VOCABULARY: EMPLOYMENT TERMS



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VOCABULARY: EMPLOYMENT TERMS



Fill in the blanks with the correct word from the list below.

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1. His previous employer gave him a very good … because he was an excellent worker.

2. You don’t need experience for that job. The company will … you.

3. You shouldn’t hire a clearing company to clean your home unless their workers are … .

4. The restaurant will … many waiters when the tourist season is over.

5. When you write your …, you should include your education, skills and work experience.

6. Mario wants to quit his job. He doesn’t like working the night … .

7. When Joe applied at the store, the manager told him there were no jobs ... at that time, but there would be some openings in about a month.

8. Knowing a second language is an … if you work in a hotel.

9. Besides a good salary, the company offers many … such as medical insurance, pension plan and a three week paid holiday.

10. He works at a fast food restaurant. His hourly … is eight dollars.

11. He won’t get the job. He doesn’t have the necessary … .

12. A … is an organization of workers.

13. It is .. to have a car if you are a travelling salesman.

14. John earns $10,000 an hour, but his boss promised to give him a … in a few months. He’s probably be making $11,50 an hour then.

15. Most workers … by the age of 65.

16. You should apply to ABC Co. right away. I hear they are planning to .. twenty new employees.

17. The boss is going to … John because he is always late.

We write a CV, or curriculum vitae, to present information about our education, skills and work experience to an employer. If you are looking for a job you will need a good general CV, but you may need to adapt this when you apply for particular jobs.

Reading: planning and organising a CV

Work in groups. Decide whether the following statements are true or false.

a. CVs are generally written in an impersonal style. ..................

b. CVs must include references. ..................

c. CVs should be three to four pages long. ..................

d. CVs must include information about your family. ..................

e. CVs shouldn’t mention why you left your last job. ..................

f. CVs are always organised in the same way. ..................

g. CVs ask you to list work experience in reverse chronological order. ...............

All CVs should include some basic information. What do you think this should be?

 
 

2. Match these headings to the different parts of Solomon’s CV.

 

 
 

6. PRACTICE

Write your own CV.

 

 

 
 

Lesson 57.

1. READING

May Lee applied for a job. The company asked her to come for an interview. Read May Lee’s interview. What job is she applying for?

Interviewer: Good morning, Mrs Lee. Did you have problems finding us?

May: No, no problem at all.

Interviewer: Good. Well then, please take a seat.

May: Thank you.

Interviewer: So, you want to work for ACE Stores? Have you worked in a supermarket before, Mrs Lee?

May: No, but I worked in a shop. I was a stockroom assistant.

Interviewer: So why are you applying for this job?

May: Well, I enjoy my present job but it’s a long way from home. It takes me an hour to get to work. This job looks interesting and it’s near home.

Interviewer: I see. Most staff here work early and late shifts. Can you do that?

May:Sorry, I don’t understand. Could you explain?

Interviewer: Yes of course. It means that some staff work from 8 in the morning until 3 in the afternoon. That’s the early shift.Others work from 3 until 10 at night. That’s the late shift. So one week you work the early shift, the next week you work the late shift.

May: I see. That’s fine.

Interviewer: Is there anything you would like to ask me?

May: Yes. Do staff have to wear a uniform?

Interviewer: There’s a company T-shirt.

May:And what about the pay? Do you pay weekly or monthly?

Interviewer: Weekly.

May: That’s fine.

Interviewer: Do you have any more questions?

May: No, I think that’s all.

Interviewer: Well, thank you for coming. We’ll let you know in a couple of days.

 

2. READING COMPREHENSION

Are the sentences below true or false?

 

3.
SPEAKING

In an interview body language and the way you behave are also important.


Talk about the points below and decide which you must do and which you mustn’t do at an interview in the UK. Make a list

 

4. READING

Read a magazine article about interview skills.



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