6/11(Sat.) Career Choice: Be Realistic or Dream Big? (Leon)

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6/11(Sat.) Career Choice: Be Realistic or Dream Big? (Leon)

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For some reasons, the original host does not have time to prepare this meeting so that I take the
old discussion we given on Tue before.


What To Do When It Is Time To Take A Leap Of Faith
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jillgriffi ... 4d436744b1

Why Quitting Your Job to Chase Your Dream Is a Terrible Idea
https://medium.com/mind-cafe/why-quitti ... 269e281eda

Questions for Discussion
Session I
Q1: What are the reasons that make you stay at your job: salary, location, coworkers, company culture, work-life balance, opportunities for growth or promotion, or anything else? What are the reasons that make you quit?

Q2. If you are a recent graduate, would you choose to work at a start-up or a big and established company? If you have worked for several years, would you switch from a big company to a start-up if you have a chance to do so? How does the experience of working at a big company differ from working at a start-up?

Q3: Do you prefer a full-time job or working as a freelancer? Research by the Freelancers Union shows that there are 57 million Americans freelanced in 2019, representing 35% of the U.S. workforce and increasing by 4 million since 2014. What is your opinion of this trend? Do you think it may happen in Taiwan?

Session II
Q4. Have you ever thought about quitting your job for your dream jobs (if the dreams may not pay well)? If so, would you go for it when the opportunity comes or until you are well-prepared? For you, what is a dream job?

Q5. Do you always try to secure the next job before leaving the current one? Have you ever thought about quitting your job and not working for a while to pursuit your dream? Is it important to explain the gap year(s) in your resume when you come back to the workforce?

Q6. If you are an employer, is it a plus or minus for interviewees who have career gaps for traveling, volunteering, language learning, or for working holiday? Would you hire frequent “job-hoppers”? What are your reasons for that?

Q7. What's your definition of adventure? What's the biggest adventure in your life so far? Please share your story with us.

3:45 ~ 4:00pm Greetings & Free Talk / Ordering Beverage or Meal / Getting Newcomer’s Information
4:00 ~ 4:10pm Opening Remarks / Newcomer’s Self-introduction / Grouping
(Session I)
4:10 ~ 4:50pm Discussion Session (40 mins)
4:50 ~ 5:10pm Summarization (20 mins)
5:10 ~ 5:15pm Regrouping / Instruction Giving / Taking a 10 Minutes Break (Intermission)
(Session II)
5:15 ~ 5:55pm Discussion Session (40 mins)
6:00 ~ 6:20pm Summarization (20 mins)
6:20 ~ 6:30pm Concluding Remarks / Announcements

Meeting Date: As shown on the Subject Line
Meeting Time: 4:00pm – 6:30pm

On-site meeting:
Meeting Venue: 丹堤咖啡 Dante Coffee (Minimum Order $80)
Address: 台北市濟南路三段25號[MAP]-捷運忠孝新生站3號出口步行3分鐘

Online meeting:
Zoom meeting ID: 848 6108 3035
Password: yoyo2022
Link: https://tinyurl.com/yoyo2022-meeting
From 6/1 to 6/30

Important Notes:
1. We advise participants to print out the discussion questions and bring them to the meeting for reference. As for the supporting articles, feel free to print them out, as well, according to your preference.
2. We suggest that participants read the articles and think about the questions in advance.
3. Newcomers should prepare a two-to-three minute self-introduction in English to deliver when called upon by the host before the start of the discussion. The host may also ask you to give brief feedback about the meeting at the conclusion of the meeting.
4. We conduct the entire meeting in English. All participants should have at least moderate English-conversation skills and be able to articulate your ideas for each discussion question.
5. We welcome newcomers and other guests to attend the meetings and join the discussion freely for three times (including on-site and online meetings). After that, we hope you will consider becoming a YoYo English Club member. We charge a NT$1000 lifetime membership fee.
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