Thursday, February 28, 2013

SaberHacer Careers and Jobs videos



SaberHacer: Questions to ask an interviewer

SaberHacer.com Careers and Jobs Playlist on YouTube

Jobs Videos and Career Information for Latinos - Watch career videos to learn from experts on topics such as bilingual careers, job search advice for Hispanics and how to prepare for job interviews, and secrets to find Latino employment opportunities. They also provide trustworthy career advice, and share where to find companies offering jobs for Latinos and bilingual positions, and a lot more.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Milpitas Adult School: Job Interview



Milpitas Adult School: Job Interview

This is a video created by Ann Taguchi, Reva Larson, and Hongyan Zheng at Milpitas Adult Education center. The two actors in the video are current ESL students at the school, one from level 3 and the other from level 4.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

The Average American Wedding: Big And Expensive



VOAVideo: The Average American Wedding: Big And Expensive

More than two million three hundred thousand couples get married the United States every year. That averages out to six thousand two hundred weddings a day. Overall, the U.S. wedding industry is estimated at more than $70 billion a year. And as Tatiana Vorozhko, of VOA's Ukrainian Service tells us, many wedding ceremonies are huge productions -- which take a year or more to plan.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Job Interview Tips

DailyESL: Job Interview Tips

Suppose you are the owner of an English school, and you are hiring a new English teacher for a new position. What questions would you ask the person to see if he or she is a qualifed candidate for the job?

Friday, February 22, 2013

Interview Skills 5

Minire has hired and trained many salespeople.

ListenAMinute: Job Interviews: Job interviews are always hit and miss for me.
Get off your couch and get a job! Learn about how employers review job applications in this episode. Download Podcast

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Interview Skills 4

The best way to get a job is through a friend of a friend...

Learn how to ask about someone's job in this podcast. Download Podcast



Learn how to make a business call in English to someone you don’t know in this episode. Download Podcast

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Interview Skills 3

Ivy Wei is an efficient, yet friendly, cashier
at Mayflower, Great Mall, Milpitas.
I was on my way to an interview and there was a lot of traffic on the road. I got to the office in the nick of time for my appointment. Download Podcast



I was just in time for my interview and I was very nervous. Download Podcast

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Interview Skills 2

Dai Yanchun is the sole proprietor of Hair Dimension, Milpitas.

ESLPodcast 56 - Hiring for a Job

Find out how to talk about hiring someone for a job in this podcast. Download Podcast

ESLPodcast 59 - Teamwork

At school and at work, you have to be able to work with others. Find out how to talk about it in this podcast. Download Podcast

List of Characteristics that employers look for in good employees. Which ones describe you?

  • active
  • attentive
  • careful
  • caring
  • civic-minded
  • creative
  • dependable
  • detail-oriented
  • efficient
  • encouraging
  • enterprising
  • family-oriented
  • flexible
  • friendly
  • gentle
  • good concentration
  • good with numbers
  • great with people
  • hard-working
  • helpful
  • honest
  • independent
  • nice
  • obedient
  • open-minded
  • optimistic
  • patient
  • polite
  • positive
  • a problem solver
  • punctual
  • a quick learner
  • reliable
  • respectful
  • responsible
  • self-motivated
  • talented
  • a team player
  • well-groomed
  • well-organized
  • willing to accept responsibility
  • works well under pressure

Monday, February 18, 2013

Interview Skills 1


Learn how to talk about interviews and getting a job on today's podcast. Download Podcast

ESLPodcast 44 - Making a Good Impression

It is important to prepare for an interview. Learn how on today's podcast. Download Podcast

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Resume Writing Interactives 12: Cyber-Safe Resume

GCFLearnFree: Resume Writing Interactives 12: Cyber-Safe Resume

Learn how to protect your privacy by creating a cyber-safe version of your resume.

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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Resume Writing Interactives 11: Additional Information

GCFLearnFree: Resume Writing Interactives 11: Additional Information

Learn the types of additional information that may be appropriate to include in your resume.

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Resume Writing Interactives 10: Education Samples

GCFLearnFree: Resume Writing Interactives 10: Education Samples

Review the various ways you may list your educational background with these samples.

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Resume Writing Interactives 9: Combination Employment History Sample

GCFLearnFree: Resume Writing Interactives 9: Combination Employment History Sample

Learn how to write an employment history by reviewing this sample in a combination resume.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Resume Writing Interactives 8: Functional Employment History Sample

GCFLearnFree: Resume Writing Interactives 8: Functional Employment History Sample

Learn how to write an employment history by reviewing this sample in a functional resume.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Resume Writing Interactives 7: Chronological Employment History Sample

GCFLearnFree: Resume Writing Interactives 7: Chronological Employment History Sample

Learn how to write an employment history by reviewing this sample in a chronological resume.

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Monday, February 11, 2013

Resume Writing Interactives 6: Resume Introduction Information

GCFLearnFree: Resume Writing Interactives 6: Resume Introduction Information

Learn how to write an appropriate introductory statement including which type of statement will work best for your resume.

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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Happy New Year!


ESL Holiday Lessons.com: Chinese New Year's Day

Chinese New Year is the most important of the Chinese holidays. Many people who live outside China call it the Lunar New Year.

DOWNLOADS: Word Doc | PDF | MP3 Listening | Online Exercise

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Korean American Deli Owner Is A Calligrapher



VOAVideo: Korean American Deli Owner Is A Calligrapher

Kwon Myoung-Won from Korea works hard, like many immigrants, running a small business for long hours every day. But he never lost his passion for the calligraphy he began doing as a boy. Although few may know about this art, some of his works are displayed in museums and galleries across the US and around the world. VOA's June Soh visited Kwon's convenience store in the Washington suburbs, where his art flourishes.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Resume Writing Interactives 4: Combination Resume

GCFLearnFree: Resume Writing Interactives 4: Combination Resume

Explore a sample of a combination resume which may best showcase a steady, but unrelated work history.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Resume Writing Interactives 3: Functional Resume

GCFLearnFree: Resume Writing Interactives 3: Functional Resume

Explore a sample of a functional resume which best showcases diverse skills and de-emphasizes age and employment gaps.
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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Resume Writing Interactives 2: Chronological Resume

GCFLearnFree: Resume Writing Interactives 2: Chronological Resume

Explore a sample of a Chronological Resume which best showcases steady employment

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Monday, February 4, 2013

Resume Writing Interactives 1: Sample Resume Layout

GCFLearnFree: Resume Writing Interactives 1: Sample Resume Layout
Identify the basic layout and information sections that should be included on a resume.

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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Friday, February 1, 2013

Learn ESL: How to Write a Resume



About.com Learn ESL: How to Write a Resume

Writing a resume can be a difficult task if English is your second language. Watch this how-to video from About.com for easy tips and ideas for writing a resume.