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BBC: 面试被要求跳舞? 奇葩的工作面试经历

kira86 于2020-06-30发布
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但是,在面试中,如果你没有被问及为什么想要这份工作,而是被要求站起来跳个舞,你会怎么想呢?本期 “随身英语” 告诉你一些人不得不面对的奇怪面试。
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Weird job interviews

奇怪的工作面试

Finding a new job isn’t always easy. You search for a suitable vacancy, send in an application form and if that goes well, you might be invited for an interview. For some, this is when the panic sets in – you’re going to be faced by a panel of strangers who’ll fire difficult questions at you, and you’ll have to actually prove yourself. But how would you feel if, instead of being asked why you want the job, you’re asked to stand up and dance?!

找一份新工作并不总是那么容易。你要找一个合适的职位,填好申请表,如果一切顺利,你可能会被邀请参加面试。对一些人来说,这是恐慌开始的时候——你将面对一群陌生人,他们会向你抛出难题,你必须证明自己。但是,如果你不是被问到为什么想要这份工作,而是被要求站起来跳舞,你会有什么感觉?

From the perspective of a company, it wants to hire the right person because they can make a big difference to the success of the organisation. It therefore needs to test a candidate in the most appropriate way to discover how suitable he or she may be. A good interview process should involve rigorous screening of job applicants and effective questions that every applicant gets asked. But that’s not always the case.

从一个公司的角度来看,它想要雇佣合适的人,因为他们可以对组织的成功产生很大的影响。因此,它需要以最合适的方式测试候选人,以发现他或她有多合适。一个好的面试过程应该包括对求职者的严格筛选和每个求职者都会被问到的有效问题。但情况并不总是如此。

Alison Green is an author and creator of the workplace advice column 'Ask a Manager'. She told the BBC that some companies “give their interviewers little or no training and often leave them completely on their own when it comes to figuring out what to ask job candidates.” She mentions that some interviewers are too casual and some focus on building a good rapport and end up hiring the candidate they just ‘clicked with’, regardless of their skills and abilities.

艾莉森·格林是职场建议专栏“问经理”的作者和创建者。她在接受BBC采访时表示,一些公司“很少或根本不培训面试官,通常让他们自己决定该问求职者什么问题。”她提到,有些面试官太随意了,有些人专注于建立良好的关系,最终聘用的是他们‘一见如故’的人,而不管他们的技能和能力如何。

An inexperienced interviewer may think it’s clever to ask ‘if you were an animal, what kind would you be?’ That has been asked, Alison Green says, but in reality this has no connection with the job. And there have been inappropriate requests, such as one job seeker being asked to show the interviewer the inside of her handbag to demonstrate how organised she was. Talking of inappropriate, the BBC heard from a number of people who were surprised by the questions they were asked in an interview. Mature student Kevin Helton said that "the interviewer asked, 'you used to be in the Army, how many people have you killed?'”

艾莉森·格林说,一个没有经验的面试官可能会自作聪明地问“如果你是动物,你会是哪种动物?”这种问题。有人问过这个问题,但实际上这与工作无关。也有一些不恰当的要求,比如面试官要求一位求职者通过展示手提包里的物品来证明自己是多么有条理。说到不恰当,BBC听到很多人对他们在面试中被问到的问题感到惊讶。一位名叫凯文·赫尔顿的成年学生说:“面试官问我,‘你以前在部队服役,杀过多少人?’

But as Alison Green points out, while a candidate might feel at the mercy of an interviewer, they are able to question why they’re being asked something, and while the interviewer might be making judgements, the candidate can also make their own judgement and decide if this is really the career move they want to make!

但艾莉森·格林指出,虽然一个候选人可能感觉自己要听凭面试官的摆布,但是他们可以问为什么要这样做,虽然面试官可能会以此作出判断,但是候选人也可以做出自己的判断和决定这是否是自己真正想要的工作!

 

词汇表

vacancy

职位空缺

interview

面试

prove yourself

证明自己的实力

perspective

(思考问题的)角度

hire

雇佣

organisation

组织,团体

candidate

候选人,应试者

screening

筛选

applicant

申请人

interviewer

面试官

training

培训

figure out

想出

casual

不在意的,漫不经心的

rapport

融洽,和谐的关系

clicked with

一拍即合的,与……产生共鸣的

skills and abilities

技能与能力

inexperienced

缺乏经验的

inappropriate

不适合的,不恰当的

job seeker

应聘者

at the mercy

听命于……,任凭……摆布

judgement

判断,评判

career move

职业发展

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