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Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by Ochinoam, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. Ochinoam Senior Member


    could someone help me with this expression?

    "I can be an asset to your company"

    I know the basic meaning, but doesn't it sound too conceited?

    Last edited: Jul 7, 2009
  2. Ritoha Senior Member

    No, not really,as long as you can say why.
  3. turi

    turi Senior Member

    En un lugar de Catalunya
    Catalán y castellano.
    There's all kind of people, that's a definite. I would probably say "I could be an asset..".

    I suggest you wait for more suggestions.

    Saludos, t.

    Edit: Agree with Ritoha.
  4. PlatiPati Senior Member

    Chicago, Illinois
    USA English
    Can is a much stronger word, obviously, than could. And in my opinion--and I've reviewed a lot of resumes and hired a lot of people--it's a better word. I don't want to hire someone who thinks or hopes he/she can be good. I want to hire someone who is confident he/she will be good.

    It's not a matter of being conceited. Think about it this way. If someone invites you to a party, are you more likely to go if they say "Come on, we'll have a great time" or "Come on, we might have fun"?

  5. turi

    turi Senior Member

    En un lugar de Catalunya
    Catalán y castellano.
    Agree with you, at the end of the day it's dog eat dog, so, if you're confident enough and know you can do it, then you say you can.

    Saludos, t.
  6. Ochinoam Senior Member

    Thanks a lot to everyone!
    great explanations!

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