Job Hunting

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Part 1Listen and Read: Read along with the audio recording.

Finding the ideal job often takes a lot of research and patience. First of all, one of the first places to start is by talking to family and friends who might work for companies that are presently hiring. If that doesn’t help, then you might want to look in the local newspaper under the classified ads to see if there are any job postings. You can often post a copy of your resume there. Finally, attending job fairs held at colleges or conventions might provide leads to job openings.

Part 2: Discussion

What is the best way to find a job in your field in your country? Does it help to have inside connections into a company?

Part 3: Online Investigation

Imagine you are looking for new job in your field of interest. Use the Internet to find to job listings for a specific position. Then, compare the job description in terms of working conditions, hours, salary, benefits, and possibility for promotion.

Part 4: Online Listening Practice (from