Updated: Jan 11
Do you have a job interview coming up? Are you prepared? If you apply for a position at a Spanish-speaking company you may have to do the job interview in Spanish. A job interview in Spanish is said “una entrevista de trabajo”. Spanish is one of the 3 most spoken languages in the world. There are around 40 million Spanish native speakers and in the corporate world it is estimated that the Spanish language is used by more than 560 million people on a daily basis. The demand for Spanish native speakers or people who speak Spanish as a second language is constantly increasing, so in this blog post we are going to see some vocabulary and expressions that are relevant when attending job interviews in Spanish. Are you ready?
Job Interview Questions in Spanish
Job interviews can be challenging if you don’t have all the information you need. The best way to get ready for an interview is to take the time to review the most common interview questions you will most likely be asked, along with examples of the best answers. Knowing what you're going to say can eliminate a lot of interview stress.
Interviews usually have different phases and throughout these the interviewer covers different aspects of your life that they considers relevant for the position you are applying for.
Let's see some common questions:
- Questions About You
- Questions About Leaving Your Job
- Questions About Salary
- Management and Teamwork Questions
- The New Job and the Company
The Final Question
The last question you'll most likely be asked is whether you have any questions. ¿Tienes alguna pregunta para nosotros?
Audiovisual comprehension to practice oral and written expression activity No. 1: "A JOB INTERVIEW IN SPANISH: video with subtitles".
Now, let's watch this fun video of common job interview questions. In this video, we are going to watch a woman doing a job interview. Notice that the speakers use the Usted form because it is a formal situation. However there are cases when the interviewer can use the tú form. In any case, stick to the usted form.
Watch the video as many times as you need and after that answer the questions at the bottom. Write your answer in the comments.
Now let’s practice what you have seen in the video, with the activities below. Remember you can contact your tutor if you have any questions.
Answer these questions
1. ¿Cuántos años tiene Teresa? ___________ 2. ¿Quién es el señor antipático y soltero que lleva barba? __________ 3. ¿De qué color tiene los ojos la mujer de Roberto? _____________ 4. ¿Cuál es el apellido del director de la empresa? _______________
True or false 1. El abuelo de Roberto es muy divertido y sociable. ____________ 2. La hermana de Roberto es morena y está divorciada. _____________ 3. Teresa Banderas dice que ella es trabajadora, optimista y sociable. _______ 4. El sobrino mayor de Roberto tiene el pelo largo. _______ 5. Teresa parece mayor en la foto del currículo. ________
Listening Activity to practice oral and written expression activity No. 2: "¿A qué te dedicas? (What's your profession?)".
In this video, we are going to see street interviews about your profession. Notice that the speakers use the Usted form because it is a formal situation. However there are cases when the interviewer can use the tú form. In any case, stick to the usted form. Play when you are ready!
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The Español Latino Team