Business English Club. Applying for a job

Автор: Nadiya Kuzmych
 
 
 

1

apply

to make a formal request, usually written, for something such as a job, a place in a university, or permission to do something // apply for

2

applicant

someone who has formally asked, usually in writing, for a job, university place etc

3

appoint

to choose someone officially for a job or responsibility // noun appointment

4

blue-collar / pink-collar / white-collar

do work needing strength or physical skill / describes a job that is traditionally done by a woman  / relating to people who work in offices

5

covering letter

an accompanying letter sent as an explanation, introduction, or record

6

CV

curriculum vitae

/kə’rɪk.jʊ.ləm’vi:.taɪ/ (US usually résumé ) a short written description of your

education, qualifications, previous jobs and sometimes also your personal interests, which you send to an employer when you are trying to get a job

7

fill in/out an application form

to write the necessary information on an official document

8

fire

to remove someone from their job // synonyms get the sack (informal)

dismiss (formal)

9

flexi-time

a system permitting flexibility of working hours at the beginning or end of the day

10

full-time job

done for the whole of a working week // opposite  part time job

11

headhunt

to persuade someone to leave their job by offering them another job with more pay and a higher position // headhunter

12

hire

to employ, recruit

13

human resources (HR)

the department of an organization that deals with finding new employees, keeping records about all the organization's employees, and helping them with any problems // synonym personnel

14

in work / out of work

employed/unemployed

15

job for life

the idea that once you had a job with a company, you could keep it until you retired

16

job hopping

the practice of changing jobs very often // job hopper

17

job interview

an interview to determine whether an applicant is suitable for a position of employment

18

leave a job

quit a job

19

maternity/paternity  leave

a period in which a woman/man is legally allowed to be absent from work in the weeks before and after she gives birth

20

nine-to-five

the period of conventional business hours and the work period of the typical office worker

21

perk

an advantage or extra thing, such as money or goods, which you are given because of your job

22

permanent job

lasting for a long time or forever // opposite temporary job

23

qualification

an ability, characteristic or experience that makes you suitable for a particular job or activity

24

redundant

having lost your job because your employer no longer needs you // synonym laid-off

25

reference

a letter written by sb who knows you, giving information about your character and abilities, especially to a new employer

26

shift (work)

a period of time worked by a group of workers who start work as another group finishes

27

shortlist

a list of people who have been judged the most suitable for a job or prize, made from a longer list of people originally considered, and from which one person will be chosen

28

sick leave

time away from work because of illness

29

situation, post, position

a job; a rank or level in a company

30

staff, workforce

the group of people who work for an organization


 

Recommended sources:

1. BBC. Being Interviewer

2. BBC. Get that job: interview tips

3. CV sample

4. Sample application form

 

Listening

5. Big Mac  (about a new word “McJob”)

6. Job Interviews 

Video

 
 

See you on Wednesday!

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