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Which factor is most crucial when looking for a new job? Rank the following points in terms of importance and then discuss your reasons:
“bone up on” = study hard before a test
“I suggest you bone up on your typing skills before going to the job interview.”
“work your fingers to the bone” = work extremely hard
“My father worked his fingers to the bone to provide for our family and send me to college.”
A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.
Josh: Actually, I want to work for a Web hosting company. Kelly: What would you do there? Josh: Well, in a nut shell, Web hosting companies provide space for people to store and run their Websites.
Josh: Well, most people l know start out with a very reasonable salary; you can earn pay increases depending on your performance.
Josh: Oh, the benefits are pretty good. They provide health insurance, two weeks (of) paid vacation a year, and opportunities for advancement.
Josh: Uhh. That's hard to tell. I mean, the Internet is booming, and these kinds of companies are sprouting up everywhere, which is a good thing, but just like the dot-com era, you never know how long things will last.
Kelly: You know, you did drop out of college. (He completed high school and took some college classes, but he doesn't have a degree.)
What are ten common questions asked during a job interview in your field? How would you personally respond? What suggestions and advice can you come up with to answer such questions? What questions would you ask the interviewer to show you are informed about the company and you are serious about the position?
Use the Internet to find two services where you can post your resume in order to find a job. What kinds of options do these services provide? Is there a cost associated with posting your resume?