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The Job Interview In Spanish Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in Spanish Culture, Uncategorized

Hello there!

If you apply for a position at a Spanish-speaking company you may have to do the job interview in Spanish, right?

So here’s a sample dialogue for you. Notice that the speakers use the Usted form because it is a formal situation. However there are cases when the interviewer can use the tú form. In any case, stick to the usted form.

Una Entrevista de Trabajo

Entrevistador: Bueno, en su currículo dice que ha trabajado en publicidad por más de 10 años.
Entrevistado: Es cierto. Empecé a trabajar en publicidad cuando egresé de la universidad.
Entrevistador: ¿Qué es lo que más le gusta de la publicidad?
Entrevistado: Bien, a decir verdad, la parte creativa. Desde niño me ha gustado crear logotipos y eslóganes.
Entrevistador: ¿Y por qué le gustaría trabajar con nosotros?
Entrevistado: Pienso que, por mi experiencia en el área, puedo contribuir con ideas para nuevos productos y campañas publicitarias.
Entrevistador: Usted sabe que fabricamos cabrestante. ¿Está familiarizado con ese tipo de producto?
Entrevistado: En realidad nunca he trabajado con cabestrante, pero estoy seguro de que puedo aprender rápidamente todo lo que se refiere al asunto. Además, trabajar con un producto nuevo es siempre un desafío.
Entrevistador: Entiendo…


Bueno… = Well…
currículo = résumé
publicidad = advertising
egresar de la universidad = to leave university, to graduate
lo que más te gusta = what you like most
a decir verdad = to tell the truth
crear = to create
eslógan – slogan
cabrestante = capstan, winch
estar familiarizado con = to be familiar with
estoy seguro de que = to be sure that
rápidamente = quickly
todo lo que se refiere = everything about
además = besides
un producto nuevo = a new product
desafío = challenge
entiendo = (here) I see

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About the Author: Adir

English / Spanish teacher and translator for over 20 years. I have been blogging since 2007 and I am also a professional singer in my spare time.


  1. Patricia:


    I work in a library at the circulation desk. We offer Transparent Language to our patrons. We have some patrons and workers who speak only Spanish. I am able to help them with basic needs. However, I am not familiar with the most common terms for using a library. I realize that literal translations are not always adequate. Could you post on your blog the most useful expressions for the functions in the library such as: borrowing (We use the term “taking out”; returning (checking in), fines for late returns, sending faxes, using copy machines, etc.? I am compiling my own vocabulary list of the people who work in a library, the areas of the physical building, the types of materials available. However, I would like to know what you consider most useful for English speaking librarians to know when helping Spanish speaking patrons. Perhaps, you have already done this. If so, could you please direct me to the posting
    Thank you for considering this request.