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1 Jobs and Employment

2 Content Describing pictures Describing pictures Describing pictures Describing pictures Division Division Division Work duties, Work duties, Work duties, Work duties, Questions for discussion Questions for discussion Questions for discussion Questions for discussion Pay and conditions Pay and conditions Pay and conditions Pay and conditions Getting a job Getting a job Getting a job Getting a job Application form Application form Application form Application form Curriculum vitae Curriculum vitae Curriculum vitae Curriculum vitae At the interview At the interview At the interview At the interview Frequently asked questions Frequently asked questions Frequently asked questions Frequently asked questions Qualities, education and qualifications needed for the future job Qualities, education and qualifications needed for the future job Qualities, education and qualifications needed for the future job Qualities, education and qualifications needed for the future job Unemployment in Slovakia Unemployment in Slovakia Unemployment in Slovakia Unemployment in Slovakia Worst jobs Worst jobs Worst jobs Worst jobs

3 Name and describe the professions in the pictures.

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5 Division Manual jobs – blue collars bricklayer bricklayer carpenter carpenter plumber plumber electrician electrician mechanic mechanic Professional people – white collars architect architect lawyer lawyer engineer engineer accountant accountant university lecturer university lecturer The medical profession doctors nurses surgeons dentists vets The armed forces and the emergency services soldier sailor pilot police officer fireman

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7 Work duties What does that involve? What does that involve? general duties/responsibilities general duties/responsibilities to be in charge of/responsible for sth to be in charge of/responsible for sth to deal with/handle customer complaints to deal with/handle customer complaints to run a business/coffee bar to run a business/coffee bar Daily duties/routines Daily duties/routines to attend/ go to meetings to attend/ go to meetings visit clients visit clients advise clients advise clients job involves travelling job involves travelling

8 Discuss What are normal working hours for most office jobs in our country? What are normal working hours for most office jobs in our country? Do workers normally get paid holidays? If so, how many days do they usually get? Do workers normally get paid holidays? If so, how many days do they usually get? Is there a minimum wage decided by the government? How much is it? Is there a minimum wage decided by the government? How much is it? What jobs often involve shift-work in our country? What jobs often involve shift-work in our country?

9 Pay and Conditions working hours working hours nine-to-five job nine-to-five job do flexi-time, work irregular hours, do shift-work, work long hours do flexi-time, work irregular hours, do shift-work, work long hours work/do overtime, work at the weekends work/do overtime, work at the weekends pay, conditions salary, earn/make money the minimum wage – the lowest amount for 1 hour’s work we get 4 – 6 week’s paid holidays get sick pay – to be on sick leave income – the total amount of money received in a year we have to pay income tax

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11 Getting a job look for a job look for a job looking in the newspapers – advertisements looking in the newspapers – advertisements searching the Internet searching the Internet going to an employment agency, job centre going to an employment agency, job centre take up a re-qualification training take up a re-qualification training contacting companies yourself contacting companies yourself write an application – the aim is to get an interview write an application – the aim is to get an interview write a curriculum vitae write a curriculum vitae go for an interview go for an interview sign a work contract sign a work contract

12 What should you write in the application letter? What should be written in your CV?

13 The application form/The cover letter Name Name Address of company Address of company Dear (name), I am interested in applying for the position of (job title), which was advertised (on Internet website, in newspaper, etc.) on (date). I have just graduated from (name of school, type of school, city) and I can start working on (date). Attached is my c.v. I look forward to the opportunity to meet you in an interview and to the possibility of working for (Company). Sincerely, (Your name) (Telephone, , address where you can be contacted) (date)

14 C.V. Identification: name, address, telephone number, nationality, date of birth, (marital status) Identification: name, address, telephone number, nationality, date of birth, (marital status) Education/Qualifications: begin with the most recent one, state the college or university, the degree, the major area of studies, dates, you may include scholarships, awards, honors, courses, profesional certificates or licences Education/Qualifications: begin with the most recent one, state the college or university, the degree, the major area of studies, dates, you may include scholarships, awards, honors, courses, profesional certificates or licences Employment to date/ Professional experience: begin with the current position, include full-time, part-time, paid, summer jobs – state job title, name and address, date of employment (month and year 5/02, etc.) additional information (research projects or other special, work related activities) Employment to date/ Professional experience: begin with the current position, include full-time, part-time, paid, summer jobs – state job title, name and address, date of employment (month and year 5/02, etc.) additional information (research projects or other special, work related activities) Skills: Languages, computer knowledges, driving licence, Skills: Languages, computer knowledges, driving licence, Hobbies: if they apply somehow to the job; anything that has given you experience working with people is a good example) Hobbies: if they apply somehow to the job; anything that has given you experience working with people is a good example) References References Date, signature Date, signature

15 What advice would you give to someone preparing for the interview?

16 At the interview make a good impression by make a good impression by having a clean, neat appearance being on time and not leaving early showing that you are open-minded and want to learn all you can being willing to help out in whatever way is needed a smile and a generally cheerful attitude doesn’t hurt

17 frequently asked questions

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19 Talk about your future job What qualities or skills are important for your career? I should/have to be good at: organizing, dealing with people, listening to people, persuading people, languages, figures I should/have to be good at: organizing, dealing with people, listening to people, persuading people, languages, figures I should/have to/don’t have to be able to: drive carefully, drive long distances, type fast and accurately, take shorthand, speak at least one foreign language, work accurately I should/have to/don’t have to be able to: drive carefully, drive long distances, type fast and accurately, take shorthand, speak at least one foreign language, work accurately to be a ____ I should be: ambitious, efficient, flexible, energetic, determined, patient, tactful, imaginative, hard-working/diligent, punctual, reliable, responsible, diplomatic, communicative, sensitive to people, creative to be a ____ I should be: ambitious, efficient, flexible, energetic, determined, patient, tactful, imaginative, hard-working/diligent, punctual, reliable, responsible, diplomatic, communicative, sensitive to people, creative I should/have to: know a lot about certain subject, like tasks which require a lot of mental/physical energy I should/have to: know a lot about certain subject, like tasks which require a lot of mental/physical energy

20 What education/qualifications do you need? I have to study at a university, get a degree I have to study at a university, get a degree I should/have to/don’t have to have: secretarial/teaching/nursing qualifications, special training, good exam results in … (subjects) I should/have to/don’t have to have: secretarial/teaching/nursing qualifications, special training, good exam results in … (subjects)

21 What do you think are the reasons of unemployment? What do you think are the reasons of unemployment? What does the government do to help the unemployed? What does the government do to help the unemployed?

22 Unemployment People can get social security/unemployment benefit People can get social security/unemployment benefit should be registered by an employment service agency should be registered by an employment service agency Many people prefer staying at home Many people prefer staying at home Salaries are very low Salaries are very low Few vacancies Few vacancies Young people: Young people: employers require experience employers require experience Starting salary is low Starting salary is low Prefer going abroad to find a job Prefer going abroad to find a job Women Women take care of young children take care of young children Get maternity allowance Get maternity allowance Many become homeless Many become homeless

23 Worst jobs

24 Thank you for your attention. Mgr. Ľ. Vašková


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