Saturday, January 8, 2011

Winning ( Chapter 16 ) The Right Job - Steve Jobs, the CEO of Apple

Coming to this chapter, everyone who lefts college will enter the real society. Some person can work for one job or industry for his whole life. Others will change several job natures according to his / her career path. Usually, successfully persons really understand their own gift or talent; they can choose their right job in the early twenties. Jack Welch lists out several criteria in choosing the correct job. May be you can take notes for these points.
1)      A word about pay: If you need to survive, the amount of wages reaches the top of the list.
2)      People: If you find everyone in your team can reach consensus and you can learn from each other. This can be an ideal job for you.
3)      Opportunity: A firm can be a new college for you where you can learn, stretching, growing and keep moving forward.
4)      Options: A good job can be acting as a stepping stone which you can jump to another firm with better offer in a few years later. A good job can be working in a large firm with good reputation or working in a growing firm with plenty of experience which you can gain. This experience can fulfill your resume and waiting for head hunters.
5)      Ownership: You should work in a firm for reaching your own dream rather than working in a firm for reaching someone’s dream.
6)      Work content: Every job has bad days and good days. You can find something about it which is love and feeling. If you can’t find any pieces of feeling and love motion. This is not your right job or industry.

     Steve Jobs, the chief executive officer of Apple. He also previously served as chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios. He carried a speech in Stanford University in 2005. The speech was about his life and career. It was divided into 3 parts.

     The first story was he started in college at 17 years old. He had no idea about his career life with his degree. He dropped out the college life and decided to take a calligraphy class. The lessons were about serif and san serif typefaces. 10 years later, he added this value into the first Macintosh computer. He encouraged the students to learn the subject with great interest which can connect in your future.


  The second story is about love and loss. In his 30s, Apple fired him and replaced his position with a young talent. In the first year, he was devastating. He still loved his work and he started the computer animated studios which were Next and Pixar. The most successful animation film Toy Story was created remarkable events and Apple bough Next and he returned to Apple. The period of jobless was the hardest time in his life. However, it was the medicine which he needed. He won’t give up. He convinced himself he loved his job, life and the people around him. He met his wife in his animated studio. He recommended everyone to find the job which you love and stay there.

      My third story is about death. A few years ago, he was diagnosed with cancer. The report was he only had 6 months to live. He prepared his affairs in order and decided to stay with his family till the end. One day, the doctor collected the cells from the tumor and evaluated that this type of cancer could be curable.
      Everyone will die in one day and don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.
     He recommended the students stay hungry, stay foolish. Keep learning and keep dreaming.

      In the end of this chapter, Jack Welch reports the similar concepts from Steve Jobs. He recommends the readers to find their first real job. The job which you love the people in there and the idea and concept of the job nature; you should be true and realistic to present to everyone in the working area. It is difficult to act someone to work in there. If you decide to leave, please find a job first rather than leaving your position instantly. Since, it is easier to get a job rather than you are jobless. If you are jobless, you need to show the self esteem in any job interview. Don’t let present yourself with a swagger. You need to project realism and optimism. As a result, the boss wants to hire the prospective employees.

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