Imagine you are a careers adviser and you are talking to a group of students about getting work during their free time.
First, talk about the advantages and disadvantages of these jobs. Then decide which two jobs would be the best for students.
Here are some ideas to help you:
- Salary: Badly paid, well paid
- Role: Opportunity to practise foreign languages, develop new skills and abilities
- Type of job – skills and knowledge required: Low skilled work, technical job, strong communication skills, great interpersonal skills,
- Working Conditions: temporary contract, flexible working hours, unsociable working hours, no sick pay, great holiday allowance,
- Type of person required: Ability to work under pressure, adaptable, creative, a people person, flexible, ability to work as part of team, ability to work independently, inventive, physically fit, strong emotional intelligence
- Additional: Challenging, boring, interesting, rewarding, educational, stressful, physically demanding, monotonous, wide variety of daily tasks
If you are interested in the topic of work, jobs and employment, why not check out the Work and Jobs section of this website.
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Yes, it’s time for us all to wake up and smell the coffee; just because we all don’t fit into the ‘square box’ doesn’t make us any less intelligent, creative, productive or human. It’s time for everyone to recognise that difference is what makes life interesting, progressive and innovative. Read the full article here.
Worryingly, I had never heard about Asperger´s syndrome until the issue was tackled on Boston Legal, one of my favourite USA TV series. Indeed, if you have some spare time, I would wholeheartedly recommend watching this show because it deals with very topical and controversial issues in a very humourous way. Not to mention, the second-to-none acting and the ground-breaking script.
Although, statistically speaking, the UK has the lowest unemployment rate (5.8%) in the last 6 years, what actually does this really mean? Well, according to these researchers, absolutely nothing good! If you have enthusiasm, you can read the full article here.
According to a well-respected international business magazine, the most important abilities that employers want from their employees are transferable skills. For example, employers want people who:
- Can work in a team structure
- Can make decisions and solve problems with little supervision
- Can communicate verbally with people inside and outside an organisation
- Can plan, organise and prioritise work independently
- Can obtain and process information
- Can analyse quantitative data
- Can use computer software programmes
- Can create and/or edit written reports
- Can sell and influence others
- Can think for themselves
- Can adapt to new ideas, systems and processes
So, what do you think? Do you agree with the opinions of this magazine? And, as importantly, do you have any of the above abilities?
Experientially speaking, I can’t work in a team structure, I’m brilliant at making decisions but they aren’t always the right ones, I’m hooked on planning and organising, but I couldn’t sell an igloo to an Inuit. So, in a nutshell, it’s a good job I’m self-employed.
I want a good job?
OK, but seriously, who wants to have a bad job?! So, with this in mind, what does it mean to have a good job? Have you ever considered what makes a good job? Is it more than just the salary and the holiday allowance?
From this list of key factors, how would you rate their level of importance? You might want to consider:
- Which three aspects are the most important for you, and why?
- Whether your thoughts have changed from when you were younger?
- Whether you think they will change when you are older?
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A reporter for more than 30 years, Ramos believes that a journalist’s responsibility is to question and challenge those in power. In this compelling talk — which earned him a standing ovation midway through — Ramos explains why, in certain circumstances, he believes journalists must take sides.” (In Spanish with English subtitles)
According to the American business magazine, Forbes, the most important abilities or skills that employers want are as follows:
1. Can work in a team structure
2. Can make decisions and solve problems
3. Can communicate verbally with people inside and outside an organisation
4. Can plan, organise and prioritise work
5. Can obtain and process information
6. Can analyse quantitative data
7. Technical knowledge related to the job
8. Proficiency with computer software programmes
9. Can create and/or edit written reports
10. Can sell and influence others
So, do you have the above abilities? Do you agree?
Experientially speaking, I can’t work in a team structure, I’m brilliant at making decisions but they aren’t always the right ones, I’m hooked on planning and organising but I couldn’t sell an igloo to an Inuit. So, in a nutshell, it’s a good job I’m self-employed.
English for Employment: English is a Must-do for Graduates and Jobseekers.
Companies and local employers recruit graduates and jobseekers with a high level of English so get your foot in the door and stand out from the crowd this summer by improving your English communication skills. Whether you are:
- Preparing for an official English exam,
- Perfecting your job interview technique, or
- Improving your professional English skills for business contexts, we can help you.
Málaga City boasts about its cuisine, the climate, the lively nightlife and its cultural heritage, but at Inglés Málaga we also want Málaga City to gain an international reputation for having the most employable jobseekers that are professional, creative and ambitious.
If you’re a techno junkie, are keen on helping people and enjoy solving problems with a smile on your face then the international online company, WordPress, wants to talk to you.
They are on a recruitment campaign and are looking for new talent. If you are looking for a job, then why not take a look at their press release and if you like what they say, get applying.
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