LCH2010 L11 Ch14 The Job Search, Résumés, and Cover Letters I Handout (WL).pdf

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LCH2010 English for Workplace CommunicationWLLecture 11 Chapter 14: The Job Search, Résumés, and Cover Letters I1.PREPARING FORASUCCESSFULJOBSEARCHTo find a satisfying career, you need to know __________, the job ____________ and theemployment ___________.1.1 Identifying Your Interests and GoalsShort QuestionnaireIdentify Your InterestsFor each of 1-4 below, put a ticknext to the option which best describes how you would liketo work.1.independentlywith peoplewith datawith products/machines2.as your own bossfor a large organisationfor a small family businessfor a nonprofit organisationfor a service business3.in a city locationin a small town or suburbin another country4.outdoorsin a structured environment
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Number the options in 5 below in terms of their importance when you make employmentdecisions (with 1 indicating the most important).
LCH2010 English for Workplace CommunicationWL21.2 Evaluating Your QualificationsPair InterviewEvaluate Your QualificationsForm pairs. Interview each other and complete the form below:QualificationInterviewee:ExampleProof1.Technology skills2.Interpersonal skills3.Leadership skills4.Language5.Other strengths (e.g.creativity, adaptation)1.3 Recognising Employment Trends in Todays WorkplaceMatch the following explanations with the keywords A-D.() small companies() disbanding upon completion of special projects, no more jobs with narrowdescriptions, temporary contingency employees() need for updated and marketable skills, technology skills, skills upgrading andconstant retraining, fast learners who can adapt to changes() no more lifelong career with a single company, no regular pay raises andpromotions, no comfortable retirement income(A) Outsourcing / offshoring^(B) More flexibility(C) Less permanent jobs(D) Downsizing^ offshoring = the practice of moving a company's operating base to another country withcheaper labour costs
LCH2010 English for Workplace CommunicationWL31.4 Choosing a Career PathIn choosing a career path, you may obtain career information in the following ways:Visit your campus __________ centre.Search the _________.Use your ___________.Take a summer _______, ___________, or ____________ position in your field.____________ someone in your chosen field.

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