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Resume Follow-up

Resume Follow-up

Date: May 10 2002


1. Learn Vocabulary - Learn some new vocabulary before you start the lesson.

2. Read and Prepare - Read the introduction and prepare to hear the audio.

When looking for a job, people usually send resumes to companies. It’s a good idea to follow-up with the company by calling them. Making sure they received the resume is a nice excuse to call and ask some questions.
In this conversation Debbie calls Steve to talk about the job she wants. Her goal is to let Steve know how much she wants the job and to get some information from him. Take a listen!


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2. Study - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.



Steve:   Hi, this is Steve.

Debbie:   Hi, Steve. This is Debbie Martin. I sent you a resume last week. I just wanted to call and make sure that you got that.

Steve:   Oh, ok. Let me check. I got a lot of them.

Debbie:   Oh, really?

Steve:   Yeah.

Debbie:   That must be pretty overwhelming.

Steve:   Uh, Debbie Martin. Yeah, it’s right here.

Debbie:   Oh, great.

Steve:   What can I do for you?

Debbie:   Well, actually, I was very much interested in knowing if you were going to be calling me back for an interview because I’m really interested in the job, and I just wanted to call and make sure that you got the resume and let you know how interested I am.

Steve:   Well, I got about a hundred of these things over the past couple weeks and I’m trying my best to get through them. I was planning on making calls next week, around Tuesday or Wednesday.

Debbie:   Ok.

Steve:   Does that work for you?

Debbie:   Yeah, that definitely works. Do you mind if I ask you a couple of questions now that we’re on the phone though?

Steve:   I just got a minute, but, shoot.

Debbie:   Basically, I’m really curious to know what qualities you’re looking for in an employee.

Steve:   Um, somebody that has some experience with, uh, a little bit of phone sales but primarily outside sales.

Debbie:   Ok.

Steve. Where’s your experience?

Debbie:   Um, actually, I’ve done primarily outside sales. But I have done some work on the phone.

Steve:   So you’d be willing to travel 20, 30% of the time?

Debbie:   Oh, sure. Yeah, that’s no problem. I enjoy that.

Steve:   Ok. Um, that’s about it. So how about I give you a call next week if it looks good?

Debbie:   Wonderful. Thanks so much for your time, Steve.

Steve:   Thanks for calling.

Debbie:   Uh-huh.

Steve:   Bye-bye.

Debbie:   Bye.



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Debbie does a good job of getting information from Steve. She got a good idea of how many people Steve might be interviewing. She also got some information about the job. And Steve will now remember her name when he starts reviewing resumes.
Remember, there are usually many people applying for a job. You should do anything you can to make yourself stand out and seem different. Making a few calls will definitely help.
Good luck with the job search, and see you next week!
Your American Friend,



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Debbie is a clever job-hinter.

07:50 PM Dec 30 2012 |




This Debbie cause,She has been lucky, In fact a little people have received this great opportunity.

05:21 AM May 25 2011 |

Rachel study


oh, this is what i need~

04:52 AM Mar 03 2011 |


Russian Federation

i'm to be looking for my first job soon, but i'm so nervous about interviewing

07:05 PM Jun 13 2009 |

Benjamin Elizondo


thanks for the help , i¿m looking for a job next week Cool


02:33 AM Mar 22 2009 |





07:51 PM Mar 15 2009 |



Palestinian Territory, Occupied

this conversation is not happen in fact, when people sent them resumes to companies, often they can`t get to any information about this job, when someone who sent his resumes calls the company to trying to get anything about this job, the company not responsive to him, i hope its happen in our life but really its imaginative

09:13 AM Mar 09 2009 |



Nice idea to introduce it as a role play practice in class.Smile

02:00 AM Aug 01 2008 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of


04:41 AM Jul 05 2008 |




yea,exprience is more cheaper than  goods,but i think the man who have  more expalantions usaully likes to talk it than the less.as me Embarassed

11:38 AM Jan 15 2008 |




thank you very much for the article! although i won't worry about the job cause i am still studying yet ,but it really give me some tips about that .so have a nice time .

06:06 AM Dec 01 2007 |




i dont understand what the question is

if q. is this wat is cv

then i m say cv is a way to get a good job

a good cv show our attitude

01:27 PM Nov 30 2007 |



Winkthanks~~I'm going to find another job,,,I've done such kind of things.I just went the company to give them  my resume directly after I've send it by email~~What a pity ,,,it was an off day for them~

06:18 AM Nov 30 2007 |



Thank you for this lesson. I knew how to make different from others on finding a job.

12:24 AM Nov 30 2007 |




09:56 AM Nov 29 2007 |



hi iam pankaj kumar contact me soon


09:01 AM Nov 29 2007 |

jenny  hu

jenny hu


hello, everyone!

12:19 AM Nov 29 2007 |




cv, is mean explaination about our conditions, such as skill do we have so it would be determined for us to be accepted be employer.ok

10:47 AM Nov 28 2007 |




it's amazing.


07:15 AM Nov 28 2007 |



Resume should be clearly and concisely, emphasize your skills and experience according to company's job descripstion, so it may attract HR to find you.

07:01 AM Nov 28 2007 |

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