Fit the words from the box into the text. Read the whole of
the text first, as the general context and meaning will help
you to guess the right word. It is also useful to consider
what part of speech (noun, verb, adj. etc), the missing word
information way precisely
experience effective instructions
characteristics employee range
completed job application gives the employer two kinds of
1. ___________ about you. First, it answers questions about
your education and work experience. Second, it provides information
about your ability to follow 2. ___________, work neatly,
spell correctly, and provide accurate and complete data. This
is provided by the 3. _________ that you fill in the application
not only a statement about your personal, educational, and
4. work ____________ but also about some of your other very
important 5. ____________ as a person and as a 6. __________
employee. It is very important that you take the time to make
every job application a very positive statement about you
as a person and as a future 7. __________. Take care with
your preparation and while you are filling in the application,
make sure that you follow any instructions 8.___________.
Be neat. Give positive information to show your 9. ________
of interests and include any unpaid volunteer work in the
'work experience' section. The job application represents
who you are.
an employer will ask you to send a CV or résumé.
This is an individualized, written summary of your personal
experience and educational qualifications. It is a fact sheet
that tells a prospective employer why you are a desirable
prospective employee, rather like a written sales presentation.
An 10. ___________ CV creates a favourable impression of you
while presenting your abilities and experience.
Look at Letter 1, this is a sample cover letter written in
response to a newspaper advertisement. The three paragraphs
have been mixed up. Put them in the correct order.
2 is enquiring about job possibilities, but is not written
in response to an advertisement.
sentences in the correct order and then group them into three
are some useful key phrases to use in your own job application
*I am writing in response to your advertisement for.…
*As you can see from my enclosed CV, my experience and qualifications
match this position's requirements.
* During ...., I improved (furthered, extended, etc.) my knowledge
* I look forward to an opportunity to speak with you in person
(or to speak to you personally).
*I have enclosed a copy of my CV for your information.
*I believe I possess the right combination of skills…...
*My current position as ..…. has provided the opportunity
*I look forward to your reply.
* Should you require any further information please do not
hesitate to contact me.
you post the application letter, make sure that it is perfect
*It is not too long.
*There are no grammar or spelling errors.
*You have answered the job requirements.
*It is well organised and easy to read.
notes about appropriacy:
Remember, if you are dealing with an international organisation
they will expect to select employees because of their skills,
qualifications and experience. It is not appropriate to beg
favours or offer prayers. It gives a bad impression in the
21st century international world of business.
and American English:
The British use the word "CV" (from the Latin curriculum
vitae), but Americans use "résumé"
(from the French). The British would end their letters with
"Yours sincerely", but Americans prefer "Sincerely
Yours". Neither is "right" or "wrong"
but you should use whatever is most appropriate for the person
or organisation that you are writing to.
Good English Learners' Dictionaries contain sections on letter
Use an Internet search engine, type in "job applications"
or "applying for a job". There is lots of material
available to help you "get it right".
information 2 instructions 3 way 4 experience 5 characteristics
6. prospective 7. employee 8 precisely 9 range 10 effective
I am writing to you in response to your advertisement for
a Legal Assistant specializing in Maritime Law, which appeared
in the Daily Star on Sunday, August 30. As you can see from
my enclosed CV, my experience and qualifications match this
position's requirements. I would especially like to point
out that I graduated with honours from Hull University and
was hired directly upon graduation due to my expertise in
port authority regulations.
the four years that I worked for Waterman & Co, I furthered
deepened my knowledge of the fast changing international maritime
laws. My employer also thought highly enough of my abilities
to promote me to head legal researcher after my first year
hope to have the opportunity to personally discuss the position
with you. I look forward to your reply.
I am writing to express my interest in working in the marketing
department of your organisation.
enclosed a copy of my CV for your information. I am familiar
with the requirements for success in the sales profession
and believe I possess the right combination of marketing and
with honours in Marketing and Business Administration from
George City University. My current position as a coordinator
of area sales teams with Yummy Chocolates has provided me
with the opportunity to work in a high-pressure team environment
working closely with my colleagues in order to meet sales
you for your time and consideration. I would welcome the opportunity
to personally discuss my potential contributions to your company
with you. If you require any further information, you can
contact me on (360) 352-0259 after 4.00 p.m. I look forward
to your reply.
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