Jobs and ProfessionsToday we live in a world which is influenced by money. We need money for living, so we need to obtain (získať) them. One of possibilities is to find a job, that means working to earn money. Every one of us needs to find a job, where he can utilize (využiť) his knowledge, talent and experiences. It is very important to find the right job, because we spend one third of the day in work. And it is better to find a job which can satisfy us like to have a job which makes us sad.
We have lot of possibilities how to find a job. We can go through the job advertisements in newspapers or on the Internet. We can ask friends if they know about any job vacancies (voľné miesto). We can go to a job centre and ask for help. If we find an important job advertisement we need to contact our future employer and find out if the position is still free. We can contact him by post, telephone, fax or e-mail. If this position is still free, we need to write a CV. In CV we should include our personal data, information about our education, qualifications and our special skills. Then we should send the CV with a cover letter (a letter that offers more detailed information about us) to our potential employer. Then if he contacts us, we should prepare for a job interview. If it is successful you have found the job.
There are lot of professions we can do. Manual jobs are physical exacting. These are jobs like builders, bricklayers or firemen. Mental work isn’t physical exacting but psychic exacting. These are jobs like lawyers, doctors or economists. To do these jobs you need to have higher education (university or college).
To do some of jobs you need to have certain qualities and character traits. For example a policeman need to be bold, physical efficient (zdatný) and strong. Teacher should be friendly, good at explaining things and have a strong sense of fairness. There are professions in which you need to have a special talent and determination. People like artists, photographers and designers need to have a good imagination and lots of creativity.
In the future I want to be a lawyer. I want to study law because I want to help people and of course I want to have a well- paid job in the future.
1. What jobs did you dream of doing when you were little? Did you ever want to be famous?
In childhood I wanted to be a policewoman. It was an interesting job for me. Policemen have guns, they catch the thieves, they fight with criminals, and they are bold. They can also have dogs. I liked their uniforms. It was dangerous and adventurous job for me when I was little. When I was little I wanted to be an actress too. It was an interesting job for me too. Actresses are popular, they wear nice clothes and they have interesting lives. They travel a lot, they have lot of fans. And it was very interesting for me.
2. People often differentiate between manual and intellectual jobs. List some manual/intellectual jobs.
There are lot of professions we can do. Manual jobs are physical exacting. These are jobs like builders, bricklayers or firemen. These jobs are for people who don’t have higher education. Intellectual work isn’t physical exacting but psychic exacting. These are jobs like lawyers, doctors or economists. To do these jobs you need to have higher education (university or college). You have to work hard to get the qualifications that are required in these professions.
3. Where can people looking for a job find in our country? What do you know about job centres in Slovakia? Are they helpful?
You can find a job in a local job centre or in job agency. You can also find a job on the Internet or you can ask your friends about any vacancies. I think that these centres could be helpful. They help people to find a job, they organize prequalification courses, where people can obtain new knowledge and qualifications. But I think that it is better to find a job in newspaper or on the Internet, because you can choose this one, which is the best for you.
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