Conversation Practice: Asking for a Job Application

Answer the questions about setting goals and looking for a job.  Then, read the conversation below. 

1.  What is your ideal job?  If you could have any job that you wanted, what job would you choose?  Why would you choose this job?

2.  What do you do when you need a job?  What can help you find a job?  What are good things to do during a job interview?  What should you not do during a job interview?

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Hello and welcome to Raleigh Restaurant!  How may I help you?

Hello!  May I have a job application?

Absolutely.  First, tell me a little about yourself.  What is your name?

My name is ___________.  What is your name?

My name is ___________.  I am the owner of the restaurant.  What position would you like to apply for?

I would like to apply for the cook position.  I saw in the newspaper that you are hiring cooks.

That’s right!  Tell me, do you have experience as a cook?

I have been a professional cook for three years, but I have been cooking since I was twelve years old.  I have worked in three excellent restaurants.

Fantastic!  Are you looking for full time work or part time work?

I am looking for full time work.

Can you work on weekends?

Yes, I can work anytime on weekends and almost anytime on weekdays.

What times are you not available to work?

I cannot work in the mornings on weekdays because I have English class on Monday through Friday in the morning.  I am available any other time.

Okay.  When are you available to begin working?

I am available to begin working immediately.

Wonderful!  Here is a job application.  Can you come tomorrow at three o’clock in the afternoon for a job interview?

Absolutely!

Excellent!  Fill this out and I will see you tomorrow at 3:00 in the afternoon!  Have a wonderful day!

You, too!  Bye!

11 thoughts on “Conversation Practice: Asking for a Job Application

  1. My ideal job is policeman .
    I prefer the work of police.
    because I like this job or another job is helicopter pilot .
    I work at Neomonde baking company .
    I would want to work for the president.
    I would choose to work there because I would get paid better .
    I would also help the president another work
    I would want to do is be a lawyer because I would get to help people settle
    their case and I would get paid even more.

  2. my ideal job is to be a nurse,because i like to take care of patients.
    this is my vocation.
    when i need a job ,i looking a job application in computer.
    my friend help me find a job .
    my things was good during a job interview and i received during a job interview.
    i cannot call during a job interview.

  3. * I want to have a job in business.
    * I would also choose a computer job.
    * This job pays a lot.
    * I work hard in school and colleges to get a job because it’s important to have an education if you need a job.
    * I look in newspapers and search the internet and apply for jobs and ask friends.
    * Be professional. Be clear. Be inquisitive. Be polite. Be persistent.
    * Do not ask how much does this job pay, can I work from home, or how much vacation would I get? Do not say: you will regret it if you don’t hire me, I’m the most qualified.

  4. 1. I also NEED a computer job
    2.I Would like this job because I choose this job.
    3.If I need to go to the computer looking for a job.
    4. I should talk to the manger for an interview.

  5. The Ideal job is nursing
    If I could have a job I would choose household ,child care, because I have experience.
    when I need a job, I ask my friend ,I check newspaper I go to location which are hiring.
    During interview, I show oral my skill and my availability .
    I should not be evasive.
    I want to have a job as a secretary .
    I choose this job because I want to learn English from people by conversation . then I would learn how to deal with the manager , and time management . Also, this job is not tiring .
    The time enough money , I find a job from a computer .
    And read the newspaper, maybe tell to friends .
    The good things to during a job interview.
    1- be confident of one self .
    2- wear stylish clothes.
    3- be confused .
    should not be do during a job interview .
    1- I don’t smoke .
    2- I don’t speak too loudly .
    3- Don’t laugh .

  6. Hello and welcome to Raleigh Restaurant How may I help you?
    Hello may I have a job application?
    Absolutely. First, tell me a little about yourself. What is your name?
    My name is Mohammadi. what is your name?
    My name is mohammadi. I am the owner of the restaurant. What position would you like to apply for?
    I would like to apply for the cook position. I saw in the newspaper that you are hiring cooks.
    That’s right tell me about yourself. Do you have experience as a cook?
    I have been a professional cook for three year, but I have been cooking since I was twelve years old. I have worked in three excellent restaurants.

  7. 2. went I need a job looking in the newspaper and I put so many applications in different restaurants and companies.
    My friends help me find a job .
    when I have a job interview, I will go ten minutes early.
    I use formal dress clothes for the interview .
    I can not be late for an interview because I not look well I look bad .

  8. Hello and welcome to Raleigh Restaurant! How may I help you ?
    Hello may I have a job application?
    Absolutely.

  9. 1. I choose fax cars Mechanic I was in counter fix’s cars I m like this job.
    2.Ican search between a job. when I get a job.
    3.I can pay the bills
    but the search for a job continuous manner.

  10. The Ideal job is nursing
    If I could have a job I would choose household ,child care, because I have experience.
    when I need a job, I ask my friend ,I check newspaper I go to location which are hiring.
    During interview, I show oral my skill and my availability .
    I should not be evasive..
    I want to have a job as a secretary .
    I choose this job because I want to learn English from people by conversation . then I would learn how to deal with the manager , and time management . Also, this job is not tiring .
    The time enough money , I find a job from a computer .
    And read the newspaper, maybe tell to friends .
    The good things to during a job interview.
    1- be confident of one self .
    2- wear stylish clothes.
    3- be confused .
    should not be do during a job interview .
    1- I don’t smoke .
    2- I don’t speak too loudly .
    3- Don’t laugh .

  11. I ideal job is teacher, I like it.
    If i was return to young, I will much learn study so want to be come
    good teacher. Because, I was prefer than more many jobs and can work
    old years.
    After I learn English I will looking for a job.
    I want to take a job in this year.
    i will plant to go to my country and i will meet my husband .
    So we will have to Support my children.

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