All New Job Event on September 8th
Below is the Job Fair Information in Spanish
More Info on Job Profile for Pickers/Packers
- Perform duties to inspect product on production line
- Prior to packaging, gather and store product as required and feed product back into production line
- When Appropriate. Perform duties to in spectate packaged product and remove defective products classified as rejects
- Pack first line product into cartons or tray as required
- Perform necessary sanitation inspections
- Continually check product for food safety and product quality
- Follow safety rules
- Keep work area clean and orderly
- Monitor cross contamination
Are you an advanced / high level ESL student looking for a job? You may be interested in attending the WRAL Capital Area Career Expo on August 4th in Raleigh . At this job fair, there will be employers looking to fill existing job openings. The fair is free BUT you must have a resume to enter the expo.
For more information (including an employer listing) visit http://www.capitalareaexpo.com/.
Coming soon is the Millbrook Area Career Expo that will feature job employers and service providers focused on the Millbrook area. This is a free event that will also give the first 30 registered attendees the opportunity to receive Free professional resume and interview assistance prior to the event.
When: May 10, 2016 10:30 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Millbrook United Methodist Church 1715 E. Millbrook Rd., Raleigh, 27609
How to register: Submit a resume and register at: www.millbrookjobfair.com
For more information, please see the 2016 MB Area Career Expo Flyer
Many jobs require you to email a cover letter with a resume attached. Some jobs require the cover letter and resume in addition to an online application. Other jobs require the cover letter and resume instead of an online application. A good cover letter should answer the following questions:
- How did you learn about this job?
- Why are you applying for this job?
- What are a few basic things that you have learned about this job from the job advertisement or from researching the company?
- What skills, education, or experience do you have to qualify you for this job?
- What is your basic contact information?
If you know the name of the hiring manager of the company that you are applying to, you can begin the email with “Dear” and that person’s first and last name. Before the name, there should be one of the following titles, depending on what you know about the person:
- Mr. – Use this title if the hiring manager is a male.
- Miss – Use this title if the hiring manager is a single female. Only use this title if she included the title in the job advertisement.
- Mrs. – Use this title if the hiring manager is a married female. Only use this title if she included the title in the job advertisement.
- Ms. – Use this title if the hiring manager is a female, and you do not know whether or not she is married.
- Dr. – Use this title if you learned that the hiring manager has a doctorate degree. In the United States, a doctorate represents a title earned after completing a minimum of 20 years of education, including primary school, high school, college, and graduate school.
- If you do not know whether the person is male, female, or has a doctorate, it is better to avoid using a title.
If you do not know who the hiring manager is, begin the email with “To Whom It May Concern:”
Read the cover letters below. Answer the comprehension questions. Then, write your own cover letter for an imaginary job opportunity.
To Whom It May Concern:
I saw your job advertisement on careerbuilder.com, and I am very interested in the computer programmer position opening at ESL Computer Company in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Your job advertisement mentioned that you are looking for an experienced computer programmer who is willing to travel to other countries to train other computer programmers around the world. I have three years of experience as a computer programmer at Raleigh Programmers. Before I began working at Raleigh Programmers, I took several courses in computer programming languages at Wake Technical Community College. I am an ideal candidate for world travel because of my language skills. In addition to English, I speak Somali and Arabic fluently. I am also proficient in French. My volunteer work as a literacy teacher in public schools has also allowed me to develop the teaching skills that would be necessary for this job.
As I am passionate about both travel and computer programming, I feel I would be perfect for this position.
My resume is attached to this email. Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you.
1. Who is the hiring manager for this position? What do we know about this person(s)?
2. Why do you think Zahra is interested in this job?
3. What skills, education, and experience does Zahra have to qualify her for this position?
4. What is the name of the company that Zahra is applying to in this cover letter?
5. How did Zahra learn about this position?
Dear Dr. Marguerite Angelou,
I saw your advertisement in the Triangle Newspaper for the French teacher position opening at Little Geniuses Trilingual Preschool in Durham, North Carolina.
In my country, Guinea, I was an elementary school teacher for over 8 years. I earned a Master’s degree in Education at the Université Kofi Annan de Guinee. After moving to the United States last year, I began taking classes in childcare at Wake Technical Community College. I have also been volunteering at the Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh for the past 6 months.
I would truly love to have the opportunity to teach my native language to young children in the United States. I believe that I would have a lot to offer Little Geniuses Trilingual Preschool, due to my extensive teaching experience, high level of education, commitment to professional development, and native-level command of the French language.
My resume is attached for your consideration, and I hope to hear from you soon.
Thank you for your time. Please let me know if there is any further information that I can provide.
1. Who is the hiring manager for this position? What do we know about this person(s)?
2. Why do you think Mariam is interested in this job?
3. What skills, education, and experience does Mariam have to qualify her for this position?
4. What is the name of the company that Mariam is applying to in this cover letter?
5. How did Mariam learn about this position?
Now it is time to write your own cover letter. Imagine that you see an advertisement for your dream job online. The advertisement asks you to send a cover letter and your resume in an email. Type up a cover letter for this imaginary job. Explain why you are applying for this job and why you are qualified for the position. List any experience, training, or education that you have.
Remember, it is very important to proofread your cover letter carefully. This letter represents your writing skills in English, and your prospective employer will see it as evidence of your ability to communicate effectively at work. Before submitting a cover letter, you should read it aloud at least 4 times. You should also ask a friend, family member, or teacher to check it for mistakes. When you are finished proofreading your written cover letter, click “Leave a Reply”, and type your cover letter into the comment box.
Welcome! This website can help you find a new or better job. It will give you resources to update old skills or learn new skills. You can also learn about worker’s rights in the United States and local job safety laws here. On the right side of this page, you can find links to the other ESL blog sites, links to help you find jobs, and links to help you find volunteer opportunities.
Additional Job Information Links
- Click here to work on the your resume.
- Click here to learn about different jobs that you can choose (reading practice for Levels 2-5).
- Click here to learn about job search classes at Wake Technical Community College.
- Here are articles on “How to Use the NCWorks Website“, “For Students Who Have Degrees from Another Country“, and “Finding Jobs with Linked-in“.
This website offers some great reading practice that can help you decide what jobs are good for you now and in the future.
First, read this booklet to learn about making job choices and finding more information about those jobs.
Then, go to this list to choose from booklets about all of the jobs that interest you or click on one of the links below.
*These reading exercises are helpful for students in levels 2, 3, 4, and 5.
Looking for a Job?
Are you looking for a job? Wake Technical Community College has classes to help you find a job in the United States.
Go to hrd.waketech.edu to learn more about these classes and decide which class is best for you. We have classes on building a resume, writing a cover letter, interviewing, and searching for specific jobs that you may be interested in, such as childcare, writing, office work (human resource assistant or administrative assistant), and many more.
All of these classes are fee-waived for qualifying individuals who are unemployed, “underemployed,” or who have received notice of layoff or pending layoff.
Do you have a university degree from outside of the United States? This degree may help you to find a job in the United States.
Who decides whether your degree has value in the United States? There are three authorities who can make this decision: the company that hires you, the university that you apply to study at in the United States, and/or a credential evaluation service. To learn more about the United States’ policy on foreign degrees click here. This website also has a link to a comprehensive list of credential evaluation services for many careers and advice for finding work and studying in the United States with the help of foreign degrees.