Why did you choose your major?

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Interviewer: I see on your resume that you majored in English, but you are applying for a marketing position. Why did you choose your major?

Carly: English is not my first language. I am from France and my native language is French, but I have always enjoyed learning and studying English. So, when I went to university I decided to study what I enjoyed learning.

Interviewer: I understand. And how do you think your English major could help you in this position?

Carly: Well, English is all about communication. My classes taught me how to communicate effectively in English for both speaking and writing. Marketing is also about communication. We need to communicate effectively to consumers why they should use our product or service. I actually think the two are related more than people think.

Interviewer: I think that is a very good answer. But do you feel like you have basic marketing skills?

Carly: Yes, I do. I am also interested in marketing. I have read many marketing books and I also took 5 marketing classes when I was at university. I believe I have enough marketing skills and knowledge to do this job well.

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