AHave you found another job yet, Sally?
BNo, I haven't, but I've seen several interesting advertisements in the paper.
AWhat kind of job are you looking for?
BEither something in the hotel business or something to do with travel.
AYou haven't had any experience in either of those fields.
BI know. But I'd like to try. Look, here are some advertisements that I've cut out.
AI’ve just looked over your resume and I must admit I am quite impressed.
BThank you. I’ve worked pretty hard to be able to list those accomplishments.
AYou’ve got plenty of training and experience. I wonder if you could tell me something about your goals. Where do you see yourself ten years from now?
BTo be honest, I don’t plan in that much detail. My goals tend to be general; I define success according to the job at hand. I see myself advancing as I succeed, but I don’t necessarily dwell on the timing of each step.
AInteresting! And how do you feel about decision-making? Are you an independent thinker, or do you depend more on your superior for direction?
有意思! 你对“作决定”有什么看法? 你是个独立思考者，还是更多地依赖上级的指示?
BThat depends a bit on the problem at hand. There are certain situations in which a manager can give a general directive, and expect his employees to know how to take the initiative on the detail. I am known for taking the initiative, but I believe I also have the discernment to wait for direction when the situation calls for that.
ASounds good. Everyone is taking about teams these days. Can you describe your role as a member of a sales team?
BI see myself as an encourager. Of course, sales can be quite competitive and sometimes people in this field have a secret desire for others to fail. In my last job, each representative handled a different region. I developed a system for sharing sales gimmicks that worked. Soon the whole sales team started saving up stories, not just to brag, but to share.
ASo, your experience is as impressive in practice as it is on paper.