Task 1. Discuss the following questions with your group:
· What ways of job hunting are familiar to you?
· Have you ever tried to find a job? Describe the steps you took. Was it easy to land a job?
Task 2. Look at the headlines of the article in Task 4 and guess whether these sentences are true (T) or false (F):
|1. Over half of all employees get their jobs through networking.||T/F|
|2. Classified ads often give all important information about the job opening.||T/F|
|3. To assess your occupational aptitudes and interests and prepare for a career, you may turn to the Internet resources.||T/F|
|4. It pays to contact the employer even if there are no positions available because they may put you in contact with other people who might hire you.||T/F|
|5. "No experience necessary" ads are very attractive and signal of an easy way to get a job of your dream.||T/F|
|6. The Internet is an invaluable resource for those who are searching for a job.||T/F|
|7. It's enough to rely only on classified ads to find a job.||T/F|
|8. Answer the ads promptly and you will be successful in your job-hunting.||T/F|
Task 3. Match the following synonyms from the article in Task 4:
|1. job opening||a) free|
|2. classified ads||b) curriculum vitae|
|3. coworkers||c) around the country|
|4. resumé||d) message board|
|5. forum||e) a position available|
|6. at no cost||f) colleagues|
|7. found nationwide||g) want-ads|
Task 4. Read the article and check your answers in Tasks 2 and 3. Then translate the text in a written form.
Find a job you like and you add five days to every week. | A. occupation - job - work - career - position | Getting Started | CAREER AND PERSONALITY | Matching Personality to Career | Become broadly literate. | Be willing to change and adapt. | REVISION | LOOKING FOR A JOB | Unsocial hours; late shift; take a break; set up a business; bed and breakfast |