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Learn to intruduce yourself in English to companies

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¡Compártelo con quien tu quieras!

Learn to present in English for companies

Presenting yourself in English can be very useful not only if you want to introduce yourself to the world and meet people but also to know how to correctly explain your knowledge and skills. All companies use a series of more or less the same processes to obtain the most relevant information from the candidates for the position, so they can compare and choose the best one.

From your resume and the presentation text to the last interview, you must be clear that presenting yourself and talking about yourself, your attitude, knowledge and skills in a clear and concise way is essential so that the company / person you are talking about knows what you are capable of. You can start by describing your best skills, knowledge and skills, then translate them into English and pronounce them until you feel comfortable with them in conversation.

Synonyms are your allies: play with words and their synonyms to enrich the message / text you want to convey and reaffirm yourself.

Below we give you a series of ideas, tips and synonyms so that you can practice your presentation in English and that no company, interview or person can resist you (I have come up with a couplet without wanting it).

Talk about your professional attitude in English

  • Motivated (strongly…): Estar (muy) motivado
  • To show initiative: Tener iniciativa
  • To commit oneself to…: Comprometerse a…
  • A keen interest in: Tener mucho interés en…
  • To be willing to travel: Estar dispuesto a viajar
  • To be able to relate well with people: Relacionarse bien con la gente
  • Make decisions: Toma de decisiones
  • To be reliable: Ser confiable

Adjectives and their nuances in English

  • Professional can be: Professional, specialized, meticulous, disciplined, responsible, reliable, efficient, diligent.
  • Strong or good can be: Strong, adept, sound, effective, successful, accomplished, well developed, above average, confident.
  • Excellent or very good can be: Exceptional, outstanding, high capacity, superior.
  • Innovative can be: Innovative, inventive, original, resourceful, imaginative, creative, diverse.
  • Strategic can be: Strategic, proactive, incisive, coherent, astute.
  • Flexible can be: Flexible, adaptable, open, accommodating.
  • Competitive can be: Competitive, ambitious, tenacious, market or results driven, determined.

Talk about your English skills

Here is a short list of skills by category and how they could be used – focus on your category and you will surely find some that make the most sense to explain your specialty.

Communication skills in English

• skills: “Good skills at English both written and oral”.

Habilidades: “Buenas habilidades en inglés, tanto escrito como hablado”.

• draft/edit: “My drafting/editing skills in English are as good as in Spanish”.

Redactar/editar: “Mi habilidad redactando/

• mediate: “I’m very good at mediating amongst my workmates”. “I could mediate between the company and a certain institution”.

Mediar: “Soy muy bueno mediando entre mis compañeros de trabajo”. “Podría mediar entre la compañía y otras instituciones”.

• motivate: “I can motivate the people working with me”.

Motivar: “Puedo motivar a las personas que trabajan conmigo”.

• negotiate: “I am able negotiate to get the best possible offer always”.

Negociar: “Soy capaz de negociar para obtener la mejor oferta posible siempre”.

• persuade: “I could persuade anyone about why we are their best option”.

Persuadir/Convencer: “Podría persuadir a cualquiera sobre porqué somos la mejor opción”.

Managerial skills

assign: “I usually assign tasks according to the skills I detect on my work team”.

Asignar: “Normalmente asigno las tareas según las habilidades que detecto en mi equipo de trabajo”.

• coordinate: “I am able to coordinate large groups of people”.

Coordinar: “Soy capaz de coordinar grandes grupos de gente”.

• execute: “I can execute direct orders”

Ejecutar/realizar: “Puedo realizar órdenes directas”.

• review: “I constantly review our plans to make sure we’re going in the right direction”.

Revisar/evaluar: “Constantemente reviso nuestros planes para estar seguros de que vamos en la dirección correcta”.

Research skills in English

• detect: “We detect changes in trends annually”

Detectar: “Detectamos los cambios de tendencia anualmente”.

• evaluate: “I evaluate effectivity in new solutions”

Evaluar: “Evalúo la efectividad de nuevas soluciones”.

• extract: “I can extract knowledge from old reports”.

Extraer: “Puedo extraer conocimientos de antiguos análisis”.

investigate: “I would love to investigate further the reasons for this shift”.

Investigar: “Me gustaría investigar más a fondo las razones de este cambio”.

Technical skills in English

 assemble: “I’ve been working on the assembly line for years now”

Armar/montar/ensamblar: “He trabajado ensamblando cógido durante años”.

• build: “I’m a builder”.

Construir: “Soy constructor”.

• fabricate: “We used to fabricate pieces like this one.”

Fabricar: “Solíamos fabricar piezas como esta”.

• operate: “I operate diverse heavy duty equipment”.

Operar/manejar: “He operado/manejado diverso equipamiento pesado”.

• remodel: “I remodel spaces”

Remodelar/rediseñar: “He remodelado espacios”

• repair: “I also repair printers like this one”.

Reparar: “También reparo impresoras como esta”.

Creative skills in English

• conceptualize: “I like to work on the conceptualización of new elements”

Conceptualizar: “Me gusta conceptualizar nuevos elementos”.

• integrate: “I can integrate different elements into a single idea”.

Integrar: “Puedo integrar diferentes elementos en una sola idea”.

• invent: “I invented that format”.

Inventar: “Yo inventé ese formato”.

• perform: “I can perform my work under stress”.

Realizar/cumplir/ejecutar/actuar: “Puedo realizar/cumplir/actuar/desempeñar mi trabajo bajo presión”.

• revitalize: “We could revitalize the image of your shop”.

Revitalizar: “Podemos revitalizar la imagen de tu tienda”.

Financial skills in English

• allocate: “I have experience in allocating resources to different accounts”.

Asignar/distribuir: “Tengo experiencia asignando recursos a cada departamento”.

• analyze: “I analyze the bills of my firm”.

Analizar: “Analizo las facturas de mi empresa”.

• appraise: “I appraise market value”.

Evaluar/tasar: “Evalúo el precio de mercado”.

• budget: “ I do the budgeting every quarter”

Presupuestar: “Hago los presupuestos de cada trimestre”.

• control: “I control expenses”.

Control: “Controlo los gastos”.

Sales skills in English

• convert: “I can convert low revenue accounts into high ones”.

Convertir/Transformar: “”Puedo convertir las cuentas de ingresos bajos en cuentas de altos ingresos”.

• close: “I’m good at closing sales in the general market”.

Cerrar: “Soy bueno cerrando ventas de mercado”.

• persuade: “I persuaded them that we were the best possible option”.

Persuadir/convender: “Los persuadí/convencí de que eramos la mejor opción posible” .

• highlight: “I highlighted the importance of our company”.

Destacar/Realzar: “Realcé la importancia de nuestra empresa”.

• satisfy: “We satisfied their expectations in terms of service”.

Satisfacer: “Hemos satisfecho sus espectativas sobre términos del servicio”.

With these TIPS, tips and vocabularies to present yourself in English to companies and job interviews, you will surely have much easier to get the position of your dreams! By the way, take a look at our post to improve your English pronunciation and then come back here to practice.

And last but not least, if you want to know the next English calls available here we leave it for you.

¡Compártelo con quien tu quieras!

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