Title: What I Learned From Working.
I believe that we can learn something from our experiences. Taking actions always give us some feedbacks. The memorable action of my life is that I began working after high school. But the road was not smooth, because I was young and unskilled woman fresh out of high school at that time. I had learned only preparatory subjects for the university until high school graduation. I was not even able to understand clearly how to seek a job, how to choose a career, and how to carry on working. I followed some examples in clumsy ways, and I succeeded in getting a job in a luxury hotel in my hometown. My career stared in 2003. This time, I'd like to share with you my three beliefs that I have learned from my work experiences.
Firstly, I prepare well. After a short-term training, I could learn about my job by actually working. But my work place is a luxury hotel. I was not allowed to make careless mistakes in front of the customers. Our team leader says “Stay sharp!” every time we start to work. So, I picked up the habit of practicing and failing ahead to clarify my workflow and tasks.
Secondly, I focused on customers. The day I was assigned to the section of wedding ceremonies and parties, I had to go back and forth between the church and the banquet rooms many times. Eventually I expressed a feeling of exhaustion when I was cleaning up a banquet room after a last wedding reception of the day. At that time, the bride's father entered the room suddenly and said a word of thanks to us who worked for his daughter's special ceremony. I felt the greatest pleasure of working and learned the responsibility at work. Since then I became a more self-motivated person to do what's right for our customers.
Finally, I kept learning. I have never quit learning something new even though I started working full-time. To be honest, there was a tremendous feeling of not wanting to be outranked by my high school's classmates who went to college.
After my first job, I experienced some kinds of works with my three beliefs. And I left my job for entering the university in 2010. I literally started my career with many mistakes by a lack of knowledge. But this experience made me unafraid to change and challenge. And now I believe that the education can transform experiences of mistakes into positive energy and deep knowledge. At this moment, I feel that my life’s choice was fitting with the times. In the near future, I’d like to have more positive impact on the world by working with my beliefs and my professional education.