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?