Job & Employment Discussion Questions

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  1. What ‘dream jobs’ did you have as a child?  What are your dream jobs now?
  2. What have been your best and worst work experiences?
    If you haven’t had a job yet, why not?
  3. What kind of job advice, suggestions, and nagging have you received?
  4. Which jobs are desirable (or not) for a lifelong partner?
  5. Would you rather have a job that is
    . social or solitary?   …. hectic or slow-paced?   … varied or repetitive?
  6. What have you learned from your parents’ work experiences?
  7. What jobs would you never want?
  8. What qualities are most related to high job satisfaction for you?
            (money, leisure time, travel opportunity, status, gratifying work, etc.)
  9. Amongst your family and friends, who has the highest job satisfaction? lowest job satisfaction?
  10. Would you rather have..
      …a job you enjoy that just ‘makes ends meet’ or
      … a stressful job that has a high salary? 
  11.  Would you rather have a man or a woman as a boss? a coworker?
  12. Do you think there are certain jobs that men or women are better at doing?
  13.  If you had to work 40 hours/week, what would be your ideal schedule? 
  14. Would you be OK not having a job if your partner had a high-paying job?
  15. Can you think of any likely future jobs that don’t exist yet?
  16. Have you ever had a job (or other kind of) interview? How did it go?  Were you nervous? What questions were you asked? 
  17. What do you think are the differences when interviewing with a Asian company or an international company?
  18. What are your biggest concerns about future job interviews and the application process?
  19. What do you think are some important job interview tips and strategies?
  20. What are some job interview questions that would be challenging to answer?

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