Thursday, February 21, 2008

Would you like to drive a bus?

When we ask young children, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" they have so many ideas. Some kids love transportation jobs: pilot, bus driver, astronaut. Some kids love medical jobs such as nurse, or doctor. Other kids like "dream jobs" such as football player, movie star, singer. There are so many choices.

This video introduces you to a practical man. As an immigrant, he decided  to find an interesting job he could be happy with, that paid benefits and a good salary. He decided to get a steady job while he learned more English. He considered working for two or three companies but then he decided to work for SF Muni. 

Listen to his story. 

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Looking for a Job

City College is a great place for you to study. San Francisco is a great place for us to live. It's expensive here, but it's so beautiful and interesting. I hope you will find a job you enjoy that pays you a fair salary so you can live here and be comfortable. It was hard for me to get a job at City College as a full-time teacher. I was a single mom for many years. My two daughters and I had a hard time until I got my full-time job. So, I almost gave up my dream to be a teacher, but I finally got my job. I understand how much you need a good job and a good paycheck!

Let's look at City College resources today that can help you out! You might find a job, or you might find a plan for how to get the job you want soon. Today we will look at job listings you can find online at the CDPC. These are jobs for CCSF students.

Click here to begin and then use our class handout to search for at least two jobs that are interesting to you now. Also try to find two jobs that you would like to apply for later, after you study English longer, or after you get more job skills.

Also, be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the job listing pages. Read about how you can apply for one of these jobs. You will find the email address you need. You will read what information you need to send to apply for a job.

One more thing. Here is a listening lesson about jobs. Listen to the different jobs this man had in his life. We all need jobs, and he has many kinds of jobs.