The interviewer asks "What do you like about your job?"

Is it correct to answer:

"Speaking of the things I like the most about my job. First,… Second …"


"Regarding the things I like the most about my job. First,… Second…"

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    It would be quite awkward to answer a question with either of those preambles. Surely in any language. But "regarding" is slightly better. "Speaking of" here would actually mean: "Here's a related idea that you didn't directly mention but that I think is connected with our current topic." ("I like all kinds of animals." - "Speaking of animals, have you taken your kids to the zoo yet?") Aug 28, 2022 at 4:30

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"speaking of" x implies the idea has already been mentioned by either speaker. Also, it is used when actually speaking.

regarding means "on the subject of x" or "about" and is often used in writing though it can be used in more formal speech.

"I spoke to the human resources department regarding the incident", he said to his boss.

"There was no further information regarding his whereabouts." [a police report, for example].

So, yes, they mean the same thing but are used quite differently.

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