Job Interview Prep: Foreign language filter
March 4, 2014 1:02 AM Subscribe
Have an interview for a job tomorrow that looks so cool I just really want it. Thing is, they are looking for someone who is bilingual in English and French. I do speak French, but it becomes more difficult when I am nervous. Have you ever had to speak your second-language-that-you-have-studied-forever-but-are-far-from-perfect-in during a job interview? Tips for preparation and keeping cool during the interview appreciated.
posted by thesnowyslaps to Work & Money (9 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Sometimes people tell me my French is awesome, sometimes I run across people who are obviously unimpressed. I think part of the difference is how nervous I am feeling in a given situation and maybe how much vocabulary I have for a particular subject. My current plan for preparation involves practicing the interview in French (am going to try it with a Francophone tonight as well). But any other tips about how to feel comfortable enough that my somewhat fluent in French side comes out in the interview instead of my at a loss for words side would be appreciated, especially from those who have met with this particular situation before. The interview is also going to be over Skype, so that is an added complication . . .