What Academic Education Did You Get From Your Job?

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  1. Corie Henson

    Corie Henson Very Well-Known Member
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    I have been working in the office after I was done with my practicum in a factory. As an Industrial engineering graduate, I thought I would be stuck in factories or in manufacturing companies. It didn't occur on my mind that I could also be capable of landing a job in a bank.

    From my job, I have learned a lot particularly the art of communicating. Business letters are not that easy to write and that's one thing that I can say I only learned in the office. Since English is just a second language, I also got to know the proper pronunciation of some English words.
     
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    Mine taught me all kinds of things like temperature certain things must be cooked, paperwork, and all sorts of that stuff. But the one lesson that I take with me everywhere I go is how to read people. I was in charge of hiring at my store. They gave me the total number of scheduled hours I could use and left the rest up to me. People are going to try to put on their best show for you when they want you to hire them. But there are subtle clues you need to pick up on while you are having a conversation with them. I made some very poor choices, I'll admit. But eventually I knew what I needed and if I could trust them to do it.
     
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    Not being able to pursue the career in Literature and Poetry that I wanted, but graduating in Hospitality Management, my first job gave the academic education that I needed not just to make my writing dream come true, but to know the technical and editorial aspects behind the publishing house I was working for, from using an IBM composer (typesetting machine) to understand the editing marks coming after a draft review, looking like these:
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