Task 1. Looking through want ads is one of the ways to find a job. Look at this job ad (informal)/ advertisement (formal) for the IT (Information Technology) industry.
Up to £30k2 basic3
Money motivated, eager, looking to work in a dynamic, fast-moving Industry?
We are looking for ambitious, dynamic sales professionals with the talent and drive4to develop a rewarding5career within the IT industry. You will work in close-knit6teams, maintaining and developing relationships with a diverse7range of clients.
Ideally you will possess some previous IT sales experience8and a good knowledge of computers. Most importantly you will have a strong desire to succeed.
If you fit this description9and are seeking alucrative10career in IT sales then call Claire Walden or Graham Keen on 01960 479 6021.
1 people determined to succeed and achieve great things
2 thirty thousand pounds
3 guaranteed minimum salary without overtime or bonuses
4 strong motivation
5 giving you a lot back
6 working in a close relationship
7 of different types
8 experience selling things
9 have these qualities
10 producing a lot of money
The text has some words with similar meanings in connection with work; learn them in pairs:
motivated and eager (person) dynamic and fast moving (industry/profession)
to seek a career in ... and to look to work in ... (note look to, meaning consider or hope,
not look for).
Task 2. Make these rather informal sentences more formal by using words and phrases from Task 1.
Task 3. Find expressions in Task 1 which mean the opposite of the underlined words or phrases.
Task 4. Read the job advertisement and answer the questions.
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3.3. HOW DOES A SELECTION PROCESS GO?
Task 1. When a firm wants to fill a vacancy, it will go through certain procedures to find a suitable employee. This is called a 'selection process'. The following text describes a typical selection process, but the sentences are in the wrong order. Re-arrange the sentences so that the whole text makes sense. The first sentence has been done for you.
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 | JOB-HUNTING | JOB SEARCH METHODS | JOB SEARCH METHODS | MY LIFE AS AN INTERN |