実践ビジネス英語 2020/7/15 L6(1)21st-Century Skills 21世紀スキル
Ueda and Grace talk about the skills most in demand for job candidates these days, and Grace says many once important skills are no longer relevant in today’s world. She gives the example of writing in cursive, saying that her signature is now on messy scroll. Ueda says that his ability to write Chinese characters has likewise declined.
Ueda says, “I’m interested in hearing about what kinds of skills you think are most in demand these days.”
Grace says, ” I used to be quite proud of my elegant handwriting.”
Hey, Lidia, got a moment?
Sure, Shota. What’s up?
I see you’ve been interviewing job applicants over the past few days, I’m interested in hearing about what kinds of skills you think are most in demand these days.
l’ve been giving a lot of thought to that lately. I actually made a list of skills that I see as vital for succeeding in today’s business world. As I put it together, I realized that many skills that were once considered useful or advantageous for job applicants simply aren’t anymore.
Can you give me some examples?
Well, in my case, the ability to write in cursive. It’s simply irrelevant in the 21st-century job market. I used to be quite proud of my elegant handwriting. But lately I hardly ever write anything by hand. My signature is now a messy scrawl, I’m ashamed to admit.
It’s much the same with me, actually. My ability to write Chinese characters has gotten steadily worse over the years. That’s because, like most of us, I now use a computer or smartphone when I write.
Hey, I couldn’t help overhearing your conversation.