A. Monty Python’s Silly Job Interview You’re going to view a ‘silly job interview’ by Monty Python. It is called silly … and it really is very silly. But is it really? 1. What does the interviewer ‘confess’ right at the beginning? 2. As the interview goes on what do you think he really means? 3. What is the attitude of the interviewee? What do you think he is feeling as the interview progresses? 4. At a certain point a jury comes in to grade the interviewee’s performance. To what effect, do you think? 5. What criticism may be underlying this ‘notsosilly’ interview? B. Tips for effective job interviews. 1. List the tips the speaker provides us with. BEFORE DURING
2. Pick out one or two of these tips. How effective do you think they really are? 3. What do these tips tell you about ‘the world of work’ and (U.S.) society in general? 4. In general, would you follow these tips? C. The two videos 1. These two videos not only have opposite purposes but also stand for opposite views of the world. Please comment briefly on this statement. 2. Which of them is sillier, after all?
Beginning: I really enjoy these interviews with applicants for this management training course End: There are no available positions. They’ve been taken for weeks. LIST REQUESTS/BEHAVIOURS of interviewer Does not greet the interviewee Creates awkward silence Keeps writing down/taking notes Asks him to stand/sit with no foreseeable purpose Is judgmental (body language) Starts counting down when waiting for answers FEELINGS/REACTIONS of interviewee Not at ease Puzzled At a loss Angry Infuriated/irked humiliated