No Twisters. We did not get a guest blogger (even though we do need one of those sometime).
I was going through my long, long, LONG list of bookmarks when I stumbled upon Koichi's blog post. (Okay Twisters. We're going to spiral out for a minute. But I don't think you all realize what I mean by "long". I could literally make a YouTube series of me going through my bookmarks and it be more than 5 videos because that's how many bookmarks I have. It would be a good time. Me and Bianca, just chattin' away at how bad I am with bookmarking things... Anyways! Back to the post.) Koichi's post was titled "Why You Didn't Get the Job". I had read this previously, but now that I actually have a job and such, I wanted to see how much it would help me when I change to a different job.
And boy. Is that advice in there valuable.
First, go ahead and take a minute to read it.
Here, I'll give you the link again:
"Why You Didn't Get the Job"
I'll sit here and wait until you've read it.
*Leans back in a rocking chair and opens up a manga*
Take your time, I'll be here. Don't worry.
*Slowly flips the pages*
Doo do do dooo...
Oh! You're finished already? Okay then! We'll start off!
So, if you had read the post, then you know that Koichi was talking specifically about the Tofugu Internships that were going on. But in all honesty, all of what he said applies to any job. ANY of them. There are a few more things that could be added to his list, but what he's covered is pretty spot on. I'm going to touch on a few that I believe are the most important from his list and that need to be reiterated.
Don't Compete. And like what he said, "Stand out and don't do something people have already done. Do something original." Now, if that were me reading it, I would be stumped and confused. How and where was I supposed to go and find something "original" to do? Well, we're going to use the Tofugu Internship as an example. In short, Tofugu specializes in giving accurate/detailed insights on Japan, its culture and its language. So, what's something original that you could do? Well, if you live in America, then you could participate in the National Association of Japan-America Societies where, if you're chosen, you can become an ambassador representing America in Japan. That's a pretty hefty thing to go up against if you had that on your application. Not only would those at Tofugu see that you've been to Japan, but they would see that you went to Japan as an ambassador. Now, if that's too daunting of a task (like it would be for me, haha), then go and do things where you would be exposed to Japanese related things. You could help out at a Japanese-speaking school (they do exist, you just have to look, Bianca and I had a hard time locating them), help a Japanese teacher, be a Japanese tutor, something! But you HAVE TO put yourself out there. You have to leave your comfort zone and try something new. Trust me, it pays out in the long run. It's difficult and hard a lot of the time, but the experience and knowledge that you'll gain is tremendous. So every second is worth it.
You Didn't Know the Company. Okay. If you're applying for a job, the people want to see that you've actually gone out of your way to see what they are all about. And it would greatly benefit you to know what they do, when they started, their views and opinions, etc. Sure the opinions part will change with the people working there, but if you know what the company stands for, then you can back that up.
The last one we're going to touch on is You Didn't Put Effort in the Project. People. We are here to impress. In order to impress, you have to put your complete effort plus another half. If you really want that job, you'll work for it! Especially if it's your dream job. If this is a job that you really, really want, then work your butt off for it! What do you think your going to be doing in your actual job anyways? Just lazing around? No! You're going to be working your butt off, but doing something that you love. Like I said, if you want it, put effort into it. Now, I completely understand if it gets tough.. My mom is in college taking courses to be a doctor! Learning all this science and math is crazy difficult. There are times when she wants to give up. I know this because she's told me. There are also times when she's cried. I also know this because she's told me. But you know what? She hasn't stopped. No, she's kept on going and hustling through because she knows this is what she needs to be doing, no matter what it takes. So she's putting her all. Every. Single. Bit. She's putting that in.
MOST IMPORTANTLY! Even though this wasn't on Koichi's list, it's still important.
Don't take rejection like it's the end of the world.
Sure, you might not have gotten into your dream job. Sure, you might have worked your all for that job. But what's most important is that you got that experience. Oo, that didn't sound as epic as I had wanted it to. Let me rephrase.
When you worked your all, when you went out of your comfort zone and did new things, all that adds up to experience that you can now put on you "Achievements" list. Not only have you gone and developed yourself to be so much more awesome than you already were, but you now have that experience to go and try out for a different, maybe even better job!
Keep going! Paradise is always in reach.
Anyways, that's all I got for you today!
Catch ya later Twisters!
WHO HAS ONE OF THESE??
*looks at everyone else who's got 1) a school schedule, 2) their life figured out, etc.*
O-oh... well, then. Um.
But no seriously. Having a school schedule is important. VERY important. Even at this very second that I'm writing this, I have a pile of school that I need to accomplish because I procrastinated it. And this is all because I didn't have a schedule. I still don't have a schedule!
Gladly, though, I'm going to start using my planner ('cause I buy them every year) and make a list and FOLLOW IT. No matter how distracted I get (I get SUPER distracted Twister's, it's not even funny), I'm going to get when I have on that list completed and finished by the end of that day.
Not gonna lie, this is a lot for me to handle. Some how, my mind doesn't like having anything to do. Even if it's something that I want to do, I get distracted. I procrastinate. And. I. Don't. Know. Why. It's frustrating, knowing that even if I try really hard to focus, 50% or more of my mind will want to wander out to go look at Instagram or something.
I want to study. I want to be committed. I WANT to be that person everyone turns to if they need something. And that's not going to happen if I'm like this.
Anyways, it's just really annoying and I'm sick of being like this. So, yeah! I'm going to start working out a school schedule and figure out my life right now. I'm not going to stop posting, oh no! I'm just going to be doing stuff in real life that'll, hopefully, change my life in the right way. The way that's best for me.
The long anticipated schedule for this blog! (I was waiting for this for a LOOONG time, and I'm so happy to be finally able to finalize something that'll actually work!)
And there ya have it Twister's!!! Our finalized schedule!! Super excited to implement it! We'll begin to follow this on the week of February 5th.
Post-wise, we are going to be uploading all the posts on their respective days at 6:00 AM CST.
Also, I have said previously, our blog is still kind of under construction. We're finalizing our pictures and rewriting things that desperately need to be rewritten. We'll probably do a blog post where we've finally say "IT'S ALL DONE!!" and celebrate with virtual cake or something, I don't know. Somethin' will happen.
Additionally!! (There's so much that I want to say, I'm so sorry!) Bianca and I might still post from outside of our schedule if we deem necessary. Bianca has told me that she's got a post coming up that she wants to put out before our schedule commences, so that's probably going to happen. So be on the look out for that.
Alrighty, Twisters, there ya have it!! Our official blog schedule! See you soon on the beginning of a grand adventure!
The scheduling feature on Weebly works!!!
So now, all Bianca and I have to do is figure out what day and time we want to schedule posts to go out and where posts should happen, and then we're all set!!
Also, we're are still in the process of finalizing some features on our blog, such as some pictures need to be changed, some other things need to be updated, etc. That won't happen instantly, but posting is what's important right now.
See you all soon!
I'm just seeing how this scheduling feature works here! If it all works well, then we'll actually have a schedule to follow!!
Happy New Years, Twisters!
It's a new year and that means new goals and a whole lot of new opportunities~ This past year, I regret doing so little regarding everything I did. School, I could have put a whole lot more effort into that, my Japanese class, I could have had a higher grade than my 96%, and I could have used my Bujo a lot more. Also, I regret not posting on the blog when I had the chance. I spent so much of my free time on YouTube or on Instagram that I didn't even have the decency to say, "Just A Quick Update!". That is why, this year, I'm going to change a WHOLE lot in my life.
And those are my resolutions! I'm so ready for this year. I feel as though it's going to be a great year and I really think that my goals are actually achievable.
What are your goals for 2018? Tell us in the comments below!
Who We Are
We are twin sisters who like to do almost anything! Inspiring people to get out their creativity is our forte and we strive to travel on magnificent journey through words on a page. Exploration is the doorway to opportunity and the endless possibilities of helping and reaching out to others is something that we endeavor to create. This crazy blog of ours is one of the many ways we hope to achieve that goal.