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You’re looking for a new job.

Find a job and complete your first assignment.

IN THIS LESSON, YOU WILL

1. Read a job ad.
2. Have an interview.
3. Explain and adjust your new boss’ schedule.

PRACTICE

STEP A EXERCISE

Are the underlined parts grammatically correct? If not, correct them.

  1. He’s been working at the bank since 10 years.
  2. Applicants must have 5 years’ experience in accounting.
  3. I’ll travel to South Korea for a client meeting. I booked my flight last week.
  4. He’s not professional as my previous assistant.

STEP B EXERCISE

Choose the correct words in the parentheses.

I’m Sheena. I’ve managed the IT Department of our Mumbai office (for / since) four years. I mainly check the quality of the apps we create. I’ve been doing that (for / since) last year. My company recently opened a new office in Indonesia. The staff there aren’t as experienced (than / as) the staff at my office, so my boss asked me to transfer there for a year or two. My work visa is ready and my airplane tickets are bought. (I’m going to / I’ll) move to Indonesia next month. I can’t wait!

MISSION

Challenge 1

You need a new job.


Read the job ad.

Remember?

  • must (not)
  • for

Administrative Assistant

Herondale Manufacturing is in need of 1 full-time administrative assistant.

 

The administrative assistant is mainly in charge of the operations manager’s schedule. He/She must be flexible as tasks may vary from time to time.

 

Requirements:

  • Must have at least two years’ experience in administrative work
  • Must have good time-management skills
  • Must be an excellent problem solver
  • Must be willing to travel (locally and abroad)

 

Click here to apply.

COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS

  1. What position is the job ad for?
    • operations manager
    • administrative assistant
  2. What is the main responsibility of the job?
    • to manage the manufacturing staff
    • to help set the operations manager’s schedule
  3. Which is NOT a requirement to apply for the job?
    • must be willing to travel overseas
    • must have excellent interpersonal skills

Challenge 2

You applied for the administrative assistant job and were invited for an interview.


Answer the HR person’s questions.

Remember?

  • for
  • since
  • (not) as (adjective) as

Challenge 3

You got the job at Herondale Manufacturing! Now, you’ve been working at the office for a few days. Your first assignment was to plan your boss’ schedule.
Today is Monday. Talk with your boss about his/her schedule for this week.

Manager’s Schedule

MON

  • 12:00-2:00 p.m.
    have lunch with clients

TUE

  • 2:00-3:00 p.m.
    meet with Jake Gray (Vice President)
  • 7:00-9:00 p.m.
    have dinner with clients

WED

  • 8:00-10:00 a.m.
    hold new employee workshop
  • 9:00-10:00 a.m.
    meet with Tessa Miller (HR)

THU

  • 10:30-11:30 a.m.
    have weekly meeting with assistant
  • 4:00-6:00 p.m.
    work on presentation

FRI

  • 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
    do presentation
  • 7:00-11:00 p.m.
    fly to London

Remember?

  • will
  • be going to

FEEDBACK

Find a job and complete your first assignment.

MISSION ACHIEVEMENT

  • 4
    Very Good

    Could complete the task with ease

  • 3
    Good

    Could complete the task with some clarifications

  • 2
    Fair

    Could complete the task with additional instructions

  • 1
    Poor

    Could somehow complete the task with difficulty

PERSONALIZED FEEDBACK

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