Describe a job you don't want to do in the future.
You should say:
what it is
where you knew it from
why you think it is difficult or easy
and explain why you don’t want to do it
There are lots of jobs that I wouldn’t want to do! But I think the worst of those would be a bus driver in a big city. I hate traffic. I really hate traffic in cities here – there are too many people, too many cars and too many bad drivers to be honest. I really do not like being in traffic here, so I cannot imagine how stressful it would be to actually be driving a bus all day long as a job. It would be my idea of a living nightmare!
I know about the job because everyone is aware of this, it’s a common profession, it’s not a strange or bizarre job. I think it’s a difficult job because it involves a massive test of one’s patience. Also, it’s tiring driving a bus all day. I actually drive a car and I find that really tiring after just an hour in this traffic, so I cannot imagine how tiring it would be to drive all day every day – especially something big like a bus – you have to pay very close attention to the road and be constantly aware of really bad drivers all around and ahead of you. I’d hate it, I really would hate it with a passion. I feel very sorry for city bus drivers, and I sincerely admire their patience!
1. What kind of job do young people prefer?
Young people like all sorts of jobs. It depends on the individual. Some people aspire to be bosses of companies, like technology companies or finance companies, others simply want a lower stress job that pays just okay. Other people want to start their own companies. Pretty much like any country, young people in China aspire to do lots of different things. There are all types of different young people with different skills, abilities and ambitions.
2. Which do you prefer, physical work or mental work?
I usually prefer mental work. I enjoy using my mind and if I am doing a job or a task which doesn’t require using my mind, then I tend to get very bored, frustrated and even depressed. My mind must be kept active most of the time. However, sometimes doing a physical task can be quite rewarding as well. It tires you out in a different way and gives you a good appetite too.
3. What factors should people consider when choosing jobs?
When choosing a job, we have to consider a few basic things. Firstly, whether we are capable of doing the job. It must be something that we are qualified and capable of actually doing. This sounds obvious but it’s true, some people don’t really think enough about their abilities and how they match, or do not match, a job they might want to do.
Secondly, it should be a job with some career development, I think, and one which we enjoy, to a certain extent anyway. I think these are the basic “rules” about how to approach choosing a job.
4. Which is more important when choosing a job, interest or salary?
Well, both are important, and it really also depends on your personal needs. Some people need a higher salary for a reason. I mean, some people really need the money, and others might not need the money as a top priority. So, in an ideal world, interest would be the most important factor, but in the real world, well, maybe the salary is the most important thing. Because that is why we work, to earn money!
5. Do you think it normal to move to another city for work? Why?
It’s very normal, yes, everyone does it. Most people move to a big city to find work because there are more work opportunities, often better facilities in terms of education, culture and all sorts.