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There are many words in the English language that cause CONFUSION to students as they are similar in meaning to other words in English or they are “false friends” (false cognates) which are pairs of words in two languages that look or sound similar, but have very different meanings. An example of a false friend is the English word ARGUMENT, which means “discusión” in Spanish, not “argumento”. Here is a sample of some of the words that Spanish speaking students most commonly confuse with examples to help clarify the different meanings. 

FUN: noun or adjective. Something FUN is something you really ENJOY. (Sustantivo: diversion; Adjetivo: divertido)
FUNNY: adjective. If something is FUNNY it makes you LAUGH. (gracioso, cómico)
The birthday party was FUN.
That clown is very FUNNY. Continue Reading…

Maneras de Buscar Trabajo

September 25, 2013

Are you out of work? Or maybe you have never had a job and you would like to start working? Where do you start when you want to find work?

Here is our list of tips on WAYS TO FIND A JOB:

1. Look on the internet for job postings. Go to the websites that list job offers and allow you to post your résumé (CV).

2. Mail or e-mail your CV to employers that interest you.

3. Answer local newspaper or magazine ads.

4. Go to employment agencies or search firms.

5. Ask family members, friends, teachers or professionals for job-leads.

6. Go personally to an office, factory or other employer that interests you, introduce yourself and ask about job openings.

7. Contacts, contacts, contacts! Ask the people you know who are working in a company to inquire about job vacancies or to tell you the contact person that you should call or e-mail about job opportunities. Use your contacts’ contacts to spread the word that you are looking for work.

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[spoiler title=”Spanish Translation”]¿Estás desempleado? ¿ O a lo mejor nunca has trabajado pero te gustaría buscar un trabajo? ¿Por dónde comienzas cuando quieres buscar trabajo?

A continuación te ofrecemos nuestras pistas sobre MANERAS DE BUSCAR TRABAJO:

1. Mira anuncios de trabajo en internet. Accede a páginas web que listen ofertas de trabajo y que te permitan publicar tu currículum.

2. Envia por correo o correo electrónico tu currículum a empresas que te interesan.

3. Contesta anuncios en periódicos y revistas locales.

4. Visita a agencias de empleo.

5. Pregunta a familiares, amigos, profesores o profesionales por ofertas de trabajo.

6. Visita personalmente a oficinas, fábricas u otros lugares de trabajo que te puedan interesar, preséntate y pregunta sobre posibles ofertas de trabajo.

7. ¡Contactos,contactos, contactos! Pregunta a la gente que conoces que esté trabajando en una empresa sobre los puestos vacantes o que te indiquen cuál es la persona de contacto a la que debes llamar o enviar un correo electrónico. Utiliza los contactos de tus contactos para correr la voz de que estás buscando trabajo.

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