Applying the Principles of Business to your Life.
These pages are primarily for students of Business English.
I have in the past encountered too many students whose primary aim was to pass tests and their secondary aim was to find a job. However their primary aim should be to learn that which will equip them to pass tests and find a job. There is a difference between the two concepts.
Look at the introduction to any Business textbook and you will see that it's stated purpose is to teach you:
1. To Communicate
2. To Use Communication Skills
3. To Gain Knowledge
4. To Develop Fluency
5. To Enhance your Career Prospects.
Nowhere does the book state that it's purpose is to make you pass tests. But if you learn the subject it should follow that you will pass all tests.
Most of the material used in these pages comes from my article at KingsCalendar entitled:
In that article I provide an example of a true 'job interview' in which the graduate seeking a position in a company, expected to be hired on the basis of a Bachelor Degree in English.
Unfortunately for her, the only skill that mattered to the English speaking manager of the company, was the one skill that this student had never considered important - to be able to speak normal English.
Many students ask for help to 'pass interviews'. Interviews however, are not school tests. The interviewer's questions are designed to discover if you have what the company needs. If you go to an interview in which English Skill is required, then the best way to 'pass the interview' is to be able to actually converse in English.
If you want to know how to Prepare for Interviews, then the best way is to extend your vision somewhat and ask yourself: 'What is the Best way to Prepare for Real Life in Society?'
How Do You Prepare For Real Life?
1. Treat everything in class as a Test of Real Life Ability.
2. Do not wait to be told or taught.
3. Be Informed!
4. Be Self Motivated!
5. Use your English!
6. Adopt "The Buck Stops Here!" as your motto in life.
7. Learn to "Put your Money where your Mouth is!"
8. Do not hang onto your culture so tightly that you hold yourself Back from being successful by relying on “the old ways”!
9. Do not use Chinese Traditions as an excuse for failure.
10. Remember that "Nothing succeeds like success!"
The King's Calendar: The Secret of Qumran
Luo Laoshi's Stories from China.