本帖最后由 GilbertW 于 2016-12-1 10:53 编辑 |
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement?
For success in a future job, the ability to relate well to people is more important than studying hard in school. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
With helpful friends, we are able to survive easily in this job market which is full of intensified competition, and some troublesome problems can be tackled without painstaking effort. Along with this omnipresent phenomenon comes a heated debate: whether or not having a good grasp of the ability to extend our social network is more essential than working hard on study in order to make ourselves stand out from the crowd in the future job market. Opinions are divided and as far as I am concerned, study is undoubtedly more vital than people connection when it comes to success in a future job. I am going to elaborate my point of view in the following paragraphs.
Firstly, studying hard is the prerequisite for students to having a social network with high quality, which can really have constructive influence on students’ future career. In most cases, students have the tendency to make friends with people whom they share the same interests with and they are similar to. In this sense, the friends of students with poor academic performance will usually be poor in that as well. It follows that they are not capable enough to help each other out when they are faced with troubles in future career. My cousin is a good case in point. After he quitted from his student life in high school, there is no any chance for him to find a decent job because he does not have any skills and his social network is teeming with people who suffer from the same situation.
Secondly, hard work in school will eventually pay off because it is the way how students acquire professional knowledge and make themselves more competitive in the future job market, which cannot be brought by their friends. When students are hunting for jobs, instead of asking interviewees about their people connection, the interviewers are more concerned about students’ academic performance and how deep their understanding about the knowledge related to their major is. For instance, when I was trying to apply for an internship at Google, the interviewer asked about my GPA, my project experience, the reasons why I was interested in the internship, and how I would like to contribute to Google. However, we never mentioned anything about my friends. And I got the internship easily because of my profound knowledge of Computer Science.
Admittedly, I am not denying the fact that people connection is an important factor for our success in the future job market. For example, I got the chance of interview for the internship at Google because my friend Mike who was working for Google referred me to his manager. Without his reference, I am afraid that I will never have that opportunity. However, on balance, our social network seems to be a minor factor in comparison with studying hard, because even Mike referred me to his manager, if I was not qualified enough for the internship, I still could not seize that opportunity.
To recap, working hard in school is undeniably more essential than our people connection, and it is not only because it is necessary for us to study hard to earn a high quality social network which can have great impacts on our future career, but also because hard working gives rise to our improvement of professional skills which are helpful when we pursue a job, while our social network is only a minor factor compared to those skills.