агентство по трудоустройству
неполный / полный рабочий день
зарплата служащих / зарплата рабочих / гонорар творческих работников
общее название оплаты любых услуг
поощрения / премия
«чистая» зарплата / зарплата до вычетов / годовой оклад
отпуск / оплачиваемый отпуск
больничный лист / страховка / страховой полис
курсы без отрыва от производства
Read and translate the dialogues. Play out one of them.
Hello! I read an advertisement about job openings in your company, and I’d like to make an appointment with the personnel manager.
What position do you want to apply for?
Manager. Financial department.
I am very sorry, but the vacancy is filled. I wish you had telephoned the day before yesterday!
I would have telephoned if I had been in the country. But I arrived only today.
Where did you read the ad?
In the “Spectator”, the “Want” page.
You know, we still need an accountant. I suggest that you try your hand in accounting. If you do well, there might be a promotion to the top position.
Let me see. OK. When I see the personnel manager?
Your name please.
Miss or Mrs.?
You are not a resident, are you?
No. But I’ve got a work permit for three years.
I see. OK, Miss Guerra. You are to come on Wednesday, the third, at 10.30, office 1023. The personnel manager will speak with you.
What documents must I take with me for an interview?
A resume, any certificates that you have to verify your education, qualification background and work experience.
I can also submit three letters of recommendation from the places where I used o work.
OK. They might be useful.
Should I fill out a job application form?
You’ll make it later, after you have spoken with the personnel manager.
Very well, Miss Guerra. So, you’re saying you worked with “The Simpsons Brothers” for three years and you also worked with “Motorola”. For how long?
Well, actually, I worked with “Motorola” part-time, and I had a full-time job at “The Simpsons”.
I see. It’s all in the letters of recommendation. OK. What else would you like to know about this job? The salary?
Yes, and, of course, the vacation.
Well, we can offer you the annual salary of $28,000.
Is it net salary?
No, it’s a gross pay. Not too much, I should say, but if you demonstrate excellent performance and skills you can ask for a pay-rise.
In addition, there are different benefits and premiums.
And you’ve got a paid vacation.
By the way, how about the sick leave? I do not mean that I am going…
Oh, no. I understand. Of course, all our full-time employees have paid sick leaves. And the company also pays for our insurance policies.
That sounds great!
Good afternoon. My name’s Michael Morin. Sorry to keep you waiting.
That’s all right. I have enjoyed your company brochure. It looks very impressive. It’s nice to meet you at last.
Thanks. Have you traveled far to us today?
Quite far. I’m staying in London, so I came on the train this morning.
Good afternoon. Royal Palace Restaurant. How can I help you?
Hello. My name is Ben Coogan. Could I speak to Mr. Patricola in Restaurant department?
I’m afraid he’s in a meeting. Can I take a message?
I’m not sure. I was calling to see if there are any vacancies in your department. I’m a recent College graduate, and I’m very keen to work for your restaurant, because of your excellent reputation.
Actually, I think there is a vacancy. There was an advert in The Times last week. Have you seen it?
No. Do you have a copy to send, please?
Of, course, but you have to be quick: the closing date is the day after tomorrow.
Good morning, sir.
Good morning. Come in, Mr. Jones, isn’t it? Please, take a seat and fill in this application form…How long were you in your last job with Alpha?
Five years. I’m only leaving because the firm is moving to another city, but I think a change will do me good.
Have you got any questions for me?
What will my responsibilities and obligations be during the first year?
First of all to be responsible for our contacts with English partners. You will need to skillfully negotiate for and buy equipment. The job will involve much travelling.
So tell me what are your three main strengths?
I think they are: reliability, loyalty, and energy.
OK. Do you work under pressure?
Yes. I’m accustomed to working under pressure.
Are you a leader, an entrepreneur by nature?
Yes, I think so.
All right. Now, Mr. Jones, I am quite prepared to offer you a job with us. You have excellent references from your previous job. You’ll start on $450 and if you do well we’ll review it after three months. The hours are from 9.00 to 17.30., with an hour for lunch and a fortnight’s holiday. Does that suit you? Any questions?
What about travel? Where will I go and for what length of time?
Mostly for England for not longer than a month.
All right. When do you want me to start, sir?
In a week, if possible.
OK. Thank you very much. Goodbye.
Well, Mr. Abdulkader, сan you tell a bit about yourself? Where are you from originally?
I’m from Algeria, but I’ve lived in Kuwait and worked in other countries a lot.
How long have you worked in the oil industry?
Well, I’ve been diving for about six years.
Where did you do your training?
I originally trained in Kuwait, but I’ve also done course in the UK.
When were you in Azerbaijan?
I went there two and half years ago and I’ve worked on the same rig ever since.
Have you done any in-service training courses?
Yes, I’ve done dive courses and first-aid training quite recently.
Your English is very good. How long have you studied English?
Thank you! It’s not that good, but I’ve studied English properly for two or three years. I also learned it at school, but I didn’t work very hard then.
Study this ‘Job Research Map’ and write a plan of finding a job.
To asset skills education
To search the job employment market
Fill in the gaps with the necessary questions.
_____________ I want to work for a company that has been here a long time. I’m a customer of your company and I think you give excellent service. I know this company will be here for a long time. I hope there will be opportunities for me to be promoted.
_____________ No, thank you.
_____________ I have a lot of experience with computers. I can use Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel. I can type 50 words per minute. I am good at math and enjoy working with numbers.
_____________In my country, I worked as an automobile body repairman at a garage. I worked there for 5 years. I repaired many different kinds of cars, and I used many different tools. I am good with my hands. I think my last experience will help me with a job here.
_____________ I come from Hong Kong. I graduated from the Mountain High School there. I came to San Francisco in 1993. I’ve been working at the Han Gift Shop since 1995. I’ve been studying English as a Second Language and office training at City College of San Francisco. I really enjoy working with people and working with computers.
____________ I’ve heard the usual salary for this position is between $12 and $15 per hour. I think that would be OK.
____________ I really enjoy working with people. That’s why I want to work as a customer service representative in a store like yours. I have a lot of experience in customer service. I like helping the customers and talking to them. I am very friendly.
Would you like something to drink?
Could you tell me something about yourself?
What kind of work do you like to do?
What are your skills?
Why do you want to work for this company?
What salary do you want?
Can you tell me about your work experience?
Study the possible answers to the following questions. Practise answering them in pairs.
Why do you want this job?
Because I’m good with numbers.
I like working with people.
Your company has a good reputation.
It’s a large company, with opportunities for promotions.
This job requires computer skills, and I have a lot of experience using computers.
What salary do you want?
In my last job, I made $10 an hour. I would like at least that amount.
What is the salary range for this job? I’d like at least (name an amount), because I have a lot of skills.
I think about $2,000 per month is fair.
Other companies pay about $12 per hour for this type of work. I think that is a good wage.
Why do you want to work for this company?
It’s a big successful company.
Your company is well known and makes good products.
It provides dependable service.
I know someone who works here. She says there is an excellent working environment here and the people are friendly.
Complete the sentences using one of these words.
Experience, qualifications, training, skills.
She’s never done anything like this before. She has no _____.
She’s never worked at the job but has passed a lot of exams. She’s got _____.
She’s got the practical ability to do a difficult job well. She’s got the _____.
She got the job with little experience but the company gave her some excellent ____.
Look at the following phrases. Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word given in brackets. Do not change the given words.
Apply for a job, go for an interview, do something for living, to be given the sack, get promoted.
What’s your job? (do)
What do __________ living?
She had to leave her job because she was always arriving late. (given)
She __________ because she was always arriving late for work.
Last year she was the assistant manager; now she is the manager. (got)
This year she __________ from assistant manager to manager.
Your application should include a copy of your certificates. (job)
If you __________, you should send a copy of your certificates.
He’s being interviewed today for a new job. (go)
He __________ an interview today for a new job.
Replace the words in italics by the following words.
I regret to inform you that I am unable to accept the position, since I have received another, more attractive one.
I feel that my experience in this field would not be used to its full capacity. Therefore I have to decline.
С сожалением сообщаю Вам, что не могу занять эту должность, так как получил другое, более привлекательное предложение.
Employment correspondence: conducting a successful job search in one’s career; application letters and resumes. Such documents help to asset one’s specific skills and goals – knowledge that is essential to successful job search and preparation for a job interview.
You have to prepare documents for your future job employment.
What documents should you have?
What is the importance of each document?
What is the purpose of each document?
What does each document include?
Do you think it is necessary to have such documents beforehand?
Map what you are bringing to the job application (stages of your life: education, jobs, particular experience, and activity).
List your interests (which are relevant).
Make a list of your skills, technical and professional.
Analyze and list personal qualities.
Research the job (advertisement analysis).
Read through all the information sent to applicants.
Research the company / organization on the Internet.
Construct your resume / CV.
Word-process your resume / CV.
Try to keep it to one side of A4; make sure that all important information is on the first side.
Use letter of application to emphasize your selling points and include key personal qualities.
Begin with a brief explanation of what you are applying for and why.
Use the body of the letter to highlight exactly why the job attracts you and why you think you are suitable for it.
Write a brief conclusion designed to leave the reader with the possible impression.
Both documents should be word-processed and printed on a good printer. Layout ant typefaces should be chosen with care.