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What kinds of questions do businesses ask potential employees during job interviews?
“dead-end job” = a job that provides no chance for promotion or advancement
“This is a real dead-end job, so I’m thinking about quitting soon.”
“on the job” = while working
“Doug was always texting on the job, so the boss fired him.”
A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.
Man: Okay. Um, yeah. I've always been interested in teaching in a language program like this, and uh, I graduated with a degree in English and psychology eight years ago.
Man: Well, I worked full time, um, for a private language school in Tokyo for the first two years, and then I found a job at a community college.
Man: Well, um, many of my students wanted to become chefs in restaurants, or they wanted to start their own restaurants, uh, and in our area, there were many, uh, tourists tourist spots.
Man: Right, right, but then, but . . . I want to return to teaching. I've also been working as a therapist at a treatment center for teenagers struggling with depression and other mental health disorders.
Man: Um, well, first of all, uh, I understand that different students have different learning styles, and for that reason, I have used iPads, video, music, cooking, drama, role plays, and games to reach every student. [ That's good. ] And second, I have a background in academic and psychological counseling and advising [ Uh, huh ] . . . skills that are often needed, you know, in working with international students.
Think about your own major or future career? What are four qualities or qualifications that help people in your field become successful?
Use the Internet to look up three jobs that interest you. What Web sites do you find most useful to find these job offerings?