Viet Nam News wants to hear from you Your Say, published every Friday, lets readers express their opinions on a topic or issue raised by the editor. Next Week: How will you seek a job if you don't have any degree? A few days ago, the public saw a 23-year-old man, who just studied until sixth grade, kneeling down on the ground for hours in Ha Noi's Nguyen Chi Thanh Street asking for a job. He held a board in front of his chest which said that he wanted to become a salesperson. A lot of local newspapers reported the incident. Some people said he was picky because he just wanted to work as a salesperson and not other jobs while he has no degree. Others said he was quite intelligent because after the local media reported what happened, some recruiters might have known about him and maybe he could get a job he wished for. What do you think of the situation? How would you seek a job if you didn't have any degree or qualifications? Do you think he was embarrassing himself by kneeling … [Read more...] about How will you seek a job if you don’t have any degree?
Quitting a job
Why did a Croatian guy from a 200-people village decide to quit his stable government job with World Bank to be self-employed, travel around the world and inspire anyone who comes to know him?This is not a drama (in case you expect Hollywood-like story). And this character who quits job to wander around the planet is not brand new. But the journey that Mario Tomic is adventuring deserved to be shared widely because what makes this 28 year-old man stands out is his positive abundant energy that seems almost never to run out of a young man who read 54 books in a year and disciplines himself to possess an amazing body.Mario shared a part of his early life on his website: “My journey started 3 years ago, at that time if someone told me I was about to compete as a model one day I’d probably call him crazy or drugged as I wasn’t the best example of a healthy person. Imagine a World of Warcraft player eating only chips and sandwiches, drinks tons of sugar soda, sits by the … [Read more...] about Meet a 6-pack man who quits stable job to travel the world
Having spent seven years studying in Canada, one year of exchange in the UK, and two and a half years working at Bloomberg in Singapore, Vu Phuong Thanh has decided to get out of her comfort zone and pursue her passion by conquering four of the biggest deserts in the world on foot. While the Atacama is recognized as the driest place on earth by National Geographic Magazine, Thanh has no intention of stopping there. In 2016 she is scheduled to compete in three additional races across three of the harshest deserts in the world: the Sahara in Namibia, the hottest, Antarctica, the coldest, and the Gobi Desert in China, the windiest. These races, plus the Atacama which she will also complete again, make up what is know as the “4 Deserts Race Series,” an annual series of 250-kilometer ultra-marathons across four different deserts around the world. TIME magazine recognized the race series as the world’s leading endurance events in both 2009 and 2010. Thanh’s … [Read more...] about Vietnamese girl quits decent job to conquer deserts
More than a million people from all sections of society are currently unemployed, many in the wake of the economic downturn, while graduates are being forced to take manual labour. Is there any hope for the future? Students and young people seek job information at Ho Chi Minh City Youth Culture House. The number of unemployed people has been increasing. — VNA/VNS Photo Phuong Vy by by Trung Hieu Sitting in her dark, small rented room hidden down a small lane in Ha Noi's Phung Khoang Street, Phan Kim Anh, a university graduate from Thai Binh Province, busily studies a pile of newspapers and leaflets searching for jobs. "Since I graduated, my main job everyday is to surf web and buy newspapers to find employment information, before calling the employers for further details. I've visited many companies, but I have gained almost nothing, because all these places offer low-wage jobs that are unrelated to my major," she says. "I graduated a year ago but still have to ask my … [Read more...] about A job for the Government
People living in My Tho City, in the southern province of Tien Giang, have grown used to the small man driving an old 50cc motorbike. He goes all over, from markets crowded with people to silent valleys, to deliver newspapers. They call him Le Mai. Le Mai was his pen name when he wrote for the Ap Bac newspaper for dozens of years. His real name is Le Thien Ngu, of Village 1 in the city's Dao Thanh Commune. Mai has peddled newspapers for 25 years, and is one of a handful of newspaper peddlers in the 330-year-old city who have become well-known for their hard work and perseverence. "I have a strong attachment to the job. Although I only earn a little money from it, I love it more than any other job," said Mai. Early in the morning, even when the rain is heavy, he goes to deliver newspapers. "Seeing readers receive their newspapers with happiness, I feel warm inside," he said. There are a lot of newspaper stores in My Tho City, but more than 200 people still prefer Mai to … [Read more...] about Selling newspapers more than just a job