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English Conversation Practice - Job Search
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SPEAK WITH RICK
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SEAN: "Hey, how's the job search going, Rick?"
RICK: "Not well, Sean. I've sent out over 30 resumes and no one has called me."
SEAN: "I think a lot of people are looking for jobs right now. The economy isn't very good, so companies aren't hiring people."
RICK: "That's what it seems like. But I need a job."
SEAN: "How long have you been out of work?"
RICK: "3 months."
SEAN: "What kind of work do you do?"
RICK: "I'm an electrician."
SEAN: "Have you thought about opening your own business?"
RICK: "Yeah, but that takes money."
SEAN: "I understand. If I hear anyone looking for an electrician, I'll let you know."
RICK: "Thanks. It's been frustrating."
SEAN: "Why did you leave your last job?"
RICK: "I didn't get along with my boss."
SEAN: "Maybe you should've stayed until you found another job."
RICK: "Yeah. That was my mistake. I thought it would be easy to find another job. I was wrong."
SEAN: "Don't worry. You'll find one soon. Come on, let me buy you a cup of coffee."
1. How many resumes has Rick sent out?
2. What kind of work does Rick do?
He's a plumber
He's a contractor
He's an electrician
He's a building inspector
3. Why did Rick leave his last job?
The pay was too low
He didn't get along with his boss
He was fired
He wanted to change his career
4. How long has Rick been out of work?
2. Hes an electrician
3. He didnt get along with his boss
4. 3 months
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