When a person is eager to get a job he is often to fill in a resume (USA) or a Curriculum vitae (UK) or a standard printed application form. The forms can be laid out in different ways but the information required will, in most cases, be the same.

The information given by the candidate in these papers will be helpful in assessing the candidate's suitability for the post.

From the candidate's point of view, this paper is the first impression the firm will obtain of him or her and therefore it is important that the candidate completes the paper clearly and carefully.

A curriculum vitae should usually contain the following information:

Name E-mail Marital status Languages

Address Date of birth Objective Hobby

Telephone Place of birth Work experience References

Fax Nationality Education

CV's or resumes as well as application forms will require the name and address of at least two individuals who can act as referees, which means those who can provide references. The referees may be contacted and asked whether or not they consider the applicant to be suitable for the post. The candidate may name a vicar, a doctor, or an old family friend as one of referees.

Normally, the firm will ask for the names of present or former employees or supervisors for whom the candidate has worked.

III. Post- reading stage:

3. Read the following words paying attention to the sounds:

[:][w] [n]

Birth west swimming

Church work reading

Refer swim singing

Prefer quality riding

Occur qualification printing

Sir qualifying pointing

Girl trading

First going

Thirsty advertising

4. Complete the sentences as in the text:

1. When a person is eager to get a job he is often to fill in ... .

2. The forms can be laid out in different ways but....

3. The information given by the candidate can be very helpful in assessing ....

4. It is important that the candidate ....

5. CVs should contain the following information ....

6. CVs and application forms will require the name and address of at least....

7. The referees may be contacted and asked ....

8. Normally the firm will ask for the names of present....

5. Underline the modal verbs and translate the sentences into Ukrainian:

1. The applicant is to fill in a resume or an application form.

2. The forms can be laid out in various ways.

3. The CVs should contain the following information ....

4. It should give the names of two referees.

5. The referees may be contacted and asked some questions.

6. The applicant may name a doctor, a vicar,an old family friend.

7. The firm may also contact the former or present employer of the applicant.


6. Read the following CVs and answer thequestions:

1. What does a person have to fill in if he/she is eager to get a job?

2. What information should a CV contain?

3. What standard points did Susanna and Viola miss in their CVs?

4. Whom can the candidate name as referees?

5. Why do you think Susanna choose those two referees? What about Viola?

Curriculum Vitae

Name: Susanna J. Pattrick

Home address: 1 The Lane Liverpool M 16 2PT

Date of birth: 22 March 1979

Place of birth: Liverpool

Nationality: British

Marital status: Single

Education: Stonebroom Comprehensive School

West Park

Liverpool September 1990 July 1995 Qualifications: July 1995

GCSE Mathematics (B)

English (C)

Business Studies (A)

French (C)

Art and Design (D) Objective: A traineeship in trading

Work experience: Work on a market stall on Saturday

Interest & activities: Swimming, reading, horse riding

Referees: Mr. Mills Rev. G. Brown

The Headmaster Stonebroom St. Michael le Belfry

Comprehensive School Church Street

West Park Urmstow _____________________________Liverpool__________________Liverpool__________I

Curriculum Vitae

Name Viola Hathaway

Address Flat 2, Midsummer Court, Primrose Gardens,

Charchester, CH8 3UB Date of Birth 13/12/65

Education Northam Comprehensive

Appleby School of Commerce Qualifications CSE in English, Maths, Biology, French,

Appleby School of Commerce

Diploma in shorhand and typing Experience None

Interests Travel, dancing, music

Reference Mrs Angela Appleby, B. A.

Appleby School of Commerce,

High Street, Charchester, _____________________________CH2 4AY.__________________________________

7. Say what you know about Susanna J. Patrick and Viola Hathaway, judging by their CVs.

8. Look at the letter of application written by Viola Hathaway. Make up the letter of application for Susanna J. Patrick.


Flat 2, Midsummer Court,

Primrose Gardens,

Charchester CH8 3UB.


4th September 19


Fox No. 342

Charchester Evening Post



Dear Sirs,

I would like to apply for the position of shorthand- typist. I have just completed a

one-year course in commercial studies at the Appleby School of Commerce.

I enclose my curriculum vitae.

Yours faithfully,

Viola Hathaway (Miss)

Using the examples, write out your own CV and the letter of application for any job you want.

Here is some advice how to apply by letter:

1. Remember that first impressions are important.

2. Write clearly and neatly on good notepaper, underlined if possible.

3. Check for spelling mistakes. Use a dictionary if you are not sure of a word.

4. Describe yourself, your qualifications and your experience clearly.

the ability of the candidate to communicate

whether the information on the CV or application form is correct.

It also gives the candidate the chance to find out more about the company, such as the working condition, hours of work, pay and training.

III. Post-reading stage:

3. Match the English and Ukrainian equivalents:












4. Write down what steps the company takes after it obtains the resumes. The following may be of help:

1. First the company considers and compares_____________________________

2. Then it sends____________________________________________________

3. Then the company invites___________________________________________

4. At the same time it sends for_________________________________________

5. Write down the questions for the following answers:

1.___________________________? 1. Yes, this can be a very lengthy process.

2.___________________________? 2. Then they will be discounted.

3.___________________________? 3. A short list will be made then.

4.___________________________? 4. No, they will be invited for interviews.

5.___________________________? 5. Yes, some good advice is given then.

6. Answer the following questions:

1. What does the process of choosing the candidates include? Name the steps.

2. Why will some CVs and forms be discounted straight away?

3. What does the interview allow the company?



1. Pre-reading stage:

1) What questions will you be asked at the interview?

2) What questions will you ask at the interview?

3) What are the steps of getting ready for the interview?

4) What are the Do's and Don'ts for job seekers?

/. Study the following words andcombinations:

1. to put in some thoughts -

2. employer -

3. spare-time -

4. previous -

5. prospects -

6. conditions -

7. to find out -

8. to involve -

9. tidy -

10. to arrive -

11. to hold up -

12. to slouch -

13. to look bored -

14. to chew -

II. While-reading stage:

2. Read andtranslate the following text.


You've got an interview for a job-good! So now for the hard work. To do well at an interview you need to put in some thoughts first. The employer wants to know if you are the person he wants, so you'll be asked about yourself. Think about it now.

What do I do well? School subjects?

What are my good points? Previous work?

Why would I like this job? Saturday job?

Spare- time interests? What do I like doing and why?

What is my family like? What do I not like doing and why? You will want to ask questions too.

The job itself? Conditions?

Training? Can I see where I would be working?


Further education? Salary? Write your questions down and take

them with you.

Before the interview

1. Find out what you can about the firm.

2. Find out the interview's name and telephone number.

3. Find out where the interview is.

4. Find out how long it will take to get there.

5. Make sure you know what the job involves.

6. Dress to look clean and tidy.

At the interview

1.Do arrive early. Phone if you're held up.

2. Do try to smile.

3. Do show interest in the job and ask questions.

4. Do be polite.

5. Don't panic, even if faced by more than one person.

6. Don't slouch around and look bored.

7. Don't smoke or chew.

8. Don't give one-word answers or say you don't care what you do.

III. Post-reading stage:

3. Answer the questions:

1. What do you do well?

2. What are your good/bad features of character?

3. What are your spare- time interests?

4. What is your family like?

5. Will you agree to work on Saturdays/Sundays?

6. What do you like doing and why?

7. What do you not like doing and why?

4. Look through the application for employment, read the dialogue and say what additional information you can get. Will Florence Brook get the job?

Application for Employment







Surname Brook Education and examinations London High school English and Maths
First names Florence Clare Previous employment  
Address 140 Warwick Road Kensington, London W14
Date of birth 16/04/79 Leisure interests Jogging, cycling  
Married/single single
Position for which you are applying Shop assistant
Medical history Give details of any permanent disability, major illnesses, operations, or other health problems which might affect your work. No. Applicant's signature Date Brook 18. 03.97


- Good morning, Miss Brook. I'm Pat Ferrars, the manager of this shop.

- Hello, how do you do?

- Please, sit down. Now, you're interested in your job of a shop assistant. Have you ever worked as a shop assistant?

- Well, so. I've never actually worked as a shop assistant but I helped in a shop,, during my school holiday.

- Good, fine. Let's have a look at these details you gave us. Your surname's Brook. And your name...

- Florence Clare.

- Your address?

- 140 Warwick Road, Kensington, London W14.

- Your date of birth is the 16th of April...

- 1979, yes.

- Are you married?

- No, I'm not.

- Well, what school did you go to?

- London high school.

- I see. What exams have you passed?

- English and Maths.

- Can you speak any foreign languages?

- Yes, French and German.

- What is your present job?

- I work as a receptionist in a small hotel.

- How long have you been working there?

- For six months. You see, I left school last year.

- Why do you want this job?

- Well, I like working with people and I think I can be useful to them.

- I see, what is your hobby?

- I like jogging and cycling.

- And what about your health? Do you smoke?

- No, I don't smoke. I've got no major illnesses and I have no operations.

- Good. Right well thank you very much, Miss Brook. If we want to see you again, we'll let you know. We'll be in touch with you anyway, one way or other. Thanks for coming to see us.

- Thank you.

- Goodbye.

IV. Practice Drills:

1. Role-play "Having a job interview"

Characters: 1- boss; 2 - candidate A; 3 - candidate B; 4 - candidate C; 5 - candidate D

Candidate A:

You are 18 years old

You speak English well but almost no French

You are not married

You are a student at the university

You have never had a job before

You live 1 hour from where the job is being offered

You do not know how to use a computer Candidate B:

You are 25 years old

You can speak some English and are fluent in French

You are married and have a child

You used to be a biology teacher

You live near where the job is being offered

You do not know how to use a computer Candidate C:

You speak fluent English, French and German

You are 42 years old

You have worked with many foreign companies

You need a high salary because you live in an expensive part of the city

You know how to use a computer very well

You are divorced and have 2 children Candidate D:

You are 30 years old

You speak English fairly well and good French

You are not married

You have worked in many different jobs

You live 1.5 hours away from the job

You know a little about computers

Want Ad

Secretary needed

Must speak English well and some French

Work half days and Sundays

________________Knowledge of computers helpful________________

Sample job interview:

1. What is your name?

2. Where are you from?

3. How old are you?

4. What is your educational background?

5. What foreign languages do you know?

6. Can you use a computer? Can you type fast?

7. Are you married?

8. Do you have children?

9. Do you live far from our office?

10. Do you agree to work on Sundays?

11. Do you have any experience in this kind of job?

12. Why do you think you'd be good for this job?

13. Do you have any special skills?

14. Do you like being around people?

15. Do you have any questions to ask me?

Thank you very much for coming today. We'll be in touch


12. Do "Job Market Research", using the questions: 1. How many hours do you work per day/week? 2. What days of the week do you work? 3. How did you get interested in this field of work? 4. Is your company hiring now or will they be in the future?

5. What skills/abilities are needed for this job?

6. What kinds of jobs do you have in your company?

7. How much do you get paid? What is your salary?

8. What kinds of responsibilities do you have in your job?

9. Do you work with people, computer, etc.?

10. What is the turnover rate in your company?

11. What do you like/dislike about your job?

12. What are the advantages/disadvantages of your job?

13. How many applicants do you get every day, per week, per month, or per year?

14. How many people do you hire each day, week, month or year? What is the percentage of people do you hire from all applicants?

15. Is your field expanding? Is the job market growing in your field?





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