JOB SEARCH IN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE



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JOB SEARCH IN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE



Reading & Writing

1. What information do you think we should include in a letter of application for a job? Think about: age, qualifications, etc.

2. A. Which beginnings/endings would be appropriate?

a) Dear Sir/Madam,

Yours faithfully,

b) Dear Jack,

Best wishes,

c) Dear Mr. Smith,

Yours sincerely,

B. What is the difference between A and C?

3. Read the rubric, then read the letter and match the paragraphs to the headings.

a) closing remarks; age/present job/qualifications; b) personal qualities; c) opening remarks/reason(s) for writing; D. experience.

1. Dear Mrs. Jackson,

With reference to your advertisement in Thursday’s edition of the Daily Star, I am interested in applying for the position of primary school teacher.

2. I am 28 years old and currently teaching in Margate. I have a BSc degree awarded by Glasgow University in 1997. I completed my certificate in Education at Preston Teacher Training College in 1998.

3. I have been working for Margate Education Department since 1999. During this time, I have enjoyed teaching a variety of subjects, including English, General Science and Games.

I consider myself to be punctual, hard-working and fair. I enjoy working with children and have good organizational skills.

4. I enclose a reference from my present employer. I would be grateful if you would consider my application. I am available for interview any weekday morning. I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,

Steven Davies

 

4. Read the letter again and think of formal expressions to match the informal ones in the table, as in the example.

 

Informal style Formal style
About your advert … With reference to your advertisement …
I want to apply for …  
I got my teaching certificate …  
I’ve had a job …  
I think I’m always on time …  
I like working with kids …  
There’s a note from my boss …  
I’d like it if you hired me …  
I’m free to talk to you …  
Drop me a line sometime …  

5. Read the rubric. Fill in the CV with your personal information.

You saw this advertisement in The Weekly News and you want to apply for the position.

 

Gwillimbury

Personnel services

 

The Town of East Gwillimbury seeks a skilled, creative, landscape architect for this newly-created position.


Key Duties:

· To develop application review for the parks/streetscapes components;

· To coordinate and manage projects for parks capital construction and retrofits;

· To direct parks design and monitor construction for new development;

· To liaise with developers and consultants on parks design/construction matters.

Key Requirements:

· a degree in Landscape Architecture or a Diploma in Landscape Architectural Technology;

· at minimum five years providing leadership to parks and streetscape design and construction projects in a municipal/urban growth environment;

· to be creative and innovative in design work as well as with problem-solving;

· Conversational English.

 

Salary: $75,546 – $88,877; a good benefits package and pension.

Interested candidates may forward their resume to hr@eastgwillimbury.ca www.eastgwillimbury.ca


Curriculum Vitae

 

Personal Details

 

Name/Surname:

 

Address:                                                                   Tel.:

 

Date of birth:                                                    Nationality:

 

Education

Qualifications:

 

Languages:

 

Work Experience (most recent first)

 

Personal Qualities

 

6. Answer the questions in the plan. Use your answers and your CV to write the letter of application in Ex. 6

Plan

· Who will you address your letter to?

  Introduction (Paragraph 1) reason for writing? For what position? Where was it advertised?

· Main body (Paragraph 2-3) age? qualifications? current job? previous experience? personal qualities?

· Conclusion (Paragraph 4) closing remarks?

· How will you sign off?

Unit 3



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