Changing jobs, finding a new career
If you are not satisfied with your situation at your workplace you should quit a find something that is more suitable for you.
What are the reasons someone wants a change in his or her career?
– you want to work for a biggerfirm
– your department is not well established
– it is far away from your home
– your company is losing customers/money
– rumoursof possible closure/bankruptcy/redundancy
– bad relationship with your boss/colleagues
– you don’t enjoy it any more
– high stress level that is affecting your physical and mental health
– you are unchallenged and need more responsibility
– you want to earn more
Whether you’re looking for your very first job, switching careers or re-entering the job market, finding a job is not an easy task. How to get prepared for a job interview?
Revise your resume/CV: before you start job hunting, make sure that your resume is as complete and as up-to-date as possible.
Get prepared for an introduction:When at an interview, the interviewer wants you to get relaxed, and speak about your accomplishments, why you want to work there and what your future goals are. The key is to keep it short – between 30 seconds and 2 minutes. Memorize it, but don’t sound like a robot!
Make a list of work-related skills you’d like to learn:Your employer is interested in hearing about how you want to become a better employee.
Be computer literate:Most jobs require people who are computer literate and know how to operate different equipment, like fax machines, scanners, photocopiers.
Be communicative:Employers prefer to hire people who are able to express their thoughts efficiently both verbally and in written communication.
Research the company:Become familiar with the history of the company. When applying for a job, you should learn as much as you can about the company you want to work at.
suitable – megfelelő, testhezálló
reason – oka valaminek
firm – vállalat, cég
department – részleg, osztály
established – megalapozott
customer – kliens, vásárló, ügyfél
rumour – pletyka, szóbeszéd
possible – lehetséges
closure – bezárás
bankruptcy – csőd
redundancy – leépítés
relationship – kapcsolat
to affect – hatással lenni valamire
mental health – szellemi egészség
to be unchallenged – nincsenek kihívások számára
to get prepared for – valamire felkészülni
up-to-date – naprakész
accomplishment – eredmény
to memorize – memorizál
computer literate – ért a számítástechikához
to operate – kezelni, használni, működtetni
equipment – felszerelés, berendezés
to express – kifejezni
thought – gondolat
efficiently – hatékonyan
both … and … – mind … mind …
verbally – szóban
written communication – írásos kommunikáció
to be familiar with – otthonosnak lenni valamiben
to apply for a job – jelentkezni egy állásra