Finding a Job with LinkedIn

Stefanie Simmons - author of the lesson   Stefanie October 07, 2022
Business English, Free Lessons, Speaking Lessons, English for HR
Work, Human Resources, Recruitment
B2 Upper-Intermediate, C1 Advanced
Mixed Grammar
Speaking, Vocabulary, Listening
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
30 minutes
ESL Lesson Plan

Lesson Overview

How can you get your foot in the door? In this lesson, students will discuss job recruitment and unusual ways of finding a job. This lesson features a video about using LinkedIn to land a job. Students will learn and practice vocabulary and idioms relating to the topic. The lesson includes plenty of engaging discussion activities and worksheets that have been developed for adult and teenage learners.

Lesson Objectives

  • Listening: Students will watch and listen to a video about using LinkedIn to find a job, learning effective strategies for job hunting online. This will help them understand how to use social media platforms for professional advancement.

  • Speaking: They will share their experiences or thoughts about job hunting, especially using LinkedIn or similar platforms. They'll discuss the benefits and challenges of online job searches, using new vocabulary learned from the lesson.

  • Vocabulary: Key terms related to job recruitment and online job searching platforms, such as "recruiter," "resume," "stand out," "go to great length," and "networking," will be introduced and practiced.

  • Homework: Learners will be tasked with creating or updating their LinkedIn profiles, applying tips from the video. They might also conduct a mock outreach to a recruiter for a job they're interested in, using the newly learned vocabulary and strategies. This practical application aims to enhance their digital literacy and language skills in a professional context.


Have you ever messaged a recruiter while applying for jobs? What are the best techniques to use when submitting your resume? Watch this video to learn about how you can use LinkedIn to land your dream job.

Video Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

get one’s foot in the door [idiom]: to enter a business or organization at a low level, but with a chance of being more successful in the future
recruitment [noun]: the process of actively seeking out, finding and hiring candidates for a specific position or job
land a job [idiom]: get a job, especially unexpectedly
tailor [verb]: make or adapt for a particular purpose or person
good fit [noun phrase]: to be perfect or qualified (for the job); to meet the requirements (for the job)
recruiter [noun]: a professional responsible for finding potential employees for the company they are employed by
undermine [verb]: to make someone less confident, less powerful, or less likely to succeed, or to make something weaker, often gradually
stand out [phrasal verb]: to be very noticeable
go to great lengths [idiom]: to use a lot of effort to get or achieve something
give one’s all [idiom]: make the maximum effort possible
put gloss on [idiom]: to emphasize the good parts of something that has been done, especially those that are to your advantage, and to avoid the bad parts
take a chance [idiom]: behave in a way that leaves one vulnerable to danger or failure; put one's trust in (something or someone) knowing that it may not be safe or certain
toe the line [idiom]: accept the authority, policies, or principles of a particular group, especially unwillingly
put all one’s egg in one basket [idiom]: to depend for your success on a single person or plan of action
go the extra mile [idiom]: make a special effort to achieve something
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