Talking About Your Job - Business English Dialogues

Talking About Your Job

Jack: Hi Peter. Can you tell me a little bit about your current job?

Peter: Certainly What would you like to know?
Jack: First of all, what do you work as?

Peter: I work as a computer technician at Schuller's and Co.
Jack: What do your responsibilities include?

Peter: I'm responsible for systems administration and in-house programming.
Jack: What sort of problems do you deal with on a day-to-do basis?

Peter: Oh, there are always lots of small system glitches. I also provide information on a need-to-know basis for employees.
Jack: What else does your job involve?

Peter: Well, as I said, for part of my job I have to develop in-house programs for special company tasks.
Jack: Do you have to produce any reports?

Peter: No, I just have to make sure that everything is in good working order.
Jack: Do you ever attend meetings?

Peter: Yes, I attend organizational meetings at the end of the month.
Jack: Thanks for all the information, Peter. It sounds like you have an interesting job.

Peter: Yes, it's very interesting, but stressful, too!

Useful Vocabulary

computer technician
day-to-day basis
good working order
need-to-know basis
organizational meeting
to be responsible for
to develop
to involve
to pay bills
to produce reports
to work as

By Kenneth Beare, Guide