Writing Effective Career Statements 有效撰寫英文職涯經歷

Expressing interest in a profession / 表達工作相關興趣


I. Pre-Listening Exercise [Top]

Check the meanings of the following words and expressions:

  • human relations
  • intrigued
  • one's intended meaning
  • essential
  • endeavor
  • enrolled
  • previous ways of thinking
  • grasp
  • management principles
  • theoretical knowledge
  • practical work experience
  • solid determination
  • management level position
  • reputed

II. Listening Exercise [Top]
1. Listen to the conversation by pressing the "Play" button and then answering the following questions. Press the "Final score" button to check your quiz results.

1. What did Lisa do after completing undergraduate school?
A. continue to research human relations
B. grasp management principles more fully
C. look for a management level position in a reputed company
2. What does Lisa believe is essential?
A. pursuing a Master’s degree in Business Management
B. finding one’s own unique way of communicating
C. finding the most effective way to communicate one’s intended meaning
3. When did Lisa enroll in a management course that totally challenged her previous ways of thinking?
A. during her senior year at university
B. while pursuing a Master's degree in Business Management
C. after completing undergraduate school
4. When did Lisa decide to pursue a Master's degree in Business Management?
A. after completing undergraduate school
B. while looking for a management level position in a reputed company
C. while enrolled in a management course
5. What does Lisa believe has little value without work experience?
A. theoretical knowledge
B. undergraduate and graduate level training
C. human relations

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2. Listen to the story again as you read the audiotranscript.

III. Post-Listening Exercise [Top]
1. Read the audiotranscript with a partner or change some of the information to adapt it to your situation.

2. Write a paragraph that expresses your interest in a profession. View the accompanying Power Point presentation on details of how to write this assignment.

3. Write four questions beginning with “How” to ask someone about their interest in a profession and then answer them. The question does not have to come directly come from the listening exercise.
Example: How was Lisa totally challenged in your previous ways of thinking?
Answer: a management course in which she enrolled during her senior year at university
Example: How did Lisa learn to grasp management principles more fully?
Answer: through her work experience after she received undergraduate and graduate level training