UPDATE 2017-2-23: All ESLPod.com links changed to Lizhi.fm. For more info, see this post: ESLPod Links Broken.
Following on from the sales podcasts in my previous post, here are some more podcasts you can listen to on the topic of sales.
After a lot of time and difficulty, I have finally got back access to my Tencent Weibo microblog.
Previous posts on this issue:
I communicated with several Tencent employees, using e-mail addresses I found via Google search, as there were no useful/working links or e-mail addresses to be found on (the English language version of) Tencent Weibo itself.
Again they recommended the "Lost password" process even though I told them several times and in several ways that I had not lost my password.
Eventually they gave me back access to my account without having to go through the standard (and deeply flawed) account recovery process.
After that, I was also finally able to set up security questions for my account, which has been a big problem throughout this, because answering these questions is crucial to getting back access to a Tencent account, even though the whole idea of security questions was not in the English version of setting up a Tencent account when I created my account.
Based on my latest experience, it seems that Tencent have translated a few more pages to English since I first created my account and since I first lost access to it.
But there are still a lot of things missing from the English version of Tencent Weibo (like a help page!). And I have still never received a useful explanation about why I was denied access to my account. But I will give Tencent Weibo another try.
So here's my Tencent Weibo:
Update 2015-10-24: Fixed a few vocabulary links and added a few more. Updated current Apple senior people image & info. Added Wikipedia & Investopedia links on corporate titles and structure.
In our class on job orientation, one of the topics is explaining the corporate structure and job titles to a new employee.
Unfortunately there are many, many ways of structuring an organization and many, many ways of giving and using job titles.
Some titles that can be at different levels in different situations:
Organizations will use different titles, or similar titles in different ways. It really does vary.
Here I'll try to give some explanation and examples of corporate structure, with org charts (also known as organograms) of different companies.
Click the images to enlarge them.
Company directors versus managers (or executives or officers)
There are usually two groups of people at the top of a company.
Company directors who are not also managers are non-executive directors (or outside directors).
See more info here:
Example: Apple Inc.
Here are a couple of links for a real company, Apple. The first is from 2011, when Steve Jobs was still CEO. (Source)
Update 2017-02-10: ESLPod links updated to Lizhi.fm. For more info, see this post: ESLPod Links Broken.
Update 2015-10-18: Added ESLpod 944 & 162.
Update 2015-10-26: Added ESLpod 728.
Re our classes on job orientation / induction (when you start working at a new company / organization) and your first day on the job, here are some useful MP3 podcasts for you to listen to about explaining things to new employees (or other visitors).
G.A.L.E.S.L. / joe3
Some tips and links on learning English.