How to Find a Job
How to look for a job.
An English lesson with text, audio, and exercises
Do a "Quick Search" for a job
at
WashingtonPost.com.
Type the name of the job you want,
select the geographical location you
want, and click
GO.
Check the websites of local employers
Arlington County
(Scroll down to see
job listings.)
Learn about Arlington County's on-line
job application.
Learn how to write a resume
and interview for a job
(This page is for intermediate and advanced students.)
Use Google to find the websites of other employers
Type the employer's name in quotation marks in the search box.
For example, type "Best Buy" or "Olive Garden".
Learn the names of jobs.
Career opportunities and training for careers without college degrees
Learn more about career
opportunities and training
Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook
Salaries for thousands of careers by location
Ask about "Help Wanted" signs in store
windows.
Learn a model dialogue.
Practice reading classified ads.
#1  #2
Call for an interview.  Learn a model dialogue.
Match jobs with the skills
they require.
Learn the vocabulary in
newspaper advertisments for
jobs ("classified ads").  
#1 #2
Apply for a job
Look for job openings
Learn the vocabulary in job applications.
Take quizzes on the vocabulary.  #1 #2
Read a job application and answer questions.
Do a job search at Monster for the job you want,
using the skills you have, at a location you like.
Check out the listings for your job sector at
Craigslist.