What do you do? = Whatís your job? = What are you? = Whatís your trade? = whatís your occupation? = What do you do for a living?
I work at a factory/plant/on television/in a bank/ in marketing/in advertising.
I work as Ö (a teacher)
I work for + ( name of company) for Union Bank/Fiat.
Iím employed by Union Bank.
Iím in charge of/responsible for security in the factory.
I deal with customer complaints/cars.
My job involves travelling.
- So, how was the interview?
- I havenít gone to the interview yet. Itís tomorrow. Iím so nervous.
- Donít worry. You should do fine. You have the experience.
- I hope so.
- Remember, they want someone who works well with people. You have to show them how easy-going you are!
- Thanks. Iíll keep that in mind.
- Are there any interesting jobs in the paper today?
- Well, hereís one for a tour guide. But you have to work on Saturdays and Sundays.
- I donít want to work at weekends.
- Neither do I. Oh, hereís another one for a salesperson. Itís a job of selling childrenís books.
- Sounds interesting.
- Yes, but you need a driverís license, and I canít drive.
- Oh, I can! Iíve just got my license. Whatís the phone number?
- Itís 798-3455.
- Did I tell you that I had an interview for that job that was advertised in the Times.
- No, I donít think so.
- Well, I got the job.
- Oh, really! Well-done!
- But I didnít take it.
- Why not?
- A number of things, really. The job was in central London and you know whatís it like commuting every day.
- Yes, I see.
- And the salary they were offering wasnít fantastic, less than what Iím on now.
- On the other hand, the job itself was interesting. It involves travelling to the Far East.
- Yeah, but then again I donít want to leave Carol on her own with children.
- I see what you mean.
- Hello. Please, come and sit down. What is your name?
- Robertson, Kevin Robertson.
- Ah, yes, Iíve got your application here. Tell me, Mr. Robertson, why have you applied for this job?
- Well, when I saw your advertisement in the paper, I thought it would be nice to work in a travel agency. Lots of trips abroad and not as much boring office work as I have to do now.
- Oh, youíve got a job now? What exactly are you doing?
- Iím working as an assistant and Iím selling furniture. But I want to leave. I have to work on Saturdays.
- Hmm. You might have to work here on Saturdays, too, you know. Next question. What sort of hobbies have you got?
- A lot of, really. I like sailing in the summer and skiing in winter.
- And your English? Whatís your English like? Can you speak it fluently?
- Iíve never been to Britain, but I did English at school.
- How much are you earning at the moment, Mr. Robertson?
- Well, thatís another reason for wanting to leave. The store is paying me only $55 a week. Thatís not good enough, is it?
- I disagree. You wouldnít get much more here in the first year. Is there anything else you would like to know about the job here?
- How many weeks holiday a year would I get?
- Three weeks in the first year. Thank you. Weíll let you know.
- Good morning, sir.
- Good morning. Come in. Mr. Klimenko, isnít it? Please take a seat. Please, fill in the application form. ÖÖÖ.. Tell me, how long have you been in your last job with Alpha?
- Five years. Iím only leaving because the firm is moving to Sevastopol.
- What do you know about our company? Have you got any questions for me?
- I know that this is a very promising company so IĎd like to know what will be the main focus in the next few years.
- We plan to expand our activities with English-speaking countries, mainly Britain. We need a team of creative people to make our company competitive in the world market.
- What will I be responsible for during the first year?
- Well, first of all for our contacts with English-speaking countries. The job will involve a lot of travelling.
- I see.
- So tell me what are your three strong features?
- I think they are reliability, loyalty and energy.
- OK. Are you a leader by nature?
- Yes, I think so.
- All right, Mr. Klimenko. Iím ready to offer you a job with us. You have excellent references from your previous job. Youíll start on $ 450 and if you do well, weíll review it after three months. The hours are from 9 to 5.30, with an hour for lunch and a fortnightís holiday. Does it suit you? Any questions?
- When do you want me to start?
- In a week, if possible.
- Iím afraid I canít start working until the 10th of October.
- No problem. Weíll be seeing you on the 10th then.