Secretary in a Foreign Capital Company
(The Overseas Investment company is looking for a secretary for the office manager. The called the Chinese Business School and asked them to recommend one of their recent graduates. The school sent Miss Wang’s personal history to them and arranged for an interview. Now Miss Wang is being interview by Mr. Davis, the office manager.)
(D: Mr. Davis, W: Miss Wang)
D: What kind of a job are you interested in?
W:I want a job in which I can use English. I would also like to be have some responsibility in my work.
D:I can appreciate that. I would expect my secretary to be able to work independently and take over some of my ordinary responsibilities such as answering routine correspondence, taking phone calls for me, and sometimes assisting me with personal business affairs.
W: Yes, I see. In my previous job, I did typing and filing every day.
D: Have you had any experience ad a guide?
W: Well, not exactly. But I have shown some of my foreign friend around Beijing.
D: Once in a while we have visitors from abroad and I would like to be able to ask my secretary to take them shopping and sightseeing.
W: I think I would like that.
D: I see. We work a five-day week and there is rarely any overtime. The salary would be ￥1600 to start and raise would be given according to your ability.
D: Well, how do you feel about the job, Miss Wang?
W: I think it sounds like that what I am looking for.
D: Thank you. You should be hearing from us within a few days.
W: Thank you, Mr. Davis.