A: How do you do, sir?I'm Ye Jinghong. I've come for an interview as requested.
B: How do you do, Miss Ye?I'm Luo Jiang, the office director. Please take a seat.
A: Thank you, Mr. Luo.
B: Now let's get down talking. First of all, would you please say something about yourself and family?
A: It's my pleasure to do so. I come from Dongguan City. My father is the manager of an import and export company in Dongguan and my mother works as a doctor in a hospital. I have an elder brother. He is in the army. I am twenty-one years old. In 1996, I passed the National Entrance Examinations and was admitted into Guangdong University of Foreign Studies. I specialize in English Secretarial Studies.
B: What courses have you taken in English Secretarial Studies?
A: I've taken such courses as Secretarial Principles, Office Administration, Business English, Public Relations, Etiquette Study, Psychology, Computer Programming, Typing, Stenography, and File-Keeping.
B: How are your typing and shorthand skills?
A: I can type 60 words per minute, and take dictation in English at 100 words per minute.
B: Good. But can you operate any other office machine?
A: Yes. I can operate a facsimile machine and a Photostat.
B: Where have you learned to operate these machines?
A: I learned to operate them at the Foreign Trade Corporation of Guangdong Province last summer. I worked there for nearly two months.
B: Oh, very good. You've had some practical experience in office work. By the way, have you had any experience as a tourist guide?
A: Well, not exactly. But I have shown some of my foreign teachers around Guangzhou and the Pearl River Delta as well.
B: Once in a while we'll organize the members of this club to sightsee around Guangzhou and the Pearl River Delta and I would like to be able to ask my secretary to take them to go sightseeing when there is not much to do in the office.
A: I think I would like that.
B: Fine. You are the very person we want.
A: Thank you, sir.
B: What salary would you expect to get?
A: As for salary, I leave it to you to decide after you consider my abilities.
B: Well, I believe we can offer you 2,500 yuan a month at the start. Would that be satisfactory?
A: Yes, I am quite satisfied. That would be more than I have expected.
B: What date can you start to work?
A: I won't be able to leave the university until I get my diploma at the end of this month. How about early next month?
B: That'll do. Please come in on August the first. Working hours are from eight to twelve in the morning and from two to six in the afternoon. We usually work for five days a week, but occasionally we have to work overtime.
A: Yes, sir.
B: Thank you very much for coming today. It'll be a pleasure to have you here.
A: Thank you, Mr. Luo. I'm sure I'll enjoy working here, too.
B: I hope so. Good-bye.