Some best practices for job hunting

  • Have a good LinkedIn profile
  • Always keep good relationships with previous boss. Get recommendations for your past experience
  • Emphasizing your ability not your experience
  • If you gained some well known global recognized certifications in your field, highlight it. —- this one I would say be careful: just you have some cert doesn’t necessarily prove your practical skills, find ways to link your real world experience during the gain certifications.
  • Be honest
  • Prepare to handle rejections, especially you sent out lots of applications
  • If you got an interview, always be yourself in the interviews.
  • Be honest and be yourself doesn’t mean you don’t need to prepare and say the right phrases when answering questions.
  • Know what you wanted and what you like to do. It’s important to do what you like to do.
  • If you have choice not to leave your current job, keep it while seeking other opportunities.

The Only Thing You Need to Get Good At – inspired by an article on raptitude

My fiend shared an interesting article: http://www.raptitude.com/2017/03/only-thing-get-good-at/

Good interesting article…Stoicism, when I first knew about it, I felt it would lead to some bad consequences like make people numb, insensitive, feels no empathy, no hospitality or love… (By the way, Malcom Gradwell in his book, “David AND Gladiator —- underdogs, misfits, and the art of battling giants” has some interesting researches on the “British stoicism virtue” often pictured as a good example in the period of WWII that London was bombarded by the Nazi Germany – hint, it had nothing to do with the so called peculiar British people’s Stoicism character at all ).

Often, ideas from many different philosophies and religions have many parallels. Some examples in the article: One.Buddhism says we are not happy because we are trying to grasp more than we actually can control. —-Similarity to Stoicism aside, in Christianity there is also the teaching “don’t rely on yourself but Him”. Two. Replace all the instance of the plural “gods” with singular “God”, one can still perfectly understand the main points this article conveys.

About the notion : “We shouldn’t try to be happy by trying to gain control everything”. The truth is: if one only knows philosophy and has vast knowledge, all the things he knows will still leave the human heart and love untouched. Of course, the magical of life is in the experience. That’s why the author said: in the past, though he was sold by the idea for years but practiced badly. I think, now if he really seriously try to practice well, what do you think he will trying to do? He will try to identify the scope of the first bin (things that he can control). This is a dynamic process, because at different life stage or situation, the size of the bin changes: when you are little, you probably has little things you can control, most likely only limited to move your body parts (provided you are biologically healthy ); when you are grew, you can control over your income (money); when you first join the workforce, there are little things you can control in your company; when you are a manager, suddenly you have more things you can control (alone comes some responsibility). When your circumstance changes, the things you can control changes : when you are in a small company you are likely can control more things than you could when you are in a bigger company (in a general sense, there will be for sure some particularities ).

Nobody in a good sense will think he can actually control everything. But, again, generally speaking, human beings tend to be happier as the things we can control grows. I emphasized “generally speak” because that, the key is: you have the “right things” you can control and practicing well. In this regard, there are few things we should focus on; and all of them should concerning the heart of the person and “Love”—-the core gospel of authentic Scripture teaching. Through these things, we can let go of things and gain control of things; we come and go, with peace and happiness.

What is compassion 

If compassion came from the Greek word meaning “to suffer with”, I think acting love and kindness is different than having compassion. Though compassion includes love and kindness for sure, but you have to “know the suffering” “to suffer with “. 

On coding standard 

The meaning of the “coding standard ” is to remove “signature coding”, it’s better that everything can be generated. That is, the code is “faceless”. But, it is in the end, always has a higher level code, for example the code that implement the generator, will be written by humans. Thus, like any literature work, this code will reflect the personality of the author (elegance, ugliness and bugs…etc).

WHEN LIFE HURTS

Oh Lord, is this our punishmentFor turning against you?

Chaos and natural disasters everywhere.
Misunderstandings abound, scuffles in the air.

Love seems to slowly fade.
It’s no longer the paradise you’ve made.

Living in a complete mess, where lost souls dwell.
We have ourselves to blame, into sin we fell.

Restore our faith in You, Oh Lord.
Teach us your ways;  may your Spirit revive our souls.

Lift us from the curse of sinful living that binds our being.
Redeem us, Oh Lord;  make our hearts your home.

Let your love cover us, that pain and suffering be no more.

Replace hate in this world, 

with care for all to share.

Let your will be done in our lives, set our feet upon the Rock of Salvation.

And with the songs of praise, forever we will sing,

“How great is the God we serve!”