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Blast, blast, BLAST IT ALL
So frustrated with my job search, I decided I was jolly well going to go buy one of Steam Powered Giraffe’s albums now instead of waiting until I had a steady income, like I had originally intended.
They’re out of stock until the end of the month.
I hate my life right now.
Success Without a Degree
It’s tough to get anywhere or achieve anything without a degree….but it’s not impossible. It’s a path of hard work and obstacles and many will second guess your potential. However, as higher education loses its steam, so does the stigma of lacking a diploma.
Check out these posts on what you’ll need to do to reach your dream career when you don’t have that piece of paper.
Tim Ferriss gives detailed instructions on what it will take to succeed when you don’t have the formal training.
Zen Habits offers a quick approach to mastering any industry.
Learn the stories of six successful people who achieved greatness without a diploma.
In this post:
- My Plan A + B
- Applying for a Job
- Applying for a Language School
- Choosing your visa
I learned that having plan B is very important when deciding your ‘future’. My plan A was to find a job and learn the language that way. But as we all know, things do not always go your way (tough lesson in life, isn’t it?).
So, there I was, waiting for months for interview(s) that never happen. It is especially hard since I’m still an Undergraduate student (it’s harder to find job(s) without a degree in Japan).
Regardless, I soon realized that I need to move on and take the next possible step, which is, going to Japan and learn the language!
There are lot of language school around Japan.
ONE THING you must remember is to check their application deadline!
Most of them will help you with accommodation but in some occasion, you need to find accommodation yourself.
Next is to get the visa ready!
Tourist Visa: the negative things about this is that you are not allowed to work and you cannot stay for more than 90 days (normally).
Student Visa: It’s good to have this visa if you want to study AND get a part-time job. You can have this visa for 2 years.
Working Visa: Study while working? If you have a full time work and want to study part time,then this one is for you. The only negative thing about this is that you already been accepted to work. If not, then you cannot apply for this visa.
Working Holiday Visa: It’s very convenient but on the down side, you can only apply once! And it’s only valid for 1 year.
Do your research now and ask questions!! Do not leave everything on the last seconds. Trust me. You won’t be able to sleep well…
Some useful websites to find a good school:
Some useful websites to find a job:
Hope this helps a little bit. If you have any questions, please ask us :D
Good luck for you guys and Good luck for us, too!
Universities need some independent majors !
I got it…this is why I can’t maintain going to school and keep starting over and over again in different majors!!! I have to write my final papers now, but I’m reading stuff completely far from my subjects and wasting my time (in my opinion it is not “wasting time” though) thinking and googling about them! No, it is official; I will never be a university graduate and will end up no job, no money.
I can feel that I am getting sick because I have a fever which is not going down, but I will postpone it until I’m done with my finals. No fever…no fever…no fever….no pain in my stomach…no….noo…ahhh
My mom's losing her job by the end of the month.
And I’m supposed to pretend I never even heard about that possibility, seeing as my dad’s the one who told me. She’s into so much debt. She might lose her house, where she and my cousin and his parents live. She’ll most likely have a bitch-hard time finding a job cause she doesn’t have a degree. Shit. Sometimes I forget about the life of others when I’m too self obsessed with my own. I wish you luck, mom. I truly do.
21 years and 3 months — I just had to turn down my first corporate job offer. Full time, generous living salary + benefits at a major company with several offices across the country. No application, they contacted me with the proposal.
I am now completely free of any guilt I may have felt for not having a degree.