Business|Adults|Upper-Intermediate|13. Employing the right people
What are the ways of getting a job?
Read the quotation, explain it and say if you agree or disagree with this idea
«One machine can do the work of 50 ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.»
— Elbert Hubbard, American writer
Which factors below are important for getting a job?
Choose five most important
Answer the questions
1. What was your best/worst job?
2. Have you had many job interviews? Which one was the most stressful?
3. What was the most interesting interview question?
4. Who was your best/worst boss? Why?
5. Who was your most helpful colleague?
People at work
Discuss the statements
1. At work, appearance is more important than performance.
2. You should keep your private life totally separate from your work.
3. People don’t change much during their working lives.
4. It is best to work for as few companies as possible.
5. It doesn’t matter whether you enjoy your job or not as long as it’s a well-paid job.
6. It is impossible to have a successful career and a happy family life. You have to choose one or the other.
7. Qualifications are more important today than ever before.
8. Everybody should retire at 50.
Words and phrases
Match the captions to the photos
Complete the parts with the correct words
Match the words and the definitions
Complete the sentences
Recruitment procedure is designed to help the recruiter togo through the standard hiring process and ensure that the key aspects of the recruitment have been addressed.
Complete the recruitment checklist below by adding these verbs:
Looking for a job
Match the verbs with the nouns to make word partnership
Listen to a consultant talking about the recruitment process and answer the questions
1. Where is a new post normally advertised?
2. What candidates are invited to the interview?
3. What is an interview panel ?
4. Are the references checked before or after the interview?
5. Is training obligatory for new employees?
Look at the different types of people.
Which do you think are the most desirable for companies to employ?
Match the adjectives to the descriptions above
The ideal employee
Listen and repeat the adjectives. Pay attention to the stress
Answer the questions
1. Which of these adjectives describe you?
2. Which of the different types of people have you worked or studied with?
3. Which of the different types of people do you think are easy or difficult to work with?
Looking for a job
Complete the sentences with the words and phrases
Cross out the verb which does not normally go with the given noun
1. an interview — to call / for to hold /
to apply / to carry out
2. a post — to shortlist / to take up / to advertise / to appoint somebody to
3. applicants — to interview / to advertise / to reject / to shortlist
4. one’s CV — to fill up / to update / to submit / to send
5. a contract — to sign / to enter into / to terminate / to work
6. a salary — to earn / to pay / to receive / to submit
Getting a job: stages
Match the following recruitment terms with their definitions
Marcus Westerberg is a programmer with five years’ experience of working for an international bank. He has decided to look for a new job. Put the following stages from his job-hunting process into the correct order
Finding the right people
The text below is about methods of recruiting new staff. Read the text and choose the best sentence from the list to fill each of the gaps. One of the sentences is extra
1. In contrast, a newspaper might charge the same price, or more, to run a job advertisement for only one or two days.
2. Many firms are still happy to recruit junior personnel themselves, but some companies find this too time-consuming.
3. Ninety per cent of companies in the industries we deal with now recruit externally as they cannot access the staff they need without outside help.
4. Now we are regularly asked to recruit middle-managers.
5. The largest ones also offer companies extra services, such as access to their databases of CVs.
6. This is particularly true of companies which need specialist or technical staff.
7. The most successful of these sites allow candidates to submit their CVs either by filling out an on-line form or by pasting an existing electronic CV file into the form.
Complete the table with the advantages and disadvantages of each recruitment method. Then check yourself
difficult to design / informs potential employees about the company / applications and CVs still have to be processed / expensive / all the paperwork os dealt with / experts in finding the right people / very cost-effective / applications can be kept for future reference
Advantages for employers
|The company website||||
Disadvantages for employers
|The company website|
Dr Simon Kingston works for the international executive search consultants Heidrick & Struggles. Listen to the first part of the interview and complete the chart. Then check yourself
nominations / research / journals / referencing / authoritative sources / sector / map / database / Advertising
Listen again and answer the question
Simon mentions three different types of experts which his company usually speaks to at the beginning of an executive search. Who are they?
a) cross-section analysts
b) people from the media
c) experts from the client organisation
e) professionals from particular spheres
Advice to ambitious people
Listen to the second part of the interview with Dr Simon Kingston and complete the summary below
Homework. Writing a CV
Read the example and the words
The traditional CV, sometimes known as a chronological CV is used to match your qualifications and work experience with the requirements for the job role. The CV is structured in reverse chronological order, i.e. the most recent qualifications and experience are listed first.
This type of CV makes it easy for employers to identify potential candidates. This format allows you to provide clear details of your qualifications, work history and responsibilities which match the criteria provided in the job description.
It’s important to include:
🔹 dates — cover any gaps in your history;
🔹 qualifications and work experience — match these to the role you’re applying for;
🔹 additional skills and knowledge — cover essential criteria for the role.
Write a short version of your CV/resume. Include only the key points
1. Read the task and study the sample carefully.
2. Plan what you are going to write about.
3. Write according to your plan.
4. Check your writing before sending it for evaluation.
5. Learn the rules and see the sample here.
6. Please use Grammarly to avoid spelling and some grammar mistakes.
- Important factors
- People at work
- Words and phrases
- Recruitment words
- Recruitment procedure
- Looking for a job
- Consultant’s talk
- Suitable people
- The ideal employee
- Looking for a job
- Getting a job: stages
- Finding the right people
- Recruitment methods
- Executive search
- Advice to ambitious people
- Writing a CV
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