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UNDERSTANDING JOB ADVERTISMENTS

UNDERSTANDING JOB ADVERTISEMENTS

The search for employment.

Rather than applying for any job that is available, it is more productive to target
your approach by having a job target which is a specific job in a field of
employment.
In which particular field are you interested and what job would you like to
do, for example, mechanical technology welder. Write some examples
below.
Particular field

Job target (what job would you like to do)

Business

Human Resources

Business

Accounting

Business

Marketing

Looking for work.

Identify TWO job search websites in UAE. Name them here:


1) Bayt
2) Dubizzle

Search for job advertisements in your field of expertise / education.


Find an advertisement that links to your job target.
Copy and paste the advertisement below.

Get Ready for Business Macmillan Publishers Limited 2009. This page may be photocopied and used within the class.
Worksheet written by Steve Graham.

UNDERSTANDING JOB ADVERTISMENTS

Get Ready for Business Macmillan Publishers Limited 2009. This page may be photocopied and used within the class.
Worksheet written by Steve Graham.

UNDERSTANDING JOB ADVERTISMENTS

Matching Qualifications & Skills


In the tables provided, make a list of the qualifications and skills needed to be
able to do this job. Only write the ones that appear in the advertisement.
Job requirements: what does the job
ad ask for?
Bachelor
The advertisement does not ask for this
certificate

Education
Professional
Certification
Job
responsibilities
/tasks

Length of
experience
Type of
experience

-Prepare and type correspondence in


response to employees requests.
-Liaise with Insurance Company for all
related issues (additions, cancelation,
renewals)
-Maintaining accurate calculation and
processing of payroll, invoices and files
for employees.
5 years of experience
Related HR field

Technical skills
Personal skills
Interpersonal
skills

updates and keep personal records and


files
Work closely with the Public Relations
Officer (Teamwork)
Excellent communication in Arabic and
English

Your profile: how do you match the Match?


requirements? Give examples.
or x
Very well, I have a Bachelor degree

But I have computer certification in


a variety of computer programs
which is ICDL
I believe my skills and experience are

very good match for the person


specification. For example:
I can prepare memo, letters, reports
and survey.

Not enough experience less than 5


years
Very good match, I have experience
within this sector worked in Saqr
hospital in HR section
I can match this requirement by IT
skills using Microsoft Access
Very well, I can work in a team
environment
Quite meet, I have verbal and
written communication skills both in
Arabic and English

Why are you interested in this job?

Give 3 good reasons (NOT because the salary is high and the place is near your house)

1.

It matches the skills, experience and knowledge I have and I know I could fit in.

2.

It represents a challenge which I know I will enjoy it.

3.

This role is exactly the sort of role I am currently targeting.

Get Ready for Business Macmillan Publishers Limited 2009. This page may be photocopied and used within the class.
Worksheet written by Steve Graham.

UNDERSTANDING JOB ADVERTISMENTS

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1.
2.

Why are you interested in this company? Give 2 good reasons.

This company has good reputation and its successful strategies and values make
everyone want to work for such a company.
This company is known as a company that rewards employees who deliver good
results.

Get Ready for Business Macmillan Publishers Limited 2009. This page may be photocopied and used within the class.
Worksheet written by Steve Graham.