IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 120 - People who just finished college have a hard time interacting with colleagues

IELTS Writing Task 2/ IELTS Essay:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Present a written argument to an educated reader with no specialist knowledge of the following topic:

Some businesses observe that people who just finished college have a hard time interacting with colleagues in working as a team. What do you think are the reasons behind this? What are your suggestions to address this problem?

You should write at least 250 words.

Model Answer:
Working as a team member requires some extra skills and experiences and the fresh graduates from the colleges or universities often find it hard to work an efficient team member. In my opinion, this possibly happens because of the lack of professionalism & experiences and since the newly graduates switch from the university environment to a totally new job environment.

The team members of a business, most of the times work to achieve a goal and work accordingly. Experience as a team member of a large organisation is required to fully understand the responsibilities and spirit of a team. In a team, most of the members work as a whole rather than working individually and sometimes have no freedom to work spontaneously.  In the university perimeters, students lead a free academic life and have little experience in working in a team. They are often given assignments that require more than one students to work together but this is totally different compared to working in a business organizations, because in the university they are mostly friends or classmates and in an office team there are superiors and the fresh graduate often find themselves in a situation where they think they are not treated properly. They often try to implement their own ideas and as a team member, it is sometimes welcomed but not often.    

There are some other reasons as well. For example, fresh graduates often think that their superiors are just trying to boss around them and have little friendly attitudes. Another reason is that switching from one environment to completely different one is some time distressful and it takes times to adopt to the new environment. But the college or university graduate students are often placed in a team as a member from the very beginning of their joining date. I think they should be given some time to adjust the working environment and to find themselves comfortable in the new environment.

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+2 # CJC 2015-12-05 22:49
It is true that sometimes fresh graduates struggle to adjust and cope with as a team member with their co-workers in the workplace. In this essay, I will discuss the reasons why this happens and give suggestions to address this issue .

There are several reasons why newly graduates are having a hard time to work as a team member in a company. Firstly, it is undoubtedly true that working in a new environment needs time for adjustment and fresh graduates do not have that. Meeting new colleagues from work will need good communication skills and not all new employees have it either. Another reason is the pressure of high expectation from the manager and colleagues and lack of support from the other team members. This feeling will definitely affect the performance of the new member. Finally having insufficient experience in the workplace will greatly affect the newly hired employee and the team as a whole.

In my opinion, there are several ways to address the problem of new graduates in having a hard time interacting at work with colleagues. For one, having a good communication skill will help in talking and creating a good working atmosphere among all the employees. For that, university courses should emphasise on building an efficient communication skill to its graduate students and the office authority should arrange training programmes for new employees. Getting along well with co-workers will boost their trust and harmonious working relationship to each other. For two, practice makes a man perfect. Working as an operating room nurse, for instance, really needs a lot of practice. Knowledge from school is not enough and should be coupled with experience in work. Finally, having a positive outlook in life will boost the confidence of the new employees towards working with the team. By these suggestions, I believe that newly graduates will be more competitive and beneficial to the team they are working with.

In conclusion, it is a fact that a first time employees will have a hard time working with their new colleagues. However, having a good outlook in life, good communication skill and enough experience will surely help them in having a harmonious working environment.
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