Changing Times: Job Application
1. CHANGING TIMES: JOB APPLICATION: THE TERMS
When you apply for a job in English, the first thing you need is a clear understanding of the most important words. In the following table, the words on the left are taken from typical job advertisements. The phrases on the right are connected with them but are mixed up. Can you re-connect them correctly?
Funky and Fresh TV Company Seeks Finance Assistant
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1. The antonym of „full time” is……………..?
2. The antonym of „permanent” is……………………..?
3. Can you think of two synonyms for „salary”?
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2. THE AD
Look at the following job description which follows on from the basic details described in last exercise. Look at the statements below and decide which are true and which are false.
Snazz 1 are a fairly new TV production company who are looking for an enthusiastic Finance Assistant to join their expanding team. Reporting to and working closely with the Financial Controller, your duties will include sales and purchase ledger, petty cash, bank reconciliations, posting journals, accruals and prepayments, credit control, assisting with payroll as well as the preparation of financial reports. The Financial Controller is a dynamic but easy - going person who will take a relaxed approach that really offers you a great opportunity to shine!
The ideal candidate will be proactive, polite and helpful, be able to work on their own initiative but also as part of a team. This is a creative company so if you have previously worked in the media it will be beneficial but not essential. Strong inter-personal and advanced Excel skills however are essential. Most importantly, you must have an outgoing personality with a good sense of humour!
Based in trendy offices in West London, this company would really like to see the successful candidate develop their role by taking on more and more responsibilities. So, if you are looking to work for an exciting business that can offer you a progressive career in a dynamic and fun environment, please apply now to find out more!
True or False:
1. Snazz 1 are a long - established company.
2. The job includes responsibility for recruitment.
3. The Financial Controller is a nice person.
4. It's most important to be polite and helpful.
5. Experience is necessary.
6. The candidate must be good with people.
7. It is vital that the candidate enjoys a good laugh.
8. The company is located outside the city.
9. The company want candidates who will accept more responsibilities over time.
10. It's an enjoyable place to work.
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3. THE EMPLOYER
Read through the descriptions of the jobs described and answer the detailed questions which follow. Look up important words you don't know in a dictionary as you read.
A) „Tandem partners is an industry leader providing consulting services to the advertising industry. With offices in NY, Chicago, and LA and 200+ employees we're a rapidly growing company seeking bright, energetic, and ambitious people who want to be part of a visionary company. We offer a challenging and fulfilling work environment, training, excellent benefits and growth opportunities.”
B) „The Luckmobile (www.theluck.com) is a successful integrated marketing agency, working across digital, direct marketing, advertising, branding and public relations. We have major clients in sectors including technology, customer loyalty, exhibitions and financial services. We currently need a Digital Project Manager to join our busy team in a permanent role, working on a wide variety of B2B and B2C projects.”
C) „Snazz1 TV/production company are looking for an enthusiastic Finance Assistant to join their expanding team. Based in trendy offices in West London, this company would really like to see the successful candidate progress their role by taking on more and more responsibilities. So, if you are looking to work for an exciting business that can offer you a progressive career in a dynamic and fun environment, please apply now to find out more!”
D) „WF is a diversified financial services company providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage and consumer finance for more than 23 million customers through 7,200 stores, the internet and other distribution channels. We provide an inclusive, customer-focused work environment where innovation is encouraged and performance rewarded. We invest in our team members, develop their talents, and help them maximize their potential. If you're looking for a company with integrity that you can believe in and one that believes in you as well you will find it at WF.”
1. works in many areas related to products?
2. thinks that enthusiasm is an important quality?
3. is growing quickly?
4. says that the successful applicant will be taught new things?
5. values personal maximization?
6. says it is honest and reliable?
7. suggests the applicant will be busy?
8. talks about its location as being attractive?