I need a job

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Re: I need a job

Postby palchi » Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:31 pm

tamdrin wrote:
palchi wrote:What have you done so far to find a job?



looked in the papers,
looked at the different website advertisings
walked around town
asked friends


Many years ago I read this book - and found it very useful in changing the perspective about how to go about job search and how to find out what I really want to begin with. Unless you have very specialist skills and work experience the 'normal' responding to job ads strategy may not get you very far...

http://www.amazon.com/What-Color-Your-P ... 112&sr=8-1
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Re: I need a job

Postby kirtu » Thu Mar 24, 2011 6:55 pm

tamdrin wrote: It was my desire to go back to India, Nepal, or Tibet at some point and continue becoming fluent in Tibetan, as I am semi fluent now but would need more time to perfect it.


If you really are semi-fluent in Tibetan and if you are in a large North American city then begin tutoring Tibetan to non-Tibetans immediately.

But make sure that you can really teach people something. Rating language fluency is often difficult. I would not say now that I am fluent in German and esp. in Washington DC where we have numerous fluent German speakers many of whom are tutoring German. However my particular perspective is that of a US citizen born in Germany and who partly grew up in both places. While I lost German as a boy I regained fluency as a young adult. On that basis I have taught basic conversational German (and in that niche my German is really at a near native level).

So if you can teach people to read sadhana or converse in everyday Tibetan adequately then this is something to teach.

If you are in a large North American city you can also do some kind of sacred site tour for your locale (take people on a tour of major cathedrals, churches, synagouges, etc.) and the same if you are near American Indian sites and this is permitted. This can be a part-time kind of thing.

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Re: I need a job

Postby tamdrin » Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:36 am

kirtu wrote:
tamdrin wrote: It was my desire to go back to India, Nepal, or Tibet at some point and continue becoming fluent in Tibetan, as I am semi fluent now but would need more time to perfect it.


If you really are semi-fluent in Tibetan and if you are in a large North American city then begin tutoring Tibetan to non-Tibetans immediately.

But make sure that you can really teach people something. Rating language fluency is often difficult. I would not say now that I am fluent in German and esp. in Washington DC where we have numerous fluent German speakers many of whom are tutoring German. However my particular perspective is that of a US citizen born in Germany and who partly grew up in both places. While I lost German as a boy I regained fluency as a young adult. On that basis I have taught basic conversational German (and in that niche my German is really at a near native level).

So if you can teach people to read sadhana or converse in everyday Tibetan adequately then this is something to teach.

If you are in a large North American city you can also do some kind of sacred site tour for your locale (take people on a tour of major cathedrals, churches, synagouges, etc.) and the same if you are near American Indian sites and this is permitted. This can be a part-time kind of thing.

Kirt



Thanks Kirt,
My Tibetan probably isn't good enough to begin teaching. If someone that I knew around here wanted to begin learning Tibetan I would probably refer them to other teachers as of right now. However if I do become fully fluent there may be some jobs helping refugees around my town. I have thought about learning Nepali just to find a job working with the refugees. It is an easier language than Tibetan.
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