally, I have mastered the English Language. These qualifications will make me successful in my career.
Q: What have you learned from the jobs you have had?
A: I have learned a lot about business know-how and basic office skills. In addition, I learned at my previous jobs how to cooperate with my colleagues.
Q: What's you major weak point?
A: I haven't been involved in international business, so I don' t have any experience, but I have studied this course in an International Business Training Center.
Q: What are you greatest weaknesses?
A: Identify one or two, such as the following:" I tend to drive myself too hard", " I expect others to perform beyond their capacities", " I like to see a job done quickly, and I'm critical if it isn't." Note these weaknesses could also be regarded as desirable qualities. The trick with this question is to describe a weakness so that it could also be considered a virtue.
Q: What are your greatest strengths?
A: I know a lot about how the Chinese economy works, and how business is done here. Secondly, I speak English fluently. I have no difficulty with language. And, I am a hard worker when I have something challenging to do.
Q: Please tell me about your working experience.
A: I have five years experience in the chemical industry since I graduated from college. First of all I worked as an assistant engineer in the××× Company. Three years later I transferred to ××× Company. Now I am working in the Sale Department of that company.
Q: Where do you want to be five years from now?
A: In five years, I'd like to have my boss's job. (I'd like to be my own boss.)
Q: What is your career objective?
A: I want to apply my experience and education to a position in personnel administration in a Sino-America joint venture.
or: I want to get a position offering challenge an responsibility in the realm of marketing.
Q: Would you talk about some of your achievements at work?
Q: Can you tell me something about your achievements?
A: I have been ×××for ABC Company for ×××years. Sales of the item for which I have been responsible have increased by 14% during the last four years.
1. What do you do?
2. What kind of work are you doing now?
3. How long did you work there?
4. Where have you worked in the past?
5. What kind of work were you doing at your previous employer's?
6. What did your work consist of exactly?
7. What work were your responsible for at your previous employer's?
8. What did you most like (dislike) about your previous job?
9. What were your responsibilities as a ..?
I'm a sales manager at ××× company.
I have been …at..
I was in charge of ..
I have been working there for ×××years.
I was responsible for …
Educational Background (关于教育背景方面的问题)
Q: what is your major?
A: My major is Business Administration. I am especially interested in "Marketing".
Q: What are your major and minor subjects?
A: My major subject is Physics and my minor subject is Practical Mathematics.
Q: What subject did you major in at university?
A: I majored in Economics.
Q: Which university did you graduate from?
A: I graduated from ××× University.
Q: When did you graduate from university?
A: I graduated from Shanghai Normal University in 1990.
Q: Have you received any degrees?
A: Yes. First, I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature, and then an MBA degree.
Q: What course did you like best?
A: Project Management. I was very interested in this course when I was a student. And I think it's very useful for my present work.
Q: How did you get on with your studies in college?
A:I did well in college. I was one of the top students in the class.
Q: Do you feel that you have received a good general training?
A; Yes, I have studied in an English training program and a computer training program since I graduated from university. I am currently studying Finance at a training school.
1. What's your educational background?
2. What degrees do you have?
3. What about your education?
4. Now tell me something about your professional education?
5. What university did you graduate from?
6. What's your specialty?
7. What research have you even done?
8. What are your major subject and minor subjects?
9. How many languages can you speak?
10. What foreign languages can you speak?
11. Can you speak, write, and read English fluently?
12. Can you manage English conversations?
13. How is your English proficiency?
1. Three years ago I graduated from ×××University. I received a ×××degree there. ××× is my major and English is my foreign language.
2. I have a master of ×××
3. my specialty is ×××
4. I like to deal with…
5. my major is
Q: Why should we accept you?
A: Because firstly I've received very good academic training, secondly, I've obtained good job skills, and finally I'm very enthusiastic about my MBA study.
Q: What would you do if....?
A: This question is designed to test your response. For example: "What would you do if your computer broke down during an audit?" Your answer there isn't nearly so important as your approach to the problem. And a calm approach is best. Start by saying, "One thing I might do is ..." Then give several alternative choices.
Q: What do you think is more important in getting a job, education background or experience?
A: Most job advertisements say that experience is needed or preferred, that is to say, those with experience are more likely to be hired.
Q: What qualities are needed to get a promotion in a company?
A: If an employee is hard-working and loyal/well-experienced in his job, creative and innovative/quick at decision-making, he is likely to be promoted.
Q: What qualities are the basic requirements for leading positions at all levels in a company?
A: In my view, a business leader should be able to build up appropriate and effective interpersonal relationship with his/her employees and clients.
Q: Why do some honest and loyal employees remain unprompted after many years of hard work?
A: The position of a leader asks for more than honesty, loyalty and industry.
Q: Do you think English is quite important in MBA study?
A: Having an excellent command of English in speaking, reading, listening, and writing is critical to a MBA student as long as he wants to become an internationalized entrepreneur and doesn't want to miss the huge potential of business opportunities in the cooperation with any company from English-speaking countries.
And since MBA projects have been far more developed in US and European countries than in China, an English proficiency will definitely be of a great help to the understanding and learning of advanced theories and practices in business administration.
Q: Do you know something about the development of China's MBA projects· Can you give any suggestions on the room for improvement of China's MBA projects?
A: China began to participate in MBA programs since the early 1980s' mainly through cooperation with US and European business schools. And from 1990s', China began to establish the degree of MBA projects.
Suggestions for improvement:
· Localization of MBA projects, especially focus on the establishment of our own case bank.
· Market-orientation. China is in great need of executives who are technically sound in the fields of IT, finance, and accounting and who have a thorough command of management theories and good communication skills and strategic viewpoints.
· More attention should be drawn to the education of CTOs and CFOs besides the traditional education of CEOs.
· In China, apart from CTOs, we are in great need for CFOs, those who knows the operation of capital markets as well as the general management knowledge because the biggest challenges for enterprises in China are how to finance a company and how to handle the risky capital markets.
Q: What is CFO and the related responsibilities?
A: CFO is the abbreviated form of Chief Financial Officer, who is the most important and valuable position of management in modern enterprises besides CEO.
· Responsibilities for CFO: handle various financial relations especially relations with the investors (investment financing), with governments (taxation, and bond supervision), and strategic business planning, and human resources management.
A CFO will direct the department of planning, department of finance, department of operational management, department of ERP and department of H.R.
In other words, CFO is responsible for all the departments except departments of production and sales.
We should lay more emphasis on the education and training of CFO.
· Relationship between CEO and CFO
CEO is the one who make decisions on the long-term objectives or missions for a company, while CFO is the one who make those ambitions and long-term planning into concrete, operable strategies especially the financial strategies. And not only that, CFO is the person who actually assess the fulfillment of the objectives. So the harmonious cooperation between CEO and CFO in a company is critical.