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留美的朋友们 喝了这碗鸡汤

Jus
2018-03-26 01:04:47

去年此时深陷求职季的焦虑时读了这本书 而此刻已经工作快一年 正在谋划跳槽和下一步 能够在美国从事媒体工作真的是个wild immigrant fantasy 有非常多的挑战和压力 但总体而言还是很幸运。而今天重读去年记下的这些quotes 更加感同身受。

工作中对英语的挑战真的是无限扩张。想要减轻accent说出流畅的英语 想要融入集体的愿望 每时每刻都在发生。既要保持和同事自然聊天的轻松感 又用在结束对话后急忙查找并记录生词和表述方式——反应式的方法提高英语 真的很辛苦。精神上有许多折磨 因为深知永远没有尽头 因为永远不会像native speaker那样即使用了错误的expression也不会embarrassed。我们无法编辑Urban dictionary 只赶亦步亦趋。

可这一年从美国人身上学到的最大一点 就是要自信——这真的是一种cultural advantage 中国人太多 习惯了从众 大家都并不爱出风头 可就像s说 喜欢自己是世界上最划算的事情 从自己身上汲取能量 要比从外界求而不得 简单多了。Feel confident positioning yourself as a different kind, because that's who you are. 我们不能因为【英语】这一个瓶颈而妄自菲薄 要丢掉中国人过度自谦的习性。在多种文化morph下成长的我们 确实有特别的value proposition. Fresh minds是当今最有竞争力的asset 而很多中国人的共性 不论是好的坏的 在另一种文化当中就可能被当成一种不一样的soft skill 比如中国人的韧性——那种把自己人生hold tight together and won't let it fall apart的控制力 以及应试教育给我本人带来的规范和严谨 都是我在和美国同事工作之后慢慢发掘的、习焉不察的长处。

最重要的是 要embrace vulnerability 脸皮薄一点 对事情少一点过分的执着 用开放的心态去慢慢习惯每天必须要经历的文化差异 并且adopt美国人说话时场面上的礼仪感 训练自己的幽默度。

最后 “You don't have to Americanize yourself to succeed, but you have to be 100% aware of what is happening around you. Be intensively curious.”

Don't let your newly acquired U.S. knowledge blind you. Continue it with knowledge and experiences you brought with you from your home country and the general awareness you have about the world. With a foot in two different worlds, you can generate insights and recommend actions that others cannot. It's not just about an infusion of new ideas. Sometimes it's about a different way of linking concetps that may already exist.

1.Emloyers are buying your strengths. Tey want to know what you can do well and what comes naturally to you. *Honoring your strengths*

2. Your passions are going to give you the energy you need to run the job-search marathon. Pursue something that's real to you.

3. Your societal upbringing = part of your DNA. Start pinpointing country-specific skills and traits that you may have always taken for granted. "My friends/professors have told me that doing ... comes naturally to me."

4. In fact, your accent and lack of knowledge about life in the U.S. can be a great starting point to get others drawn to enjoy you if you're willing to be vulnerable.

Advice seeking indrectly allows you to utilize one of the most effective networking strategies in a genuine way: flattery (sincere flattery) --> Share your insecurities, and ask for help. Humility is attractive.

5. Amercian students have a cultural advantage when it coms to selling themselves.

6. Elaborate on what was needed to accomplish the task (leadership, communication skills, technical skills ...), what you learned along the way, and why you have enjoyed and thrived in the work.

*Solidify your narrative & Provide context to help people appreciate its real magnitude*

7. A lifetime of learning prepared you for that moment (offer to a US school)

(Stamina. Intelligence. Adapatability. Global mobility. Cultural fit. See the big picture. Be a corporate citizen. Globally minded individuals. Cultural savvy)

8. Communicate with both confidence and humility, and provide pecific examples that back up your claims.

9. Identify an employer's true pain points and figure out the unspoken things your future manager really cares about.

Position yourself as a candidate who will give more than what the employer was hoping to find in a new hire.

10. Soft skills are measured by cultural standards, and you are now operating outside or your culture.

11. You don't have to Americanize yourself to succeed, but you have to be 100% aware of what is happening around you. Be intensively curious. Make an effort to interpret situations from the perspective of the country's citizens.

12. If it's tough for you to engage with others, treat it as a game, and you'll see how reaching out to others will eventually become second nature.

13. Be succinct. Have a powerful value proposition statement.

14. For interview

Situation - What was the siutation you faced?

Task - What tasks were involved in the situation?

Action - What actions did you take?

Results - What were the results of those actions?

Emotion - How did you feel to be involved in this situation?

15. Practice speaking slowly.

16. Choose ahead of time 2 or 3 key messages you want to convey to the interviewer.

17. Communication assertiveness

18. Feel confident positioning yourself as a different kind, because that's who you are. Everyong is looking for fresh thinking. Your bicultural brain is working in different ways, which you may not even realize.

"As a bicultural individual, I have the ability to analyze problems and issues from a different perspective. I think I can bring a level of creative thinking into your company that could open new doors to help your organization grow. Let me give you a specific example..."

You're a product of the people and the places that live within you. The more ample your repertoire, the more apt you will be to serve those around you, creatively and courageously.

Don't let your newly acquired U.S. knowledge blind you. Continue it with knowledge and experiences you brought with you from your home country and the general awareness you have about the world. With a foot in two different worlds, you can generate insights and recommend actions that others cannot. It's not just about an infusion of new ideas. Sometimes it's about a different way of linking concetps that may already exist.

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