100 Conversation Questions about Careers and Jobs

Conversation Questions about Careers and Jobs

Careers and Jobs

job, or occupation, is a person’s role in society. More specifically, a job is an activity, often regular and often performed in exchange for payment («for a living»).

Many people have multiple jobs. A person can begin a job by becoming an employee, volunteering, starting a business, or becoming a parent.

The duration of a job may range from temporary  to a lifetime.

Conversation Questions about Careers and Jobs

These are some conversation questions about careers and jobs

Questions about Careers and Jobs : General Questions

  1. What are some common occupations in your country?
  2. What are some common job for men in your country?
  3. What are some common job for women in your country?

Questions about Careers and Jobs: Work Conditions

  1. Do you like your job?
  2. Do you like working alone or in group?
  3. Do you like team work?
  4. What shift do you like to work?
  5. What’s your dream job?
  6. Do you like working overtime?
  7. Do you like to work indoors?
  8. Do you like working outdoors?
  9. Do you have a problem working at night?
  10. Do you prefer the day shift or night shift

Questions about Careers and Jobs: Motivation

  1. What motivates a person to change his/ her job?
  2. How much money do you consider a decent salary?

Questions about Careers and Jobs : Experience

  1. What skills and qualifications do you have?
  2. At what age do people usually retire in your country?
  3. How difficult is to have your own business?

Questions about Careers and Jobs : Your Current Job

  1. Can you describe some of the people that you work with?
  2. Can you describe your current job?
  3. Do you like your boss?
  4. How many days a week do you work?
  5. How many hours a week do you work?
  6. What time do your start and finish work?
  7. What is the atmosphere like at your workplace?
  8. How long do you plan to continue working where you are?
  9. Do you have to work overtime? If so, how often?
  10. Do you have to wear a uniform?
  11. Do you have to do a lot of paperwork?
  12. Do you have to work on weekends?

Questions about Careers and Jobs: Unemployment

  1. Have you ever been unemployed? How long for?
  2. Have you ever been fired from a job? When? Why?
  3. Is unemployment a great problem where you live now?
  4. What are the best ways to look for a job?
  5. Do you usually look for a job when you are looking for a job?

Questions about Careers and Jobs: First Job

  1. What was your first job?
  2. How old were you when you got your first job?

Questions about Careers and Jobs: Opinions about Jobs

  1. What jobs are fun / boring?
  2. What jobs do you consider way too dangerous?
  3. What are some of the worst jobs you can think of?
  4. What are some of the best jobs you can think of?
  5. In your opinion, which jobs are most prestigious? Why?

Questions about Careers and Jobs: Dream Jobs

  1. How long do you want to work?
  2. How many hours a week do you want to work?
  3. How many days a week do you want to work?
  4. Where do you want to work?
  5. How much money do you want to earn?
  6. What job do you want to have?
  7. Do you want to work on weekends?

Questions about Careers and Jobs: Retirement

  1. What plans have you made for your retirement?
  2. How much money do you think you need to retire?
  3. How much should you be saving today?
  4. Are you worried about the future?

Questions about Careers and Jobs: The Negative Aspects

  1. What negative things can be caused by working too long?
  2. Do you know what a workaholic is?
  3. Do you think that you work too much?
  4. Would you describe yourself as a workaholic?

Questions about Careers and Jobs : Job Interviews

  1. Tell me a little bit about yourself
  2. What are your biggest weaknesses?
  3. What are your biggest strenghts?
  4. Where do you see yourself in five years?
  5. Why should we hire you?
  6. Why do you want this job?
  7. Why do you want to leave your current job?

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