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ice-breaker questions Ice-breaker questions are asked at the beginning of a job interview in order to make the interviewee feel more relaxed. They might be about the interviewee's journey to the company or about his/her hobbies, for example. Frage zum "aufwärmen" Although ice-breaker questions are often little more than small talk, try to make your answers interesting. The interviewer does not really want to know that your handball team lost the last three matches, but he or she will be interested in the fact that you play handball and the team skills that demonstrates. to break the ice (verb) Talking about the weather is an easy way to break the ice in a business situation.
intercultural communication Intercultural communication is the process of communication between people of different cultures. Intercultural communication is more than speaking a foreign language; it involves bridging the gap between your own culture and the target culture by being open to cultural differences and similarities. Kommunikation zwischen verschiedenen Kulturen Silke had been studying English for a couple of years and she thought that her English was quite good. However, when she did a work placement in Dublin, she understood for the first time that good intercultural communication requires more than simply speaking English well; she realised that she had to be open- minded about cultural differences, to respect them and to know how to deal with them when they caused her difficulty. There are many terms used to describe the ability to communicate across cultures. These include cross-cultural capability, cross-cultural skills, crosscultural competence, intercultural awareness, and intercultural communicative competence (nouns).
internship An internship is a period of time that a student or a recent graduate spends working for a company or an organisation in a position related to their field of study. The term internship is American English. Its equivalent in the UK is work placement. Praktikum John is studying electronic engineering and spent last summer doing a three-month internship with Siemens in China. to do an internship or to take part in an internship program (verbs) do not use the verb make; intern (noun) Birgit is an intern at a computer software company. See also (work) placement
interpersonal and communication skills If you have good interpersonal skills, you are able to relate to and to feel comfortable with a wide range of people of various backgrounds in different situations. If you have good communication skills, you are able to communicate effectively, formally and informally, verbally and in writing. zwischenmenschliche und kommunikative Fähigkeiten If you want to work in human resources, it is important to have good interpersonal and communication skills as you will have to deal with people's problems on a daily basis.
interview When applying for a job, you may be invited to a job interview, in which you will be asked questions to find out whether you are suitable for the job. Bewerbungsgespräch The most common type of interview for a full-time position is the face-to-face interview, in which candidates are usually interviewed at the company they have applied to by people from the company. However, many companies try to save costs by conducting telephone interviews – at least for the first interview round. to conduct (verb) a job interview; to interview (verb) to interview someone for a job
interview round An interview round is one of a series of interviews. Some companies will have two or three rounds of interviews, with the number of candidates reduced in each round. Bewerbungsrunde I think my interview went pretty well, so I'm hoping to be shortlisted for the next interview round.
interview skills Interview skills include knowing how to answer typical interview questions, understanding and using body language to your advantage and behaving appropriately in an interview. Fähigkeit mit Bewerbungsgesprächen umzugehen Practice makes perfect, so try to do some mock job interviews with a friend, possibly recording them, in order to improve your interview skills. to improve or to practise (verb) your interview skills
interviewer The interviewer is the person who asks the questions in a job interview. Befrager When you have an interview, there may be more than one interviewer present. interviewee (noun). The person being interviewed for a job is known as the interviewee. See also interview, interview round and interview skills.