I: Tell me about yourself and your past experience.
A: I have worked as an executive secretary for 5 years, first for trading
companies, and now I am working for a trust company. I interact well with peers,
clients, administrators and bosses. I thrive on challenge and work well in
I: How are your typing and shorthand skills?
A: I can type 100 Chinese words a minute and take dictation in English at 150
words a minute.
I: Can you operate computers skillfully?
A: Yes, I can. I have received some special training in computers. Besides I
am good at operating common office machines, such as fax machines and
I: Sometimes we are very busy and need to work overtime. How do you feel
A: That's all right. But could you tell me how often and how many hours I
should work overtime?
I: It just depends. If we have important visiting delegations, you have to
stay with us. It is not unusual.
A: Mr. Smith, I'd like to ask you a question.
I: OK, please.
A: What specific duties would I perform if I am hired?
I: Nothing different from a secretary's common responsibilities. However, you
know, our company is an international trade-oriented company; can you handle
English papers and write English correspondence?
A: Yes. I specialized in English secretary studies at college and that's one
of the main parts of my present job.
I: What are your salary expectations?
A: I really need more information about the job before we start to discuss
salary. Maybe you could tell me what is budgeted for the position.
I: The starting monthly salary would be ￥2,000, with rises after the half
year according to your competence.
A: I think it is acceptable and I really like the job. And when can I know
I: We will inform you of our final decision by early July. Do you have any
A: No. Thank you for the time.
（来源：大耳朵英语 英语点津 Annabel 编辑）