30 How to showcase your professional skills

Today I will be talking about the ways to showcase your professional skills: how to say that you can do something well, at your job interview, in your resume, when talking about other people, when giving references to other people and so on.

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Phrases to use when talking about your professional skills

to be good at (I’m good at doing something)

  • I’m good at singing.
  • He is good at learning languages.
  • She is excellent at sales.
  • I am perfect at…
  • I am a genius at…

to be good with something

  • I’m good with people.
  • Are you good with numbers?
  • I’m good with languages.

What are you good with? or What are you good at doing? Answer these questions in the comments!

to have … skills

  • I have good people skills.
  • My friend has good communication skills.
  • To be a teacher, you need to have good communication skills.

to manage, to deal with, to handle

These are very good action verbs for your CV.

  • I managed to organise 13 projects in the last 3 years.

to have a flair for

  • I have a flair for languages.
  • My friend has a flair for numbers (= she’s so good with numbers).
  • He has a flair for mathematics.

to do something in your sleep

  • I can do maths in my sleep.
  • I can speak English in my sleep’.

to have a magic touch

  • She has a magic touch in design.

to ace something = to do really well

  • He aced last week’s negotiations.
  • I have aced the last English test.

to have an eye for…

  • He has an eye for investment (= he feels the good investment beforehand and it’s his talent, it’s his natural gift, it’s his natural ability).

I would also like to give you some more words about the talented person. How can you say that somebody is very good at something?

  • He’s a master.
  • She is a queen of design.
  • He is a negotiation king.
  • He’s a real prodigy.
  • You are a natural. 

To improve your business vocabulary, read as much as possible, listen to the podcasts and when you notice these words, then try to use them in your own speaking and writing.

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