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Only the most excellent university graduates are lucky enough to find jobs
Not as one imagined
They left university lecture halls just a while ago, never imagining that they would be put under such a hard pressure in their future jobs.
Lan was graduated from the elite
Totally self-confident in her capacity and training when she became the communication officer for Standard Chartered Bank, Linh also has found her first job rough going. She was shocked when told that she, a new graduate of the English faculty of
“Working in a bank demands a whole new way of thinking. My biggest problem is learning banking and finance jargon,” Linh said.
Fitting in is the toughest part
Newcomers in the office not only have to have professional qualifications good enough to do the work they are assigned, but also they must be wise enough to win the acceptance by the office ‘community.’ Most new hires experience some bullying – and that’s the principal reason they have trouble fitting in with their new environment.
Giang, a new staffer at NDecor, a decoration service company, once burst into tears because she felt so alone at work. “I would come into the office in the morning and return home late in the evening,” she said wistfully. “No one took any notice of my presence at the company. I wished someone would make a friendly gesture, but everybody seemed totally indifferent to the newcomer.”
Van, hired at Agribank, related that she is not only a market analyst but also a maid. Van has been automatically assigned the job of cleaning chairs and washing tea cups every morning. “A lot of odd work has been burdening me,” she said. “Meanwhile, everyone thinks that it is my job. They do not need to say thank you when they get a clean cup.”
Besides relations with colleagues, every ‘newcomer’ always must try to establish ‘sweet relations’ with bosses.
Lan, hired by a media company, related that she had problems with the chief every day and she felt that he deliberately ill-treated her. Finally, she decided to give up the job just after her one-month probation time. “He asked me to rewrite the meeting minutes too many times. I expected some cooperation among colleagues,” Lan said.
Dieu Ngoc’s self-confidence was her downfall. An ‘excellent’ graduate of the
Jumping from job to job
A lot of new graduates take jobs for which they have not trained fields and are quickly disappointed.
Linh decided not to become an interpreter, the job she thought was really boring, even though she’d majored in English interpretation at the Journalism and
Every new graduate cherishes dreams of earning lots of money. Many regularly ‘hop’ from one job to the next in search of more attractive salaries.
Hoa earned a degree in Korean language studies. Though she was earning $350 per month at a South Korean software company, she’s quit that job. Hoa believes that nowadays, when more and more South Korean investors come to do business in