goals: students here will discover many key words that are related to their field, with many activities that help them to memorize these terminologies.
Recruitment and election
The process of finding people for
particular jobs is recruitment or,
espicially in American english ,hiring .
Somone who has been recruited is a recruit or, in American English, a hire. The company employs or hires them; they join the company . A
company may recruit employers directly or use outside recruiters , recruitment agencies or employment agencies . Outside specialist called headhunters may be called
on to headhunt people
for very important jobs ,persuading them to leave the organization they already
work for. This process is called headhunting .
b- Applying for a job
Fred is a van driver , but he was fed up
with long trips .He looked in the situation vacant pages of his local newspapers, where a
local supermarkets was advertising for van driver for a new delivery service.
He applied for the
job by completing an application
form and sending it in.
Harry is a building engineer. He saw a job
in the appointments pages
of one the national papers. He made an application sending in his CV and a covering letter explaining
why he wanted the job and why he was the right person for it .
c- Selection procedures
Dagmar Shmidit is the head of recruitment at a German telecommunications
company. She talks about the selection
process, the methods that the company uses to recruit people:
We adverise in national newspapers. We look
at the background of
applicant: their experience of different jobs and their educational qualifications. We do not ask
for letters of application as people usually apply by email; handwriting analyses belongs to the 19th century.
We invite the most interesting candidates to a group discussion. Then we have
individual interviews with
each candidate. We also ask the candidates to do written psychometric tests to assess their
intelligence and personality.
After this, we shortlist three or four candidates. We check their references by writing to
previous employers or teachers that the candidates have named in their
applications. If the references are OK, we ask the candidates to come back for
more interviews. Finally, we offer the
job to someone, and if they turn it down we have to think again. If they accept it , we hire them. We only appoint someone if we
find the right person.
Activities with answers
1- Complete the crossword. Use
appropriate forms of words from A,B and C opposite:
a- I hope she accepts because if she turns down the job , we will
have to start looking again.
b- That last applicant was very
strong, but I understand he had two other offers already.
c- They have finally hired a new receptionist.
d- Computer programmers wanted only
those with UNIX experience should apply
e- I phoned to check on my
application, but they said they’d already recruited someone.
f- This job is so important, I think
we need to headhunt someone.
g- The selection process has lasted
three months, but we are going to appoint someone next week.
2- Replace theunderlined phrases with
correct forms of words and expressions from A,B and C opposite.
Fred had alredy refuse two jobs offers when he went for a discussion to see if he wa
suitable for the job. They looked at his driving licence and contacted previous employers Fred had
mentioned in his application. A few days later, the supermarket asked him if he would like the job and
fred said yes.
Harry did not hear anything for six weeks,
so he phoned the company. They told him that they had received a lot of request for the job .
after looking at the life
stories of the people
asking the job and looking at what exams they had passed during their education, the company had chosen six people
to interview, done tests on their personality and intelligence and they then
given someone the job.
a- Turned down
b- An interview
c- His referees
d- Offred him the job
i- Their qualifications