practical skills for entry into employment

The Business of English

"The Business of English is a 15-part series for intermediate to advanced English language learners, looking at the language used in everyday business situations such as meetings, presentations and negotiations."

Each video lesson has a transcript & then a guided walkthrough the text to assist learner understanding. The program is Australian & ABC, so very relevant & very good.

Bank Job Interview

Practice the Sounds

ank and ock

An American job interview unit; the pages are old-fashioned, but it's a very worthwhile addition to the ESL world.

Have a look at the site structure above &, trust me, it works very well for good beginners



---concentrate on the Business English facets of this site & you're in for a very
thorough examination of this topic; it's BBC after all.



---"two different types of exercises to help you practice understanding spoken
Business English. The first section is audio only - it is supposed to help you train
your pronunciation, and to improve your listening comprehension of individual words.
The second section consists of video-based exercises. Each video has 5 questions to test
how well you understand spoken English. Good luck! " Advanced.

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---there is a strong focus on the language of business, via grammar & vocabulary &

phrasal verbs & collocations; an odd site which nevertheless works well; from

very good beginners onwards.

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Collegegrad resumes

---"The resume is a starting point to knowing and selling your product (you),
 and yes, it is required. But no, it's not magic and no, it won't get you the job.
Yet without a good one, it could keep you from getting the job
(or from getting the interview)."

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EC:English for Professional Communication

---prepare yourself for work here

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---"for people who work in restaurants, bars, hotels, cafes, airports, and anywhere else
where you might have to talk to customers in English.
Whether you want to improve your English
to get a job, or to do your job better,
this site is for you."

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English Club: Work

---"for people working in industries or organizations where it is often necessary to speak English. Many of these pages have quizzes for you to test your comprehension and audio for you to listen to sample conversations."

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 ---"hundreds of free resume examples written by professional resume writers;
multiple industries and various career levels"

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---another work preparation site---"Your method of job hunting obviously dependson your circumstances,experience and qualifications, and the sort of job

you’re seeking."

Landjob resume samples

---88 resumes within 8 categories, & 21 cover letters. "Compete for higher paying jobs,
get more interviews and turbo charge your job search fast.
Your resume and cover letter
 can be reviewed and rejected in as little as five seconds! Both must communicate your
qualifications at a glance.
Regardless of your situation, our templates and examples will help you reach your goals."

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---"This is a comprehensive site providing thousands of downloadable Video lectures,
 Live Online Tests,etc in the fields of Biology, Physics, Chemistry,
Computer Science, Engineering, Medicine, Management and Accounting,
Dentistry, Nursing, Psychology, History, Language Training, Literature, Law etc .

FREE to its visitors... This site provides free video and audio lectures of whole courses conducted by faculty

from reputed universities around the world. Science Animations provide students with fun and innovative ways

of learning. Free live timed online tests with instant feedback and explanations will help you refine your test

taking skills.Most of the materials offered are licensed by the respective institutes under a Creative Commons


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"offering you a large resumes directory that you can download in word format or as an image,
 or just print it for free. Besides, you can find important information about how to write a perfect
 resume to do your best when you are in and job interview."

Visualcv resume

---"Your resume, only better. VisualCV has revolutionized the resume forever by radically improving the ways in which resume data is presented, accessed and shared. With a new VisualCV (curriculum vitae, aka resume) you can now:
Build and manage a more engaging Internet based resume; Combine audio, video and a digital career portfolio --all on a single Web page."
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---There is here a wealth of information, from a union viewpoint, about workers' rights.
The site is aimed at high school students but anyone can learn from it.
3 key themes~

1. Getting the most out of work experience
2. What students need to know about work before starting their first job
3. Understanding the role of unions in shaping the working life of Australians.

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