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

Describing extracurricular activities that are relevant to employment / 描述與求職相關的課外活動


I. Pre-Listening Exercise [Top]

Check the meanings of the following words and expressions:

  • diligent
  • class-related activities
  • interact with
  • in one's spare time
  • trial-and-error procedures
  • experimentation
  • patient
  • persevering
  • administrative tasks
  • capacity
  • accumulated experiences

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 kind of person does John consider himself to be?
A. patient and persevering
B. friendly and diligent
C. experienced and opportunistic
2. How did serving as class leader improve John?
A. It improved his ability to coordinate and execute administrative tasks.
B. It improved his ability to conduct experiments.
C. It improved his ability to participate in class activities.
3. What will definitely benefit John's future?
A. close interaction with people
B. his coordination and execution skills
C. his accumulated experience
4. When did John conduct experiments?
A. during undergraduate school
B. during his spare time
C. during graduate school
5. Where did John participate in several student association universities?
A. at university
B. at ABC Corporation
C. in graduate school

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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 “What” 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: What kind of person does John consider yourself himself to be?
Answer: friendly and diligent
Example: What activities did John participate in while at university?
Answer: several student association activities