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Learn English: Selling Yourself

In the last lesson, Elena, the HR Manager at OMB Group, was discussing candidates for a job with the company CEO. They finally decided to hire Peter Schmid.

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Sally, Elena’s assistant, is calling Peter to offer him the job with OMB Group.

Peter: Hello, Peter speaking.

Sally: Hello, Peter. This is Sally Green from OMB Group. I am really happy to tell you that after careful consideration we would like to offer you the marketing position.

Peter: Thank you very much. That’s excellentnews.

Sally: As we discussed at the interview, we can offer you a starting salary of EUR 1,000 monthly.

Peter: That’s great. Can I take some time to consider the offer? Is it ok to contact you this afternoon with my decision?

Sally: Sure, no problem. And in the meantime if you have any questions, feel free to call me.

Peter: Ok, thank you for calling and thank you again for your time.

Sally: You’re welcome. Goodbye.

Peter: Goodbye.

Functional Language

Expressing Feelings and Reactions

After adjectives expressing emotion and reaction, you can use a ‘clause’.

We were pleased that we received the invitation.

They were sad when they heard about her illness.

You can also use an infinitive.

We were pleased to receive the invitation.

They were sad to hear about her illness.

Study other examples:

I was surprised to...

It is nice to...

You are welcome to...

They are certain to...

I’m eager to...

She’s ready to...

We were prepared to...

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An infinitive can be used after adjective + noun to make a comment or judgment.

It was a stupid thing to do.

It was an astonishing way to behave.

You can express your reactions by using exclamations.

What a surprise! How nice of you! Great!

You’re joking! Nonsense!

Practice

1. What would be your reaction to these situations?

1. She spent half of her salary on clothes.

2. She won 1 million dollars.

3. Men are better managers than women.

4. He was going to be a pilot but he ended up as a doctor.

The World of Work

Dressing for an Interview

  • When you dress for the job interview, conservative is best.
  • Do not wear jeans, sweat suits, sneakers or flip flops.
  • Remove body piercing and cover tatoos, if possible.
  • Choose a matching skirt or pantsuit or a button-down shirt and a pair of slacks and wear dress shoes that are polished and neat.

Words That Work

Learn these words.

Lesson Vocabulary

sneakers - tenisky

sweat suit - tepláková súprava

outfit - oblečenie

pantsuit - nohavicový kostým

slacks - nohavice

polished - vyleštený

moderate - striedmy

attire - odev, oblečenie

Practice

3. Women’s Interview Attire. Match these words.


solid, conservative moderate, limited, professional, manicured

hairstyle, nails, jewelry, color, shoes, suit


Write It Right

Offer Letter

If a candidate is chosen for the job, they will receive an offer letter. It sometimes, but not always, confirms details of the said position and the start date. It may also include salary and bonus information. Study the sample offer letter and fill the gaps with the correct form of the word in brackets.

Elena Šebestová

Human Resource Manager

OMB Group s.r.o.

Mlynská 21

851 00 Bratislava 2

Slovakia

September 15, 2011

Peter Schmid

Slávičia 25

945 67 Bratislava

Slovakia

Dear Mr. Schmid,

4. First, let me congratulate you for being ............... (selection) for the marketing position at OMB Group. You will join the company on October 1, 2011, at our Bratislava Office. You will be on probation for three months, then you will become our permanent ............... (employ).

Your ............... (compensate) package will be EUR 1,000 monthly. You will receive your paycheck on the 10th working day of the month. There will be a ............... (perform) review after every six months and a salary ............... (revise) once a year. Your work schedule will be 40 hours per week.

Please return a signed photocopy of this letter, stating ............... (accept) of the terms and conditions no later than September 25, 2011. We look forward to working with you and believe the experience will be mutually ............... (benefit) for both parties.

Best regards

Elena Šebestová

Human Resource Manager

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Grammar Rules!

Past Tenses: Negatives and Questions

Practice

5. Make the sentences negative. Use the Past Simple or Past Continuous tense and the following words:


dismiss / forget / promote / work / pay / apply


1. Sally ................ for the position as Call Centre Assistant.

2. The company ................ for Tim’s journey to the interview.

3. I ................. to send my CV with the letter of application.

4. I ........................ on the project when you arrived.

5. I .....................; I resigned.

6. He was unhappy because he .....................

Complete the questions. Use the Past Simple or Past Continuous tense and the following expressions:

have to / appear / send / convenient / deal / like

a. What date ........................... for him?

b. What aspects of your job ...........you ................. best?

c. ................... Elle ............... to have the right qualification?

d. Why ................ you ................. with the situation in that way?

e. .................... they ................. emails when you arrived at work?

f. ................... you ....................... complete an application form?

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Key

1. 1. You’re joking!

2. Great!

3. Nonsense!

4.What a surprise!

3. solid color

conservative suit

moderate shoes

limited jewelry

professional hairstyle

manicured nails

4. selected, employee, compensation, performance, revision, acceptance, beneficial

5. 1. didn’t apply

2. didn’t pay

3. didn’t forget

4 wasn’t working

5. I wasn’t dismissed

6. wasn’t promoted

a. was convenient

b. did...like

c. Did...appear

d. did...deal

e. Were...sending

f. Did...have to

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