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Describe what you think would be the perfect job (or “dream job”) for you.

You should say:

  • What job it would be
  • What you would do in this job
  • And explain why you think this would be the perfect job for you

ANSWER Band 8+

Being a girl living in my 20s, I strongly believe that I should choose a right path for my career. In my opinion, a good career is not only a job that can offer me a good income to afford my living, but is enjoyable as well. That’s why I think a job in Marketing field will suit me well.

I had spent a great amount of time on defining my strengths and weaknesses as well as asking for advice from other people. After that, I came to a conclusion that my outstanding skill is writing which I have an inborn talent for. Since I was at the age of 8, I was found out to be gifted in Literature by my teachers. They contributed a lot to developing my set of skills. During years of study majoring in literature, I was often considered to be among the best students. Along with my writing skills, I think I will utilize my analytic skills and creativity which I acquired after years of studying at my university to dig into customer’s behaviors, then, develop a good campaign to get more customers for our company.

Additionally, I am strongly passionate about Marketing. Therefore, I began to work in this field quite early, since I was a freshman. Those working experience provide me basic knowledge and skills of Marketing as well as strengthen my belief that this job would suit me.

Even though I have gained a lot of experience and knowledge of Marketing and I am currently working in Marketing department of Fast-moving Consumer Good company, I still have a long way to go before knowing it inside out.  I also hope that I can be good enough to get some promotion in near future.


  • Come to a conclusion: to reach a decision.
    Ex: We talked for a long time but never came to any conclusion.
  • Outstanding: clearly very much better than what is usual:
    Ex: It’s an area of outstanding natural beauty.
  • Inborn talent (phrase) existing from the time someone is born |  natural or instinctive
    Ex: I have an inborn talent for singing
  • Acquire/pick up a skill (phrase)Dig into: try to understand more about something
    Ex: As digging more into Math, I gradually fall in love with this subject
  • Utilize: to use something in an effective way:
    Ex: The vitamins come in a form that is easily utilized by the body.
  • A long way to go (phrase) to need to do a lot more before you are successful
    Ex: I still have a long way to go before fulfilling my dream to become a yoga teacher.
  • Know inside out (phrase) master something, know something well

Other Sample 1: Describe what you think would be the perfect job for you.

You should say:

  • What job it would be
  • What you would do in this job
  • and explain why you think this would be the perfect job for you.

ANSWER Band 8+

For me, the ideal job that I would like to have is to be an air hostess.

This job involves taking care of customers on planes, serving food and drinks, and making sure that they have a safe flight. In Vietnam, to apply for this position, an applicant has to meet various requirements, including being at least 20 years old, having good communication and problem-solving skills, having a good command of language, and so on. One special thing is this career is open to both men and women, although women are preferred.

There are many reasons why I think this job would suit me. Firstly, I have a passion for traveling. Taking this job, I could travel to many countries on a regular basis. Occasionally, when I have free time between flights, I would be able to go sightseeing and enjoy a variety of local food. Secondly, I have quite a good command of English and French, which are spoken by the majority of people around the world. Therefore, this would help me a lot if I could get this job. Lastly, I am really interested in talking with others. So, I believe that this job is perfect for me since I would meet hundreds of people every day. As a final point, I hope that I can follow my dream career in the future.


  • taking care of: [phrasal verb] providing customers with everything that they need for their comfort and protection.
    Example: My mother is taking care of my children while I am away on business.
  • applicant: [noun] a person who makes a formal request for something, such as a job or a place at university.
    Example: I don’t think that I will get the job, because there were hundreds of applicants.
  • having a good command of: [expression] having a good knowledge, especially of a language, and the ability to speak it well.
    Example: Having a good command of at least one foreign language is necessary for most people working in the tourist industry.
  • open to: [adjective] available to, because both men and women can enter this profession.
    Example: This job is open to people of all ages, but applicants must have a university qualification
  • on a regular basis: [expression] regularly.
    Example: The fire equipment is checked on a regular basis, usually at the end of each month.
  • go sightseeing: [verb] visit interesting places as a tourist.
    Example: I would like to go sightseeing in Hanoi and visit the Old City and the Temple of Literature.
  • dream career: [noun] the profession that I would really love to have.
    Example: For a lot of boys, their dream career is to be a football player.


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