Daily English 408 - Calling Someone You Haven’t Met About a Job
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Explanation begins at: 3:47
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Mehdi: Hello, may I speak to Candace Cho, please?
Mehdi: Oh, hello Ms. Cho. My name is Mehdi and I'm interested in applying for the job as assistant manager. Your name was listed as the contact person. Am I calling at a bad time?
Candace: No, not at all. I'm the administrative assistant and I'm fielding calls for the person doing the hiring. What can I do for you?
Mehdi: Well, I read the job description and I think I would be a good fit, but I was wondering if there are any special qualifications not mentioned in the description.
Candace: Well, requirements are spelled out in the description, and I don't have much to add, really. But I do know that the person doing the hiring is looking for someone to start immediately. Can you do that?
Mehdi: Sure, that's no problem. I'll be sure to mention that in my cover letter. Thanks.
Candace: If you've had experience managing a large staff, be sure to emphasize that in your résumé. Any other questions?
Mehdi: No, no other questions. Thank you very much for your time. You've been very helpful.
Candace: Your questions show a lot of initiative. I'm sure you'll do fine.
Mehdi: Thanks, I really appreciate the vote of confidence.
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