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Describe a well-paid job that you think you would be good at.

Posted: September 27, 2019 at 10:11 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Describe a well-paid job that you think you would be good at.

You should say:

  • what the job is
  • what qualifications are required for this job
  • how this job is different from other jobs

and say why you think you would be good at this job.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]


Sample Answer 1:

The job of a ‘Sales Manager’ in Germany is surprisingly challenging and at the same time, highly rewarding. This job is well-paid and comes with many other benefits. Hence, a good number of candidates in my country try to get the job and grow their career as a sales manager. I think I will be an accomplished sales manager if I am given the opportunity. This is a nice cue card topic and I would like to thank you for the chance to let me talk about it.
The position of a sales manager requires at least a graduation degree from a reputed university or college. The degree should be focused on finance, marketing, business or any other similar discipline. Without proper knowledge of the marketing system, someone would struggle to set the right strategies for achieving sales target. A company will be expecting results from a sales manager.
Usually, other jobs come with fewer challenges while the job of a sales manager brings constant hurdles and not to mention the difficult sales targets and obstacles of managing a large team. Failure is not accepted in this position. Sales managers grow amid the challenges and establish their companies as brand entities in the market. Moreover, the reward of this job is high. The sales managers always get benefits for their efforts and success.
Being a student of business studies, I am gathering the required academic skills to be a sales manager for a large brand. Besides, I have some part-time job experience in this field and have been working in a product manufacturing company for the last two years. My skills in analysing the market and understanding the target audience along with my persuasive skills make me a deserving candidate for this job. However, there is a catch! I can’t apply for this post directly. I will have to prove myself as a salesperson first and then be promoted as a sales manager who would be responsible for managing a large team of other salesmen.

Sample Answer 2: 

Oh! This is a great candidate task card topic to talk about and I would like to thank you for the opportunity to let me talk about a job which is both well-paid and a perfect match for me.
During my preparation time for this topic, I thought about 4-5 high-paid professions and finally decided that I would be a great lawyer. In my country, the average wage for experienced lawyers is higher than many other mentionable professions.
To be a lawyer, someone must obtain a bachelor’s degree first and then apply to a law school. After someone earns a law degree from the law school, he/she must then pass the bar exam to gain a licence to start practising or to represent a client to the court. Some states may require aspiring lawyers to take some additional examinations and pass them to be fully approved to practice law. However, some top law firms recruit only from the very best universities. These law firms invite tops scorers who are smart, talented, diligent and achievers. After a certain time, experience, knowledge and tactics become the main requirements to shine in this profession.
The lawyers deal with the legislative system for a country- make it, change it and abide by it. They sometimes defend a criminal while at points prosecute someone. It is often said that greatest dramas do not take place in theatres, rather they are played in a courtroom and from this regards, lawyers are often the directors and actors of such dramas. They work sometimes in the shadow, yet their contribution is prominent. Every profession has its unique features, but this seems more vibrant, diverse, challenging and rewarding for lawyers. At least this is my impression of this profession.
I have completed my graduation from the law faculty of (…say a university name…). Though my parents expect me to be a judge –  a person who presides over court proceedings, either alone or as a part of a panel of judges, I feel differently. I want to be a defence lawyer as I feel an uncanny attraction and passion towards this profession and hopefully, I will be a great defence lawyer, often knows as a barrister, someday. I believe saving a single innocent person from being convicted wrongfully is quite a noble job.
So far I have a good academic record and I believe I would be awarded a law degree from a renowned foreign university to be recruited by a top-notch law firm in my home country. That would just be the kick-start I need to start a long, challenging, noble and rewarding professional journey.
surprisingly challenging – आश्चर्यजनक रूप से चुनौतीपूर्ण
constant hurdles – लगातार बाधाएं
persuasive – 

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