Bob:                        
We need to make a decision on who we are going to hire for the
new salesperson position.

Darren:         
I know.  There are a lot of good applicants.  So far we have
interviewed 10 people and have looked at over 50 resumes.

Bob:                
Well, let’s take a look at some of the best and make a decision.

Darren:          
Ok, the first person is Phil.  He has worked as a salesperson for
10 years in both The United States and Canada.  Also, he has
been the manager of the sales department of a large auto-parts
company.

Bob:                  
Sounds interesting, but has he ever worked in the food sales
industry?

Darren:          
No he hasn’t.

Bob:                 
That might be a problem; we need someone with food
experience.

Darren:          
OK, what about Karen?  She has worked in the food industry for
6 years.  She has been a manager of a major supermarket and
worked in marketing for a large meat company.

Bob:                  
OK.  Has she worked in international sales before?

Darren:         
No, she has never worked in international sales.  

Bob:                  
Well, that could be a problem.  This job will require a lot of
international experience.  I think we need someone who has
worked in an international environment

Darren:          
Well what about Larry?  We haven’t met him yet but his resume
looks good.  He has been a salesperson in the food industry for
13 years.  He has lived in The United States, Canada and
Mexico.  In the past 4 years he has learned how to speak
Spanish and French.  

Bob:                  
Wow, sounds great!

Darren:          
The problem is we still haven’t had an interview with him.  

Bob:                  
Well, let’s get him in here and see what he has to say!
Bob and Darren work together.  They are talking about interviews
for a new sales manager position at their company.  This reading
has many example sof the present perfect verb tense.

Present Perfect Reading

Business English
present perfect reading