Conversation Questions about Jobs

Every student has an idea of what they would like to do when they graduate. Some students want to work for themselves and start their own business, others want a nine-to-five job in an office building, while some are more interested in traveling the world.

Some jobs require more training and education than others. Not every job will bring the same level of reward or happiness with it.

Here you will find a list of questions about Job that will help you have an insightful conversations with your students.

Conversation Questions about Jobs

If you’re considering the future, or even just looking for some new ideas about what type of work would be a good fit for your personality and skill set, these conversation questions about jobs may help.

Questions about your Current Job

These are some questions about your current job that will make you think about loving or leaving your job

  1. Can you describe some of the people that you work with?
  2. Can you describe your current job?
  3. Do you like your boss?
  4. How many days a week do you work?
  5. How many hours a week do you work?
  6. What time do your start and finish work?
  7. What is the atmosphere like at your workplace?
  8. How long do you plan to continue working where you are?
  9. Do you have to work overtime? If so, how often?
  10. Do you have to wear a uniform?
  11. Do you have to do a lot of paperwork?
  12. Do you have to work on weekends?
  13. What do you like about your job?
  14. What would you like to change about your current job?

Questions about Dangerous Jobs

There is a lot of danger in these careers, but that doesn’t stop people from doing them. You can go into construction and get electrocuted or fall off a high building.

You can work on an oil rig and get your body cut up by sharp metal. And then there is coal mining where you risk getting buried alive under tons of rock every day!

All those sound really scary to me! Do any of them sound like the kind of job for you?

  1. Do you know what some dangerous jobs are?
  2. What’s the most dangerous job?
  3. What motivates people to get and keep dangerous jobs?
  4. How would you feel if a loved one had a dangerous job?
  5. Do you think that farmers have a dangerous a job?
  6. Would you consider becoming a police officer?
  7. Would you consider becoming a soldier?
  8. Would you consider becoming a firefighter?
  9. How much money should people with dangerous be paid?
  10. What fatal accidents can happen in a construction
  11. Would you like to drive a heavy vehicle for a living ?
  12. Would you like to work in a mine

Questions about Dream Jobs

Having a dream job is like living the life you always wanted. It’s about achieving goals and chasing your passions.

Working hard to create something that will make an impact on others, not just yourself. And most importantly, having fun while doing it all!

  1. What’s a dream job?
  2. How many hours a week do you want to work?
  3. How many days a week do you want to work?
  4. Where do you want to work?
  5. How much money do you want to earn?
  6. What job do you want to have?
  7. Do you want to work on weekends?
  8. What would make your current job your dream job?
  9. Do you know what digital nomads are?
  10. What do you think about digital nomads?
  11. Would you like to work from home?
  12. Do coworkers have an impact in your definition of a dream job?

Questions about Retirement

 Retirement refers to the time of life when one chooses to permanently leave the workforce behind.

  1. What plans have you made for your retirement?
  2. How much money do you think you need to retire?
  3. How much should you be saving today?
  4. Are you worried about the future?
  5. When would you like to retire?
  6. Would you like to retire early?
  7. Do you think that retiring when you are in your 60’s is kinda sad?

Questions about Working too Much

These are some conversation questions about working in excess

  1. How would you define” working too much”?
  2. What negative things can be caused by working too long?
  3. Do you know what a workaholic is?
  4. Do you think that you work too much?
  5. Would you describe yourself as a workaholic?
  6. What do you think about people working two or three jobs?


We hope these conversation questions about jobs have given you an idea of which direction to take in the search for your next career move!

Which job do you think is best suited to who?

If you don’t have that answer yet, take some time to figure out who you are first before thinking too much about which job is best suited for you!

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Manuel Campos, English Professor

Manuel Campos

I am Jose Manuel, English professor and creator of, a blog whose mission is to share lessons for those who want to learn and improve their English