Unlimited English


Daily English 408 - Calling Someone You Haven’t Met About a Job

Complete Lesson

Not a member? Join now.


Slow Speed begins at: 1:38
Explanation begins at: 3:47
Normal Speed begins at: 15:25

Candace: Hello.

Mehdi: Hello, may I speak to Candace Cho, please?

Candace: Speaking.

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.

Category: Business