Business English: Looking for a Job Vocabulary Quiz

“Hello! I would like to inquire about the job opening for an administrative assistant.”

Imagine you are looking for a new job, and you see an ad for an administrative assistant position in your English school’s newsletter. You would like to apply – but first, test your job-seeking vocabulary!

Business English: Job Ad Quiz

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Question 1
A ___________________ administrative position (40 hr/week) is available at ABC English School.
A
full-time
B
part-time
C
week-time
Question 1 Explanation: 
FULL-TIME is generally 35+ hours per week. PART-TIME is generally 20-25 hours per week. WEEK-TIME does not exist!
Question 2
Our school is expanding and we are looking to ____________________ additional staff for the spring semester.
A
take on
B
take out
C
take in
Question 2 Explanation: 
TAKE ON = to hire or contract. TAKE OUT = to remove. TAKE IN = to give someone a home.
Question 3
Applicants must have at least one year of ______________________ working in the area of administration.
A
experience
B
qualification
C
references
Question 3 Explanation: 
EXPERIENCE is the time you have worked in the area. QUALIFICATIONS refer to your university degree or technical training. REFERENCES are people who can say good things about your work.
Question 4
Good computer _____________________ are essential for this job.
A
skills
B
studies
C
staff
Question 4 Explanation: 
SKILLS are your abilities - the things you know how to do. STUDIES are what you are learning. STAFF refers to people who work in a company.
Question 5
ABC English offers a competitive ______________________ and a friendly working environment.
A
salary
B
benefits
C
compensate
Question 5 Explanation: 
SALARY is the money you receive for your work. BENEFITS are other things you receive, like health insurance or a company cell phone. COMPENSATE is a verb that means to give someone something in exchange for something else.
Question 6
The school is located in the financial center. It is an easy ______________________ from anywhere in the city.
A
commute
B
travel
C
driving
Question 6 Explanation: 
COMMUTE means the trip to work. TRAVEL and DRIVING are verbs (and cannot be used in this sentence).
Question 7
To apply, visit our website and ______________________ the online application form.
A
fill in
B
give up
C
write down
Question 7 Explanation: 
FILL IN = to give your information. GIVE UP = to stop doing something. WRITE DOWN = to write with a pen or pencil.
Question 8
You must also send a CV along with three ______________________ (must be teachers or former employers).
A
references
B
preferences
C
candidates
Question 8 Explanation: 
REFERENCES means contact information for people who can say good things about your work. PREFERENCES are what you like and don't like. CANDIDATES are people who are applying for a job.
Question 9
Qualified candidates will be contacted to schedule an ______________________.
A
interview
B
application
C
experience
Question 9 Explanation: 
INTERVIEW = Talking with a company representative to evaluate you. APPLICATION = your try to enter the company. EXPERIENCE = your time working in the area.
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