Applying for a job

Making a job application

Here are some phrases and statements you can use while applying for a job.

Do you have any vacancies available?

I saw your advert in the paper. / I saw your advertisement in the paper.

I’m interested in the position advertised.

I’m looking for a job. Have you got any vacancies available?

I’m looking for a part-time job.

Could I have an application form?

Can I apply online?

I’d like to apply for this job.

I’m looking for flexible hours.

Asking about the job

What are the hours of work?

Will I be able to work flexible hours?

Is this a temporary or permanent position?

Will I have to work shifts?

Will I have to work on Saturdays?

Will I have to work on weekends?

Will I have to work overtime?

How much does the job pay?

I’d like to be paid weekly / monthly.

Will I be paid for overtime?

What’s the salary?

Will I get traveling allowances?

I will take this job. When can I join?

I’d like to take this job. When do you want me to start?

Questions you might be asked

Do you have any experience? / Have you got any experience?

Do you speak English? / Can you speak English?

We’re looking for fresh graduates.

Are you willing to work long hours?

Are you willing to work over-time?

Are you willing to work shifts?

Are you willing to travel?

Have you got the required qualifications?

We need someone with experience.

Do you have a driving license?

We’d like to hire you. When can you start?

Why do you want to quit your current job?