TOEFL Essay Topic 83 - Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Modern technology is creating a single world culture. Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.
Should young people experience several jobs?
In Japan, where I currently live, some people think young people should not experience several jobs because working at a same company for a long time will enable you to gain knowledge and skills deeply. However, I truly think that it is better for young people to try different jobs before they decide which job or career to pursue in the future for the following reasons.
First of all, experiencing several jobs will help you to find jobs that you are good at and enjoy. To give an example, when I was a university student in Tokyo, Japan, I had several part-time jobs, such as a cram teacher and a sales clerk. At first, I would like to become a high school teacher because my father was a high school teacher and I strongly respected him. My father recommended that I got a part-time job at a cram school before I decided to work in a high school. So, I worked in a cram school for a year, and tought physics and mathematics to high school students. Yet, unfortunately, my students’ grades did not improve at all. From this experience, I realize that I did not like teaching. By contrast, after leaving the cram school, I got a job at a toy store. This was because I liked to talk with customers and I was able to sell them products which they wanted. As a result, I was promoted to the shop manager quickly, and I really enjoyed my job. As this example illustrates, you will be able to find jobs that you are good at and enjoy if you can experience different jobs.
Second, trying different jobs enable you to find one with high saraly and good working condition. For instance, when I was a university students, I worked as a sales clerk in many kinds of shops, such as shoes shop, cakes shop, and toy shop. I made friends with full-time clerks in many shops, which helped me to know what the salary and working conditions were like in different shops. Consequently, the toy shop was the best salary and work environment. Therefore, I decided to work in the toys shop after university graduation. My university friends who started to work as sales clerk did not have chance to experience many jobs before they began to work. They decide their jobs by companies’ impression because they did not have inside information, and for this reason, my salary was the highest among my friends. As this example shows, if you can experience different jobs, you will be able to find one with high saraly and good work environment.
Therefore, for the reasons discussed above, I believe that it is better for young people to try different jobs before they decide which job or career to pursue in the future.