Jobs and Work

  • What jobs have you done in the past? What was your best job? Your worst?
  • What would be your dream job? Why?
  • Describe the first job you had for money.
  • Would you ever have a romantic relationship with someone at work? Why or why not?
  • Would you prefer to work four ten-hour days or five eight hour ones?
  • If you could own your own business, what would it be?
  • Who in your family or among our friends has the most interesting job?
  • Have you ever had a job interview that went badly or was very difficult? What happened?
  • When you were a child, what job did you want to do when you were older? Why?
  • Have you ever had a boss you didn't like? Why? What are the qualities of a good boss?
  • If you had to choose between a satisfying job and a well-paid one, which would you choose?
  • What are some jobs that you think would be fun?
  • What do you think is the worst job you could possibly do?
  • What does your father do? Does your mum work? If so, what does she do?
  • What job do you want to have in five years' time?
  • Would you like a job in which you traveled a lot? Why? Why not?
  • If money weren't a problem for you, which job would you prefer to have?
  • You could be a world class dancer, artist, author, politician, journalist, scientist, surgeon, actor, architect or musician. Which do you pick and why?
  • Which do you think are some of the more demanding (difficult) jobs? What are the least demanding jobs?
  • Would you rather work inside or outside?

Questions for People who Work

  • Where do you work and what is your current position?
  • How long do you plan to work where you are?
  • Do you have to work overtime? If so, how often?
  • Do you like your job? Why? Why not?
  • How important is promotion to you? When was the last time you were promoted?
  • Have you ever been unemployed? How long?
  • Have you ever been fired from a job? When? Why?
  • How do you feel about your boss? How do you think he feels about you?
  • Have you ever had a boss you didn't like? Why didn't you like him / her?
  • Describe a typical day at your current job.