Finding the right job

In this lesson, you are going to look for a job that you might be interested in canying out in the future. I am going to introduce you to some UK recruitment websites where you can search for jobs. Job advertisements can be a little dificult to understand as they often use abbreviations; therefore, we are going to focus on looking at a few, and examining the vocabulary associated with them. At the end of the lesson, you are going to complete an application form for the job of your choice. Let's begin!


UK Recruitment Websites

Here is a list of UK websites where a different range Of jobs can be found according to speciality.



To find your ideal job, you have to identify the sector that you want to work in e.g. Education, Finance, Human Resources, etc. Then, you have to decide on the location. Once you have identified these areas, you can start searching for jobs.


A. Using the list above, search for ideal job in the UK. (own answer)


B. Once you have found an appropriate job, fill in the following form with information about the job.



Job Advertisements


A. The language found in job advertisements is often abbreviated. Look at the following abbreviations, can you guess their meaning?

Read the advertisements below which contain of the abbreviations in context. Can you guess their meaning from the context?





  • European Union
  • Human Resources
  • Managing Director
  • In proportion to what you work e.g. if you work time you will get paid accordingly
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • On Target Earnings
  • AS soon as possible
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • National Insurance
  • Per annum (per year)
  • £30K (K=thousand)
  • Chief Finance Officer

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C. Complete the tables with information from job advert 1 and 2


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Application Form

Sometimes when you apply for a position, the company asks you to fill out an application form. We are now going to focus on some of the key vocabulary from these forms.


A. Match the English to the Spanish translation

  • Forename
  • Grades
  • In-house training
  • National Insurance Number
  • Period Of notice
  • Position
  • Referee
  • Surname 

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Often there will be a section in the application form where you have to explain why you are interested in the job and why you would be a suitable person for the job.


B. Below you will find a model to answer to this question. Fill in the gaps with the correct words.

  • Reasons
  • Aware
  • World
  • Opportunity
  • Suitable
  • Thorough
  • Contribution
  • One


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Now, it´s your turn! Fill out the following application form with all of your personal and professional details. Fill out the form basing it on the position that you have found on one of the UK websites. 


Use some of the words/phrases from the above paragraph to help you explain why you are interested in the job.



Application Form





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