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10 Years’ Worth of Work

I never thought I would be able to stick it out for 10 years in an organization. 2 or 3 years is already long enough for me. The last job I had, I stayed for 2 years and the job before that I only stayed for a month. But of course they all have different circumstances. Looking at it, my 10 years have not been rainbows and butterflies but a weathered one. I guess when you know how to navigate through different kinds of weather, you’ll be able to handle anything that will be thrown your way. What did I learn from the past 10 years? I’ll try to sum it up to 10 to pay homage to that number.

1. Be bored, but the good kind of boredom. What do I mean by this? I learned that the way I am able to come up with ideas that can be possibly useful are during my down times. Okay let me break it down a little bit more. I get bored with some processes when they are repetitive and when that happens I try to look into how I can improve that process further to make it either easier for the people doing it…

Interview Tips

I just finished another set of interviewing potential candidates for a program in the company. Some of these applicants asked great questions and some actually needed guidance in realizing what they really need to pursue. Some asked for tips for their future interview schedules should they not pass my evaluation. So here are some for your reference if you are need them:

I wrote about 5 Interview Tips for Fresh Graduates here: https://notflataspancake.com/2018/06/21/5-interview-tips-for-fresh-graduates/

In addition to that article, these might also help:

Study the job description (usually it is on the job post) of the vacancy you are applying for, some of the interviewers’ questions may be formulated from the competencies required as well as the possible scenarios the job would possibly entail.

Do not oversell yourself, it is very much going to be evident. There are different ways of discussing what you are capable of and it would eventually show in the interview.

Research for other possibl…

Thirty-Something Struggles

Before anything, thank you to some of you who took time and still taking time to go through the years-old articles here. Hope they are still helping. As mentioned in my last post last January 2018, I have moved some of my writings in my new website: http://www.notflataspancake.com - so any contact in terms of promotions/publishing can be coursed through there as well, if it is travel related press releases. To some of you who have been contacting me in my posted email here, my apologies for not getting back right away or for not getting through them. I have been swamped with work for a while. Anyway the reason for this post is to share some of the struggles some of us thirty-somethings have. Here goes mine, they may not be as sensible as they should be because its almost 1AM here:

Relationships: I cannot imagine where to start with this one. Endless emotional discourse when you are in your 30's. Every gathering whether family or with friends would need update on your relationships.…

Happy New Year! Another Blog Site!

Hi!

My my, it's been 2 good years of not posting anything here on the blab blog - Happy New Year! I have been away mostly because of adulting and because I needed to figure out certain things in life - serves me a few more posts. I write for the sake of getting my thoughts out there or sometimes to take a break from all the cyclic narratives, perhaps I have just been keeping it all within me these past few months.  Time to up the writing game again I believe. 

I hope, as very few of you who pass by here got the best couple of days of the New Year! I just wanted to dust this off as there were a few comments. By the way, I am rearranging certain posts in my site. I am actually posting more of my travel stories in https://notflataspancake.com/ as I want to have a niche on those things. If you have time, you can check 2 of my "current" posts there. I have been procrastinating but maybe I can move back and forth from here - for personal thoughts and rants and there there for tr…