I’m Tracy Au and I have graduated from the Professional Writing program from university. I am an aspiring screenwriter, so this blog is used to promote my writing and attract people who will hire me to write for your TV show or movie.
I put up a lot of articles about jobs, entertainment (TV, movies, books), news, and my opinions on it. I also write about my daily life. I have another blog promoting my TV project at www.thevertexfighter.blogspot.com.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
skip college/ college businesses/ career coach
Oct. 29 Skip
college: Alissa Alvarez sent me this article "10 Famous CEOS who Think You Should Skip College."
Warren Buffet and it says: "the best education is investing in yourself. Whether this means college
or something else, the important thing is to always be improving your
#7 is Sean Parker who was the first president of
Facebook. The article says: "Skip college and Google your education."
“When these incredible tools of
knowledge and learning are available to the whole world, formal
education becomes less and less important,” he said. “We should expect
to see the emergence of a new kind of entrepreneur who has acquired most
of their knowledge through self- exploration.”
helped create the photo sharing site Flickr. The article says: "To
learn how to be an entrepreneur means immersing yourself in an
industry, watching other entrepreneurs, building things yourself, and
gaining real-world experience. Take a few years off to go to college and
you may find yourself hopelessly behind."
Tuition costs: Sylvia
Simon sent me this article "6 Ways Students can Deal with Rising
Tuition costs." It's from the website Hat Toss and it has tossing a
graduation cap as a logo. lol.
I did learn some things like The New York Times said
that 94% of students who earn a bachelor's degree, took out a student
loan. I am the minority since my parents paid for it. I got a 2 yr
college diploma and I went to cheaper colleges.
obvious one like apply for aid every year. I didn't know there was a
Federal loan forgiveness program. To qualify for it, you have to
volunteer, be in the military, teach or practice medicine in certain
Oct. 30 Break:
I had taken a break from my office job search. The last week of Sept. I
spent the entire time looking at agents and getting published.
Oct. I had gotten Call Centre #6 job. I work there 2 nights a week.
They're really nice when I asked if I can have a shift that ends at 9pm
instead of 9:30pm so I could get home sooner because I have to wake up
early. I do have start early at the call centre at 4pm instead 4:30pm.
mainly working full-time at the restaurant and pursuing other interests
other than looking for an office job. I was researching careers and
industries, as you can see from my emails.
Call Centre #6: However,
after 2 weeks, they cancelled one of my shifts. I called to get my
schedule and I have to wait to see if there's any work
coming. I'm kind of worried it will be like Call Centre #3 again. At
first there's work, then cancelled shifts, then the lay off.
Now that I wrote about it, I can get over it. Be
optimistic. It's the wait and see time. College businesses: Jay
Smith sent me this article "9 Big Businesses that Began in College."
You got Facebook, Google, Dell, and Napster. Not all of it is
computers, there is Time magazine. I didn't know that Michael Dell (who
created the Dell computers) used $300,000 by his parent's money. He
was making computers with stock parts.
I learned about Insomnia
Cookies where Seth Berkowitz makes cookies in his dorm and sells and
delivers them. It's now a big corporation.
Career coach: I was reading an old blog post about being a career coach. I researched on it.
1. Get an education in recruiting, human resources, or organizational development. 2. Research career coaches and attend a seminar. Talk to
them to see how coaching works. 3. Attend a career coaching course at a college. 4. "Train and develop the 11 core competencies that all certified coaches
possess. Ethical standards, professional practices, communications
skills, active listening, powerful questioning, facilitating learning
and helping the client achieve results..."
5. Get the credentials to prove you are a career coach.
Oct. 31 Burnout: You are burned out if you hate your job, or don't really care about it. Here are the tips from this article:
1. Don't ignore the problem. 2. Think back of a time when you were really happy at a job and why you liked it. 3.
Take a break. By all means you need a week off to relax and it's not because of the job itself. 4. Counseling. If the break didn't help, you should go to counseling. 5. Move on. Either make small changes like new responsibilities, or change your job entirely.
Nov. 3 Feelings: After taking a 5 week break from my office job search, I started it up again. I felt kind of nervous and stressed.
I'm looking for a holiday job today. A couple of weeks ago I was at
West Ed mall, and there were all these stores with their tables out
looking for new applicants. I applied to one today. Last year I worked
at the Fruit Place for two weeks during the holidays.
I was on the internet looking for one, and now I see that I could have
applied to work at a Halloween store.
Nov. 5: I just remember why I didn't apply to work at a Halloween store: It's because I got a second job at Call Centre #6.
Job search: It's
kind of interesting because my sister is always looking at job postings
even when she isn't looking for a job. It's out of habit. Well it's
good to know about what jobs are out there, and you can forward it to
Hannah Howard also sent me this article "5 Tips for Hiring a Website
Designer that Rocks." Get references, look at the websites the designer
created. The article says the website is "virtual