Right / Wrong Desire to start in a big company?

I applied for the P&G and J&J campus recruitment a few days ago.

When I did the elements test from P&G, I was feeling it’s quite interesting. But when J&J’s little arrows appeared in over 3 questions, I was feeling why people use this kind of test to judge people for their intelligence. Maybe there is no better way currently as there are thousands of people competing for one position. There should be a way to pick out one candidate, no matter what.

But from my stand of point, I was feeling this is really a huge world with a ton of people you will never meet for the entire lifetime. By this I mean, there’re so many ways of living. The way to happiness is not limited to enter a high profile company.

I know I want be become more intelligent but I am doubting was my thinking that I should enter a Fortune 500 company is a right idea. Maybe yes, maybe not. I do have the desire, but I don’t want myself to feel miserable or it’s just myself feeling disgusted or upset during the test process. I was nervous so my intelligence was degraded to some extent. I kept touching my back because of my nervousness.

Last night, I was feeling exhausted when realizing I wasn’t given a chance to take the verbal test from Adidas. A few days ago, I was refused for a basic position to write WeChat copies. I wasn’t upset bc I wasn’t so interested in the position. After two or three failures from the top companies, I knew it’s not easy even I’m back home. Here are so many students from all backgrounds competing with me. I’d better hold on. This is what I told myself before I went sleep. I told myself I need some discipline to hold my energy and keep trying.

This morning, before the J&J test, I read something from Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. I read this kind of financial books recently partly because of my fear of not getting a job, not feeding myself.

My situation is that I utilized lots of years for two diplomas – one bachelor, another master. My professional experience is poor for anyone in the industry to see. Still, I have a high exception on my entry salary which surprises my dad. How can I have such a high expectation? But to me, it’s only a number. I don’t really care only if I can feed myself. But when the interviewer asks you, you still have to assertively give a number.

Back to the test, I was feeling furious to some points. This kind of question should be a piece of cake to me. But I made mistakes and due to the limit time for each question, I lost a few on each of the three parts.

Now, half an hour past. I am sitting here checking on my blogs. I knew today I should be open-minded. Nothing can judge or tell us who we are. If they don’t fit me, we just keep looking, trying and finding the optimal way for ourselves.  The next keyword is thinking about the state of mind I should have.

 

Thanks for reading. Have fun with your day!

Best,

Fay

 

 

 

 

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摄影笔记Note|听Stanley聊摄影 Stanley’s talking about photoshooting

           现在是10月末,半年这么快过去了。4月听到的一场live,当时记了一些笔记,今天来拾掇一下。

一个名为Stanley Chen的摄影师讲了一些基本的摄影原理。Stanley是一个年纪相仿的摄影师,专业原为环境学,但是现在是职业摄影师,或许因此,他的摄影作品更多的是关于大自然。

喜欢他的原因,是因为他的简单和专注。关注他有三四年了,从Lofter开始的。最初喜欢他的自然系列摄影,作品给人干净清澈无累赘的清新感。后来看他在new jersey湖边背对着big apple跳poppin舞。心里很奇妙。今年刚刚看到他的Ins,可惜他本来住在new jersey那么近,过去两年没有试着去reach out,时间这么过去了,他也离开此地。

关于拍摄的思维方式,Stanley的观点是 :“拍摄的一瞬间是来不及也不需要思考的,需要锻炼的是感觉。” 怎么做呢?去看更多大师的拍摄作品。训练自己的直觉反应。

Stanley在讲座里推荐了一些摄影师让大家关注,从摄影大师的作品中学习,就像习字时观摩书法大师的名帖,多看多体味。

 

William Eggleston

擅长于色彩

http://www.egglestontrust.com

 

Alex Webb 

构图精巧,善于处理复杂场景

https://pro.magnumphotos.com/C.aspx?VP3=CMS3&VF=MAGO31_10_VForm&ERID=24KL53Y_H

 

Vivian Maier 

原职为保姆,专注于芝加哥街头,常用设备为禄来双反

http://www.vivianmaier.com

 

Saul Leiter 

简单构图,空间交错

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Arnold Newman 

环境肖像:强调人与周遭环境的关系

http://www.arnoldnewmanarchive.com

 

对于设备,Stanley说到现在的相机功能过剩太多,买当下自己能够买得起的最好的设备就可以。需要有的心态是珍惜使用设备,尽自己最大的努力使用它学习拍摄。

  对于街头拍摄,要主动出击。卡片机和微单更适于人像拍摄,单反类的长镜头易对街头被拍摄者造成困惑。小型相机较隐蔽不易引起注意。所以街头摄影更多的使用一些小型相机,坦然而自在。大的相机特别是在街头对着人进行拍摄时,难免让人觉得压抑,甚至反感。要心里有数的是,每个人对于镜头的接受度有差异。

 

​参阅:fotomen、知乎

 

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“Don’t try too hard!” by Chiara

It’s a sentence by Chiara,  she said she never tried too hard. It’s not trustworthy when first heard.

But on the following days of speaking, I got what she means by that and I totally agree with that.

Based on what you have now, create something new from that. It’s simple but it’s confusing also. As people always are saying:”Go out of your comfort zone”. Chiara said this one, she tried to convey the idea of focusing on what you like most, everyone doesn’t have to torture themselves by doing what don’t  really have passion in. So first thing first, find what you love most, where’s your passion point lands on.

Good luck!