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Ako napísať motivačný list? Biznis angličtina na sme.sk (2)

Motivačný list alebo cover letter je už dnes v prípade hľadania zamestnania nevyhnutnosťou. Jeho forma je však pre mnohých žiadateľov o prácu zatiaľ ešte stále oriešok. Server sme.sk vám v spolupráci s agentúrou Skrivanek prináša druhú lekciu kurzu biznis angličtiny práve na túto tému. Správne odpovede na všetky cvičenia nájdete opäť na konci článku.

II. Cover(ing) letter (Letter of motivation)


Insert suitable expressions into the gaps:


question       purpose        light        resume


Cover letter is a letter that accompanies your ............................ when you are applying for a job. Its .......................... is to introduce yourself briefly and bring to ............................ those aspects of your life and practice that might help you get the job. It should answer the .............................. : Why am I the right person for this position?

Correct answers can be found at the bottom of this article

 

The structure of the cover letter is quite rigid:

Put the paragraphs of a cover letter into the correct order:

A Accentuate the skills, qualifications and experience that might be relevant for the job.

B Explain why you are interested in the position and how you would fulfil the company’s needs and contribute to it.

C Inform the recipients about any enclosed documents.

D Confirm your availability for a personal interview.

E Specify the position you are applying for and how you found out about it.

Correct answers can be found at the bottom of this article

 

How to write a cover letter effectively?

Choose the correct expression in italics:

1.  HR managers prefer brief / long cover letters.

2.  Your cover letter is expected to be general / customized.

3:  Do / Don’t mention phrases used the job advertisement.

4.  Avoid explaining / Explain an employment gap in the cover letter.

5.  The format (fonts, colours etc.) of the cover letter should match / doesn’t have to match the CV.

Correct answers can be found at the bottom of this article

 

What are the synonyms (absolute and/ or near) for the following expressions:

CV = .........................................

job  = .........................................

qualifications = .........................................

accomplishments = .........................................

to recruit sb. = .........................................

job posting = .........................................

job opening = .........................................

strengths = .........................................

Correct answers can be found at the bottom of this article

 

There are a few mistakes in the cover letter below, try to find them and correct them:

Dear Rick!

I am aplying for a job in your company. The job has been advertised on www.newjob.com.

I think that I meet all the necssary requirements stated in the advertisement. I have many years experiences working as a salesman and consider myself an asset to any company.

In case I decide to accept the position with your company, what fringe benefits are you able to offer to me?

I am available for an interview at any time and I will call you next week to arrange the best day and time.

Yours faithfully,

I. Smith

Click for correct letter of motivation HERE >>

Download example of a good cover letter HERE >>

 

TEST YOURSELF:

1. CV stands for .............................
A)
B)
C)
2. A cover letter sent to companies that have not advertised any vacancies is called .........................
A)
B)
C)
3. When we send a different cover letter to different companies we say that it is a ......................... cover letter.
A)
B)
C)
4. Inside address is the address ...............................
A)
B)
C)
5. In a cover letter you shouldn’t communicate your .............................
A)
B)
C)
6. At the end of a cover letter you are expected to thank the company for their..............................
A)
B)
C)

 

Correct answers:

Insert suitable expressions...: resume; purpose; light; question

Put the paragraphs of a cover letter into the correct order: 1E, 2B, 3A, 4D, 5C

Put the paragraphs...: 3, 2, 5, 4, 1

Choose the correct...: brief; customized; Do; Explain; should match

What are the synonyms...: curriculum vitae; position; abilities; achievements; to hire sb.; job advertisement; free position; advantages

There are a few mistakes...: Click for correct letter HERE>>

JAZYKOVÁ AGENTÚRA SKRIVANEK

Skrivanek ja najväčšia jazyková agentúra v strednej a východnej Európe. Na trhu jazykových služieb pôsobí už od roku 1994. Kancelárie a učebne agentúry Skrivanek nájdete v 3 mestách na Slovensku a v ďalších 13 krajinách sveta.

Ako jedna z najväčších prekladateľských agentúr v Európe sa stal Skrivanek uznávaným šecialistom na európske a ázijské jazyky. Zamestnáva viac ako 400 kvalifikovaných jazykových odborníkov a ponúka odborné preklady do všetkých jazykov.

Okrem rôznych typov kurzov pre verejnosť Skrivanek zabezpečuje aj výučbu na kľúč pre firmy a jednotlivcov, jazykové audity, pobytové a zahraničné kurzy alebo prípravu na jazykové skúšky pre deti aj dospelých.

Viac informácií nájdete na www.skrivanek.sk

streda 9. 2. 2011 16:47
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