Something you do well in your job or study - Cue Card # 656
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IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card.
Describe something you do well in your job or study.
You should say:
- what it is
- how well you do it
- whether it is easy or difficult
and explain why you think you do it better than others.
[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]
Being able to do something really well or being an expert in something, whether at work or study, is certainly a good thing. I already had figured that out during my college years. But I understand its value even more now at my work as a Junior Executive of my company where I frequently get called to participate in an interview process as a “psychological evaluation expert” on the prospective job candidate. Needless to say, being a “proxy psychological expert” isn’t exactly a part of my job responsibilities.
Yes, I get to check the “mental competency” of a prospective employee by asking them different questions during an interview. This is certainly not an easy task for a Junior Accounting Executive like me who has started his job only about six months ago. However, still, I somehow manage to pull it off by asking the right questions at the right moment. They are, of course, some random questions, but I seem to be able to ask the necessary complementary questions most of the times.
Of course, I also have to work really hard to get my candidate open up to me so that he/she can feel free to talk to me about anything and everything to reveal his/her “potentials” as a prospective employee of our company. It is also a difficult process since it can take a while to fully understand and appreciate the “mental competency” of a job candidate.
I accomplish the task better than others mainly because I can be really patient when it comes to listening to another person no matter how “inconsistent” he or she may sound. And, please trust me, listening to a prospective employee does help an interviewer to learn a great deal about him/her. In fact, I can listen to a person for hours without talking even once in response.
I also like to observe people carefully which allows me an opportunity to create a “profile” of a particular person into my mind. I also feel like I do this task a bit better than others because I really make it easy for a candidate to freely express his/her opinions on something they really care. Thus, I really feel that my ability to observe a candidate carefully along with the ability to engage him/her on a personal and professional level helps me accomplish the task better than others.