Describe Job You Would Not Like To Do In The Future

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card.

Describe job you would not like to do in the future.

You should say:
What is the job?
Why you don’t want to do it?
How you feel about the job?

Note: You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.

Model Answer 1:

While there are many professions that I find intriguing and would consider pursuing, there is a particular job that I am certain I would not like to do in the future.

What is the job?
The job I would not like to do is that of a telemarketer. Telemarketing involves making phone calls to potential customers to sell products or services, often following a script provided by the employer.

How you heard about it?
I first heard about telemarketing through friends who have worked in this field and from various advertisements for telemarketing positions.

Additionally, my understanding of the role has been shaped by my own experiences of receiving such calls and by portrayals of telemarketing in movies and on television.

Why you don’t want to do it?
There are several reasons why I would not want to pursue a career in telemarketing. Firstly, the job often requires making unsolicited calls to people who are not interested in the product or service being offered, which can lead to uncomfortable and sometimes confrontational interactions. I believe this aspect of the job can be quite stressful and disheartening.

Secondly, the work can be highly repetitive and monotonous, as it involves following a script and making similar calls repeatedly. This lack of variety and creative input does not align with my career aspirations.

Lastly, the job typically offers little in terms of career growth or skill development beyond basic communication skills.

How you feel about the job?
While I respect the role of telemarketers and understand that it can be a suitable job for many, personally, I feel that it does not match my interests or career goals.

I prefer a job that offers more opportunities for creative expression, personal growth, and direct, meaningful interaction with people.

I also value job roles that provide a clear path for advancement and skill development, which I find lacking in the field of telemarketing.

Overall, while telemarketing is an important job that suits many people, it is not a career path that I envision for myself.

My career aspirations lean towards roles that are more dynamic, offer diverse experiences, and align more closely with my personal interests and long-term goals.

Model Answer 2:

Introduction :
Well, I genuinely believe in the quote, ‘Work is Worship’. Since every work is equally important and there is no big or small job, it would be quite challenging for me to tell which profession I would not prefer to do in the future.

Indeed, there is a myriad of employment opportunities in both the public and private sectors, which often fascinates me to choose it as a career, such as IT, Marketing, Medical, Engineering, banking, CA, and many more.

What is the job?
However, there is one occupation coming off is a Teacher’s job, which I would be hesitant to do.

Why you don’t want to do it?
Please don’t take me wrong; the reason I decided on teaching because I firmly believe that this is the most honourable profession.

Moreover, I think it is quite demanding, full of responsibility plus a challenging job, as well as it also requires a massive amount of patience along with holistic knowledge of the subject matter, which I believe is not my cup of tea.

Although there is not much cutthroat competition in this field, it certainly requires excellent expertise and rich experience in their respective filed.

How you feel about the job?
Frankly speaking, I have met numerous teachers in my life and have observed them very carefully. I must say the kind of knowledge they have is highly commendable.

It wouldn’t be wrong if I say that every successful person is an outcome of these teacher’s dedication and determination.

And getting into their shoes is beyond my capabilities. Nevertheless, it is unfortunate that even with their seamless efforts and hard work, they are paid peanuts, which is not sufficient to survive in this expensive world.

Plus, this is one of the most important reasons, I wouldn’t like to do this job as I don’t want to live hand to mouth despite burning the candles at both ends.

Moreover, their achievement is not assessed on their performance but on their students, which is truly disappointing(sad).

Conclusion :
Honestly, I believe that a person should opt for a work that provides a sense of contentment(happiness), and the only way to do a great job is to love what you do.

Thus, for me, it would be quite challenging to do a teaching job in the future irrespective of my respect towards this post.

IELTS Speaking Part 3 : Follow up Questions

Here some examples of follow up questions that you may asked during your speaking part 3 by examiner related to cue card “describe job you would not like to do in the future”.

1. What kind of jobs do young people prefer?
Young people today often prefer jobs that offer flexibility, opportunities for growth, and align with their personal values and interests. Many are drawn to careers in technology, creative industries, and entrepreneurship. They also value work-life balance and are more inclined towards jobs that offer remote working options or flexible hours.

2. Some people will lose their jobs because of technology, how to deal with it?
To deal with job losses due to technology, individuals should focus on reskilling and upskilling. Embracing lifelong learning and adapting to new technologies are key. Governments and organizations should also provide training programs to help workers transition to new roles. Additionally, exploring careers in fields that are less likely to be automated and more reliant on human skills, such as creative industries, healthcare, and personalized services, can be beneficial.

3. Will you settle down in another country?
Settling down in another country depends on various factors like career opportunities, quality of life, cultural environment, and personal preferences. For some, the prospect of experiencing a new culture, better job prospects, or a higher standard of living is appealing. For others, staying close to family and in a familiar cultural setting is more important.

4. How do young people today decide their career?
Young people today decide their careers based on a mix of factors including personal interests, skills, market demand, and future job prospects. Many also consider the impact they can have through their career, seeking roles that contribute to societal and environmental well-being. Access to information via the internet, career counseling, internships, and educational opportunities also play a significant role in their decision-making process.

5. Which do young people generally prefer – boring jobs with higher pay or interesting jobs with lower pay?
Preferences can vary widely among young people. Some prioritize financial security and may opt for higher-paying jobs even if they are less interesting. Others may choose jobs that they find fulfilling and align with their passions, even if they pay less. The trend, however, is leaning towards a desire for meaningful work that also offers a reasonable standard of living.

6. Which do you prefer physical work or work involving thinking?
Personal preference between physical work and work involving thinking depends on individual interests and strengths. Some may find satisfaction in the tangible results of physical work, while others may prefer the intellectual challenges and problem-solving aspects of mentally-oriented jobs.

7. Do you think today we have less physical labour than we did in the past?
Yes, today there is generally less physical labor compared to the past, especially in developed countries. This change is largely due to technological advancements and automation which have replaced many manual tasks. However, physical labor remains significant in various sectors, particularly in less developed regions and in industries like construction, agriculture, and manufacturing.

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