Employment Resources

Below are links to Web resources for practice in English used in work and life situations (based on the Florida Adult ESOL Frameworks).

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Applied Technology

Listening Practice: Applied Technology
  1. Adult Learning Activities from the California Distance Learning Project
    www.cdlponline.org
    • Click "Science and Technology."
    • Read some of the stories, and complete the corresponding activities.
    • Scores can be printed or emailed.
  2. Computers and the Internet (a vocabulary list and quiz with audio)
    http://www.esl-lab.com/vocab/v-computers.htm

Career Advancement

Employment: Career Pathways Planning
  1. Activity: Career Assessment (in printable PDF format)
    www.seminolestate.edu/media/adult-ed/els/career-assessment-activity.pdf
  2. Activity: Career Options (in printable PDF format)
    www.seminolestate.edu/media/adult-ed/els/career-options-chart.pdf
  3. Choosing a Career Path (in printable PDF format)
    www.seminolestate.edu/media/adult-ed/els/choosing-a-career-path.pdf
  4. Tools for Assessing Career Goals, Course Planning, Training and Education (from the Florida Department of Education)
    https://secure.flchoices.org/
  5. Plan Your Next Step to Transition from the ESOL Program to Other Educational Programs at Seminole State (next-step transition information for ESOL students; in printable PDF format)
    www.seminolestate.edu/media/adult-ed/els/next-step-esol-transition.pdf

Obtain/Maintain Employment

Employment: Audio Resources
  1. Adult Learning Activities from the California Distance Learning Project
    www.cdlponline.org/
    • Click "Working."
    • Read some of the stories, and complete the corresponding activities.
    • Scores can be printed or emailed. 
  2. The Workplace (vocabulary with audio)
    www.esl-lab.com/vocab/v-workplace
  3. Job Hunting (vocabulary with audio)
    http://www.esl-lab.com/vocab/v-jobs.htm
  4. Finding the Right Job (with audio)
    https://www.esl-lab.com/vocabulary-lessons/jobs/
Employment: Dressing for a Job Interview/Videos
  1. How To Dress For a Job Interview
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6xufGeyaMU&feature=related
Employment: Exercises
  1. ESL Quizzes on Job Goals, Want Ads, Job Duties and More
    a4esl.org/q/h/employ/premply
  2. Employment Practice Quiz (for lower-level students; includes good visuals)
    www.tinkerbellchime.com/EL_Civics_Employment.html
  3. Synonyms for Business and Employment (a quiz with self-check answers)
    www.english-test.net/esl/learn/english/grammar/ai122/esl-test.php
  4. Business English Level Test (a 100-question quiz that focuses on English vocabulary and phrases used in the workplace)
    esl.about.com/library/quiz/bl_business_level_test
Employment: Interviewing for a Job/Questions
  1. Job Function Interview Question Index (job-specific lists)
    www.job-interview.net/interviewquestionsandanswers.htm
  2. Traditional Employment Interview Questions
    https://www.livecareer.com/resources/interviews/questions
  3. Fifty Standard Interview Questions
    www.collegegrad.com/jobsearch/16-15.shtml
  4. Ten Tough Interview Questions
    www.collegegrad.com/jobsearch/16-14.shtml
  5. Basic Interview Questions
    www.resumescorecard.com/interviewcritiqueexamples.htm
  6. Interview Cheat Sheet (a good outline)
    www.careerlab.com/art_cheatsheet
  7. Job Interviewing Do's and Don'ts (a good list of rules)
    www.livecareer.com/quintessential/interviewing-dos-donts
Employment: Interviewing for a Job/Videos
  1. Interview Do's and Don'ts
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1ucmfPOBV8
  2. Job Interview Bootcamp - Executing The Interview
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVvh08YtMp0&feature=relmfu
  3. Job Interview Bootcamp - Answering Interview Questions
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYqI0mAp2AY&feature=relmfu
Employment: Occupational Outlook Handbook
  1. Occupational Outlook Handbook (U.S. Department of Labor)
    www.bls.gov/ooh/
Employment: Resume Verb Lists
  1. Job-Seeker Action Verbs - By Skills Categories
    www.livecareer.com/quintessential/action-skills
Employment: Resume/Writing
  1. Pearson-Longman: From Job Application to Resume (worksheets in printable PDF format to guide you through the creation of a simple resume; includes application and resume samples as well as questions)
    www.pearsonlongman.com/ae/download/readytogo/RTG_resume.pdf
  2. Writing Your Resume (video with 10 tips for an effective resume)
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbZ5_ar4Dj0
  3. Resume Basic Training (video with tips on writing an effective resume)
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=60fZmu6_b2M
  4. Developing a Resume (in printable PDF format)
    www.seminolestate.edu/media/adult-ed/els/developing-a-resume.pdf

Contact

For more information, please contact 407.708.2120 or
Learn-English-Now@seminolestate.edu