Describe a job you would not like to do in the future IELTS Cue Card

Describe a job you would not like to do in the future IELTS Cue Card


Describe a job you would not like to do in the future
You should say:

What is the job ?

How you heard about it?

Why you don’t want to do it?

How you feel about the job?

Sample 1

Although I’m not too fond of many jobs, I would not like to do them in
the future; one is worth mentioning because I wouldn’t say I like that. The job is to work as an MLM distributor.

I heard about it ten years back when one of my friends invited me to a seminar. I went to the workshop there. He explained to me a product and a concept in which I needed to recruit a few members under me, and then those friends of mine needed to recruit more members under them.

It is how the chain system works. I do not want to do it because I enquired about this job after attending the seminar. I researched a lot on the internet, and from that, I learned that the investment is considerable in this job. There are no guaranteed returns because everything
is about recruiting more members.

It is more like a Ponzi scheme in which no product is involved. The actual product is recruiting more and more people. Apart from this, through research, I learned that only 1% of people earn a substantial amount of money in this job, and most make little money.

The government should ban such kinds of jobs because, in this kind of profile, you need to dupe innocent investors by telling them about such schemes, which are usually exaggerated.

Sample 2

I am about to pass my college. So very soon I will do a job. But I would prefer to do something other than the job where I must sit in the office.
And it is the job of a clerk.

I heard about it from my father, who tells me that there are about 40-50 clerks who work in his organization. I don’t want to do this job because in this job you need to sit in the office for long hours. Moreover, you remain on the computer screen where you must work for long hours, and only during lunchtime and tea breaks do you need to get up.

Moreover, in this job, you get a fixed salary. So there is no chance of getting any incentive. I have many dreams, and spending the whole month on a fixed salary is problematic because if you have a target and you achieve that, you get money, whereas, in the job of a clerk, you do not get extra payment for extra work.

Also, sitting for long hours in the office differs from my cup of tea. I am a person who loves to travel. So in any job, even if it is a sales job, you have to go to different places, and you have to meet different people. So that job appeals to me.

So that kind of job is a big no-no for me, and I would work hard to get a job where there is a combination of sitting and touring job where I need to sit in the office for specific days, and for other days, I can go in the market and talk to various clients.

Sample 3

There are so many jobs that I don’t want to do, and I find them boring and useless, so a telemarketing marketer is one of them. I found the job boring and useless in public because it has no future and is a nuisance for everyone.

So, let me explain to you in detail. First of all, telemarketing requires calls and selling the products. It could be over the phone or in person, and it’s a job of the word, and we have to convince the other person to buy our products.

So, in there, we don’t have to like, primarily people don’t consider this product suitable. I think that’s why I found it very dull because it’s pressuring the person who sells this, whoever sells the product, and primarily brands who are not good in marketing fall under this category, Like they have to hire people to sell their products from person to person.

And also there is a law it’s an as it’s a more job and it’s like people don’t have a personal office like they have to travel a lot in this job and apart from that it is a target based job. For you to sell, the company would give you a target like you have to sell 10 products, and then at the end of the day, you have to sell all this. It’s a bit pressurized, so considering all these factors, I found this job useless, and I don’t recommend that anyone do this in the future.

It is a more stressful job without getting even a high salary. So, I don’t want anyone to pursue this and make a career in this job.


Here are some examples of follow-up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to the cue card “Describe a job you would not like to do in the future”.

1. What kind of jobs do young people prefer?

Young people prefer jobs that are, according to their skill set.

Moreover, they tend to remain away from those jobs in which they need to do a lot of business development to find prospective clients, and in those places where the weather is harsh, they prefer to do those jobs where they have to sit indoors instead of going out in the market.

2. Some people will lose their jobs because of technology. How to deal with it?

There is no denying this conviction that many jobs will cease to exist in the coming years because technology will replace them. In such a scenario, it is prudent to hone your skill set as the demands change further. Technology will undoubtedly take specific jobs, but it will also create more. So do not switch to an older style of working. You need to think beyond the conventional domain and specialize in a field with great potential where technology cannot make much difference.

3. Will you settle down in another country?

In my opinion, I was born on the planet Earth, and any place that could do justice to my talent and can offer me greener pressures, I would like to settle there to hone my skill set rather than stay at my native place and earn less money.

4. How do young people today decide their careers?

When deciding on their career, young people first look after their interests through various ways they come to know what they love doing and how they can convert their passion into money. Apart from this, they take various psychometric tests where they come to know about their

personality and their hidden talents, and based upon the feedback, they make a prudent choice. Some people go to career counselors where they get prudent advice regarding what scenarios are going on in the market, and then they get the feedback, and based upon that, they make an informed choice.

5. Which do young people generally prefer? Boring jobs with higher pay or interesting jobs with lower income.?

The gospel truth is that money is the most crucial consideration when choosing a job. So people go for boring jobs with higher paying salaries as more than doing an exciting career with less payout because they think that to make ends meet and to have an opulent lifestyle, they need to have a boatload of funds at their disposal due to that they tend to go for boring jobs with higher payouts.

6. Which do you prefer, physical work or work involving thinking?

I love to do work that involves a lot of thinking because I am good at comprehending things. So, for any physical work, I get tired after a certain period, whereas if there’s mental work, I do not get tired quickly, and I can do it for hours and hours.

7. Do you think we have less physical labor today than we did in the past?

Yes, because automation has made roads in our lives these days, and various machines are at our disposal to do our manual tasks. For example, washing clothes was a daunting task some 40 years back, but after the arrival of washing machines, it’s a reasonably easy job. These days, we have plenty of gadgets and devices in our kitchen to make cooking easier. Moreover, in the case of housekeeping work, there is an equipment called Roomba that can easily clean your house.

8. What factors do you consider when choosing a job or career path? 

Well, first and foremost I will see in the job whether it’s a job for me or not to be honest because I think a person can only give his hundred per cent when he likes his job and apart from that I must see an excellent handsome salary package for my survival. 

I will match my job conditions and job descriptions to the salary, such as whether they are related or not and whether I am getting the desired wage. Apart from that, I would check the company’s reputation to get a better opportunity in the future if I had to leave that job.

9. How do you think technology has impacted the job market in recent years? 

Technology impacts the job sector a lot, and more and more people, like more and more companies, are now following technological gadgets. For that, they have to hire another person and a techno-savvy person, so it creates a job under various technological sectors like software development and SEOs and some other engineers to make it better, so it affects the job sector in a good way. It creates technology that creates many jobs. 

10. What are the advantages and disadvantages of working in a large company? 

Well, there are a lot of pros and cons to working in a large company. However, I will see I will like I will tell first pros the advantage working in a high class in a big company is it gives you it will enhance your career in the future as you will work in you would work in an okay so working in large companies has both advantages and disadvantages.

 The first advantage I can see is working in a large company will give you will enhance your career in the future and also it allows you to learn a lot of things about people and how to manage and how to work in large companies and how to deal with the people like and it kind of vast majority of people from the different world.

 It can create globalization, and the only disadvantage I can see is if there are more people. There will be more competition among the people, which could create inequality among those working in a large company.

11. What are the disadvantages and advantages of working in a small company or startup?

 You will get the desired job and salary in a small company, whereas in a small factory, they only have a small staff. You can focus on your work; the only disadvantage I see in the small sector is that it’s a startup company. 

You don’t have a guarantee that this will succeed, and apart from that, they will give you multi-tasks in a small company. Sometimes, they give you different tasks that are outside your job. I’m only telling this because it happened to me. It’s my personal experience.

 I was working in a small company, and they wanted me to do three or four jobs simultaneously during my shift, so that’s the case. That’s the only disadvantage of working in a small company.

12. In your opinion, what skills are essential for success in today’s job market?

Well, I think in today’s jobs the technological skills and problem-solving solving skills are necessary to succeed in a job sector and to get a salary a person should be able to think fast and think something out of the box and give them and make decisions instantly and yes these all factor companies see while hiring the people and by this person can get a salary.

13. How important is job satisfaction to you? 

Job satisfaction is a top priority in my personal experience because job satisfaction is needed. Otherwise, it makes you dull, and they are dull in a company, and it doesn’t matter where you are working or whether you are getting a high salary or not. A job you only have if you are satisfied is worthwhile. It’s a waste of time.

 14. What do you think are the biggest challenges facing job seekers in today’s world?

 In today’s world, more and more people are becoming educators and don’t want to do hand jobs. All people want white colour jobs and like working in a sitting arrangement and an AC, so it creates competition among the people. More and more companies now know the vast majority of the population wants their job, so now it’s challenging compared to the past.

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