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Why find the right Job?

Updated on December 26, 2013

Finding the Right Job

A lot of people may find it confusing how to find the right job. Some of us prefer a high paying job while others just want a happy job. I'm not a good writer but I am confident enough that you would understand how one should find the right job.

Why find the right Job?

to be practical & be contented earning or to be happy while working?

Once in our dinner table, my dad asked me about how I easily quit two previous jobs in five months.

I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree major in Computer Science and I really want to be a hands-on programmer specialized in software development.

My first job was a web developer maintaining business directories online. I quit that job simply because I was homesick. Well, it was my first job and was the first time I was away from my family.

My second job was a system support staff in a utility company back in my hometown working with the Geographical Information Systems of the company.

Although my dad understood why I quit my first job, he was disappointed when I quit my second job because he thought I was working in a big and stable company. He stressed that I should have been more practical and be contented that I was earning money since we were in a middle of financial crisis. He also added that I was just being too picky of the kind of work that I was assigned to do - which is not the proper attitude towards work. He did say the truth that I was being too picky, well, because doing only paper works inside an IT department is not one of my priority job options.

I entered the university with a scholarship since my father cannot afford for it anymore. However, my scholarship only pays one-eight of my tuition fees. So where did I get the rest of the money? I applied for a loan.

Imagine that you're paying more than fifty thousand bucks a year for four years, bought a high-end computer & pay for a monthly internet connection to cope with your programming subjects, and try your best to save the least money you can for other miscellaneous expenses; and then, after you graduate you'll just end up as a document writer. No way dude! My brains are way better than just writing documents.

Perhaps it was because I was trained in the university to develop applications for four years that made me look down on just writing documents - it wasn't challenging at all! And since I'm not happy with the job, why bother sticking to it? I should move on, right?!

My dad pointed out that there is not much of time to pursue this "finding the right job" mentality. Whaaat?!!! I just graduated at age 20, and I don't have much time? Dad, I should still be going with my friends clubbing in my age! Am I getting old fast? lol... Instead of arguing with him, I calmly pointed out why I should find the right job:

I spent s0oo much for this kind of job. I spent four years of my time. I spent s0oo much of my money. I even sell food & stuff in the university to get money. I mean, I did everything to finish a course for this kind of job.

I was well-trained for this job, I must pursue this kind of job. If I'm good at developing applications, why should I chose not to develop applications?

If I do not pursue this job immediately, I cannot grab better opportunities in the future. If I chose to stick on documentation, how would other companies hire me as a programmer (with a much higher salary than a documentation staff) if i have no working experience in programming?

I'm happy with what I do as a programmer. If programming makes me happy, why bother getting bored in making those documentations?

I made myself clear at the end of our conversation. All I needed was to be happy with my job. I've met many people who earns a lot but still were not contented. Some would always look for a reason to complain. It just shows that salary is not the only option for finding a job.

Let us take the dazzling Ms. Britney Spears for example. She earns half a million dollars in a month, she even have all the time to experience luxury, and she looks as if she's totally happy with what she does. However, during her documentary "Britney: for the record", she honestly admitted that she's sad. This is perhaps why she underwent the lowest of her life from the past three years - because she's sad.

And so, it's only true to say that being happy with your job is more important than just being practical. The happier you are with your job, the longer you will stick to it. Today, I work as a Junior Software Developer in China. No one really knew that I'd be flying here from Philippines. It really pays off when you decide to choose a happy job. This is all for now. I can't think of anything else to say (lol). Thank you for your anticipation to read.

Working in China - find me at the 19th floor..

Working in China - find me at the 19th floor..
Working in China - find me at the 19th floor..

How did I get my Job in China? - ...its easy as long as you have patience!

I submitted my resume on more than a hundred companies now. Believe me, its worth it!

all comments are welcome!

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      GreenEcoBean 8 years ago

      Nice Lens!!

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      Carol Fisher 8 years ago from Warminster, Wiltshire, UK

      I agree with you. We all have to spend so many hours of our lives at work, it's horrible if we don't like what we're doing there. Good lens.

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      Allan R. Wallace 8 years ago from Wherever Human Rights Reign

      Great start. Find a job that fits you and enjoy it! Since you have the training, why not program something new for yourself and build your own business around it?

      Happy Hunting.

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      poisonousangel 8 years ago

      [in reply to a_willow] hi willow.. thank you for offering help.. i do need help with my lenses.. ehe.. how should i enable the contact me button?? i really don't know how.. sorry..

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      Mihaela Vrban 8 years ago from Croatia

      Welcome to Squidoo JC! :) And I hope you don't mind me shortening your name (Couldn't decide which one to use ;) You made a nice start with these lenses!

      I would like to offer my help but for that, I need to ask you to enable 'Contact me' button on your profile page. Hope it's not a problem! :)

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      MatCauthon 8 years ago

      You must be enjoying the Chinese cuisine? 5* Try spicing this up with some images of your adventures in China.