When you’re looking to hire a new employee, what characteristics do you look for? In today’s lesson we will hear what some CEO's in major American companies say they value.' From tech giants to food and drink conglomerates and talent agencies, these business experts give us some pointers on what helps them achieve success.
In the globalized world of today, English is a necessity. It is the key to expanding your company’s reach. We offer Business English courses at our schools in Hanamizukidori and Asahimae, where we often have great conversations with our business students about these kinds of topics. The lessons are made by teachers who are experts both in language and business, with practical content that can be used at work right away.
We would love to hear your views on hiring. Come talk about it with us and practice your English conversation!
6 Useful Words
Blue eyes are my friend’s most beautiful trait.
- New hire
A person who joined the company recently
I heard the new hire scored very high on eiken and TOEIC last year.
A difference between two items.
The age gap between my younger brother and I is eight years.
Something you can do.
I’m practicing my English listening and speaking skills with the help of a native teacher.
A person’s opinion of themselves.
He has a big ego, and it’s expected; he achieved success with lots of hard work.
All the mental and moral characteristics of a person; personality.
Leaders should have good character and not abuse our trust in them.
Good and Bad Traits
If the trait is an adjective, you are it.
If the trait is a noun, you (usually) have it. Other verbs are possible, too.
If the trait is a verb, you [verb] it.
The quality of being easy to understand.
The teacher explained everything with clarity, so I understood the lesson!
A person’s physical and mental ability.
In the summer I have low energy because it’s so hot.
Desire to learn (noun)
A very strong wish to learn.
When he was young, he had a desire to learn languages.
To take something on / to take on something (verb)
To be ready to meet and fight an opponent or a challenge.
I will take on all the challenges to achieve my dreams of success.
The feeling that you can surely do something.
I studied English for many years, so I am very confident in my speaking ability.
The principles a person uses to guide their actions in life.
Her parents taught her good values since she was a child.
Someone who has strong feelings towards something.
She is passionate about studying foreign languages.
The quality of being honest.
That man has integrity: he has never lied to his boss or his co-workers!
An unhealthy focus on something. It can be used positively as a strong passion for something, such as a hobby.
He’s obsessed with computer games and never does his homework.
A situation where there is intense conflict between people.
Someone told a lie to the manager about a co-worker and created drama in the office.
Lack of integrity (noun)
Not having integrity.
That official’s lack of integrity is awful! He is too corrupt!
(note: “lack” is also a verb. When used as a verb, it does not need a preposition after: “That official lacks integrity! He is too corrupt!”)
What advice do the CEOs give? Complete with the missing verbs.