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May 22, 2019 05:51:57

Resilience

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Victoria Maung

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When you apply for things, I understand that scholarships / jobs / institutions really test for resilience. What can you convincingly tell others to make them believe that you're going to stick with it? They can easily tell your qualifications from a resume, but the cover letter / questionnaire can really tell more.

I'm filling out an application and am a little bit in a rut in terms of what to say that can attest to my resilience. I can express an understanding of culture and customs, but how can I show that I can stick through something, thick or thin?

Maybe there's the fact that I've traveled Asia in a backpack and that I'm used to gross things, both literally and figuratively. Maybe there's the fact that endured teaching summer camp, even having led a longer camp teaching subjects outside of my prerogative. I even taught to accommodate cultural differences. Is that resilience? 

Or maybe I can detail a more personal story? About how I persisted in spite of the socioeconomic disadvantages. Or maybe how I endured a rigorous course load in order to achieve my goals. 

My ideas are running short, and I'm grasping for tufts of other things to mention, preferably one with a good story. 

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    Persistence is the key to progress. Thanks for sharing.

    Mike Byrnes avatar Mike Byrnes | May 22, 2019 08:44:33
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      @mikebyrnes Thanks for reading :)

      Victoria Maung avatar Victoria Maung | May 23, 2019 02:31:13
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      @mikebyrnes Thanks for reading :)

      Victoria Maung avatar Victoria Maung | May 23, 2019 02:31:15
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    Sir Abe avatar Sir Abe | May 22, 2019 14:27:36
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      @abrahamKim Haha, that's kind of you. I wonder...

      Victoria Maung avatar Victoria Maung | May 23, 2019 02:31:40
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    @vickenstein - make something up! ( and make it juicy )

    Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | May 21, 2019 22:47:46
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      @brianball I'd feel too guilty :P I've lied before and still think about it unfondly

      Victoria Maung avatar Victoria Maung | May 23, 2019 02:32:07
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      @brianball I'd feel too guilty :P I've lied before and still think about it unfondly

      Victoria Maung avatar Victoria Maung | May 23, 2019 02:32:10
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      @vickenstein - the trick is to get really, really good at it. Like Stephen King good. (It was either he or Neil Gaiman that claim they get paid to be professional liars i.e. fiction writers ) I love that spin. Who really cares. If you lie to get into a dream job, then they love you, it's great. If you lie to get in, and you hate them - you'll leave anyway. I don't lie in general terms, I much value honesty. But, there are just too many things in life that really don't matter.

      This deserves it's own piece eh?

      Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | May 23, 2019 07:01:34
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      @brianball Haha, I get what you mean :) It's certainly likely that the fabric of society and life consists of a fabric of truths, half-truths, as well as complete falsehoods.

      Victoria Maung avatar Victoria Maung | May 24, 2019 04:08:54
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