Task 1A: Sebastian Knowles

In this part, we will give you some ideas on how to use the information about Sebastian Knowles in Appendices 1 and 2 and Texts 1 and 2 in the preparation material to discuss whether he is qualified and suitable for the job advertised.



The job advertisement offers a position “for six posts as Food and Nutrition Associates at the Riverview Hospital for the Elderly”. Suitable candidates are required to have studies in Nutrition and Hygiene, be team workers and be genuinely concerned about the elders. Their job will involve mainly kitchen-related duties: cleaning, making and serving food.

Appendix 1

Appendix 1 is the application Sebastian Knowles made for the advertised job.  His letter is polite and emphasizes the traits that make him suitable for the job: hard worker, experience with elders and vocational training in Nutrition and Hygiene. The applicant also notes that his privileged life has made him think of others less fortunate, such as the elders.

Appendix 2

Appendix 2 is a Facebook post of Sebastian Knowles, found by one of the administrative staff handling job applications at Riverview. Sebastian’s post is rude. Talking about his application at Riverview, he considers the job title is too fancy for the actual work. He also reveals how he was late at another interview because he had a quarrel with a physically challenged person on the bus and an old lady that got on the bus to get direc...

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