I: Why don抰 you begin by telling me something about yourself?
A: What do you want to know?
I: The usual, you know, something about your background and experience and anything personal that you feel is pertinent.
A: Well, I was born in Shanghai and went to school there, right up through college. My father is a lawyer, and my mother is a teacher.
I: Sounds as if you come from a professional family.
A: That抯 right. One of my sisters is a doctor and the other one teaches at a university.
I: What made you decide to get into computers?
A: Oh,nothing in particular, I guess. I always liked mathematics and tinkering with machines.
I: Now what about your experience? How long have you been working with computers?
A: More than five years now. After I did my engineering degree, I began to specialize in computer technology and I even had my own company for a while.
I: It certainly sounds impressive. Why don抰 you have your credentials sent to me and I抣l show them to the board? We抣l probably get back to you in a week.
A: Thanks very much.
A: Excuse me. I have an appointment with Mr. Li at nine. May I come in?
I: Yes, come in please. I am Mr. Li. You must be Mz Liu, right？
A: Yes, I am Mz liu. Thanks.
I: I抎 like to start this interview with some questions. Why do you think you are qualified for this position?
A: According to your advertisement, you want an experienced software engineer. I think my background meets the requirement of this position.
I: Then tell me something about your background.
A: My major was computer science when I was at college, and I am quite familiar with Visual C++ and Java language.
I: Well, what do you think about the development in computers?
A: The developments in software are going ahead very quickly and more and more problems are resolved by software. In some regions, the hardware is completely replaced by software. So I think the software industry has a great future.
I: Have you ever designed any programs concerning network?
A: Yes, I have designed some programs for the network with Visual C++ and I have passed the test for programmers - MCSE.
I: Have you got anything to ask me?
A: Yes, can you tell me what抯 my responsibility in this position?
I: Yes, of course. You would be responsible for the development of software products.
A: I see. This is my advantage.
I: Good. Have you got any other questions?
I: Ok, I will contact you in a week. See you.
A: Thank you, bye-bye.
I: Tell me something about your work experience.
A: Well, I have been in the computer engineering field for 6 years now. I am familiar with both hardware and software and with hands-on experience in system development including system analysis and design.
I: What systems have you worked on?
A: I have worked on about every system that is out right now.
I: Do you feel comfortable with the new system by MicroCom?
A: I am not as familiar with it as I am with some of the older systems. But I am a fast learner and I can master it in a short time.
I: What do you consider your strenghts?
A: I am knowledgeable and levelheaded.