Šéf” and “nadřízený” is usually translated as boss in English.

Chief is the head of a Scottish or a native tribe (domorodý kmen) or it can be followed by the preposition “ofmeaning you are talking about the head of an institution – e.g. chief of police or chief of staff (šéf štábu v armádě).

The word chief is often used in the expression “chief executive”

Chef is the head cook in a restaurant or a restaurant in a hotel.

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DESCRIBING YOUR JOB

I´m a highly motivated financial expert with six years of hands-on experience at an international bank. I can offer a successful track record in corporate finance and accounting and I have in-depth knowledge of European, Asian and American accounting procedures. I also can demonstrate proven ability in global investments. My excellent interpersonal skills allow me to communicate at all levels of an organization. Because I attended university in France, I speak French with near-native proficiency. In addition, I have a strong academic background in history, which helps me to understand market developments in context.

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VOCABULARY

Hands-on experience [hændz ɒn ÉŞkˈspɪərɪənts] praktické zkušenosti

Track record [træk ˈrekɔːd] souhrn dosažených výkonů

In-depth knowledge [ÉŞn depθ ˈnɒlÉŞdʒ] hluboká, důkladná znalost

Proven ability [ˈpruːvən əˈbÉŞlÉŞtÉŞ] prověřené schopnosti

Interpersonal skills [ˌɪntəˈpɜːsənəl skÉŞls] mezilidské dovednosti

Near-native proficiency [nɪə ˈneÉŞtÉŞv prəˈfɪʃəntsÉŞ] téměř na úrovni rodilého mluvčího

Academic background [ˌækəˈdemÉŞk ˈbækˌgraʊnd] akademické vzdělání

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QUIZ: TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

 Fill in chief, chef or boss:

  1. There are too many _______ and not enough Indians.

  2. Jamie Oliver is one the world most famous _______.

  3. Police / army / fire / health / BBC _______.

  4. I don’t like my husband’s _______.

 

 

KEY: 1. chiefs, 2. chefs, 3. chief(s), 4. boss

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