1. Rewrite the sentences in the passive.
1) We hold a sales conference every year.
2) They have already cancelled the order.
3) They didn’t ask him if he wanted the job.
4) They are answering the complaints in writing.
5) Did anyone tell you about the meeting?
6) They will sign the contract in two days.
7) Are they always laughing at his jokes?
8) Someone will drive you to the airport.
9) Why didn’t the speaker dwell longer upon this question?
10) You must obey the company rules.
2. Open the brackets, using the correct form in the Passive Voice.
1) The old factory (close down) last year.
2 The staff (inform) of the new working hours this week.
3) The terms of the contract (agree) at the next meeting.
4) She (employ) on a temporary basis.
5) He didn’t accept the offers which (put) to him by the employment office.
6) Our corporate image (redesign) now.
7) Everybody was busy as a welcoming party (prepare) in honor of the distinguished visitors.
8) Look! There’s nothing here. Everything (take) away.
9) A note addressed to the boss (bring) in and (put) on the table to await him.
10) At lunch nothing (discuss) but the latest news.
3. Translate the sentences into English, using the Passive Voice.
1) Контракт подписали обе стороны.
2) Во время интервью ему задали несколько вопросов и велели подождать.
3) Когда ей наконец дадут эту работу?
4) О нём очень хорошо отзываются.
5) Проект был в основном одобрен, но дизайнеру указали на отдельные недостатки.
6) Судя по резюме, ему дали первоклассное образование.
7) Почему ничего ещё не сделано?
8) Вчера ему предложили новую работу, а она ему не нужна.
9) Его всегда любили, и ему всегда доверяли.
10) Обычно директора слушают с большим вниманием, но в этот раз его речь прервали.
4. Read the text and write down the translation of paragraphs 2, 3 and 4.
How to write a resume
Whether you call it a curriculum vitae, a cv or a resume, it basically comes down to the same thing: it should be a fairly complete description of yourself, since it is one of the major selling points of your professional portfolio. Here are important details on how to write a resume.
A resume is a one or two page summary of yourself; your skills, accomplishments, work experience, and education; all aimed at piquing your future employer´s interest. A resume is like life itself: it goes through many changes. It must be updated and tailored constantly. It´s important to make different drafts of your resume to come out with the best possible one, especially if you venture into different fields of work. If you are applying to different jobs, better yet, different industries, each resume requires a targeted evaluation of your skills according to the job in question.
Anytime we write a resume, we have to put ourselves in the shoes of the employer that´s rummaging through the stack of (probably unsolicited) resumes piling up on his desk. What he wants to do is cut through all the crap and get down to the good stuff - the resumes that stand out and are associated with qualified applicants. Employers want to know why they should hire you, as opposed to the hundreds of other applicants. You have to stick it in their face and let them know that you are the best person for the job.
The cover letter should be kept to a minimum in terms of information with a brief overview of yourself and should never be longer than a page. It shouldn´t unnecessarily repeat the information throughout the document.
This page should consist of approximately three paragraphs, in the following format:
No more than two or three sentences, with a brief introduction of yourself and your career objective. Also, include the information of where you heard about the job opening, be it a newspaper or a contact within the company.