I wanna learn some oral English about applying for a job...Please
May 29, 2010 3:17 AM
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Peachey is right, NEVER use "wanna". . Peachey's comments are also good. I'd add just a little on the second paragraph about "blunt" & "rude". Each employer has their own culture. For some places, employment is a negotiation, you offer services & they offer compensation. Others are different. Some say the place you work should match what you want. The point? Sometimes, you need to tell them what you plan to do. Similar to "I'm looking forward to..." From your point of view what do you want to achieve? "For myself, I'm looking forward to the challenge of .... " personal growth ambition... "I think I can contribute to this company...." In some places people ask things like, "Where do you want to be in 5 years?". Have some ideas ready. "In 5 years time, I'd like to be contributing ...." how?
May 29, 2010
First thing is, never use "wanna"! ;-) Clear English is best, and polite. Use "good morning/day/afternoon/etc" instead of "hello" for greeting. Using "please" and "thankyou" is always appreciated. Speaking too bluntly sounds rude. "I want a job" sounds pushy. "I would like to work for your company" (or just "I would like a job") is more polite: it makes your intention clear, but doesn't sound like you're trying to push the employer around. Without being too complex, here's a few example phrases that may be useful. "I'm calling about... / I'm calling regarding..." "May I please speak to.." "I'm interested in..." "I would like to..." "My experience/employment history/background includes..." "Could you tell me more about..." "I'd appreciate it if..." "Looking forward to..." Good luck!
May 29, 2010
Hi Coral, this site will help you write a job application
May 29, 2010
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