ability /əˈbɪləti/ (n) the fact that somebody / something able to do something Example: The designer's ability was obvious from her porfolio
apply /əˈplaɪ/ (v) to make a formal request, usually in writing, for something such as a job, a place at college, university Example: The college graduate applied for three jobs and received three offers.
background /ˈbækɡraʊnd/ (n) the details of a person's familly, education, experience Example: Your background in the publishing industry is a definite asset for this job
be ready for (v) Example: Thanks to her careful research, the applicant felt that she was ready for the interview with the director of the program
call in (v) to ask to come, to beckon Example: The HR manager called in all the qualified applicants for a 2nd interview
confidence /ˈkɒnfɪdəns/ (n) 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 /ˈkɒnstəntli/ (adj) all the time; repeatedly Example: The company is constanly looking for highly trained employees
expert /ˈekspɜːt/ (n) a person with special knowledge, skill Example: Our department head is an expert in financing
follow up /'fɒləʊ 'ʌp/ (n) 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/ (adj) slow to speak or act because you feel uncertain Example: Marla was hesitant about negotiating a higher salary
present /ˈpreznt/ (v) to give something to somebody, especially formally at a ceremony Example: The present study has two main aims.
weakly /ˈwiːkli/ (adv) in a weak way Example: Her hands trembled and she spoke weakly at the interview