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IELTS Writing Sample : Jobs


Some people think that people who choose a job early and keep doing it are more likely to get a satisfying career life than those who frequently change jobs.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Band 8 Sample

It is said that those who pursue and continue with a particular career choice early in life are more likely to experience greater fulfilment in regards to their work than those who tend to switch jobs more regularly. In my opinion, career satisfaction is not determined by when someone chooses a career path or for how long someone pursues it. This essay will outline some important factors believed to be involved.

Choosing a career early in life and pursuing it for an extended period of time can have many great benefits. For example, starting a career early can provide someone with a better financial situation later in life, and hence greater satisfaction. In addition to this, remaining on a particular career path for a long period of time may allow someone to advance to the top of their chosen field through promotion, which may also possibly lead to greater career fulfilment.

On the other hand, those who change jobs or career paths more regularly may also experience many benefits. For example, some people’s personalities are not suitable for staying in a particular job for long periods of time, and they may need to change career paths more regularly to stay satisfied. In addition to this, choosing a career path can be an overwhelming decision for young people without much real world experience, and therefore exploring a range of different career paths early on may lead them to eventually finding a career that will be more suitable for them in the long term.

In conclusion, how one person gains satisfaction from their career may be different from another. Some may gain job satisfaction from how big their salary is, how far they have advanced within a particular company or field, or how much fame or praise they have earned. Others may be just as content or satisfied in knowing that their chosen career is beneficial towards serving the needs of others. Either way, I believe that choosing a career early in life and staying on this career path does not guarantee job satisfaction later in life.


Vocabulary highlights:

  1. Experience greater fulfilment
  2. Remain on a particular career path for a long period of time
  3. Greater career fulfilment
  4. An overwhelming decision
  5. Explore a range of different career paths
  6. Guarantee job satisfaction

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