2011-12-8 11:46:16 版主
A: Let’s review the CVs we received last week for our vacancy in the financial department. What have you got?
B: Take a look at this one... Experience, three years in accounting for a large marketing firm, before that she worked entry level in banking management. Looks pretty impressive. What do you think?
A: Her education background is also quite outstanding. She graduated with her Bachelor’s degree from Harvard in Finance, later got a master’s degree from Stanford. Looking just at that, I’d say she’s qualified.
B: Maybe a little overqualified... She might have higher salary expectations. Also, she hasn’t listed any personal information. We don’t know her marital status, whether or not she has children. Why, she didn’t even put her birth date on the CV! No picture either...
A: Oh, didn’t you know? She’s an American. Generally Americans will not put those types of personal statistics on their CVs. That’s the difference between a CV and a resume.
B: Why don’t they put those vital statistics on their resumes?
A: Because America has many laws to ensure equality and prevent discrimination, Americans are not required or even expected to put information of such a personal nature on their resumes. The purpose is to prevent discrimination in hiring based on age, gender, or marital status.
B: Oh, I didn’t know that.
A: An American employer would never even ask for a photo on a resume.
: Tell me about yourself.
A: I was born and raised in Beijing. I attended Peking University and received my bachelor抯 degree in Economics. I have worked for 2 years as a financial consultant in Beijing for China Pacific Insurance Co. Ltd. I enjoy playing tennis in my free time and learning foreign languages.
I: What type of position are you looking for?
A: I抦 looking for a position in which I can utilize my experience.
I: Are you interested in a full-time or part-time position?
A: I am more interested in a full-time position. However, I would also consider a part-time position.
I: Can you tell me about your responsibilities at your last job?
A: I advised customers on financial matters. After I consulted the customer, I completed a customer inquiry form and catalogued the information in our database. I then collaborated with colleagues to prepare the best possible package for the client. The clients were then presented with a summarized report on their financial activities that I formulated on a quarterly basis.
I: What is your greatest strength?
A: I am an excellent communicator. People trust me and come to me for advice. One afternoon, my colleague was involved with a troublesome customer who felt he was not being served well. I made the customer a cup of coffee and invited both my colleague and the client to my desk where we solved the problem together.
I: What is your greatest weakness?