Saffle Says --- Lessons for English Learners

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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Job Interview Today

I have a job interview with a company that has little to do with international activities. I would be teaching computer technology to government workers around the country. Technical Trainer is the title I believe and I interview for this new job in less than an hour from now. Many of you who read this blog are thinking about or have already applied for business schools in Japan and here in the U.S. An interview at a job is a lot like an interview at a business. You have to convince the interviewer that you will be an asset to the company and that they will benefit as much as you will if hired. I'm wearing a black and gray suite but the jacket is a little wrinkled. It's too late to worry about that right now. I just need to try an relax and make sure I ask the right questions. "What are your benefits?" "What are my avenues for advancement in the company?" "What kind of hours will I need to put in on a day to day basis." I want to make sure that this is not a 12 hour a day job. It will only pay a little more than $5,500 more a year so I have to make sure it is the right move for me and that I will not become too much a salaryman!

What do you guys think? Let me know! Please enjoy the latest podcast and tell me what you think about that one as well.


Blogger Papi Saffle said...

Thanks you for the comments. I think your idea that the Japanese don't know how to argue is a mixed blessing. Sure it makes for a more peaceful environment, but if someone thinks they have a better idea, or can see a problem with someone else's idea, than it pays to be able to argue. To play Devil's Advocate can sometimes be a way to politely disagree with someone or at least make sure they are aware of a contradiction or problem with their position.

Monday, March 20, 2006  

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