TAKING ADVANTAGE OF JOB FAIRS




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TAKING ADVANTAGE OF JOB FAIRS



 

Making an appearance at a local job fair will (45)__ you a (46)__ to meet and find work with recruiters with the hopes of landing a (47)__. If it’s a career or geography (48)__ job you’re looking for, a job fair can be very helpful. It can also be very helpful if you (49)__ to practice looking good for an interview.

The recruiters will be making a visual assessment of you so you’ll want to look (50)__. Experts recommend working with an objective person beforehand to (51)__ constructive criticism on your look, résumé and presentation. Job fairs are crowded with good people, and if you meet someone and don’t (52)__ an impression, you’re done.

You may have less than 10 seconds to present your résumé to a recruiter. So make it crisp, clean and easy to read. Bullet (53)__ points on the top so a recruiter can (54)__ you accurately during that brief time.

 

A45. 1) give 3) offer
2) propose 4) provide

 

A46. 1) opportunity 3) idea
2) chance 4) variant

 

A47. 1) occupation 3) work
2) profession 4) job

 

A48. 1) specific 3) evident
2) special 4) peculiar

 

A49. 1) hope 3) insist
2) want 4) demand

 

A50. 1) beautiful 3) pretty
2) lovely 4) presentable

 

A51. 1) to reach 3) to gain
2) to get 4) to acquire

 

A52. 1) do 3) make
2) prepare 4) win

 

A53. 1) more 3) some
2) several 4) many

 

A54. 1) charge 3) value
2) rate 4) assess

 

Task 8. Choose the appropriate remark in an answer to the suggested stimulus remark.

 

A55. You know, Alice has won the competition.
  1) Has she?
2) Good job!
3) You never know!
4) I hope she’ll like her new position.

 

Task 9. Choose the stimulus remark compatible with the suggested responsive remark.

 

A56. You had better address some experts to compile your application package if you want to get a good job.
  1) Isn’t it nice?
2) I’ll be a success, it goes without saying!
3) I’m sure I’ll win in my job search and get the best job with my résumé!
4) You are not against, are you?

 

Task 10. Read the question. Choose one of the given variants.

 

A57. What do experts recommend to start your qualification statement with?
  1) With listing your education.
2) With your interests.
3) With a summary statement.
4) With your most recent work.

 

Task 11. Read the text. Then choose the best suitable title to each passage.

 

A58. A résumé in today’s competitive market should ‘sell’ the candidate, not just the experience and skills, but the ‘personal brand’ – what the person uniquely brings to the table. So how do you organize your résumé to sell your unique skills? Stick to the basics and spend time customizing your experience and education to fit the description of the job for which you’re applying. With today’s technology, it’s easier than ever.

 

A59. Though your résumé is a marketing tool, there’s no need to get fancy. Keep it clean and traditional. The point is to communicate information quickly and clearly. Accomplishments and the quality of experience make candidates stand out from others, not the paper color or some fashionable font. It’s smart to use a traditional font, since you may send your résumé electronically and many businesses don’t have a lot of fonts loaded on their computers. With many companies using online assessment tools and databases, your résumé will likely be requested in plain text format or automatically switched to plain text anyway. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with saving a nice print version using a font other than Times New Roman so your mailed or hand delivered résumé will stand out.

 

A60. The résumé objective may not take up much space on your résumé, but it is one of its most crucial components. A résumé without an objective, title or headline causes the (recruiter) to have to work harder – they have to search for the candidate’s purpose in sending the résumé. Job seekers often make the mistake of using their objective to tell the recruiter what they want from the company. Instead, candidates should be doing the opposite. Employers want to know what you can do for them. Think of your objective as a headline, title, or, as résumé writer Mark Bartz calls it, a “branding statement”. The branding statement opens up our résumé, and it tells the reader in as few words as possible what makes this product – the job candidate – a unique value among the other products.

 

A61. Most experts agree that a summary statement – a brief highlight of your qualifications – should go first. Deciding whether to put education or experience next depends on your situation. If someone is just graduating and up to three years out of college or graduate school, it makes sense to keep education on page one. But some experts say that some recent graduates have solid work experience. In that case they should mention their degree and school in the qualifications statement, then elaborate in the education section, which goes last. Except for recent graduates with limited experience and those for whom education is a key requirement, such as physicians or university professors, experience goes before education on the résumé.

 

A62. Begin your qualification statement with your most recent work and include all of your jobs, so no mysterious gaps appear. Many people think they don’t need to include jobs lasting only three months. But gaps make employers wonder what was going on. Any gap of more than three months or sketchy employment information looks suspicious and makes potential employers reluctant. And remember, the application is a legal document. If you willingly leave out information, that can be considered falsification the same as if you make it up. Experts remind applicants to use bullet points, which make the résumé much easier to scan.

 

A63. Technology has made applying for jobs easier, which helps and hurts applicants. On the one hand, you can easily tailor your résumé with a few keystrokes. On the other hand, so can all applicants. With a database often deciding who stands out, it’s more important than ever to pay attention to the words you use and how you organize them.

 

Choose the titles A58-A60 from the given below (1-4). One title is odd.

1) No fancy!
2) Strong objective sets the tone for résumé
3) A good résumé is an efficient means to attract the attention of your would be employer.
4) What is on the market?

 

Choose the titles A61-63 from the given bellow (1-4). One title is odd.

 

1) Leaving out some information in your résumé is not advisable.
2) Arranging your qualification statement.
3) Applying for a job.
4) What employers want to hear.

 

Part B

 

Task 1. Read the text below. Use the word given in capitals at the end of each line to form a word that tits in the space in the same line. There is an e[ample at the beginning.

 

If you have mastered all the information (0) above and have ...... (B1) a ...... (B2) résumé/CV and a cover letter you are likely to be ...... (B3) for a job interview. Howewer, you should not relax. Job ...... (B4) is a minefield. You prospective ...... (B5) have a stack of résumé from talented ...... (B6). They want to know more about you. Are you hard to get along with? Can you meet deadlines? How ...... (B7) do you want the job? here some of the ...... (B8) interviewers reveal their most frequent questions and suggest how you might ...... (B9) them: what ...... (B10) do you want from us?, Why did you leave your last job?, etc. INFORM HAND WRITE INVITE INTERVIEW EMPLOY APPLY   BAD TOUGH CONVINCE EXACT

 

Task 2. Read the text(B11-B12). Write down two odd words from each sentence in the order they are given in the text.

 

B11. The face of the American labor movement is changing – women sure gradually are becoming the majority of about trade union workers.

 

B12. Women are joining unions in increasing numbers because trade unions offer the protections that make it possible to have a family and a job at the same time.

 

Task 3. Read text below. Fill in the gaps with only one suitable word. The first letter of each missing word is given.

 

There is a lot of unemployed nowadays so it is getting more and m… (B13) difficult to get the kind of job you really w… (B14). Then you have to d… (B15) what is more important to you – how much you e… (B16) or job s… (B17)? Do you want to work with your hands (called m… (B18) work) or do you prefer to work in office (called clerical work)? Do you p… (B19) to work indoors or o… (B20)? Whatever you decide, when you are thinking of a career, or applying for a j… (B21), you will find the following vocabulary u… (B22):

- apply for a job - employ someone
- to make a lot of money - to earn a good wage
- dismiss someone from a job - to retire from work
- make an application - to hand in one’s resignation
- to have a large income

 

Task 4. Translate into English sentence fragments given in brackets.

 

B23. For the first year we were operating our business, we didn’t need (нанимать) any new employees.

 

B24. Understanding jobs is the best way to ensure you make the correct (решение).

 

B25. The best way to convince the boss that you can (решить) the problem is to illustrate how you have done similar work in the past.

 

 
 





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