What ways do you know of finding a job? Work with a partner and make a list.
Match the words and phrases 1-3 with the definitions a-c. 1.Apprenticeship 2. Internship 3. Work placement 4. Postdoc Program (postdoctoral fellowship) a.a temporary career-building step on the path to a more permanent position by a person with a PhD. b.A student or a recent graduate undergoing supervised practical training-sometimes unpaid. c.Method in which trainees learn a craft or trade by hands-on experience while working with a skilled worker. d.Big companies accept a number of newly qualified people to work for one year. They get general experience by working in different departments. They may or may not get a permanent job at the end. C B D A
Listen to Michael Kohl and Sanjay Patel describing how they got started in their careers and answer the following questions.
1. What reason does Michael give for choosing the company where he works? 1. How did Sanjay find a work placement?
Listen to Michael again and answer the questions. 1. What is Michael’s job now? 2. How many applicants did VW accept on the apprenticeship scheme? 3. Michael got a qualification/ degree in what subject?
Listen to Sanjay again and answer the questions. 1. What subject did Sanjay study? 2. When did Sanjay do his work placement at Meridian? 3. What is his job now?
1. Does Monster.com make a profit? 2. What two advantages does Monster.com offer to job-seekers? 3. Find two advantages for employers of using the Monster.com site. 4. Which two kinds of businesses are losing money because of Monster.com’s success? 5. What advice does the article give to people who want to use the site to find a job?
Would you use an online job- search site like Monster to look for a job? Why? / Why not?
When you start a new job, your new colleagues may have to explain a lot of things to you in the first few weeks. When you have more experience, you may need to give explanations to other new staff. The following phrases are useful for explaining how to do something. Which ones express important instructions and which are just suggestions? 1. Make sure that… 4. Don’t forget to… 2. It’s a good idea to… 5. It may be better/best to 3. Remember to… 6. It’s important / essential that…
Listen to Barry Hampton, a careers advisor, explaining how to prepare a CV for a UK job. Which of the following points does he advise? Tick the points that are correct, and change the points that are not correct. 1.Write more than two pages. 2. Start with details of previous job. 3. Leave out your date of birth. 4. Don’t say anything about hobbies and interests. 5. Give the contact details of two references at the end.
As you listen to the interview, answer the following: 1. What were the most important decisions Jeff Taylor made as entrepreneur and founder of Monster.com? 2. What were the four types of networkers? 3. When you have a great business idea nobody else has, what must you do? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5uFAh1mhdM 1.Calling his company “Monster”. It was a bold way to position his company. 2.2. Focusing on the job seeker, even know the employer paid for the service. 3.Their business concept was “Get a better job. Get a better life. Love your job!” 1.Swan: Looks beautiful but swims in a very small pond. Comes with a best friend and plays it too safe. Doesn’t really accomplish anything. 2.Butterfly: Flutters around and gets to know a lot of people, but doesn’t leave a lasting impression. 3.Dolphin: a smart networker – works from a group perspective. Invents new ways of entertaining themselves and others. 4.Lion: the established hierarchy executive. 3.Act on it! You must be bold, have passion and leadership, and be a little crazy.
Dilemma & Decision: Risky Ventures GROUP A: Celf Cure With Celf Cure, the body repairs itself. This company wants to introduce a new technique to treat people with common diseases such as heart disease. Doctors take cells from the sick person’s body, treat the cells in a laboratory with drugs and then put them back into the body. Research shows that this is very effective. This is an existing company that has already had success with other medical products. GROUP B: Space Travel Inc. Space Travel Inc. is a new company that has developed a spacecraft for tourists looking for adventure. The spacecraft can carry six to eight people up into space at a cost of $30,000 each. The cost of maintenance and insurance will be high. GROUP C: Fingertip Fingertip is a new technology for opening doors without a key. People put their finger to a scanner beside the door. The system recognizes fingerprints and opens the door for the right people. A group of scientists already have a design for the fingerprint scanner and they now want to set up a company to manufacture and sell it. The system costs about $300,000 to install.
1. Imagine you are a venture capitalist. Write a short memo to colleagues in your company saying that you want to invest in this venture and explain why you think it will be a success. Use the same format as the sample memo report found on my website. 2. Read the assigned article reading, The Online Job Market, and Dilemma & Decision article, For Love or Money.
1. Avoiding Eye Contact (When you don't look someone in the eyes, it can signal deception or a lack of respect)
2. Slouching (Bad posture signals to others that you lack confidence and have poor self esteem or low energy levels)
3. Looking at clock or watch while speaking to someone (will communicate disinterest or arrogance.)
4. Weak Handshake (A handshake that isn't firm will signal a lack of authority. One that is too firm could make you seem overly aggressive)
6. Invading other’s space-being closer than 1.5 ft. away. (it signals disrespect and that you don't have a clear understanding of personal boundaries)
7. Fidgeting-touching hair, biting nails (can reveal an excess of energy, which signals discomfort or anxiety)
8. Angling body away from others while talking (shows that you are uncomfortable, distrustful or disinterested in the subject)
9. Folding arms signals that you’re defensive and/or disinterested
10. Frowning communicates unhappiness and disagreement.