Work & Career

Some people change their jobs every few years. Others say it is better to work for one company for a long period. Almost everybody dreams of having a good job and making a career. Some people prefer sticking to one company for many years, while others, especially young people, are constantly looking for something better.
Personally, I think that if you stay with one company, you will have an opportunity to learn everything about it and to make a career. If you are devoted to your profession and work hard, you are likely to be promoted. What is more, you can make friends with your colleagues and earn your employer’s respect. So, the company that you work for may become your family.
However, a lot of people have to change their jobs very often. If the employee thinks that his or her job is not well-paid or his or her career is not advancing at an acceptable pace, why not look for something else? Some people feel under impossible pressure at work. Others face situations that can lead to stress such as poor relationships with colleagues, an unsupportive boss, lack of consultation and communication, too much interference with their private, social or family lives, work that is too difficult or not demanding enough, poor working conditions and so on. If people feel that they will hardly achieve a higher position in this organization, they usually move to another company. In some cases employees feel that they have outgrown their jobs and they have a desire to find something more suitable to their personality and to develop in new directions.
To sum up, I believe that employees should decide for themselves what to do to make a career. Anyway, both options have advantages and disadvantages.

At present there is no difficulty in choosing a career. However, many people say that it is not so easy to find a really good job. Nowadays young people have a lot of opportunities to receive good education and to find a well-paid job. In any city there are a lot of firms which need qualified specialists. So young people have a wide choice of career options, but many of them think that it is difficult to find something suitable to their interests and expectations.
Personally, I think that if you are clever, active and full of energy, you can easily find a good job. You can even stay at home and search the Web for vacancies. Just use e-mail, send your resume to several companies and wait for their offers. Then you can be selected for a job interview and you will be asked some questions about your job history, skills, interests and so on. If you are suitable for the post, you will be offered a job. If not, you can go on looking for other variants.
However, making a positive career choice is a problem which worries many people. Some of them don’t know what they are good at. When young people graduate from a University, they need to find a job and most of them understand that it is not an easy task. Many companies, offices, firms and factories demand work experience and that is why they don’t want to employ people fresh from school. As a result, the percentage of unemployed youth is rather high.
In conclusion, I would like to say that if you are lazy, you are not likely to find a good job. But if you do your best to achieve your goal, you will certainly succeed.

Nowadays a lot of people work so much that they do not have time to do anything else. Some people say that workaholism is a key to success. Others are convinced that it is rather bad to be addicted to one’s work. Some people think that they will succeed only if they work a lot. If you are the first one in the morning and the last one to leave at night, if you take fewer vacation days and never take a sick day, you will do better than the people who don’t do that. But is it really good to be a workaholic?
To my mind, workaholics often forget about work-life balance and suffer from the conflict between work and family. They often sacrifice their health and loved ones for their jobs. They are too much preoccupied with their careers and they have no time for rest, pleasure and spiritual development. As a result, constant fatigue, physical and moral exhaustion, monotony and impossible pressure at work and at home may cause stress. Consequently, it may result in a real breakdown of health. What is more, workaholism may lead to early death, often on the job.
However, working hard is greatly valued in many countries. For instance, there are many people who are addicted to their work in the USA. They always think about their work and feel frustrated if they are kept from it, even during weekends and holidays. But I believe that workaholism is not the same as working hard. I think that everybody should realize that being healthy and happy is more important than making a career.
To sum up, workaholism is a serious social problem Workaholics’ obsession with work is all-occupying, which prevents them from maintaining healthy relationships and outside interests. So it is better not to overwork and to protect your health.

According to some people, it is better to work abroad. Others say that they would prefer working in their own country. As nowadays travelling has become cheaper and easier, more and more people have the chance to work in a foreign country. Millions of people are now working overseas. However, others are convinced that it is better to work in your own country.
On the one hand, working in a foreign country gives you a wider view of the world. To my mind, it gives you an opportunity to work on some international projects, to make friends with people of different nationalities, to learn more about foreign culture, to gain useful knowledge and experience and to learn foreign languages.
On the other hand, a lot of people say that it is rather bad when experienced specialists leave their motherland in order to work abroad. Our country needs good doctors, scientists, inventors, sportsmen, writers and so on. What is more, working abroad has a number of disadvantages. Firstly, it is rather difficult to get a work permit. Secondly, settling in can also be a problem. Thirdly, a lot of people say they find having to speak a foreign language 24 hours rather exhausting. But despite the challenges, many people find working abroad extremely interesting.
To conclude, I think that working in a foreign country can help you improve your knowledge, broaden your mind and make a career. If you give yourself time to settle in and discover new things, you will be able to realize your potential and to succeed. Anyway, you can always return to your mother country and work to improve its economy, politics or culture.

Some young people say that they want their future job to be well-paid. Others believe that the most important thing is to love what you do. In their professional lives, many people have to choose between love and money – between doing a job they love that doesn’t have great financial rewards, or doing a job that pays well but doesn’t satisfy the soul.
Personally, I think that my future profession must be interesting, rewarding and challenging. If it is well-paid, but boring, I will hardly like it. I want to find a job that will give me an opportunity to travel to foreign countries and to meet interesting people. Besides, I would like to work on some international projects and to learn several foreign languages. My profession should help me develop in new directions and suit my character, skills and abilities.
However, some people don’t take into consideration their interests and dreams when they look for a job. They think only about their future salary and they are even ready to do work that is too boring, difficult or not demanding enough if they are paid a lot of money. Such people don’t care about poor working conditions or lack of support and communication at work. But to my mind, it is rather exhausting to do the work that you don’t like and to look forward to the end of your working day. You will certainly feel stressed and dissatisfied.
To conclude, most young people lack work experience and seldom earn much money at the beginning of their career. However, if they work for one company for a long time, they are likely to be given several pay rises and to be promoted. Anyway, I think that your well-being is more important than your bank account.

Teamwork skills have become highly valued by employers. However, some people say that sometimes teams cannot work successfully. Nowadays more and more employers demand teamwork skills. Good collaboration by team members helps achieve goals more easily. However, bad collaboration leads to unsuccessful performance. So what are the pros and cons of teamwork?
Personally, I think that the more people there are in a team, the greater productivity is. Team members can communicate, exchange their ideas and share their experience and skills with each other. If a company has a team full of creative people who complement one another, then achieving the goal is far more likely. To my mind, every team member should be able to make the right decision. A well considered decision will lead his or her team to success.
But not everybody can work effectively in a team. Some people put their own needs first and do not think of the common goal. Others cannot acknowledge and appreciate the contributions of other members of the team. Quite a lot of employees try to force their ideas upon others, or look down on other people. They are reluctant to cooperate or seek advice from other members. Furthermore, some people cannot maintain good relationships with their colleagues and handle criticism and complaints appropriately. As a result, such individuals find it difficult to work with other team members and the team will not be able to succeed. But I strongly feel that it is very important to develop one’s teamwork skills because they can help employees make a career.
To conclude, I believe that the success of the team depends on every its member. That is why every employee must do his or her best to help the team succeed.

Some people think that to be a success you need talent; others believe that hard work can compensate for the lack of it.
What is success? People define this notion in many different ways. Success may mean the achievement of what one wants or intends, a high position in society, one’s job, course or sport. Some people believe that success is connected with the amount of money they earn. But quite a lot of people don’t know what they need to be successful.
To my mind, if you want to succeed, you must work hard. Even the most talented person will never be successful if he or she is lazy All successful people face a number of challenges at the beginning of their career. They have to overcome many difficulties, but they don’t give up. At last their persistence leads to success. Success always goes hand in hand with hard work and great efforts and one often faces a lot of obstacles, troubles, disappointment and failure on the way to success.
However, some people think that if a person is not talented, he or she will hardly succeed. As a rule ordinary people have ordinary lives. No matter how hard they work, they can never get results. People who are not talented, but industrious usually become good workers, but they are not likely to make great discoveries or to invent something that can revolutionize the world. But I still believe that one must be hard-working, patient, and strong-willed if one wants to be successful.
In conclusion, I would like to add that people are successful if they use all their talents and work hard in order to improve the world and to make it a bit better.

Some people say that it is impossible to work without inspiration. Others say that inspiration is not essential.
People of different professions have been looking for inspiration for centuries. But we still don’t know what inspiration is and where it can be found. Many people wonder whether inspiration is important in our lives and what makes us feel it.
In my opinion, inspiration is part and parcel of the creative process. In this state we are capable of making discoveries, writing poems, inventing new things and making something unusual. Every masterpiece of art, literature, music or architecture has been created thanks to inspiration. This wonderful feeling has nothing in common with mediocrity, boredom or idleness. When I feel inspiration, I can work for many hours running and I never feel tired or bored. On the contrary, I am full of energy and enthusiasm.
However, some people say that they have no inspiration. They consider their lives to be monotonous and say that every day is exactly like the previous one. Working, saving, planning, bringing up their children, doing household chores – these are the daily aspects of their lives. But I think that inspiration is everywhere and it lives in every soul. Sometimes looking at the rising sun, falling leaves or smiling children we feel the desire to create. Many things can inspire us and fill our head with new ideas and thoughts.
To conclude, only love of their work and inspiration can make people create beautiful and unusual things. Inspiration is very important because it makes us work, think, search, create and express ourselves. In other words, it makes us live.

Some people think that the profession of a teacher is important and noble, while others claim it has lost its positions and it is not as respected as it used to be. A teacher is a person who plays a very important role in children’s development, upbringing and education. One should have some particular traits of character to be a success in this profession.
I strongly feel that the profession of a teacher is one of the most important professions in the world. A teacher is always responsible for his or her pupils. He or she should encourage their inner development, protect them from any negative influence and watch their progress carefully. A teacher’s responsibility is not only to educate a child. He or she should also understand pupils’ feelings and dreams, share their problems and give good advice. A real teacher is a person who can inspire his pupils with interest and love for his or her subject. What is more, a teacher may even become as important for children as their parents.
However, some people believe that nowadays teachers are not as respected as they used to be. Unfortunately, this noble profession is not well-paid and it makes some people think that it is not prestigious. Modern society respects money and power. That is why young people try to choose professions which can make them rich and influential. Everybody is eager to make a career and to become famous and successful. But good teachers do not strive for money or fame. Their only concern is children’s welfare.
To conclude, we should have the greatest respect for teachers. They are deeply devoted to their job in spite of all problems and difficulties. We should be grateful to our teachers for their help, patience and professionalism.

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