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Maria

I am an architect with 20 years' experience of designing and developing spaces. I am a partner in the award-winning STG Architects Ltd, which is famous for its work on the Galroy Building in London. I enjoy working with people from all over the world and have international experience of working in Italy, Greece, Thailand, Australia and Brazil. I have a Master of Science from Sheffield University and a BA in Architecture from Hull University. I also speak Italian and Thai. When I am not working, I spend my time hiking, skiing and diving.

Emily

I am an experienced sales manager with 12 years' experience of developing customer service teams. I am skilled in negotiation, team motivation and building successful sales teams. After ten years of working in sales and customer service at Halo Bank, I am now the sales office manager of a team of 120 at Southern General Plastics Ltd. I have an MBA from Stanford University and a degree in Business Studies from Cornell University. I am creative and hardworking, and enjoy working with others.

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Now, I am a student of university, so I haven't worked yet. I want to work in tourism or English. Therefore I think I should improve my English skills and communication skills through part time job and study abroad. I already have passed the Eiken grade Pre-1, so I want to pass the Eiken grade 1 or get high score in TOIEC. Also I'm thinking I want to study about travel and get travel qualification. Moreover, I'm studying two languages except for English, French and Malay. Because these languages will be definitely useful in my future, I am trying to learn them.

I'm a university student, so I don't work. But I do a part-time job. I think that the most important thing in working is to have the hospitality. I also learned the importance of smiling through the part-time job. Therefore, when I work in the future, I always want to work with a smile and have the hospitality.

Now I am a university student. So I haven't worked yet. Since I am studying foreign languages, I would like to get a job that makes use of foreign languages in the future. Based on that, I'll talk about how I'm improving your skills at university. I am currently studying English, German and Spanish at university.In addition, I am studying the cultures and backgrounds of various countries.Sometimes they feel fun, but sometimes they feel difficult. But I find them rewarding.My goal is to improve my ability to use foreign languages and use them in my work.It's difficult but I want to do my best.

Now I am a university student. So, I do not work yet. Therefor I will write just my thinking.
I think I want to improve my English skills. I think English skill is very important skill in our future. And I learn Chinese now. I began learning Chinese this spring. It is very difficult for me. But I am interested in learning Chinese. Japan has a lot of tourist in the world now. Especially many Chinese come to Japan. And in the future more and more Chinese people will come Japan. So I obtain Chinese while I go to university.

I'm a student so I don't work. but I've been working part-time since I was in the second year of high school. I have been working at a restaurant at a yakiniku restaurant for over 2 years. I was able to learn communication skills as I worked.
I want to use the communication skills I learned in this part-time job to become a wonderful ground staff who can communicate with people overseas.

I am engineer for 3 years and I have experience with construction and reform residential and commercial

I'm a first-year university student, so I'm not working. But I've been working part-time job since high school. I'm working in restaurant. Therefore, I can serve with a smile.
I'm studying English and Korean now.
I want to make of my part-time job experience to become a staff member working at the airport in Korea. So I must study harder!

I am a freshman university student. I have three qualifications for English skill test from 3 to 2 grade. Also, I am a Spanish speaker, so that I have experiences in more than three languages. I enjoy talking with people from around the world. Now, I am learning a lot of things in the university in order to improve my English skills. My nearest goal is to pass the grade 1 English skill test and got about 900 points in TOEIC.

Friends, I still study archivist skillpack, learning English, German and information about my future job. Hope that I'll study in college since September.

I am a teacher of English. I have been working as a teacher for 12 years. I teach foreign language in medicine, so I am good at translating and interpreting medical texts. I have a degree of Master. In my free time I like trying new recipes.

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