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    English in job interview

    For a job interview, when an applicant failed to catch what the interviewer is askin, besides, "I beg your pardon.", "Excuse me.", what are the other beautiful ways in English to express the same meanings?

    Any websites suggesting examples of conversation for an effective job interview?

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    Re: English in job interview

    "I'm sorry. What did you ask?"
    "I missed that?"

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    Re: English in job interview

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    For a job interview, when an applicant failed to catch what the interviewer is askin, besides, "I beg your pardon.", "Excuse me.", what are the other beautiful ways in English to express the same meanings?

    Any websites suggesting examples of conversation for an effective job interview?

    Tks / ju
    "Pardon" is quite acceptable. The interviewer doesn't need you to go through a complete social ritual every time you miss-hear something. Perhaps use the full form "I beg your pardon" the first time.
    If you only miss one or two words in a long sentence, you can prevent the interviewer having to repeat the whole thing by repeating the words up to the part you missed, then indicating your confusion.

    Interviewer: We intend to establish an Emissions Trading Scheme as a feasibility study sometime next year.
    You: Sorry. You establish the scheme as a ... <raise your eyebrows>
    Interviewer: as a feasibility study.

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    Re: English in job interview

    I have read somewhere that to say "Pardon?" or "Pardon me?" is not proper etiquette, the purists prefering "What?" I think my mother would have slapped me had I used an abrupt "What?" to someone, but that's what I read!

    I'll try to research the source, or another source of that...

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