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Jedesmall, wenn Sie im geschäftlichen Alltag jemanden kennenlernen, werden Sie ein paar Sätze zu Ihrem Beruf sagen. Hier sind ein paar nützliche Sätze für Ihre berufliche Vorstellung.

What do you do? Was machen Sie beruflich?

How long have you been working at Company X?
I have been working here since 2010/for 20 years.

COPY THIS SENTENCE WITH YOUR OWN DETAILS. THE TENSE IS CALLED PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS.

I am a marketing manager at XXX.
I work in the marketing.
I am responsible for our advertising campaigns.
I have my own business – I sell food supplements.
I am a freelance English teacher (freiberuflich)
I have to deal with a lot of complaints every day.
We have our weekly meeting on Fridays.
She takes care of our key accounts (Hauptkunden)

Nicole, let me introduce you to Susan. Susan, this is Nicole, my Assistant.
Hi Susan, nice to meet you. Nice to meet you, too. (This is a must-do when you meet first)
I’d now like to introduce Professor Gruber. He leads the department French Literature at the university of Prague.
Hi Susan, nice to see you again. How are you?
Hi Nicole, I’m very well, thank you. And how are you? I am so glad you could make it.

NOTE THAT WE NEVER USE -ING WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE PERMANENT THINGS IN OUR LIFE, SUCH AS OUR JOB OR WHERE WE LIVE. THIS TENSE IS CALLED SIMPLE PRESENT.

What project are you currently working on? (“actually” means “eigentlich”)
Today I am preparing my presentation. At 2pm I am meeting my manager to get her approval.
This week we are running a software test.
I am writing the post about our merger right now.

WHEN SOMETHING IS HAPPENING NOW OR AROUND NOW (TEMPORARY), THEN USE -ING. THIS TENSE IS CALLED PRESENT CONTINUOUS.

If you want to learn to speak more fluently, about your job, to your customers, to your suppliers, then check out our English training for company staff.