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Spanish Vocabulary: Job-Specific Terms

Spanish Vocabulary: Job-Specific Terms
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Instructor: April Schmidt

April has a Ph.D. in Spanish and has been teaching college-level Spanish for the past eight years.

Imagine that you are trying to find a job in a Spanish-speaking country. What words or phrases would you need to know? Résumé? Part-time or full-time? Salary? In this lesson, you will be learning vocabulary related to jobs and job hunting.

Vocabulario: El Trabajo

What steps go into finding a job? Looking through ads in the newspaper or online? Writing a résumé and filling out job applications? Going to interviews? Negotiating salary and benefits? In this lesson, you'll be going through the steps of looking for a job and learning the necessary Spanish words and phrases in the process!

?Listo? Entonces, ?qué debes hacer primero?

Primero, lees los anuncios (ads). Muchos negocios anuncian (advertise) trabajos en los periódicos y en el internet.

?Qué tipo de trabajo buscas? Un trabajo de jornada completa (full-time)? ?O de media jornada (part-time)? ?Prefieres el turno de día (day shift)? O el turno de noche (night shift)?

Bueno, ?encontraste un puesto (a position) que quieres solicitar (to apply for)?

Entonces, vas a llenar una solicitud (an application). También, tienes que escribir un currículo (résumé) o una hoja de vida (CV). Si estás titulado/a (have a degree), debes empezar tu currículo con 'Educación,' y seguir con 'Experiencia profesional.'

Bueno, ?enviaste la solicitud y el currículo? Entonces, hay que esperar...

Si consigues una entrevista (an interview), vas a hablar con el empleador / la empleadora (the employer). Tienes que convencerle de que vas a ser el empleado (employee) perfecto!

Después, puedes hacer preguntas sobre el sueldo (the salary), los beneficios (benefits) y las vacaciones (vacations).

Si deciden que te van a emplear (employ), puedes empezar tu nuevo trabajo en dos semanas. ¡Felicitaciones!

Quizás buscarás otro trabajo dentro de unos años. Pero también es posible permanecer en el mismo trabajo hasta jubilarse (to retire).

Practica con el Vocabulario

Ahora, ¡a practicar!

Imagine that you just scored a job interview and will be talking with your prospective boss - el jefe / la jefa. The catch is you'll be interviewing in Spanish! In the following dialogue between the two of you, provide the correct vocabulary word to complete each sentence. Feel free to pause the video if you need more time.

En una entrevista:

Tú: Vi el _ para este puesto en La Prensa. Este _ me interesa mucho, ya que tengo experiencia previa en este campo.

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