Some people seek a lot of advice from family and friends when choosing their career. Others feel it is better to choose a career more independently. Discuss both views and give your opinion. Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

It is a heated debate about finding a job whether to ask for acquaintances’ opinions or make a decision individually. The first comes up with many experiences taken from the others and, the latter brings about individual independency that, from my point of view, both viewpoints deliver some benefits which will be discussed below. First of all, it is taking advice from others that some people happen to find helpful to seek a more convenient job position regarding their talents and professions. In my opinion, family and close friends are reliable sources who know one’s personality and abilities, so their opinions offered to him for his sake not only are useful but also thought of as showing their kindness and consideration due to their love and experiences. Consider a juvenile who is an example of “a rolling stone gathers no moss”, being unsure about his proficiency and capacity, his mother is the closest one to him, being familiar with his passion and manners as well as his inherited desires and aptitudes. So I believe, making the most use of guidance from others, especially experienced relatives, is so efficient as long as it is not beyond reason and reality. On the other hand, opting for a career on one’s own, without taking counsel from anyone, turns to make a person more individualist and somewhat maverick which, as I see, adopting such free spirit behavior results in self-esteem and self-sufficiency as well. For instance, many managers and directors who are successful and productive in their occupations, are required to take a risk at crucial moments. So from my perspective, this fact could be triggered from the beginning of following a new vocation, figuring out if he is suited, trained, or qualified, without any decisive help from getting any advice. It can be inferred from the above discussion that had someone given some inappropriate advice to such a high-potential person, neither would he have been prosperous in his career life nor would the business he worked for have flourished impressively. To sum up, in some circumstances, seeking consultation plays a significant role in going after the appropriate career while sometimes other people’s advice creates more problems than it solves. Therefore, I attach more importance to choosing a career autonomously that gives rise to creativity and inspiration.
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