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Quick read on Finding Job


(1) What a Year of Job Rejections Taught Me About Pitching Myself

Lesson learnt: 

  1. It’s all about COMMUNICATION: how other people perceive you, how you see yourself, and how to match those 2 together. Sometimes it’s about perspective of the same character, view from different angles, different places, different cultures.
  2. Social medias has a great effect on branding oneself –> I may need to learn how to leverage these tools.

(2) Setting the Record Straight on Switching Jobs

Lesson learnt: 

  1. It’s normal to switch job:


  2. Be careful before accepting a new offer: 

“You should avoid jumping around if you can, not because of any potential damage to your future job prospects, but because of the emotional drain. “The real problem is starting again to find a new place, a new location, new friends, constantly reproving yourself,” he says. You can avoid a lot of switching by thoroughly assessing any potential jobs. Because many interviews are what he calls “a conversation between two liars,” it pays to get a sense of what the job will truly be like in other ways. Some companies will offer a realistic job preview that will give you an inside view of the company, not the sugarcoated perspective you get in a series of interviews. Ask for one when considering your next job, suggests Fernández-Aráoz, or do as much research as you possibly can before accepting the offer.”

3. Counteroffer is bad?

“The rule of thumb among recruiters used to be that 80% of those accepting counteroffers leave, or are terminated, within six to 12 months, and that half of those who accept them re-initiate their job searches within 90 days.” Even if your manager is able to make good on the promises in a counteroffer, there is the issue of broken trust. “They may still consider you less loyal and therefore offer you lower chances of future development.” Second, Fernández-Aráoz says, “you’ve made a commitment to the new company and you should honor it.”

    4. Keep growing yourself:

“The world is changing so rapidly that you have to be agile or adaptable. You should constantly look for projects that give you more skills, do things outside of your comfort zone, so that you have another skillset, not just the one you need for your current job.”

At the end, I think it’s all about whether you’re happy at your work, and you’re constantly get challanges & grow over time or not. It’s a journey that must be continuing, and not stop growing until you cease this life form.

Hai Linh

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Human (2015) Documentary

Taken from just watched documentary: Human (2015)

Probably one of the most interesting documentation so far.

It taught me, at this moment, again, never easily judge a person…Life is always beautiful!


“The way we live and value our lives are the expression of the society we live in.

And we cling to that.

It doesn’t matter if I’m the president.

I’ve thought about all this a lot.

I spent over 10 years in a solitary confinement cell.

I had the time…

I spent 7 years without opening a book.

It left me time to think.

This is what I discovered.

Either you’re happy with very little, without overburdening yourself, because you have happiness inside, or you’ll get nowhere.

I am not advocating poverty. I am advocating sobriety.

But we invented a consumer society which is continually seeking growth. When there’s no growth, it’s tragic.

We invented a mountain of superfluous consumption. You keep buying, throwing away…

It’s our lives we are squandering.

When I buy something, or when you buy it, we’re not paying with money.

We’re paying with the time from our lives we had to spend to earn that money.

The difference is that you can’t buy life.

Life just goes by.

And it’s terrible to waste your life losing your freedom.”

-former president of Uruguay, José Mujica

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Quà Tặng Cuộc Đời (I give you my life) – Ayya Khema


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Quà Tặng Cuộc Đời (I give you my life) – Ayya Khema

Phúc lành…

Hải Linh

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13th Virtues of Benjamin Franklin

A good reminder…

In 1726, at the age of 20, Benjamin Franklin created a system to develop his character.
In his autobiography, Franklin listed his thirteen virtues as:

13 Virtues Chart
  1. Temperance. Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation.
  2. Silence. Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation.
  3. Order. Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time.
  4. Resolution. Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve.
  5. Frugality. Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself; i.e., waste nothing.
  6. Industry. Lose no time; be always employ’d in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions.
  7. Sincerity. Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and, if you speak, speak accordingly.
  8. Justice. Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty.
  9. Moderation. Avoid extremes; forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve.
  10. Cleanliness. Tolerate no uncleanliness in body, cloaths, or habitation.
  11. Tranquillity. Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable.
  12. Chastity. Rarely use venery but for health or offspring, never to dullness, weakness, or the injury of your own or another’s peace or reputation.
  13. Humility. Imitate Jesus and Socrates.