Vocabulary words that you can use in an interview

Let’s learn about the Japanese language commonly used in interviews and how to use it.

There are four words to describe a company.

① 会社/かいしゃ

②企業/きぎょう 

③ 御社/おんしゃ 

④ 貴社/きしゃ 

⑤ 弊社/へいしゃ

The only word you will use in an interview is おんしゃ, so please remember this only.

 

かいしゃ and きぎょう have the same meaning.

おんしゃ, きしゃ and へいしゃ have different meanings.

おんしゃ means your company. へいしゃ means my company.

おんしゃ and きしゃ means the same thing, but おんしゃ is verbal and きしゃ is written.

When you talk to the company you are applying, you should use おんしゃ, and when writing on your resume, you should say きしゃ.

 


Used words in Interview


 

①入社する(にゅうしゃする)Joining the company

It means to enter a company.


今年(ことし)の2月(がつ)に入社(にゅうしゃ)する。

I’ll be joining this February.


 

②退職する(たいしょくする)Retirement

To resign from a company


あの会社(かいしゃ)は去年(きょねん)退職(たいしょく)しました。

I left that company last year.


 

③転職する(てんしょくする)Changing jobs

It means to quit your current company and join a new company.


今(いま)の仕事(しごと)は嫌(いや)だから新(あたら)しい会社(かいしゃ)に転職(てんしょく)しよう。

I don’t like my current job, so I’ll move to a new company.


 

④前職(ぜんしょく)Previous company

⑤現職(げんしょく)Current company

The meaning of ぜんしょく indicates the previous company, the meaning of げんしょく indicates the current company. When you want to describe your previous job in an interview, you use ぜんしょくでは~


前職(ぜんしょく)ではマーケティングの仕事(しごと)をしていました。

In my previous job, I worked in marketing.


 

When you tell the interviewer about your job at your current company, you use げんしょくでは~


現職(げんしょく)ではエンジニアの仕事(しごと)をしています。

I am an engineer in my current position.


 

If it is difficult, you can say, 前職=前(まえ)の会社(かいしゃ)では /  現職=今(いま)の会社(かいしゃ)では

 

⑥担当する(たんとうする)In charge of

Describe a job that you are currently doing.


私(わたし)は自動車部品(じどうしゃぶひん)の設計(せっけい)を担当(たんとう)しています。

I am in charge of designing automotive components.


 

⑦経験する(けいけん) Experienced

Describe the work you have done.


前職(ぜんしょく)では設計(せっけい)だけでなく、マネジメントなど様々(さまざま)な経験(けいけん)ができました。

In my previous job, I had a variety of experiences, not only in design but also in management.


 

⑧貢献する(こうけんする) Contribute

When you represent working for a company.


私(わたし)の5年間(ねんかん)の経験(けいけん)を御社(おんしゃ)で貢献(こうけん)したいと考(かんが)えております。

I would like to contribute my five years of experience to your company.


 

➈即戦力(そくせんりょく) Ready to work

It means that you can work immediately because you have experienced.


これまで5年間(ねんかん)エンジニアとして働(はたら)いてきたので即戦力(そくせんりょく)として働(はたら)けます。

I have worked as an engineer for 5 years so far and can work immediately.


 

⑩活躍する(かつやくする) active

It means move a lot, to be active.


御社(おんしゃ)に入社(にゅうしゃ)できれば即戦力(そくせんりょく)として活躍(かつやく)したいです。

If I could join your company, I would like to be an immediate asset.


 

⑪挑戦(ちょうせん) challenge

when taking a new challenge.


エンジニアだけでなく、マネジメントにも挑戦(ちょうせん)したいです。

I would like to try my hand at management as well as engineering.


 

⑫業務(ぎょうむ) task, assignment

It means work.


入社後(にゅうしゃご)は様々(さまざま)な業務(ぎょうむ)に挑戦(ちょうせん)したいです。

After joining the company, I would like to challenge myself in a variety of tasks.


 

⑬専門(せんもん) specialty

It means that I am a professional in a certain field.


エンジニアは私(わたし)の専門(せんもん)なので即戦力(そくせんりょく)として働(はたら)けると思(おも)います。

Engineering is my specialty and I will be able to work immediately.


 

The words used in everyday conversation is completely different from the words used in a job interview. Interviews are different, because you need to understand questions that contain a lot of business words and you need to explain your experience in a short and clear way in a limited time.

Therefore, preparation is very important for the interview. What kind of preparation is necessary is to think about how your career can contribute to the company.

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