A： Good afternoon， sir.
B： Good afternoon. Sit down， please.
A： Thank you.
B： You are Mr. Zhang Xiaodong， aren't you?I am Henry Hudson.
A： Yes. Nice to meet you， Mr. Hudson.
B： To start with， tell me about your education， please.
A： All right. I shall graduate from Guangdong University of Foreign Studies next year. I major in international trade.
B： Are you single or married?
A： I'm still single. Nowadays many young people in China are not in a hurry to get married. They'd rather secure their careers before they settle down in a family.
B： That's the kind of man we are looking for. Our promotion work entails much travel. So we need employees without family burdens yet. Now tell me if you have a good command of both written and spoken English.
A： When I was a sophomore， I passed Band 6 of College English Test.
B： Why are you interested in this company?
A： I think working in this company would provide me with a good opportunity to use my knowledge.
B： What do you know about this company?
A： This company is one of the biggest trading companies in the world. There are a lot of branches in all parts of the world with the head office in the U.S.A. Guangzhou Office was established four years ago. It deals in business machines.
B： Do you know what PNTR stands for?
A： It stands for Permanent Normal Trade Relation. If one nation enjoys this kind of treatment， it is accessible to tariff preference for imported goods from another nation.
B： By the way， would you describe yourself as extroverted or more introverted?
A： I think I am quite outgoing. I like cooperation with others， and getting the job done by working together.
B： Good. I think you'd like to know about the remuneration. The starting salary for trading clerks in this company is RMB 3， 500 per month， and raise is given after six months according to your ability. We provide fringe benefits such as annual bonus， three-week paid vacation a year， and health insurance. Are these satisfactory?
A： Yes， these are quite satisfactory.
B： Do you have any questions about the job?
A： I was told that some of your Chinese employees are sent to the United States to attend the training program provided by the head office. I'd like to know how you choose employees to attend the program.
B： Almost all Chinese employees are eligible to attend the training course， but as the number of trainees at one time is limited， we select them on their merits. Are you really interested?
A： Sure. I'll do my utmost if I am employed by this company.
B： It has been pleasant talking with you， Mr. Zhang. We'll notify you of our final decision within one week.
A： Thank you， Mr. Hudson， for your interview with me. I hope to see you again.
PNTR (Permanent Normal Trade Relation)： 永久正常贸易关系
starting salary： 起薪
fringe benefits： 附加福利
paid vacation： 带薪假期
Why are you interested in working for our company?
Because your company has a good sales record.
Because your operations are global, so I feel I can gain the most from working in this kind of environment.
Because I think my major is suitable for this position.
Because I can learn new things in your company, at the same time I can offer my services to you.
Because I'm very interested in your company's training program.
Why did you leave your former company?
Because I'm working in a small company where a further promotion is impossible.
Because I'm capable of more responsibilities, so I decided to change my job.
Because that company didn't have a good future, so I needed to consider my future.
Because I want to change my working environment, I'd like to find a job which is more challenging.
Because I had some private reasons, some family things.
What are your great strengths?
I'm a good team player.
I'm a hard-working, persistent person.
I'm a fast-learner.
I can work under pressure and get along with my colleagues.
I have strong organizational skills.
In what specific ways will our company benefit form hiring you?
I think that my technical background is helpful for you.
I have enough knowledge to market the products of your company.
I'm very familiar with this market and have many customers. I think your company will benefit from it.
Your company will benefit from gaining a young energetic, bright, person.
I know I am the right person for this job.
What are your salary expectations?
I would expect the standard rate of pay at your company for a person with my experiences and educational background.
Shall we discuss my responsibilities with your company first? I think salary is closely related to the responsibilities of the job.
I hope you'll consider my experience and training and will offer me a salary higher than the junior secretary's salary.