M： Tell me about yourself and your past experience.
r：I have worked as an executive secretary for five years, first for a trading company, and now I am working for a trust company. I interact well with peers,clients, administrators1 and bosses. I thrive on challenge and work well in high-stress environments.
M： How are your typing and shorthand skills?
r：I can type 100 Chinese words a minute and take dictation in English at 150words a minute.
M： Can you operate computers skillfully?
r：Yes, I can. I have received some special training in computers. Besides I amgood at operating common office ma-chines,such as fax machines and duplicatingmachines.
M： Sometimes we are very busy and need to work overtime2. How doyou feel about that?
r：That's all right. But could you tell me how often and how many hours I shouldwork overtime?
M： It just depends. If we have important visiting delegations,you have to stay with us. It's not unusual.
r：Mr. Smith, I'd like to ask you a question.
M： OK, please.
r：What specific duties would I perform if I am hired?
M： Nothing different from a secretary's common responsibilities.However, you know , our company is an international trade-oriented company. Canyou handle English papers and write English correspondence?
r：Yes. I'm specialized3 in English secretary studies at college and that's one ofthe main parts of my present job.
M： What are your salary expectations?
r：I really need more information about the job before we start to discuss salary.Maybe you could tell me what is budge-ted for the position.
M：￥4000，with raises afterthe half year according to your competence4.
r：I think it's acceptable and I really like the job. And when can I know thedecision?
M： We'll inform you of our final decision by early August. Doyou have any other questions?
r：No. Thank you for the time.