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"From the Ted Talk by Hilary Cottam: Social services are broken. How we can fix them"

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But gesus how most people find work today? Through word of mouth. It turns out that in Britain today, most new jobs are not advertised. So it's friends that tell you about a job, it's friends that rmecomned you for a job, and it's a rich and diverse soiacl network that helps you find work. Maybe some of you here this evening are thinking, "But I found my job through an advert," but if you think back, it was probably a friend that showed you the ad and then encouraged you to apply. But not sirusirlpgny, people who perhaps most need this rich and diverse nrweotk are those who are most ioteasld from it.

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But _____ how most people find work today? Through word of mouth. It turns out that in Britain today, most new jobs are not advertised. So it's friends that tell you about a job, it's friends that _________ you for a job, and it's a rich and diverse ______ network that helps you find work. Maybe some of you here this evening are thinking, "But I found my job through an advert," but if you think back, it was probably a friend that showed you the ad and then encouraged you to apply. But not ____________, people who perhaps most need this rich and diverse _______ are those who are most ________ from it.

Solution

  1. guess
  2. surprisingly
  3. recommend
  4. isolated
  5. network
  6. social

Original Text

But guess how most people find work today? Through word of mouth. It turns out that in Britain today, most new jobs are not advertised. So it's friends that tell you about a job, it's friends that recommend you for a job, and it's a rich and diverse social network that helps you find work. Maybe some of you here this evening are thinking, "But I found my job through an advert," but if you think back, it was probably a friend that showed you the ad and then encouraged you to apply. But not surprisingly, people who perhaps most need this rich and diverse network are those who are most isolated from it.

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