Job Seeking

What ways do you know of
finding a job?
Work with a partner and make a
Match the words and phrases 1-3 with the
definitions a-c.
2. Internship
3. Work placement
4. Postdoc
a. a temporary career-building step on the
path to a more permanent position by a
person with a PhD.
b. A student or a recent graduate
undergoing supervised practical
training-sometimes unpaid.
c. Method in which trainees learn a craft
or trade by hands-on experience while
working with a skilled worker.
d. Big companies accept a number of
newly qualified people to work for one
year. They get general experience by
working in different departments. They
may or may not get a permanent job at
the end.
Listen to Michael Kohl and Sanjay Patel
describing how they got started in their
careers and answer the following
What reason does Michael give for
choosing the company where he
How did Sanjay find a work
Listen to Michael again and answer the
What is Michael’s job now?
How many applicants did VW accept on
the apprenticeship scheme?
Michael got a qualification/
degree in what subject?
Listen to Sanjay again and answer the
What subject did Sanjay study?
When did Sanjay do his work
placement at Meridian?
What is his job now?
Does make a profit?
What two advantages does offer to
Find two advantages for employers of using the site.
Which two kinds of businesses are losing money
because of’s success?
What advice does the article give to people who
want to use the site to find a job?
Would you use an online jobsearch site like Monster to look
for a job? Why? / Why not?
When you start a new job, your new colleagues may
have to explain a lot of things to you in the first
few weeks. When you have more experience, you
may need to give explanations to other new staff.
The following phrases are useful for explaining
how to do something. Which ones express
important instructions and which are just
1. Make sure that…
4. Don’t forget to…
2. It’s a good idea to… 5. It may be better/best to
3. Remember to…
6. It’s important / essential
Listen to Barry Hampton, a careers advisor,
explaining how to prepare a CV for a UK job.
Which of the following points does he advise?
Tick the points that are correct, and change
the points that are not correct.
1. Write more than two pages.
2. Start with details of previous job.
3. Leave out your date of birth.
4. Don’t say anything about hobbies and
5. Give the contact details of two
references at the end.
1. Calling his company “Monster”. It was a bold way to
position his company.
2. 2. Focusing on the job seeker, even know the employer
paid for the service.
3. Their business concept was “Get a better job. Get a better
life. Love your job!”
As you listen to the interview, answer the
1. Swan:
Looks beautiful but swims in a very small pond.
Comes with a best friend and plays it too safe. Doesn’t
1. What
were the
most important decisions Jeff
2. Butterfly:
and gets and
to know
a lotof
of people,
made as
but doesn’t
leave a lasting impression.
3. Dolphin: a smart networker – works from a group
ways of
of networkers?
entertaining themselves
2. What were
the four
and others.
4. Lion:
the established hierarchy executive.
3. When you have a great business idea nobody
you do?
3. Act else
on it!has,
be bold,
have passion and leadership,
and be a little
Dilemma & Decision: Risky Ventures
GROUP A: Celf Cure
With Celf Cure, the body repairs itself. This company wants to introduce a
new technique to treat people with common diseases such as heart disease.
Doctors take cells from the sick person’s body, treat the cells in a
laboratory with drugs and then put them back into the body. Research
shows that this is very effective. This is an existing company that has
already had success with other medical products.
GROUP B: Space Travel Inc.
Space Travel Inc. is a new company that has developed a spacecraft for
tourists looking for adventure. The spacecraft can carry six to eight people up
into space at a cost of $30,000 each. The cost of maintenance and insurance
will be high.
GROUP C: Fingertip
Fingertip is a new technology for opening doors without a key. People put
their finger to a scanner beside the door. The system recognizes fingerprints
and opens the door for the right people. A group of scientists already have a
design for the fingerprint scanner and they now want to set up a company to
manufacture and sell it. The system costs about $300,000 to install.
1. Imagine you are a venture capitalist. Write a
short memo to colleagues in your company
saying that you want to invest in this venture
and explain why you think it will be a success.
Use the same format as the sample memo
report found on my website.
2. Read the assigned article reading, The Online
Job Market, and Dilemma & Decision article, For
Love or Money.
1. Avoiding Eye Contact (When you don't
look someone in the eyes, it can signal
deception or a lack of respect)
2. Slouching
(Bad posture signals to
others that you lack confidence and have
poor self esteem or low energy levels)
3. Looking at clock or watch while
speaking to someone (will
communicate disinterest or arrogance.)
4. Weak Handshake
(A handshake
that isn't firm will signal a lack of authority.
One that is too firm could make you seem
overly aggressive)
6. Invading other’s space-being closer
than 1.5 ft. away. (it signals disrespect and that
you don't have a clear understanding of personal boundaries)
7. Fidgeting-touching hair, biting
nails (can reveal an excess of energy,
which signals discomfort or anxiety)
8. Angling body away from others while
talking (shows that you are uncomfortable,
distrustful or disinterested in the subject)
9. Folding arms signals that you’re
defensive and/or disinterested
10. Frowning communicates
unhappiness and disagreement.

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