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How do you deal with adversity?

I like this Jordan Belfort’s speech although I dont agree with all of it

In your life, you will have a lot of adversity situations. A lot of times they will break your heart, you will lose a job that sounds great on the first day, you will fail at a business and projects, you will fail subjects in College, and more.

You need use to live with negative situations because they will be “the bread of every day” as we say in Argentina when something is common to happen every day.

My better strategy to don’t fall into a depression in every fail is to use the failure as an engine to boost the perseverance to continue trying to get success.

Did your girlfriend cheat you on your best friend? Date with 10 girls in the same week.

Don’t you like your job? Apply at 20 jobs a week.

Don’t you get along well with your boss? Try to move to another project in your company.

Did you lose money in your investments? Educate yourself.

How to deal with English interviews as a software developer

Did you arrange an appointment with a recruiter? First of all, congratulations! This is the first step. In this article you will receive a lot of advice about how to deal with interviews in IT.

Types of interviews

There are a few different interviews. Usually you will have first the Human Resources interview where you will talk about your current and previous experiences, expectations on your next job, but always without any technical detail.

Usually the next one is the technical interview, in which you will talk about specific details from the technology in the job that you are applying for.

You do need to know before the interview what kind it will be. You can just ask the recruiter or better search in Linkedin the profile from the people that are in the appointment. If the person is a programmer, there is a 99% probability that he will ask you technical questions. If he is a team leader or project manager, it will probably be similar to a HR person.

What I should do?

This is a remote interview, but you need to look well as a normal one. Therefore, brush your hair and use a pretty t-shirt or shirt and the most important thing: practice the normal questions that the recruiters ask in that type of interviews, but first of all figure it out if the interview will be a technical one or a HR. If it is a technical one, try to learn the most important things about that technology and ask your friends that use it what questions the recruiters asked them. Maybe it sounds weird: but the companies ask similar questions.

What I shouldn’t do?

Never talk bad about your coworkers, bosses or companies. It sounds rude and they will think that you will do the same to them.

Don’t be nervous: a few times I felt like that and I wasn’t sure if I had been relaxed I would have passed the interviews.

English

In my experience there are a lot of latin american recruiters and that kind of person starts the interview in Spanish and asks you only a few questions in English. But you need to figure out from what country he is from, if he is from Bielorusia, be sure it will be in English.

Top 3 Most common questions to test your English:

Do you have any hobbies?

Can you tell me about the projects that you were working on?

Why are you looking for a new job?

Conclution

You don’t know how the interview will be, but if you study the most common questions, you will be more prepared. You will increase your success rate if you prepare for it.

Don’t end your preparation only with this article, look for others to study better.

Why learn English?

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English has turned into the most important language in the west. For example, most of the information on the Internet is in English, so if you want to learn something, the best way is googling it in that language.

Therefore a lot of jobs require as a must English. So if you want to have the best opportunities in your profession, this is the path that you need to take.

How to learn?

There are a lot of methods like personalities in the world. Each way doesn’t work for everyone. You need to find a method that matches the kind of person you are.

For example, you can pay a private English teacher only for you, join group classes, buy an on-line course, pay for a private English school, watch movies or shows in English, among others!

Tricks

If you are learning from Youtube videos, shows or movies, you can turn on the subtitles and read the dialogs in English, that could be easier than listening only to the voices without any help. Remember that you can slow down the speed of the video, in that way you will listen to the words not so fast.

If you have an English conversation or meeting at Google Meet and the other person speaks very fast, you can turn on the subtitles to read what the other parts are saying. Is not the best closed caption in the world… but it helps.

Recommendations

Pay attention: when you are studying, at classes, watching a video or just talking in English, you need to be focused. It is necessary when you are learning because your brain isn’t used to the new language. When you become an advanced English speaker, you will not need that kind of concentration.

Don’t search in the dictionary: if you are talking with someone and you need to search a word, don’t do it, because it breaks the conversation thread. Instead, try to explain to the other person (or ask for the explanation) the word that you want to say.

Conclution

Learning English is an investment of time and effort. If you are determined to do it, you assume a big responsibility to learn it seriously. But it is worth a try because you can improve your profession.

There are a lot of ways to do it, some free, cheap and expensive. Therefore, you have no excuse to complain about the money. But remember: not all methods match everyone, you need to find the way that works for you.

Then what are you waiting for to start?

El Relato del Relato ¿Mentiras ocultas o un cuento inocente?

Los seres humanos amamos los relatos. Un ralato es fácil de recordar y contar a otra persona. Lo mejor de un buen relato es que es divertido y atrapante.

Esto tiene una parte mala. Un relato puede ocultar una mentira en su interior, pero al ser un buen relato, podemos actuar teniéndolo en cuenta. Podemos contárselo a alguien y transferir sin querer información inválidos que lleve a desiciones erróneas basadas tan solo en el efecto psicológico positivo del relato. Nos enamoramos de la historia y nuestra mente no da para trabajar de otra forma que no sea siguiendo el cuento. La mente humana se guía mucho mejor por relatos que por ejemplo datos empíricos.

Lo peor de todo es que el relato nos satisface. Nos deja conformes. Nos deja tranquilos y en paz. De hecho crear un propio relato para justificar que nuestras acciones es un hábito que nos ayuda a vivir tranquilos: justificando que lo que hicimos está bien y si o si así serían las cosas.

Ojo, un relato puede contener verdades que nos ayuden a trascender y a acompañarnos para bien, por toda nuestra vida y para las siguientes generaciones o asegurarnos ser esclavos invisibles del cuento creado por alguien para manipularnos.

El relato hay que creerlo, por más bueno o malo que sea, por más que contenga mentiras o no. No puede contener datos o una verificación científica para asegurarnos de que el contenido de la historia es cierto.

¿Ustedes qué opinan? ¿Utilizan los relatos apropósito para bien? ¿Alguna vez se creyeron uno y se llevaron un mal momento?

La mentira

La mentira no es normal. Que te digan que un elefante es igual a un tigre es una burrada.

Quien quiera venderte el cuento del tío, por mejor vestido que esté, por más pomposo que sea en su lenguaje, por mejor conversador que sea… Está diciendo que un elefante es un tigre ¡Es absurdo! ¡Hay que decírselo en la cara! Tenés la obligación de gritárselo ¡Gritale a los mentirosos! Está en todo tu derecho.

Hablar, hablar y hablar…

Los que hablan no hacen. No hacen porque están hablando. Dedican más interés del que deberían a hablar, pensar en pesimismos y autoboicotearse. Al estar tan ocupados en eso, no pueden hacer.

Entonces como no hacen nada, tienen más energías que no las utilizan en nada ¡Un superávit de energía y tiempo libre! Entonces exportan esas palabras, las exportan hacia los demás. Intentan vendérselas por ejemplo, a quien tienen más cerca. No es culpa de ellos, tan solo quedaron atrapados en un bucle infinito de negatividad. Como le pasó a un extraño japonés:

“Cuando empecé a fabricar motos, los profetas de los malos augurios, a veces mis mejores amigos, venían a desalentarme. Yo no los escuché y, pese a sus opiniones pesimistas, el 24 de septiembre de 1948 creé la compañía Honda Motor, que hoy brilla en todo el mundo”

Soichiro Honda