ability /əˈbɪləti/ (noun) the fact that somebody/something is able to do something Example: The designer's ability was obvious from her porfolio
apply /əˈplaɪ/ (verb) to make a formal request, usually in writing, for something such as a job, a loan, permission for something, a place at a university, etc. Example: The college graduate applied for three jobs and received three offers.
background /ˈbækɡraʊnd/ (noun) the details of a person’s family, education, experience, etc. Example: Your background in the publishing industry is a definite asset for this job
be ready for /bi ˈredi fər/ (verb) Example: Thanks to her careful research, the applicant felt that she was ready for the interview with the director of the program
call in /kɔːl ɪn/ (phrasal verb) to phone a place, especially the place where you work Example: The HR manager called in all the qualified applicants for a 2nd interview
confidence /ˈkɑːnfɪdəns/ (noun) the feeling that you can trust, believe in and be sure about the abilities or good qualities of somebody/something Example: Good applicants show confidence during an interview
constantly /ˈkɑːnstəntli/ (adverb) all the time; repeatedly Example: The company is constanly looking for highly trained employees
expert /ˈekspɜːrt/ (noun) a person with special knowledge, skill or training in something Example: Our department head is an expert in financing
follow up /ˈfɑːləʊ ʌp/ (phrasal verb) to add to something that you have just done by doing something else Example: Always follow up an interview with a thank-you note
hesitant /ˈhezɪtənt/ (adjective) slow to speak or act because you feel uncertain, embarrassed or unwilling Example: Marla was hesitant about negotiating a higher salary
present /ˈpreznt/ (adjective) existing or happening now Example: The present study has two main aims.
weakly /ˈwiːkli/ (adverb) in a weak way Example: Her hands trembled and she spoke weakly at the interview