Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write an essay based on the picture below. You should start your essay with a brief description of the picture and then discuss what qualities an employer should look for in job applicants. You should give sound arguments to support your views and write at least 150 words but no more than 200 words.
A simple but enlightening cartoon is given: a master is taking an interview for a job; however, the employer, looking at his resume, responds, “Sorry, kid… Your resume looks good, but you only have a master’s degree … All the other applicants are Ph.D.s!”
Evidently, the boss’ attitudes toward degrees can be naturally associated with their blindness in job interviews. Actually, if employers intend to look for ideal applicants, it is significant to consider job-hunters’ authentic competence: professional skills, teamwork spirits and strategic minds. Several examples can be given: professional skills help one to do specific jobs well; teamwork spirits help a team to work efficiently; strategic minds help one to gain a promising future in jobs. It is these qualities that enable employees to contribute a lot to the further development of their firms or organizations. As a matter of fact, intelligent employers in large numbers have come to realize the significance of applicants’ comprehensive qualities. However, in contemporary society, it is common phenomenon for a host of job-hunters to be discriminated in job markets, just because of their lower degrees.
Employers should bear in mind: degrees do not mean one’s competence. I, as a college student, am convinced that it is of great necessity for youngsters to enhance not only our degrees, but also diverse capabilities.
悲观/乐观 pessimism / optimism
勤奋diligence n. / diligent adj.
耐心 patience n./ patient adj.
创新innovation n./ innovative adj.
成功无捷径there is no shortcut to success
幽默感a sense of humor
身心健康physical and mental health
奉献精神the spirit of dedication
团队精神&合作teamwork spirit & cooperation