job hunting season, 2021
Jingjing: Mark, you're ______. What's ______?
Mark: Uh, I thought I would have ______; but it______.
Jingjing: What ______?
Jingjing: I have_____. Take a seat. ______.
Mark: Alright. Well, it _____ when I sent my résume to_____.
Jingjing: ______ did you you do that? Wait, let me guess: you were______ and just______ the wrong mailbox.
Mark: Right. I was going to wait______ a new job offer came through______ before______.
Jingjing: That would have been______. But now you have to_____, right?
Mark: I wouldn't mind______ and trying to______ for______. I might still do that.
Jingjing: Yeah, that doesn't sound____. It's a little embarrassing_______. But I don't see any ______.
Mark: Well, here's the thing______. About a year ago, my boss asked me to______ recruitment and training. I really _____it at first, and______ a lot.
Jingjing: How did your boss______ to that?
Mark: Nobody likes ______. I really should have______. Recently, I've started to like ______ and showing people______at our company. But, ______promoting me and ______, my boss just hired a new HR person.
Jingjing: So, your high salary ______and left you feeling bitter______.
Mark: Yep. And in my ______, on my résume, I said I wanted a job that______ recruitment ______ project work—which really ______what I had told my boss the whole time.
Jingjing: Wow, you really ______.
Jingjing: Mark, do you have any other job interviews______?
Mark: Yeah, actually,______, I'll ______.
Jingjing: That sounds______, considering your______. How's the ______?
Mark: It's worse than what I ______ now—______, to tell the ______.
Jingjing: ______ what you've told me, it doesn't sound like you have to______.
Mark: I don't. But what makes the new opportunity ______ is that they pay ______.
Jingjing: So, if you design something and it sells______, they keep _____, even between _____?
Mark: That's right. As long as a new edition hasn't______, or if I've helped with the new edition, I keep ______ from work I've completed ______.
Jingjing: Good on you, Mark. You're one of the people I ______ to see ______.
Mark: Hey, I'm not that______! Anyway, at the interview, I'll see if they have ______. Their listing only ______ full time.
Jingjing: Don't you think it'd be a ______, keeping your current full time job and _____ with the new employer?
Mark: It might be, but everybody does it—or else they______, or some ______ of those three.
Jingjing: Hey, you're ______, Mark.
Mark: Well, thanks for ______.
Jingjing: Huh, I thought you______. But it sounds like______.
Mark: I hope things _____ in the next few days.
Jingjing: Me too. ______, good luck!
new words and phrases
put in <one's> notice:
crawl back to <someone>:
smooth things over:
<an idea> goes out the window:
shoot <oneself> in the foot:
<have something> in the works:
be at bat for <something>:
live hand to mouth:
preach to the choir:
<be> in dire straights:
<have one's> bases covered: