Job Discussion Questions
- What ‘dream jobs’ did you have as a child? What are your dream jobs now?
- What have been your best and worst work experiences?
If you haven’t had a job yet, why not?
- What kind of job advice, suggestions, and nagging have you received?
- Which jobs are desirable (or not) for a lifelong partner?
- Would you rather have a job that is
…. social or solitary? …. hectic or slow-paced? … varied or repetitive?
- What have you learned from your parents’ work experiences?
- What jobs would you never want?
- What qualities are most related to high job satisfaction for you?
(money, leisure time, travel opportunity, status, gratifying work, etc.)
- Amongst your family and friends, who has the highest job satisfaction? lowest job satisfaction?
- Would you rather have..
…a job you enjoy that just ‘makes ends meet’ or
… a stressful job that has a high salary?
- Would you rather have a man or a woman as a boss? a coworker?
- Do you think there are certain jobs that men or women are better at doing?
- If you had to work 40 hours/week, what would be your ideal schedule?
- Would you be OK not having a job if your partner had a high-paying job?
- Can you think of any likely future jobs that don’t exist yet?
- Have you ever had a job (or other kind of) interview? How did it go? Were you nervous? What questions were you asked?
- What do you think are the differences when interviewing with a Asian company or an international company?
- What are your biggest concerns about future job interviews and the application process?
- What do you think are some important job interview tips and strategies?
- What are some job interview questions that would be challenging to answer?
- hectic: Full of feverish activity, haste, or confusion
- gratifying: giving pleasure or satisfaction.
- repetitive: something done again and again
- solitary: being, living, or going alone or without companions
- varied: incorporating a number of different types or elements; showing variation or variety.
- makes ends meet: earn just enough money to live without getting into debt.