入門ビジネス英語 2019/6/18 L22
L22 経験・スキルの把握に努める

Now, could you tell me a bit more about your current position?
My job involves marketing quality suits to department stores and retailers in Japan. We’re a small company, so it’s vital to create new partnerships in East Asia.
I understand. What do you think is your greatest asset as a marketing specialist?
My international business experience and my extensive human network in Europe. Also, Japanese and Italian are my native languages. I’m also fluent in English and speak conversational Spanish.
Four languages, that’s pretty impressive.

How was that? Yumi asked Francesco about his current job and his skills. Francesco said that he works with his retailers in Japan, and he can speak four languages.

current 今の
current position 今の職務
involve 〜を含む
market(動詞)〜を売り込む・販売する
quality suit 上質のスーツ
quality
In this case “quality” means “very well made” 上質の、 形容詞
retailer 小売店
vital とても重要な
”Vital” means “extremely important”. If something is vital, it’s like you can’t live without it.
partnership 取引関係
asset 強み、財産
extensive 広範囲の
human network 人脈
fluent 流場な
conversational 日常会話(レベル)の
impressive すばらしい、すごい

I’m also fluent in English and speak conversational Spanish.
You could say, “I can hold a conversation in Spanish.”

What do you think is your greatest asset?
あなたの最大の強みは何だと思いますか。
asset  資産、利点、強み  実績・経験、スキル
strength

=What do you think is your greatest strength?

What do others think is your greatest asset (strength)?

Why do you think you are the best candidate?
どうしてあなたが一番の候補者だと思いますか。
Why should we hire you?
どうしてあなたを雇わなければいけませんか。
What skills could you bring to this job?
この仕事に活かせるスキルは何ですか。


quality 上質の
We’re proud of our quality products.
わが社の上質な製品を誇りに思っています。

Vital 非常に重要な
It’s vital for the company to be transparent.
会社にとって透明性が高いことは非常に重要です。
transparent 透明性が高い、情報開示がしっかりしている

We need to do extensive research before we start obtaining natural resources.
天然資源の採掘を始める前に、広範囲の調査を行うことが必要です。


Mmm, well, exaggerating a little might be OK. For example, if you can hold a conversation in French, even if it’s not perfect. It’s better to say that she speaks French conversationally than to say you’re a beginner.

Mmm, exactly. However, you don’t want to overstate too much. It could cause some big problems later.

fluent, advanced(上級)
片言でもconversationalなど、遠慮せずに少し誇張してちょうどいいぐらいだと




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