地道美语听力播客:Hiring for a Job
日期:2010-03-13 10:36

(单词翻译:单击)

地道美语听力播客English as a Second Language Podcast (ESLPod),是一家位于美国加州洛杉矶的英语教育研究机构推出的英文听力会话,于2005年7月23日首播, 主播Dr. Jeff McQuillan为南加州大学的语言学博士, 现专注于外国语学生的英语学习研究。该播客在iTunes store播客的教育子分类中,与Grammar Girl Just Vocabulary常居前三甲.

Last week, my administrative assistant gave notice that he was quitting in two weeks. It couldn't have come at a worse time. It was a very busy time of the year, but there was nothing I could do. Right away, we put a want ad in the classifieds and received several applications for the job. I called in four of them for interviews and I had narrowed it down to two candidates.

The first was Claudia Trujillo. From her resume , I knew that she had had four years of experience working at a telecommunications company. She looked promising and when she arrived for the interview, she was dressed professionally and seemed personable. When I asked her about her experience, she answered my questions with confidence. She sounded like a hard worker and showed a lot of perseverance. The only drawbacks were that she was a little chatty and she also seemed a little disorganized.

The second candidate was Alex Mayhew. Alex had more experience than Claudia, but in different capacities, and only had one year of experience as an administrative assistant. When I met Alex, he seemed a little rough around the edges. He was earnest and eager, but didn't have the air of someone who had worked in a corporate environment. Still, he seemed bright and easy to get along with. He did strike me as being a little shy, but I think that was because he was nervous.

So, those are my two options. Now, which one should I hire? I need to give it some more thought.

Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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重点单词
  • resumev. 再继续,重新开始 n. 简历,履历; 摘要
  • striken. 罢工,打击,殴打 v. 打,撞,罢工,划燃
  • interviewn. 接见,会见,面试,面谈 vt. 接见,采访,对 .
  • scriptn. 手稿,脚本,手迹 vt. 为...准备手稿
  • candidaten. 候选人,求职者
  • environmentn. 环境,外界
  • personableadj. 风度翩翩的
  • corporateadj. 社团的,法人的,共同的,全体的
  • disorganizedadj. 无组织的;紊乱的
  • perseverancen. 毅力,忍耐,不屈不挠
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