Training for your job interview

Watch this 6-minute video to train for your job interview in January. You may watch it with English subtitles if you need some help to understand what the people in the video are saying (just click on the subtitles icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen).

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Letters, some examples

Dear Mrs Hart,
Ref: information about package tours to Britain.
Thank you for your letter of 16th May.
I have read about your package tour in Britain and I found it very interesting.
I would like to know at what time will be the departure and how much luggage we can take.
I have three children, all under 16, then there are my wife and me; how much would I have to pay? Do you offer any reductions for children?
Finally I would like to know if the hotel, where we will be staying, is in the center or if near the hotel there is public transport to reach the center.
My wife is disabled, can you guarantee that the hotel is equipped for this particular situation?
We are waiting for/We look forward to your reply.
Yours faithfully,
Jacopo Orsini

Dear Sir/Madam,
Ref: information about package tours in Britain
Thank you for sending your brochure about holiday tours in Europe.
I’m really interested in a holiday tour in Britain and I would like to know if our stay there can be extended, for example for about two weeks.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Your sincerely,
Giulia Cortopassi

Dear Sir/Madam,
REF: package tours in Britain, information
I would like to have more information about your package tours in Britain. My husband and I will be pleased to try your package tour called “Best of Highlands”, but we didn’t understand something. First of all, how is the delivery of travel documents going to take place? What is included in the insurance policy? Is it mandatory? What happens if after I booked the holiday I cannot leave?
I look forward to an early reply.
Your faithfully,
Maria Chiara Fanteria

Dear Sir/Madam,
Thank you for your letter about holiday tours both in Italy and other European destinations.
I would like to have more information about your package tours in Britain, because next year my family and I would like to go there.
Thank you in advance for your kindness.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Your sincerely,
Ylenia Foschetti

Dear Sir/Madam
Thank you for your last letter, which was very useful.
I would like to have more information about your package tours in Britain. I think that it will certainly be a fantastic combination of the best hotels in the area and the cheapest flights but I would like to know the name of the hotel. I would like to know if the selected hotel offers facilities and services such as swimming pool, wi-fi connection and room service. I would like to know if the underground station is near the hotel or if I must take another kind of transport to travel around. I’m sorry if I’m asking you a lot of questions but this package tour looks really interesting and I would like to book it.
Please, send me the itinerary for this holiday and the overall price. In a few days I’ll let you know if we have decided to buy this package.
Than you for the information that you will provide.
Your sincerely,
Matilde Scarpellini

Tips for writing your CV

You can use the European website Europass to write your CV in any language, including English. Have a look at some examples here. Try to include all the relevant experiences you have had during school years, for instance study stays, international projects, courses you have attended (ECDL, PET, First Certificate, DELF), certifications you have obtained. Do not forget to say something about your hobbies, the sports you practice, and, last but not least, your future plans.