How to Find Your Dream Job

How to Find Your Dream Job

When you graduate college, you’re entering a new job market, unlike any other.

Suddenly, there are all kinds of opportunities from work from home to even working abroad.

Are you planning on turning your hobby or passion into your dream job, or would you prefer the financial stability of working for an established company?

This ESL lesson will enhance your English speaking ability and help you pin point your dream job.

Part I: Let’s Chat about the Photo

How to Find Your Dream Job

1. What’s the woman holding in her left hand?

2. Why is her tassel on the left side of her cap and not on the right?

3. Do you think she’s making a smart career choice?

4. Will you wear a cap and gown like this when you graduate?

5. Are you looking forward to graduating university?>

Part II: Take the Survey and Talk About It

1. When will you graduate university?

In 1 year
In 2 years
In 3 years
In 4 years
More than 4 years

2. How difficult will it be for you to find a job after you graduate?

Extremely difficult
Somewhat difficult
Not difficult

3. Will you apply for a company internship before you graduate?


4. What’s the average salary for a university graduate (your major) in your country?

5. Do you have a student loan to pay off once you start working?


6. Do you think your degree will help you get your dream job?


7. What is your dream job?

8. Does your dream job match the job your parents want for you?


9. What makes your dream job a “dream job”?

Parents’ desire
Comfortable future
Career growth
Opportunity to work abroad
Better marriage prospects
Company reputation

10. What was your childhood dream job? How has your dream job changed and why?

Part III: Share Your Opinions

How to Find Your Dream Job

Discuss the Photo

1. What type of work do you think these people are doing?

2. Why are they wearing three different coloured hard hats?

More Discussion

3. Have you ever thought about being a teacher or even a professor?

4. Do you think university professors are entitled to 4 months or more of paid vacation?

5. Is it worth the time to get an MBA or PHD without having real work experience?

6. How can universities better prepare students to be more marketable to large employers?

7. Do you think some companies have a bias towards hiring experienced staff over new graduates?

8. What unfair hiring practices are prevalent in your country, if any?

9. Should universities be required to guarantee students jobs once they graduate?

10. Who are the 3 largest employers for new grads in your country and why?

Did you enjoy this ESL Lesson? 

How to Find Your Dream Job

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