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:

  • devoted oneself to
  • over a decade
  • modify
  • practical operations
  • gone online
  • ergonomic
  • valuable asset
  • consumer demand
  • constantly strives
  • maturation
  • proficient researcher

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 must the end user always spend much time to do?
A. enhance functions that are related to practical operations
B. modify functions that are related to practical operations
C. implement information systems
2. Why does Larry constantly strive to equip himself with stronger analytical skills?
A. to contribute significantly to any product development efforts
B. to be a valuable asset to ABC Corporation
C. to identify accurately what aspects of an information system must be developed, enhanced or modified
3. When did Larry mature as a proficient researcher?
A. during graduate school
B. while working at ABC Corporation
C. during undergraduate school
4. How long has Larry devoted himself to developing computer information systems?
A. for nearly a decade
B. for over a decade
C. just under a decade
5. What can not be implemented without problems?
A. corporations
B. corporate re-engineering
C. an information system

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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 long have you devoted yourself to developing computer information systems?
Answer: for over a decade
Example: How did you become aware that no information system can be implemented without problems?
Answer: by devoting oneself to developing computer information systems for over a decade