English for Job Interviews

Career in manufacturing

Interviewer: You’ve been working in maintenance as a coordinator I see. What have you liked about the job?
Interviewee: I like the challenges the most. I work with the director to come up with ways to motivate and use the machines to their best capacity.
Interviewer: Have you had any big challenges at your last job that can display your leadership and communication skills?
Interviewee: My director created a new program for saving energy. For these changes to happen, I would have to train the staff to learn how to observe any energy loss the machines might have and how to be autonomous with their job.
Interviewer: Can you expand regarding your staff being autonomous please?Interviewee: What my director and I decided to do was to train each machine operator to learn how to repair any problems that might happen to their machine. We also gave them new guidelines on how to better preserve energy. This was important because if the workers could repair their own machines, it would save a lot of time for me and my director.
Interviewer: Can you tell me how you handled an emergency situation, if you had one before. If not, how did you prepare for a possible crisis?
Interviewee: My director and I were given strict guidelines from our corporate headquarters on what do to. It was our job to train our staff. We would have emergency drills every two months. We also had monthly checks on the machines to make sure they were running properly.
Interviewer: Have you ever had to settle a conflict between two workers?
Interviewee: Never a strong conflict. But I have had disagreements and arguments that have happened. I believe in open communication and my door is always open. I would bring in one at a time to get their story and then both together after talking to them privately. I believe in listening and being empathetic. It always worked.
Interviewer: Manufacturing can be quite repetitive and stressful. Did you have any methods to help ease this with your staff?
Interviewee: Yes. I had a room that was called the “time-out room”. This was where they could play cards, music or relax on a sofa during their break. They seemed to like this because it showed that we cared enough about them.
Interviewer: I see. The “time-out room” seems to be also a good place for employees complaining of repetitive strain injury!
Interviewee: Definitely!
Interviewer: And what are your strengths in your opinion?
Interviewee: I am a strong communicator and motivator. I expect a lot from my workers, but I give a lot back as a leader. I am quite organized and have a systematic way of keeping track of overhead and maintenance problems.

Vocabulary & expressions – Career in manufacturing
Come up with ways: think of ways; find ways.
To display/displayed/displayed: to clearly show an attitude or quality by what you do or say.
Staff: a group of people who work for an organization, or for a manager in an organization.
Strict guidelines: severe policy or conduct.
Headquarters: the main building or offices used by an organization. Veja “matriz; sede de empresa” p. xx
Emergency drill: an occasion when people practice what they should do in a dangerous situation; exercise; practice.
Running properly: working in an adequate or appropriate manner.
Settle a conflict: bring a conflict to an end.
Arguments (pl.)/argument (sing.): a situation in which two or more people disagree, often angrily; controversy; dispute.
Empathetic: able to understand other people’s feelings and problems.
To ease/eased/eased: to relieve from distress; to lessen the tension of; to make easier.
Break: a period of time when you stop working in order to rest, eat, etc; an interruption; a short period of rest. Veja “pausa; intervalo” p. xx
RSI: Repetitive Strain Injury. Veja “LER: lesão por esforço repetitivo” p. xx
Strengths (pl.) / strength (sing.): a positive quality that makes you more effective. Veja “pontos fortes e pontos fracos” p. xx
Keeping track of overhead: maintaining a record of general business expenses.

Referência: “English for Job Interviews” – José Roberto A. Igreja e Robert C. Young Disal Editora. Clique aqui para conhecer este livro.

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Perks

Perks: Benefícios (informal, “mordomia”)

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“The salary is not that good, but the perks are great”, said Bill to a friend.
“O salário não é lá essas coisas, mas as mordomias são ótimas”, disse Bill a um amigo.
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Competitive edge: diferencial

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What’s your company’s main competitive edge in your opinion?
Na sua opinião, qual é o principal diferencial de sua empresa?

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Delegar: to delegate/delegated/delegated

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“In order to be more productive you have to learn to delegate tasks to your staff”, said Frank to a co-worker.
“Para ser mais produtivo você precisa aprender a delegar tarefas para a sua equipe”, disse Frank a um colega de trabalho.

 

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Day off: dia de folga

 

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“What do you usually do on your day off?”, Dave asked a coworker.
“O que você geralmente faz no seu dia de folga?”, Dave perguntou a um colega de trabalho.

 

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Teamwork: trabalho de equipe

“In order to achieve our goals, teamwork is essential”, said the sales director at the meeting.
“Para que possamos atingir nossas metas, o trabalho de equipe é essencial”, disse o diretor de vendas na reunião.

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Volunteer work: Trabalho voluntário

Nick does volunteer work distributing soup to the homeless.
Nick faz trabalho voluntário distribuindo sopa aos sem-teto.

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Workaholic: pessoa que é viciada em trabalho; workaholic

 “Do you consider yourself a workaholic?”, the interviewer asked the applicant.
“Você se considera um workaholic?”, o entrevistador perguntou ao candidato.

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Opening: vaga; emprego disponível

Does the company you work for have any openings right now?
A empresa para a qual você trabalha tem empregos disponíveis no momento?

 

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