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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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Hello.
I'm a university student now. I want to work using English in the future. Do you want to do something you like as a job? or do you want to work what you are good at? I am worried about this question. Needless to say, the best thing is that be good at what you like. However I think it is very difficult. Living in your specialty is replaced by the meaning of "maximizing your ability." I still unknown my special skill so I'm doing my best to study English now. To become good at English...

I'm a college student now, so I've not worked yet.
But now I'm looking for a part-time job to buy what I like.
If I work at a part-time job, I'm going to choose a cafe or a bookstore.
I want to work part-time on my way home from college because I don't have a driver licence. There are no cafe and bookstore within riding a bicycle distance from my home.
In the future, I'd like to get a job where I can use the languages I learned at university. Studying abroad will be a great experience for that.

I'm a telecommunications engineer with over 12 years of experience. Have many-sided experience in this field: equipment installation, site designing, supervising, and managing. Good in teamwork but also can cope with task by myself.

I am a student, and I have never worked. Therefore, I'm going to write how I can use what I'm studying at university now to work in the future. The skill I'm looking for in the future is English. If I can use English at work, I can work with people from various countries. It is possible to incorporate various ways of thinking and ways of working into my working style by working with a wide variety of people. As I can have more experience in the workplace than just using Japanese, I can gain experience faster by using English. 

I am the teacher of the history with ten years experience. I teach the histtory in the middle school. My students are between ten-fiftieen yers old.

I am university student now, so I haven't worked yet. But I'm studying English at university and I have been to Australia to train English when I was high school student. I like speaking and studying English and I also like talking with people from foreign countries. In the future, I want a job that will put my English skills to use.

I am a university student, so I haven’t worked yet. Now I have a part-time job. I work at an Italian restaurant. I was able to learn customer service. It is an important skills for work at restaurants. I want to use these skills for a job in the future.

I'm a college student. So I'm not working. However, I started a part-time job half a year ago. I can learn manners and honorifics there. I think it will be useful for employment. I also study English, Japanese, Chinese and Malay at university. Since Japan will be a global society in the future, it should be advantageous in various ways. I graduate from university, I will improve my language skills by Eiken, TOIEC exams and experiencing study abroad. I want to study because I think that everything will lead to the future.

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.

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