Choices and Happiness (Pt 1)

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Booking under: Keith

Last week, we read about making choices in the most optimal way. Today, I’ll do some reflecting and think back to the times I had to make a few choices. How did they turn out?

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Learning To Choose (Pt 2)

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Booking under: Nicole

As an Economics major, this is no doubt my favorite chapter so far. Why? It talks about choices.

I have been a long time believer that everything is a choice. Yes and No. Of course, all things innate are not by choice. You can not change your biological parents or choose your gender. But it’s true that we choose and make decisions, no matter how big or small, in our everyday lives. Just look at your countless options for lunch today. I opted for pho.

The technique of choice making applies to life design too in a macro sense. Our authors know the pain of making decisions, hence they illustrate four essential steps in this process…

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The Power of Networks (Pt 2)

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Booking under: Nicole

Starting a conversation isn’t hard, but starting a conversation with strangers is and so does closing. It requires natural way to exit a conversation with appropriate and professional closer. Sometimes, networking can be as tedious as it seems to be.

Without further ado, let’s see what my key takeaways from two networking experiences are.

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Designing Your Dream Job (Pt 2)

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Booking under: Nicole

What is a dream job?

As much as I wish to crown a universal definition on it, it’s challenging. My interpretation of a dream job is certainly going to be different from yours, given the mindset, career path, and personal needs vary from person to person. But if there is one thing that I know at the minimum, it will be to work hard and smart to get where I want to be. There’s no free lunch after all.

In this chapter, Bill and Dave shared a few tidbits as we navigate dream jobs in real life.

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Designing your dream job (pt 1)

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Booking under: Keith

Work. That Monday feeling. #TGIF.

For many people, work seems to be a paradoxical thing. Nobody seems to be particularly excited by it, but everybody needs one and will work hard to get one. Soon afterward, they might complain about their job and dream about quitting it, but reality sets in and they’re stuck waiting for Friday again.

Does work really have to be such a turn-off? This month, our authors talked about designing a dream job. Here are some takeaways:

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How We Got Hired (Pt 2)

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Booking under: Nicole

How did I get hired? My company’s HR might be in better position to answer this question doubtful emoji.jpgshades emoji.png ….. Besides the joke, I am grateful to share my job-seeking and interview experience before landing a graduate job at my current company.

The idea that management consulting practitioners use their expertise and tools to help corporate solve problems and improve their performance always fascinated me since Junior year. In addition, I always planned to stay and work in the States where management consulting is highly respected and flourish in my early twenties before moving back to Hong Kong (or not at all), as it gives me the capacity to explore the glimmer of many possibilities at work and simply see more things. Hence, I knew clearly what and where to pursue after college.

Looking back almost three years later, I still got my job in management consulting but started off in a different location. People who know me have heard this story already, here you go if you are interested… Continue reading

How we got hired (Pt 1)

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Booking under: Keith

It’s crazy to think that, after next week, I would have been working full time for three years. Besides being afforded the opportunity to learn, earn, and go on some wonderful trips, I’ve also grown as a person and have been happy to step into the world of a working adult.

But in order to make it into the working world, I had to go through a number of job application and interview processes. Here are my recollections of those processes, and some important pointers I would like to share on getting hired.

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Super Job Finding Tips (Pt 2)

 

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Booking under: Nicole

We have all gone through the stage of applying for entry-level jobs. Doubtful, stressful, nervous, tedious…. you name it! Looking back, it’s just a mandatory process that improves your maturity and prepares you for the reality in the corporate world. Everything will turn out fine.

In Chapter 7, Bill and Dave exposed a few job-finding tips that I wish I knew before applying for jobs at my Senior year.

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