Bilingualer Fachunterricht an berufsbildenden Schulen Berufsfeld: Wirtschaft und Verwaltung Berufe: alle T he Application. ACTION PROGRAMME OF THE EUROPEAN UNION LEONARDO DA VINCI –PROJECT PROJECT No.: 2002 LA 112 628 BILVOC
Bilingualer Fachunterricht an berufsbildenden SchulenBerufsfeld: Wirtschaft und VerwaltungBerufe: alle The Application
ACTION PROGRAMME OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
LEONARDO DA VINCI –PROJECT
PROJECT No.: 2002 LA 112 628 BILVOC
LANGUAGE COMPETENCE THROUGH BILINGUAL TEACHING AT VOCATIONAL COLLEGES
Date of production:
Level of Language Skills:
Threshold/ Vantage (B1/B2)
Students should know all the parts of an application. They should be able to write their own application and therefore they have to know the basic criteria for an application form and the necessary contents.
Students doing an apprenticeship at vocational schools
Knowledge of general business vocabulary
Students of the class SFA01 as well as Ms Hilpert, Mrs Bilsing and Mr Pfeifer
How to Write it
Preparation for the Job Interview
I want to work abroad!
What is the first step I should take?
Before you start searching for a new job abroad, consider an international assignment with the company you work for now, if that is possible. If there are no opportunities within your company, your first step might be to find a new job with an international firm in your home country. Make clear that you are interested in a position abroad. However, you should stay within your own field of work.
Show the new company what skills you have!!!
Golden Rules For a Curriculum Vitae
Write your CV with the help of a word processor. It makes a better impression.
You should not change your CV for each job you apply for.
Never use more than two sides of A4 paper. Selectors do not have the time to look through several pages and your application could finally land in the garbage bin.
Always use good quality paper - preferably white.
Use good spacing between sections.
Employers are used to clearly laid out paragraphs.
Curriculum Vitae - structure
Stefanie Jordan, 4 Arthur Rd, Trentham TR4 RH1, Tel. +44-3452-344378
C U R R I C U L U M V I T A E
Name: Stefanie Jordan
Date of Birth:14 January 1979
Place of Birth:London
Home Address:4 Arthur Rd
Trentham TR 4 RH 1
Education and Qualifications:
2001 – summer 2003BTEC course Trentham Technical College
1999 – 2001Work as a cashier at Tesco Trentham
1996 – 1999Apprenticeship as an office clerk at Energy
Systems, Ltd, Trentham
1990 – 1996Secondary school in Trentham
1986 – 1990Primary school in Trentham
Positions of Responsibility and Extra Curricular Activities:
School: Member of school choir, member of school soccer team
Vacation Work Experience:
Summer 1996 Six weeks selling experience for Tupperware
Languages: English – mother tongue
Spanish, German – good knowledge
French – satisfactory knowledge
Reading, theatre and jazz dance, travelling
Mr. J. Jones (Personnel Manager)
Mr. J. Watson (Managing Director)
Energy Systems Trentham
10 Ingmire Rd
33 East Street
Trentham TR4 RH1
Trentham TR3 PF3
19 December 2003
Internship (practical training)
Internships are very important, if you have to decide about your future job.
They can help you to get an overview of the different areas of responsibility. After you have done an internship, it´s easier for you to make up your mind and decide if the job is right for you.
Sometimes it´s possible to get a job afterwards in the same company. While you do an internship you should give your best in order to do your tasks satisfactorily. Furthermore, your should try to be very involved and motivated.
Often it´s positive for your career, if you can certify that you have done internships.
If you need help to find an internship have a look at the following
Talking your way into a job
Practice makes perfect: Think about likely questions (see below) and prepare answers to them. Practice with a friend and record your answers so that you can hear how you sound. Would you give yourself the job?
Back to the basics: Your interviewer will immediately start forming an impression of you. So learn to introduce yourself clearly and confidently. The best way is simply to say your name: "Good morning. Birgit Michl" Refer to your interviewer with their title and last name - "Nice to meet you, Dr. Roberts" - unless they invite you to use their first name.
Small is big: Take the opportunity to warm up before
the interview by making small talk in English with the
receptionist. Small talk at the start of an interview - for
example, on whether you found the office easily - also allows
you to relax, and to show that you understand English
and can use the language confidently.
Powerful past: To describe your achievements to date, use the simple past of "power verbs":"I created a new system for ..."; "I increased sales by ten per cent"; "I launched our new product range". The present perfect ("I have ...") is used when there is a clear link to the present: "Over the past three years, I have modernised ... ."
Future plans: Talk about what you could bring to the job by using phrases such as
"I'm sure I would be able to ..."; "I believe I could ...";
"I look forward to ...(+ "-ing"); "I would ...". Remember that to get
the job you must solve the interviewer's problem. Therefore,
tell them what you can do for their company, not how happy
they would make you by offering you the position.
Question time: Interviews are a two-way process. You
need to be able to ask some intelligent questions.
So, practice forms such as: "How do you produce your ...?";
"What are your plans for ...?"; "When will you be making a decision?".
Who's perfect? Your interviewer wants to see if you can communicate effectively in English. Don't worry too much about mistakes: they can even be charming. Just smile.
All's well that ends well: The last impression is almost as important as the first one. Be polite and show enthusiasm: "It was very nice to meet you, and I am excited by the prospect of working for you. I look forward to hearing from you."
Practice, practice, practice:Before going to a job interview in English, practice your answers to questions such as:
1) Did you find your way to the office easily? 2) Why do you feel you would be suitable for this job? 3) What exactly are your responsibilities in your
current job? 4) What has been your biggest success? 5) What is your greatest strength/weakness? 6) What are your career goals?
- What does the company make/do?
- Who are their customers and where are they?
- How big/small is the company? Use advertising material, web sites,
ask the company for publicly available information on its operations.
3) Construct the 'List of Criteria' (Try to find out what the prospective boss wants)
26 Silverside PlaceCOMMODORE SA 6210
Telephone: (+44) 346074 26237
14th May 2003
427 Apple RoadMCINTOSH SA 6207
I wish to apply for the position of a keyboard operator, job reference number 30060905 that you advertised in ‘The Border Mail’ on Saturday, May 13th 2004. (This is an example of an introduction.)
MAIN PART OF THE LETTER OF APPLICATION:This is where you "SELL" your skills. This may take a couple of paragraphs to complete. YOU WILL NEED TO REFER TO YOUR "CRITERIA LIST" .
I have enclosed my resume, including qualifications and references, to give you additional information about myself. I would appreciate an interview to outline my skills for this vacant position. If you wish to contact me, please call me at +44 (02) 6074 6237 or write to me at the address mentioned above. (This is an example of an ending.)
sich um etw. bewerben
den Hochschulabschluss machen
sonstige Kenntnisse und Fähigkeiten
Ausbildung, Studium, Weiterbildung
chamber of commerce
apply for sth.
A Job Quiz