2007 April

Gig - “What Do I Want to Do When I Grow Up?” and Other Typical Career Questions

In January, I wrote about The Teenager’s Guide to the Real World by Marshall Brain. I discussed how this book could be very useful to high school students, especially with seniors. It is a great guide on living successfully in today’s society. The Teenager’s Guide to the Real World kind of touched base with advice on choosing a livelihood. But it didn’t really give any ideas on possible occupations.

gig_interview.jpgMany students today are asking classic questions “What do I want to be when I grow up?” and “What do I want to do with my life?” They usually don’t request any help from a guidance counselor. And most role-model adults would suggest the typical career track:

  1. Go to college
  2. Get scouted by corporate headhunters
  3. Interview on campus
  4. Intern at the company
  5. Work there full-time with great benefits and a decent pay
  6. Start the cycle again with the next generation

Most of the time, students want to pursue one of the common careers that we hear about everyday. I can’t count how many times that I’ve heard of somebody wanting to be a nurse, a doctor, a teacher, a lawyer, a computer programmer, an actress, or an engineer. Many times, we don’t get past these highly generalized professions. It’s almost like we didn’t get much past the typical childhood ambition, “I want to be a fireman when I grow up!”
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April 5th, 2007 | No Comments | Miscellaneous, Reviews

Tips and Tricks in the Quest of Searching for Cheap, Low-cost Airfare

airfare_loading.jpgThe Winter Christmas Holiday is long gone. Many people, like me, were not able to go on vacation to a warm tropical resort, a cold high-rise city, or just a small town with old friends and family. Not to fear, summer is just on the other horizon! Spring break just passed and many people are starting to plan their summer vacations.

What about my summer vacation? I don’t have any cash. I would like to go to the Barizo Family Reunion but it’s too expensive! One thing I’ve learned about travel is that you have to be savvy when looking for cheap airfare. Below are a couple of tricks I’ve found successful in getting a great deal on a plane ticket.
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April 5th, 2007 | 19 Comments | Buying and Selling

Simple Instructions to Replace and Install a Car CD Player or Radio Audio Reciever

car_player_old.jpgFor me, a car without music is torture. My parents got a really great deal on the car they bought for me. The only - well, there was not just one - problem was that the CD player didn’t work. The radio worked well, however. But sometimes, those songs on the air start to get old. I longed to listen to my custom playlist when every song was good and I never felt the urge to skip. It was either CDs or MP3s and I could not listen to either one.

I did try a couple of solutions though. Have you ever heard of an FM transmitter. Basically, it transmits a week radio signal on an unoccupied frequency receivable by devices in the vicinity. In effect, you would listen to your MP3 or CD player through the radio. Let me tell you, that did not work! Never buy a radio transmitter! It will only cause you grief and an inconvenient return (if the merchant accepts returns). After two bad relationships with FM transmitters, I decided to do something more drastic … replacement!
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April 4th, 2007 | 6 Comments | Miscellaneous

 
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