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

Describing the field or industry that one's profession belongs / 興趣相關產業描寫


I. Pre-Listening Exercise [Top]

Check the meanings of the following words and expressions:

  • positioned itself
  • Green Silicon Island
  • swift
  • severely
  • lacks
  • integration
  • recently emerged
  • access
  • state-of-the-art technologies
  • exported
  • brand recognition
  • abroad
  • international appeal
  • renowned
  • outstanding
  • expertise
  • asset
  • collaborative
  • product development effort
  • range

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 does Taiwan’s information industry severely lack?
A. scientific, technological and societal advances
B. international marketing and management personnel
C. outstanding product research and technical capabilities
2. What has recently emerged in Taiwan as an important area of research?
A. the information industry
B. international marketing and management
C. the integration of IT with marketing or management science
3. What will definitely make Tom an asset to any collaborative product development effort?
A. his ability to remain open and does not restrict himself to the range of his previous academic training
B. his expertise developed in graduate school and his strong academic knowledge and practical skills
C. his willingness to become to become a member of the DEF corporate family
4. What aspect of DEF Corporation is Tom especially interested in?
A. how marketing and related management departments make strategic decisions
B. its state-of-the-art products and services
C. its outstanding product research and technical capabilities
5. Why have few of the products from have been exported from the Taiwanese information sector been exported abroad?
A. Few Taiwanese products have brand recognition abroad
B. Many information sector personnel in Taiwan lack international marketing and management backgrounds
C. Both A and B

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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 has Taiwan positioned itself as ‘Green Silicon Island’?
Answer: its swift industrial development in recent decades
Example: How did DEF Corporation become a leader in the information technology sector?
Answer: because of its state-of-the-art products and services, as well as outstanding product research and technical capabilities