- Do you have a job right now?
- What is an ideal company for you?
- hire /hahyuhr/
- qualified /KWOL-uh-fahyd/
- previous /PREE-vee-uhs/
- employer /em-PLOI-er/
- candidate /KAN-di-deyt/
[verb] – to employ someone or pay someone to do a particular job
I was hired by the company that I applied to yesterday.
[adjective] – having finished a training course, or having particular skills, etc.
Tom is now a qualified engineer.
[adjective] – happening or existing before something or someone else
No previous experience is necessary for the position because training will be given to you.
[noun] – a person or organization that employs people
His employer has increased his salary.
[noun] – a person who is competing to get a job or elected position
The candidate was a well-known travel writer.
Emily believed that the best plan for getting her dream job was to apply for an entry-level administrative position and work her way up. She was qualified for the position because it was available at a major London entertainment company, and she had five years of previous experience working for other global organizations. The hiring staff of the organization contacted Emily within days. The employer considered her to be a top applicant with an excellent CV. However, they told her during the interview that she was overqualified and would quickly grow bored in the position.
On the surface, choosing a candidate who meets the requirements for the job better would seem to be a success for the business. In reality, though, things hardly ever work out that way. Employers frequently reject individuals because they have too many skills and experience, even in markets where expertise is hard to come by.
True or False:
- Companies would prefer to hire applicants with the most work experience.
- Emily believed that the best plan for getting her dream job was to apply for an entry-level administrative position.
- Emily had nine years of previous experience working for other global organizations.
- The employer considered Emily to be a top applicant.
- Employers frequently reject individuals because they have too many skills and work experience.
Fill in the blanks:
- There is a __________ waiting in the interview room.
- His __________ transferred him to another office.
- The company is __________ an accountant.
- No _________ experience is needed for this job.
- Do you think that you are ___________ for this job?