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Understand Job Advertisements Read the following advertisements. The ads are composed from actual advertisements in the business sections of several papers. Changes were made to mask the identity and location of the companies. Use the information that you have gained from your own experience with your JA Company to answer the following questions. 1. Which job would appeal most to you five or ten years from now? Briefly describe why the position would appeal to you. Highlight or underline the words or phrases in the ads that make you think that you would enjoy doing the job being advertised. 2. What particular skills and interests do you have that make you a good candidate for the position? MARKETING ANALYSIS TRAINEE Our company is a world leader in its industry. We have an immediate opening for a trainee in Market Analysis. As part of our continuing growth in the Canadian and world marketplaces, we require young people suited to a career in the development and execution of marketing plans for our products. You will work with an analyst who reports to the Manager. Duties include the analysis of competitive market information and the assessment of advertising, sales initiatives, and promotional programs. You must be able to thrive in an environment that is ever changing, respond to a demanding marketplace, and balance a wide and varied workload. Candidates will have some experience in marketing, preferably in consumer package goods. Your business education, which will include a degree, preferably with a marketing major, strong computer skills, drive, enthusiasm, analytical skills, and communication abilities, will provide key success factors required for someone in our team of professionals. ASSISTANT FINANCIAL OFFICER A leading manufacturer of wood products is seeking an individual capable of becoming the Chief Financial Officer and complementing its senior management team. The CFO oversees an accounting department and is responsible for providing the Board of Directors with analysis and advice on a variety of financial matters such as treasury functions, including cash management, preparing and reviewing monthly financial statements and financial reports for management use. It is anticipated that the successful applicant to assist the Chief Financial Officer will be ready to assume the duties of the CFO in 3 to 5 years. The applicant should have some prior experience and will include a relocation allowance if required. Candidates are invited to send their resume and salary expectations to: CP-SV Wrapping Up – Understand Job Advertisements V1.0 Supplementary GOLF COURSE FOR SALE Nine scenic holes within city limits. Inactive but can be restored. Current owner willing to underwrite costs of upgrade for percentage of equity. ASSISTANT PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR We are a major manufacturer of recycled products located in a major Canadian city and offer an opportunity for a young person to learn the skills of production supervision with a progressive company. In this role you will assist the manager responsible for the direct supervision of the production machinery and personnel. The manager ensures that quality products are made in a safe and effective manner. Applicants must have a background in production processes with a minimum of five years training and experience. Prior experience in supervision would be an asset. The applicant should possess a post secondary education in engineering or technology. An equivalent combination of experience and education will be considered. A competitive salary, profit sharing, and a comprehensive benefits package are offered with this position. MANAGEMENT TRAINEE Do you have a burning ambition to be the best? Our organization has a reputation as one of Canada's most prestigious and action-oriented companies. We are providing an opportunity for a young future executive who will serve for a two-year period as the assistant to our General Manager. Our General Manager is responsible for creating and delivering a long-range plan of action that will maintain our reputation as a customer-driven company. The GM is responsible for new programs, innovative marketing, creating and maintaining an esprit de corps among our employees, and recognizing and rewarding superior performance. Responsible directly to the General Manager, your challenge will be to maintain the flow of information, ideas, and instructions within the organization while the GM is building networks among our staff, customers and suppliers. If you are a high-energy person with a superior level of analytic, organizational and communications skills, please reply in confidence to: CP-SV Wrapping Up – Understand Job Advertisements V1.0 Supplementary