Situation: LinZhi and Joe have recently graduated from university,and are discussing the trouble they are having finding jobs.
Joe: So,how`s the job-hunt going ?
LinZhi: Ugh,don`t get me started. It seems that there`s absolutely nothing out there that doesn`t require three year`s experience.
Joe: Tell me about it ,How the hell do they expect you to get three yeas experience in the first place, if they won`t hire you unless you`ve already got it ? It makes no damn sense.
LinZhi: I can see where they`re coming from. After all. it saves them having to completely train new staff. Doesn`t make it any less irrtating , though.
Joe: The other thing I keep running up against is that now everyone wants a Master`s or a PhD. Seems that a Bachelor`s degree isn`t enough any more.
LinZhi: Well ,they do say that nowdays so many people have BA`s and BSc`s that they`re pretty much worthless. It means very little to just have the piece of paper saying you`ve done three or four years at University . Now it`s all about experience and specialised qualifications.
Joe: Sod that for a lark .I`m already up to my eyeballs in debt as it is . It`s getting to the point now that I`ll take just about anything, just to get the bills paid. Seriously, how can they expect people to just shell out more cash for a Master`s degree? It`s a joke.
LinZhi: So where have you been looking for jobs ?
Joe: You name it . I`ve looked there . I`ve been on the Internet ,read through magazines and newspapers, sent my CV to just about everyone I can think of. I`ve spoken to my tutors , and my parents ,but it never seems to come up with anything.
LinZhi: Keep it up. I`m sure there`s something. Have you considered moving away ? Like, abroad or to other cities?
Joe: In truth, no I haven`t . I`d like to stay around here if I can.
LinZhi: I may end up having to move to somewhere like Guangzhou or Shanghai. It`d suck, but the big cities are where most of the jobs in my field are.
Joe: Guess we`ll just have to wait and see what turns up , huh ?
1. run up against ... 意外地碰到、偶遇、撞上。
例句：When I travelled to Italy,to my great surprise, I ran up against my former classmate.
2. Sod that for a lark 表示不耐烦，意为“受够了!"
例句： Sod that for a lark! I don`t want to stay here any more.
3. shell out 意为 ”支付“ 和 ”pay“ 意思相同。
例句：How much do I have to shell out for these goods ?
4. CV 简历 ，全称是 ” curriculum vitae“ 和 ”resume“ 是一个意思。
例句：I am glad to inform you that you will be interviewed by our CEO tomorrow and do remember to take your CV.
5. keep up 保持、坚持。
例句：After graduation ,he still kept up a frquent correspondence with his schoolmates.