IELTS Speaking # Work And You

We all work for our living and it could be anything. Let us today have a look at some questions that figure out the relation between work and you.

What do you do for living?

Professionally, I am a software engineer but I also work as a content writer for various websites.

Describe your workstyle.

I really don’t have a very specific work style. On weekdays, I work for living on and during weekends I work for myself. I love travelling and writing, so during weekends I pursue my passion.

What are your responsibilities at work.

I am a data analyst in the project that I am working on. My task is to ensure that accurate data comes to the final data ware house so that the next team, the one that does reporting gets clean and right data. As a travel blogger, I am responsible for writing post that tells the reader everything about the place and the people and the culture.

How do you handle pressure at your workplace?

Well, I usually do a physical exercise whenever pressure comes in. It could be either dancing or running. But, when I am not able to do either of these, I settle for either writing or listening to music.

How many hours do you work each day?

I work 9 hours each day, which includes a break of 2 hours.

How did you get this job?

Well, I am done my Bachelors in technology in Information Technology. So, during the last year, lot of companies came in for campus recruitment and I got selected at Infosys.

Work and you

Do you enjoy your work?

Oh! Yes I do. It is lot of fun interacting with so many people and grilling each other to get to the best option available and then we can always go out and play and be part of lot of things I never thought I could be.

What do you dislike about your work?

The only think that I really don’t like about being a software engineer is that apart from being a great job, it is not something very close to my heart. At hear, I am a writer, traveler and a reader. And I would definitely would want to do something near to it.

Describe your career goals.

To be very frank, I would say I don’t have any definite career goals as such. I just want to follow what steve jobs said, ” Do what you  love and love what you do”. I really want to be someone who wakes up every morning feeling great about the day and sleeping at night feeling satisfied with the work that I have done.

Do you prefer to work alone or on a team?

I think both work fine for me. As a software engineer, it is always a great idea to start off the work as a team because you get to know lot of ideas that you can work upon. Different approaches that could be followed and simpler ways by which the task could be done. After that, I think it is good to work alone and bring in your creativity to the work.

Do you think team work is important?

Definitely yes. When you are working on a big project or even a small task, the creativity that team work brings along, can never be replaced by what an individual can do. Because, when one person does the same thing, there are more chances of bugs, but when an entire team does it, you can find lot of new aspects of the work, which might have remained hidden.

If you could change your job or profession, what would you do?

I would definitely become a professional travel blogger and travel around the world, write about it, make videos and interact with people, get to know about cultures and may be just show everyone what truly the world holds. After this, may be I would open a company that gives equal education rights to everyone, because I think education is something very important for everyone.

Do you think your way of work will change in future?

I hope so. Because, I wish to  be able to open my own company and do work for myself, not only on weekends but everyday.

Describe the process of getting a job in your country.

For getting a job in my country, it is very important that you have done some sort of graduation or post graduation. Most of the companies look out for the college degrees and then grant the job. One can even clear different exams held at national level to land up an exciting job, but having a degree is a must. But, yes if one wants to do the unconventional jobs, like photography or writing, I think what matters is your work and not a degree.


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