Describe a time when you gave advice to someone.

Who do you give advice to?

What was the advice?

Why do you give this advice?

How do you feel about the advice?

Sample 1

Most of us will either give or receive advice from different people around us. I want to speak about a good tip I recently gave to one of my friends. His name is Swaroop. He was my ex-colleague at Cognizant. Though he was very talented, our team leads and managers did not recognize him. So, he got upset and got low ratings every year. As a result, his yearly hike in salary is not up to the mark, I would say. So, one day when we went to break in the office, I suggested he try different companies. Besides, I had given him some contacts for referrals. He cleared an interview recently at TCS and joined. He felt that it was a piece of constructive advice that I had given to him. Besides, it improves his financial status and career growth as well. So I feel I have helped him with a small piece of advice.

Sample 2

I think giving a piece of advice depends upon a person because deciding to take that advice is up to them. So I gave a piece of advice to my friend about how she should change her thinking after getting a fail on one test. She was devastated and had negative thoughts. Also, she was not able to focus or think about anything else. So I said that you should try to forget it and think about giving it another try and keep staying positive because many people are not successful, but they get success when they try. I feel that because of that booster talk, she tried to keep being positive and enrolled in a yoga class, and today she is where she wanted to be.


Follow-ups of Describe a Time When You Gave Advice to Someone

Giving and receiving advice is common in your country.

Answer 1: Yes, it is common in our country. We, people, give and receive advice whenever it is required. I feel it is essential in our lives to provide and receive valuable advice or ideas that may help us at some point in time.

Giving and taking advice in my country may lead to thinking about the rude person or the person who just interfered without any reason. They can take it positively or negatively.

Question 2. Who usually gives you advice?

Answer 1: I always receive advice from one of my best friends, whose name is Parthiban, and he is my childhood friend. I always seek advice from him whenever it is really required.

Answer 2:-I usually take advice from everyone around me, which helps me improve myself and reflect on how I can change that thing about myself. Usually, I trust the advice of my parents.

Question 3. What kind of advice do parents give their children?

Answer 1: I think it relates more to specific do’s and don’ts in their lives. For example, most parents advise giving respect to the elderly. Besides, they will advise not to use mobile phones for long.

Answer 2: Parents are important, and they give advice because they feel protective towards us. Generally, they give advice on how to behave appropriately and maintain a good impression in our society, which can be a good thing.

Question 4. How do experts advise others?

Answer 1:-Well, most of the experts have good sound knowledge of their subject. Or they have more experience in the relevant field, I would say. So, they can precisely give the benefits and drawbacks of a particular topic or action.

Answer 2:-We saw that doctors advise providing a diagnosis for our illness and include some dietary. This is general advice to all, compared to our parents’ advice, which they give for our benefit and growth.

Question 5. What advice do parents give to teenagers about making friends?

Most parents would advise teenagers to have friends who score good marks in subjects, either in school or college, because they believe those friends can support their children to study well and score good marks in the exams.

Answer 2:-Considering today’s generation, parents usually tell us to think twice about making a friendship with a person. Be 100% sure that it is not using you or leading you towards the wrong path. Also, do not trust everything you have, and keep yourself alert all the time.

Question 6. Whose advice is more helpful? Parents or friends?

Answer 1:- To be honest, it is my parents. Though we have good friends outside, the care and advice and affection that we receive from our parents cannot be matched, I would say. So, it is really helpful to get advice from parents.

Depending upon the situation, I think both of their advice can be effective. But if your friend is concerned about your well-being, I believe his or her opinion should be considered; otherwise, think about it.

Question 7. Should children decide on their own?

Answer 1: Well, I think yes. They should definitely decide on their own. Though they receive advice or suggestions from the people around them, the final decision should be their own.

Answer 2:-No one can be right; all of us tend to make mistakes no matter our age. So, whenever we are given advice to do something, we should investigate it thoroughly to ensure that it will not harm us or get us into trouble.

Question 8: How should parents help their children make a decision?

Answer 1: I believe that parents can tell different moral and valuable stories, either historical or of their own experiences. So that children can learn morals from them and start making decisions on their own.

Firstly, I think we should let them make a decision on their own and then try to correct it by talking to them and being there when they need it. I understand it and can simultaneously help them without judging.

Question 9. Do parents in your country take decisions for their children?

Answer 1:-Yes, most parents would definitely take decisions in my country for their children’s lives in terms of education, career, and marriage. I think it would be good to take care of their children.

Answer 2:-Yes, being in a cultured society, some parents take the decision for their children, especially when they are under the age of 18 in some particular cities. They tell them to take an education course-like take science and become a doctor, or similarly, take science and become an engineer.

Question 10. Do you think it is advisable to listen to others’ advice when making decisions?

Answer 1:-I says yes; it is very much essential to listen to others before we make any decisions. Because they say something that they came across in their life that will be helpful for us to decide sometimes.

Answer 2: There is no harm in listening to others’ advice because it will help us to correct it and try to make every possible change we can when we have the time, and in the future, we can help others.