5 Ways To Describe Yourself In An Interview

Have an interview soon? As per usual, Scrambled Eggs is here to help! 

Here are five ways to describe yourself to potential employers during an interview:

Business interview English vocabulary

Do you think you’re a creative person? Maybe only a little? This next adjective might be better suited for you:

Business interview English vocabulary

If you’re even a little self-motivated, it’s a great way to describe yourself to impress potential bosses. They’ll definitely love the next description too!

Business interview English vocabulary

You can be sure that Scrambled Eggs’ teachers are always reliable! That’s because we’re always here to help you with any language problems. For example, do you know the next adjective?

Business interview English vocabulary

If you aren’t hard-working, you might have trouble finding a great job! Finally, here’s one more adjective that’s absolutely perfect for any future interviews you have:

Business interview English vocabulary

So, there are our top 5 business interview adjectives. Can you use them all correctly? Do you think they’re appropriate for you? One thing’s certain, if you can drop these words into your personal description during an interview it’s sure to impress the people sitting opposite you!

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Songs to Help You Learn the English 3rd Conditional

As we know, most songs are stories. Hence, the majority deal with events that happened in the past. When discussing regrets or how we wish things had turned out in the past in English, we usually need to utilise the 3rd conditional.

Listen for some examples in these songs:

Grace Jones – Everybody Hold Still

Let’s start with the iconic Grace Jones. Check out the 1st lines of this song:

I knew I shouldn’t have left the apartment
I knew I should’ve stayed in watching TV

And later on we find an even better example:

I could’ve left all my cash and taken a credit card
I should’ve said, “Don’t wear no jewelery you’re looking fine”
If I’d ran back for the phone…

Adele – Rolling In The Deep

Who doesn’t love Adele? I bet you can’t find a single person who doesn’t start tapping their feet when this song comes on… and guess what? There are some great examples of the 3rd conditonal!

We could’ve had it all
We could’ve had it all (tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)

Adele – If It Hadn’t Been For Love

Yeah it’s more Adele, but just look at that song title – a perfect 3rd conditonal example! And the song is absolutely stuffed with them. Adele’s trying to sound as American as she can here, hence her use of “woulda” instead of “would have”.

Never woulda hitch hiked to Birmingham
If it hadn’t been for love
Never woulda caught the train to Louisiana
If it hadn’t been for love

Check out another of our Adele articles if you’re fan of her music! http://scrambledeggsinglese.it/adele-teaches-phrasal-verbs/

Taylor Swift – Should’ve Said No

Another real heavyweight of modern music, Taylor ended her argument with Spotify back in 2017 and we’ve been listening ever since. Third conditional in the title? Check. Third conditional examples in the song lyrics? Check. Sit back, listen and enjoy:

You should’ve said, “No”
You should’ve gone home
You should’ve thought twice before you let it all go
You should’ve known that word, about what you did with her, would get back to me

The Hollies – Why Didn’t You Believe

Taking a step back in time, here’s an example from British pop/rock group the Hollies who were incredibly famous in the 60s and 70s.

He asked for you to love one another
You turned your back and played on with your games
If you had listened, you would have discovered
The Bible would have told a different story

Journey – It Could Have Been You

Formed in San Francisco in 1973, Journey are best know for their smash hit song ‘Don’t Stop Believin’’. However, there’s so much more to the band than just that one hit. This one’s a classic, and pretty useful for our English grammar purposes too!

I…can’t wait all my life, on a street of broken dreams
It could have been you my love (where are you now)
Oh I…still wonder if you remember the night
It could have been you (where are you now)
Should have been you my love (where are you now)
It could have been you my love, (where are you now)

Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive

If someone tells you they don’t know this song, then either they’re deaf or a liar. It’s listed on both Rolling Stone magazine’s “the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time” and Billboard magazine’s “All-Time Hot 100”. While it involves only one example of a third conditional, this song’s just too good to be exclused from our list:

I should have changed that stupid lock, I should have made you leave your key
If I’d known for just one second you’d be back to bother me

So there you are! Proof that music is good for languages as well as for the soul. If you want more examples of how you can use music to help you with conditionals, check out these other pages from your Scrambled Eggs team:

Scrambled Eggs Inglese first conditinal
Scrambled Eggs Inglese second conditional

Business English: 5 Espressioni utili per una chiamata di lavoro

Tenere una conversazione in inglese a volte può risultare difficile, soprattutto se si è di fronte a un madrelingua che parla velocemente, o a stranieri con accenti da tutto il mondo. Per non parlare dei vari accenti della lingua inglese!

Ora, pensiamo al problema e alla fatica di parlare inglese in queste situazioni e immaginiamo di doverlo fare in un ambiente rumoroso, con una connessione Internet debole e l’impossibilità di leggere il labiale del nostro interlocutore. Le conversazioni al telefono sono una grande sfida, soprattutto quando si tratta di Business English, dove la posta in gioco è alta.

Con l’articolo di oggi vogliamo fornirti alcune espressioni chiave in inglese da cui attingere per la tua prossima telefonata di lavoro.

Iniziamo quindi con la prima espressione, fondamentale da avere sottomano quando si è al telefono:

Spesso, ci capita di rispondere quando la persona che ci sta chiamando in realtà sta cercando qualcun altro. Questa espressione permette di chiudere velocemente e con eleganza la conversazione, senza dover quindi perdere del tempo prezioso. Se lavori in un ufficio a Milano, sicuramente non hai tempo da perdere!

Ecco allora la seconda espressione:

Diversamente dalla prima, questa è estremamente importante in tutti gli ambiti della lingua. Risulta perfetta per chiudere una conversazione telefonica o un’email, ma può anche essere un modo molto gentile e cortese per porre fine a una conversazione faccia a faccia.

Inizi a temere un po’ meno le conversazioni telefoniche?Eccoti la nostra terza espressione:

Di sicuro, passare tempo in attesa al telefono non è molto piacevole. Assicurati quindi di pronunciare questa espressione perfettamente, in modo da alleggerire la tensione di chi sta chiamando!

Ti è mai capitato di sentire la pressione durante una chiamata in inglese? A volte è facile che ti dimentichi di chiedere le domande più semplici. Usa quest’espressione e non avrai più problemi a parlare con gli inglesi madrelingua!

E ultimo, ma non per importanza:

Questa espressione è sicuramente una delle più utili se lavori per una società molto grande. Assicurati che il tuo interlocutore capisca le tue intenzioni e impara queste espressioni a memoria!

E per oggi è tutto da Scrambled Eggs. Trovi difficile parlare inglese al telefono? Lasciaci un commento e dicci quali argomenti vorresti trovare nel nostro prossimo articolo!