Job Seeker's Workshop
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4. Interpreting Employment Classifieds
Read over the following selection of advertisements, or look over last Saturday's paper, and answer the questions.
- work out what any abbreviations used might mean.
- locate those advertisements which provide a lot of information about the job and the type of person needed. Notice how this type of advertisement has also had a little more thought put into the "arrangement " of the advertisement, to make it more attractive and easier to read and understand.
- find those advertisements which don't give enough details about the job - are any of these "suspicious" or are they just vague and unclear?
- decide whether any advertisements use any "clever" features or lines to make you notice them, and the "interesting" job being offered. Are they "fair dinkum"? How can you tell?
16 yrs City Film Co. 45 w.p.m. and willing
to learn telex/swbd. Ph. XXXXXX
We have two (2) posns available in our
mod. off. No exp. necessary but some back-
ground in office duties an advantage.
Please contact Mr B Smith by ph. after
9.00am to arrange an appoint.
SMITH & BROWN P/L
1 Queen Street
Ph: XX XXXXX
J & B
Something a little different.
A position exists for a capable young
person with commonsense to join our
Personal Products/Health Care sales team.
The successful applicant will be a fun
loving, thorough and conscientious person
with an eye for detail, a good telephone
manner and willingness to work with and
for a variety of people.
Attractive salary is negotiable. Benefits
include a mod working environment, 20
percent annual leave loading, exc. super
cover, & good public transport or parking.
Please phone Joy Jones on XXXX XXXX
for information and arrangements for an
JUNIOR TYPIST 18-20
Exec working atmosphere, Nthn subs Co.
will train W. Proc., Dicta, gen. off. duties.
Typ. essent. Att. salary, Ph: XX XXXXX
JUNIOR for storeroom duties. Exp. in
packing fragile goods an advantage.
Phone XX XXXXX after 9 Mon.
JUNIOR, 16 to 17
Finance industry req keen, intelligent
girls for junior duties. Willing to train
successful applicants. Must be interested
and quick. Pls ph Tania on XXXX XXXX or
William on XXX XXXXX.
JUNIOR BOY, Sthn Subs, 15-16. willing
to learn panel beating. Ph XX XXXX Tues
after 8.30 am.
Smart young person wanted to assist
cutter in jean factory. Poss. of trng for
right applicant. Perm posn. Excel wages
and conds. Only reliable persons need
apply. XX XXXXX
PUBLISHING - JUNIOR
Large publishing company located in the
city requires a junior to work in the Acc.
Dept. Duties include gen clercl. work and
Oppty. for advancement.
Apply by ph. to Ms James on XXXX XXXX
DISPATCH Hands, 2 reqd, 16-17. Immed.
start. No exp. nec. Apply G Thomas XXXX
XXXX aft 8 Tues.
*YOUTH to 19 yrs. Handyman's asst. Ph
We are seeking an enthusiastic junior
for our city "Store at the Museum ".
Age: 16 to 19 years
Hours: Monday to Friday
Good education essential
Experience in cashiering or sales an
advantage but not essential.
The person we are looking for will be
good with figures and willing to learn.
Full training will be given. The position
offers an opportunity to start a career
in retail if you have enthusiasm and drive.
Staff benefits include discounts and
superannuation after qualifying period.
For an appt. for interview, pls ph
Mrs Grace XX XXXX after 9am Mon.
GUYS/GIRLS. Weekend work avail. in
collection. Pay nightly. Students welcome.
Ph. XX XXXX.
*CARWASH HAND Casual and Perm work
avail. for energetic young people willing
to pitch in and work. Plenty of opportunity
for those with ambition and good car drivers.
Apply in person to
44 Muddie Street
If raining, apply first fine day.
Weekend workers welcome.
Join a friendly team in an interesting
office. Loads of variety. Full training.
Open the door with your interest and
enthusiasm. Call Janelle Bowen XX XXXX.
REQUIREDIf you're the type who gets turned on by
lumping around 250lb equipment, enjoys
being locked in small rooms phoning for
appointments, loves rejection, then:
YOU'D PROBABLY MAKE A GOOD
COPIER SALESMANYou won't be paid until you've made a sale,
but when you do, we offer 20 per cent
commission and an agency arrangement which
should earn you $50,000p.a.
Abuse, Self Discipline, Hard Work and Big
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Look at the LAST advertisement. Do you think it is a good ad, or is it a bad one? Why?
Find the advertisements marked *, and look at the following details about each one:
- What age is asked for? Is it stated or did you have to guess it from other information?
- What experience is required? Is useful?
- What skills are needed?
- What type of personality would you need to do that job?
- Do you know EXACTLY what sort of work the applicant will be applying for?
- What other information is given? What can this tell you about the job or the workplace?
- Are any of these jobs a bit "suspicious"? How can you tell?
- How do you go about applying for each job?
- Which advertisement appeals to you most? Why does it? Why don't the others?
- Would you apply for any of these jobs? Why? Why not?
- Which of these advertisements actually helps you to write your resume and application to suit the position being advertised?
Beware - misleading advertising is quite common!
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