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How to Use Verbs with 'ing'

Date: Jul 13 2012

Themes: Work

Grammar: Verbs with "-ing"

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When looking for a job, it isn’t enough to just want one really bad. You have to go out and try to sell yourself. This often means doing more than just sending out your resume or applying to some jobs online.

Sometimes, finding a job requires networking. You need to meet people in your industry who can tell you where to focus your search or put a good word in for you. Hear Mason and Amy’s tips for finding a job.

找工作时,只想找到一个不算太坏的工作还远远不够。你必须要走出去并尝试推销自己。这通常意味着,除了简单地发出简历或网上申请职位外,还要做更多的事情。
有时,找工作需要人际关系网。你需要咨询你所在行业的人士,他们会告诉你搜索的重点,或者提供推荐信。听听梅森和艾米关于找工作的技巧。

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Mason

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Amy

Amy

Mason:  Thankfully, I don’t have to be looking for a job right now, but I know a lot of people are, and I end up getting an email or a phone call probably about once a month from someone who is either a friend, or they’re trying to get connected. I always feel like I have to help them out, you know?

Amy:  Yeah. Like they’re just networking, trying to reach out and get to know someone in the industry?

Mason:  Yeah, a lot of times it’s someone…a friend of a friend, and someone gets connected. My mom is notorious for doing that. And she always tried to instill that in me, that you just need to go out there and meet people.

Amy:  I think that’s true, and I also think you have to swallow your pride and just ask people for things. Like you have to be a little bit more aggressive about trying to find a job than you might be comfortable with because it’s so easy to just send out your resume and your cover letter. Everybody can do that, so you need to do that extra thing that kind of makes you stand out, I think.

Mason:  Yeah. I mean, it’s just not enough, right? And I had to learn that the hard way. I spent, in my first big job search, like the better part of half a year just sending out emails and whatnot, and thinking that that was enough.

Amy:  I actually once waited for somebody outside their place of work and essentially stalked him, and ended up cornering him in a stairwell in order to get him to talk to me. And you would think that he would not want to hire me after that, but it actually worked.

Mason:  Wow.

 

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Mason says that a lot of people email or call him for help with their job search. They want him to help them get connected and find a job. Mason says he always tries to help them out.

Amy thinks it is important to be aggressive and make personal connections with people when looking for a job. It isn’t enough to send out your resume. You need to do extra things in order to make yourself stand out.

Mason agrees. He says it took him half a year to find a job. At first he was only sending his resume out, but then he realized he needed to do more.

What advice would you give to someone who was looking for a job?

 

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sara1998

sara1998

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

you know,nowadays job opportunities in Iran is getting less and less so most of youth are jobless and they cannot make a living and take the responsibility of another person (their wife) so the age of marriage is getting higher and higher! specially in small cities!


:(

04:09 PM Apr 10 2014 |

serdarbilginer

Turkey

ı have just found a job. ı m working in finance ministry as an tax inspector. ı have been taken 13 hours examinations,after that they took me two interwievs and they were so hard. finally ı had been accepted. it was very difficult process for me. finding a job really hard, you have to connect alot of people who can help you or lead you. in addiction you should be different from the other rivals…

08:11 PM Jul 23 2012 |

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sofree

sofree

China

To know what you really want. If you want more freedom, don’t complain about the money; if you want more money, don’t complain when you are doing over time work.

06:47 AM Jul 18 2012 |

tqp1013

China

Looking for a job  is a thing that ererybody  maybe  face ,I think you have to keep  courage  and passion  to looking for a job ,In  this  process  there is full of bitter

07:30 AM Jul 17 2012 |

fabsir

fabsir

Brazil

Being up to date on what is going on in the field you are aiming for is a good start. That can be done by educating yourself continuously and networking. And when going to an interview, try and let these things show through. You should also become familiar with the history of the company or business you´re trying for a job with. If you cannot land a job straight away because most of the openings demand previous experience, try to do an internship to back you up.

05:53 PM Jul 16 2012 |

jossef 002010

Morocco

Well, I’m not really in a position that allow me to give advices, But just keep looking,looking and looking..If you believe that you’re qualified to that job !


because someday you’ll get what you deserve .

11:31 PM Jul 15 2012 |

hayatoo

hayatoo

Morocco

i’m looking for a job :p :) 

10:42 PM Jul 15 2012 |

mauroyamaguchi

Japan

Mainly, be sober. No alcohol or drugs on the day of interview.

08:32 PM Jul 15 2012 |

alghzoo

alghzoo

Oman

good and nice and very beatiful article because it has very good words and i think it is very nice to read it because many people can rely on it becus it hase very good advises about how can you finding and applying and gob… thanks for ever

04:08 PM Jul 15 2012 |

lanilani_hitomi

Japan

In Japan, when you are looking for a job and you want to get a good salary job, getting qualification of clerical by correspondence course is the best way.

12:24 PM Jul 15 2012 |

tutorheatherSuper Member!

United States

Hi all!


An expression that is often used (in America—I am not sure if it’s used anywhere else) to describe someone who is actively seeking a job (and not just emailing and waiting) is “pounding the pavement.” When someone is pounding the pavement, they are actually going in person to visit businesses in order to speak to someone and deliver their resume. This expression also connotes that someone is putting in a serious effort to gain employment.


Usage:


Mom: Why haven’t you gotten a job for the summer? You need to save some money for your books for college, and you know how expensive they are.


Jack: Mom, I’m seriously pounding the pavement. In fact, I’m about to drop off 50 resumes today.


Mom: Good! I hope you can speak to someone in person. Emailing and calling is not enough. There is huge competition for jobs right now!


Hope you like this one!


Heather

yuminaga

yuminagaSuper Member!

China

you should write a resume and cover letter. if you want  a great company to hire you ,you should stand out .

10:08 PM Jul 14 2012 |

Skywalker84

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Just one point during an interview:


Try to look confident and professional even if you aren’t, that will do the trick Wink

09:30 PM Jul 14 2012 |

i love life

Palestinian Territory, Occupied

The main thing If you are looking for a job you should Improve your skills and your personality ,In my opinion doesn’t Important to you have a high degree you are graduated from the University has a good reputation .


Unfortunately  these days we are suffer from the International crises over the world , there are lots Graduates  jobless, Some workers lots their works because of the crises they are looking for a new jobs 

08:45 PM Jul 14 2012 |

valdenizio

valdenizio

Brazil

In Brazil there are many jobs for people who are prepared for the market of work. I got my job thru a public tender and to get this job I had to study hard because the competition is very strong. If you want to be a official public in Brazil, you have to study hard.

07:39 PM Jul 14 2012 |

moiDZ

Algeria

roho bioo kawkaw

06:12 PM Jul 14 2012 |

vaishalim.18

India

yeah,if ur trying to find a job,then its important to get connected wiht the people who can help u…or a counsellorwho will giveu advise about a job…Smile

03:13 PM Jul 14 2012 |

Crizsearch

Crizsearch

Indonesia

Yeah, If someone wanna get a job, it’s important to get connected with the company and meet the people who will help you to expand your career. I think meet the real person is better than just going online and sending an aplication letter. Don’t be lazy…it worth to try :D

01:51 PM Jul 14 2012 |

flowerofred

United Arab Emirates

That’s absolutely true to be able to get a satisfactory job  you have to wider your connections and always interact with people in events whether informal or formal. It is hard sometimes to do that, but here where people can see how much you want to succeed in your professional life, then you might be a potential employee. 

01:08 PM Jul 14 2012 |

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Baby Helen

Myanmar

If you are, looking for a job .Fisrtly you should fill your quality after thar you have to try to look for job that you are interestring and prepare for the best and patient to get job . Don`t be lazy to find job even you don`t get job at first time.Keep try!!

12:17 PM Jul 14 2012 |

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