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Jobs and Job Responsibilities. Jak se hledá práce v angličtině?

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I toto pondělí vám server Lidovky.cz ve spolupráci s jazykovou agenturou Skřivánek přináší pravidelnou lekci kurzu byznys angličtiny. Dnes budeme hledat práci. Správné odpovědi k jednotlivým cvičením a test naleznete na konci lekce.

Choosing the best and most suitable job requires good knowledge of oneself. You will not be able to identify the most suitable job unless you know yourself really well. List your personal qualities and things you could improve. Particularise your requirements for your future career and specify the responsibilities and job requirements you would be able to fulfil.

The second step will be to explore the market. Have a look at what is being offered, what opportunities you could seek. In the market, there are wide ranges of various offers you could potentially analyze and even though the job title might look quite fancy, it could be rather simple and monotonous and not exactly what you might expect.

Try to fill in the missing words in phrases connected to work:

1. to  a_ _ _ _  for a job
2. to be  _ff_ _ _ _  a position
3. to be  d_ _ _ _ ss_ _  from a job
4. to be  _h_ _t-l_ _ _ _d  for a job
5. to be  u_ _ _ _ _o_ _d 
6. to be made  _ _ _ u_ _a_ _ 
7. to  r_ _ _ _e  from business
8. to be  h_r_ _  by a company
9. to  _es_ g _  from a job

Read the text and fill in the verbs from the box below in an appropriate form:

climb                identify             deal         gain          make           pursue              take

If you would like to 1.________ a career in a particular field and get a high position, it is not really advisable to hurry. All the experience you 2._________ while 3._________ the career ladder will become beneficial when becoming a boss.

The more you know the jobs and responsibilities of your employees, the more useful you can be for them when 4._________ with difficulties and obstacles. The best boss is the one who can show the employees how to do a particular thing instead of just telling them.

If you are in pursue of your career for too long and you think that it would be appropriate now to 5._________ a move, try 6._________ the obstacles that have caused or are causing these delays and hold-ups. If you identify and analyze particular hitches, the more concrete steps you can 7._________ to overcome them and continue climbing.

When you finally reach the position you starved for, grab it and do not let it go. It is finally the time to become really passionate about the job and enjoy the career. If this is the dream job you wanted, stop for a few seconds in between hard work and meetings and think about how lucky you are that you made your professional dreams come true.

As you finished reading through the article, match the words with their definitions:

1. suitablea) of superior grade, fine
2. to particulariseb) to take hurriedly
3. an opportunityc) an amount, an extent
4. to seekd) to follow in an effort to capture
5. a rangee) to have a great desire for
6. fancyf) to be specific about
7. an obstacleg) to request, to look for
8. to starveh) appropriate, fit
9. a pursuei) something which prevents progress
10. to grabj) a chance

Look at the qualities of a good boss and match the verbs with the rest of the sentence:

1. Take 
a) a good listener and try to devote your time to your employees´ suggestions.
2. Make
b) good working relationships among your employees.
3. Be
c) to strict deadlines and try not to set unrealistic deadlines for your staff.
4. Work
d) a commitment to your work and keep your word.
5. Build   e) the initiative and motivate your employees.

TEST your knowledge HERE


Fill in the missing words:
1. to apply for a job; 2. to be offered a position; 3. to be dismissed from a job; 4. to be short-listed for a job; 5. to be unemployed; 6. to be made redundant; 7. to retire from business; 8. to be hired by a company; 9. to resign from a job

Fill in the verbs in an appropriate form:
1. pursue; 2. gain; 3. climbing; 4. dealing; 5. make; 6. to identify; 7. take

Match the words with their definitions:
1h, 2f, 3j, 4g, 5c, 6a, 7i, 8e, 9d, 10b

Match the verbs with the rest of the sentence:
1e, 2d, 3a, 4c, 5b

Jazyková agentura Skřivánek

Skřivánek je největší jazykovou agenturou ve střední a východní Evropě. Na trhu jazykových služeb působí již od roku 1994. Kanceláře a učebny agentury Skřivánek najdete v 20 městech ČR a v dalších 14 zemích světa.

Jako jedna z největších překladatelských agentur v Evropě se Skřivánek stal uznávaným specialistou na evropské a asijské jazyky. Zaměstnává více než 400 kvalifikovaných jazykových odborníků a nabízí odborné překlady do všech jazyků.

Kromě různých typů kurzů pro veřejnost zajišťuje Skřivánek i výuku na klíč pro firmy a jednotlivce, jazykové audity, pobytové a zahraniční kurzy nebo přípravu na jazykové zkoušky pro děti i dospělé.

Více informací najdete na www.skrivanek.cz.

ve spolupráci s jazykovou agenturou Skřivánek, Lidovky.cz

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