Real English Conversation - 11 : Career discussion
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Thomas: Hey Alicia, long time no see. What have you been up to lately?
Alicia: Not much, just working as a sales associate at the department store. What about you?
Thomas: I'm also working here. I hope to become a banker someday.
Alicia: That's awesome. I hope you achieve your goals. I'm interested in pursuing a career in HR. It's been a passion of mine for a while.
Thomas: That's great. I'm sure you'll make a great HR professional. I've been studying finance and economics to prepare for my future career in banking.
Alicia: Wow, that sounds challenging but also very interesting. What does a banker do, exactly?
Thomas: They help customers with financial transactions, loans, and investments, among other things. It can be a fast-paced and stressful job, but I think I'm up for the challenge.
Alicia: I'm sure you'll do great. I'm also looking for ways to improve my skills in HR. I'm taking some online courses in HR management to learn more about the field.
Thomas: That's a good idea. There's always something new to learn in any profession. I'm also trying to network with professionals in the banking industry.
Alicia: Networking is important in any career. Have you met anyone interesting? I recently attended a HR conference and met some great people in the industry.
Thomas: That's awesome. I'll have to keep an eye out for any banking conferences coming up. I've also been practicing my communication skills to be able to better serve customers.
Alicia: That's a valuable skill. I've been working on my problem-solving skills too. I think it's important to be able to handle difficult situations and find solutions.
Thomas: I agree. That's definitely something that will come in handy in any job.
What career does Alicia want to pursue?
What subject is Thomas studying to prepare for a career in banking?
Where does Alicia currently work?
What skill is Alicia working on improving?
What does Thomas want to become?