How to Write an English Resume

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					Unit 2 Recruitment

   Business English
Key vocabulary: Discussion

Do you know how to find a job?
Differences between British English
and American English
   British English      American English
   申请信 /求职信
   covering letter         cover letter
    CV                     resume
   recruitment agency      search firm
     Skills Focus: Listening
   Hi, it’s Fiona here. I just wanted to tell you that I saw
   this great job ad in the newspaper the other day.
  You never told me that you were thinking of getting a
   new job!
   Well, I wasn’t until I saw this one. It’s exactly what
    I ’ve always wanted to do.
  Go on then. Tell me about it.
    Skills Focus: Listening
  Well, it’s for a Californian company called Patagonia.
   I’m sure you’ve heard of them before.
   Oh yeah, they’re the people who make outdoor clothing,
   Exactly. Anyway they’re looking for what they call a
   public affairs associate(助理/副手). It’s basically a
   public relations position.
   Do they say what sort of a person they’re looking for?
     Skills Focus: Listening
  Well, actually the ad just says that they want someone
   who has experience in the press(媒体) and in PR, and
   who has good writing skills. Oh, and it has to be
   someone who’s pretty good at outdoor sports, you know,
   like skiing.
   Sounds just right for you. Don’t tell me that if you get
   the job you’ll be moving to America!
   Oh no. I forgot to tell you, in fact they’re looking for
   someone whose mother tongue is German, because the
   job is based in Munich(慕尼黑), which would suit me
   just fine because, as you know, I’ve got family near there.
     Skills Focus: Listening
Do you know how much the job pays?
No, … they don’t say anything about money. But I’m going
    to apply anyway. I’m sure I’ll find that out if I get as far
    as the interview.
When will they be doing the interviews?
In the ad it says during the last week of February.
Main Parts of a Resume/CV
   Personal Details 个人信息
   Education 教育状况
   Professional/Work Experience 工作经历
   Skills 技能
   (Awards) 获奖情况
   Strengths 优势
   (Activities) 活动
   Hobbies/Interests 兴趣爱好
   (References) 证明人
     Personal Details: Questions
1. What are included in this part?
2. Do you know the format (格式) of this part?
3. How to write your name?
      Yang Weihong
      Zhang Yan
4. How to write your address?
   (e.g. address of our university)
    Address: Questions
   Did you write the district (区)?
   How to translate 浦东新区 and 长宁区?
   Where should we put the zip code or
    postcode (邮编)?
Address: Sample
(e.g. the address of our university)
995 Shangchuan Road
Pudong New Area
Shanghai 201209
  Personal Details (Sample)
Name: Yang Weihong
Sex: Female
Marital Status: Married
Height: 166 cm
Health: Excellent
Address: 995 Shangchuan Road
         Pudong New Area
         Shanghai 201209
    Education: Questions
   What are included in this part?
   Did you mention the time?
   Where did you put the time and how?
     (e.g. 2005年9月)
   Did you mention your major?
   Shall we mention our primary school(小学)?
    Education (Sample)
Sept.1999- March 2002 Shanghai Institute of ForeignTrade
                      MA in Business English
Sept.1995- July1999    Yantai University
                       BA in English
Homework: P25
 Write the CV
  Listening 1: P25 听录音
Personnel Manager:
   The most important thing when interviewing a candidate
   is his character, his ability to react(反应), his
   intelligence, and his suitability(适合) for the position
   that… which… for which he is being interviewed.
   And uh, to what extent does the person’s appearance
   influence your decision?
     Listening 1: P25
Personnel Manager:
   It doesn’t influence the decision, uh, but does have
   some bearing on(有关系) the decision, if you can
   take the difference between the two. It is important
   that the guy, the person, is well presented, is neat and
   tidy, and that he has a good manner, uh, because that
   shows a lot about his personality.
   Do you expect the candidate to be prepared in any way
   for the interview, or how should he prepare himself for
   the interview?
   Listening 1: P25
Personnel Manager:
  Well, it’s not a question of preparing himself. In the
  position in which I am, uh, normally the candidate’s had
  at least one or maybe two interviews with other members,
  more junior member of staff before he gets to my level,
  unless the particular candidate is going to report to me,
  and in which case I expect the person concerned to have
  a fairly good knowledge of : (1) what the company does,
  (2)what he’s going to be expected to do, and (3) who
  he’s going to report to. Those things, those three items
  are very, very important and if the candidate, uh, does
  not give an impression of either understanding one of
  those three items, then obviously then he gets marked
  down(打分低) accordingly(因此).
    Listening 1: P25
   How does a candidate go wrong?
Personnel Manager:
   The major way a candidate goes wrong is by
   basically becoming a yes-man or a yes-woman
   and agreeing with everything you say. What is
   most important…One of the most important
   things about interviewing a candidate is the
   chemistry(默契) between somebody, between the
   two people in the interview, em, it’s very very
    Listening 1: P25
Personnel Manager:
 -he has to have a spark(火花), you have to feel as
  though that guy is going to contribute, that guy’s
  going to be good and you’re going to get
  something out of that person and he has to show
  himself to be not just “Yes sir, thank you very
  much. Yes I agree with that, I agree with that”.
  Sometimes I lay a dummy (假的/虚构的)
  questions in which I want a “no” answer and if he
  continues to say “yes” then he goes down.
  Listening 1: P25
   What would your advice be to a candidate, er,
   going to an interview. How would you advise
Personnel Manager:
    Uh, the first thing I would say to him is first of
   all to listen, secondly, to ask the right questions,
   and thirdly, perhaps the most important, is to
   create the right relationship which is, I guess,
   an adult-to-adult relationship with the
   interviewee or the interviewer.
  Listening 1: P25
Personnel Manager:
 It is very important and that’s what I said before
  is when you get a yes-man in front of you, or a
  yes-woman, then that person is obviously not
  creating an adult-to-adult conversation. He’s
  creating an adult-to-child conversation and in
  most cases, managers are not, if they’re good
  and they know what they want, they’re not
  going to be interested in employing a child.
Listening 2: P26
Personnel Manager:
 The interview normally takes place by me being
informed by the secretary or the telephonist that the
candidate has arrived, in which case, um, I leave my
office and go and greet him in the reception (接待)area
and bring him personally into my office and sit him
across the desk, or across my office desk to me, and we
proceed, uh, from there… I normally start by asking the
candidate to tell me what he… since he’s been probably
through two or three other interviews previous… what
the job is that he’s being expected to do, just to make
sure that he understands fully.
Listening 2: P26
 Personnel Manager:
 Then I ask him to tell me a little bit about the company
 that we’re working for, that I’m working for anyway, so
 that he’s at least understood exactly what we do or the
 basics of what we do anyway… er then I normally
 review his CV, and in particular either his previous
 employment (工作) or his current employment which is
 very important. Basically this is done to try to draw the
 candidate out, see how good he is at expressing himself,
 and to see what kind of character he is.
Listening 2: P26
Personnel Manager:
Then I normally give him my view of what the position is
that we’re recruiting for and also my view about the
company, then I normally give him a period of 5 to 10
minutes to ask some questions. Then I go back to him and
just talk about him, and maybe then when he’s fully
relaxed, or more relaxed, put in a few of the trick(欺骗
的/捉弄的) questions, not a few, I would say usually
normally one or maybe two maximum(最多). As I
said in a previous question, it normally lasts a minimum
(最少)of 45 minutes if the candidate is up to scratch
(令人满意的) and can go on for about an hour.
Watch the video:看视频
Job Interview 面试
    Speaking: Job Interview
   You and your partner are going to interview a
    candidate. Please write down the questions that you
    would like to ask him/her during the job interview.

   When you have prepared the questions, interview
    one of the students whose CV you have read.

   After the interview, discuss the candidate with your
    partner. Would you employ him/her? Why? Why not?

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