How Linkedin found me a job

In my previous blog, I stated how I started looking for a Psychiatric Technician job. I’ve been searching online for all positions near where I live but turned out to be unsuccessful.

I check my e-mail daily and I received an e-mail from Linkedin regarding someone connecting to me. It’s been awhile since I updated my Linkedin profile so I updated it.

Couple hours later after updating my information, I thought of an idea, what if I search for ‘Psychiatric Technician’ on Linkedin? I didn’t know that Linkedin can be used to advertise that a company is hiring. I found this company that is currently hiring for their new facility, so I read and researched their company to see if this company will fit into my liking.

I went to their website and applied. I received an e-mail after one day and they want to set up a date and time to where I can come in for an interview. When I arrived at their location, they have my Linkedin profile printed placed on the table. The interviewer looked at it and read my work experience and asked me interview questions.

Update your Linkedin profile, just in case your interviewer looks at it. This is an online resume like bio, it saved the interviewer some time with asking me questions regarding my work experiences.

I’m just excited to begin my Psychiatric Technician life. To provide quality care to people who are less fortunate.

  • I do not work for Linkedin nor get paid to advertise their website.

How 2017 is treating me

At the beginning of the year, we usually do a new year resolution and see how we do them. This 2017, I did not do any resolution. However, what I did is see how many accomplishment am I going to finish. 2017 has been treating me right, so far.

Let’s start with car pay-off. I bought my car in October 2012 after my 1988 Camry hand-me-down keeps giving up on me. I finally paid off my 2012 Camry first week of September.

Second, I graduated as a Psychiatric Technician in May. Psychiatric Technician provide care to people who have mental illness and/or developmental disabilities. In August, I took my licensure exam and after 9 days, I received my result with a ‘Pass’. I paid the required fee to process my license and after two weeks, I received my license in the mail.

Also, I’ve been working in the same place for five years. Who knew that I would work there for five years. They say that if you love what you do, you wouldn’t know that you are working.

Recently, I started job hunting. Looking for new places where I can apply what I learned in class in real world. There are couple places that called me back and couple more places that I aim to work at. I recently said yes to one company to work for.

2017 has been treating me well with life. I’m thankful for this wonderful year and hopefully an even wonderful 2018.

However, there is one thing that I haven’t been doing, which is photography. I’ve been busy with school and work that I forget to document my life events. Maybe, this can be my new year resolution for 2018. 🙂

Happy New Year!

I’ve been neglecting this blog for the past 2 years without any posts but this year I will post more. Hopefully, every week or so starting with the 52 weeks photography challenge.

Along the 52 weeks photography challenge, I will be posting a weekly blog about what’s happening.

Hopefully, I get consistent with posting.

Once again, happy new year.

[52challenge] Week 1 – Self Portrait

Hiking selfie

What a better way to start a new year by introducing who runs this 52 week photography challenge.  My name is Vernon Van, amateur photographer, I’ve been blogging for the past 5 years or so.

I hope 2017 brings a wonderful year with tons of blessings to everyone.

Submit your entry in the comment section below, gain couple visitors. Show us your photos!

[52challenge] 52 Week Photography Challenge

Out of ideas for photography? Why not try this photography challenge. Every week on Sunday, I will post a theme for the week. Join me as I challenge myself for that theme. This theme could be any of your choice, in colored or B&W. It can be captured with DSLR or with mobile.

Here are the lists of themes: (FREE means anything you would like.)

Week 1: Self Portrait
Week 2: Show what you do
Week 3: Favorite Hobby
Week 4: FREE

Week 5: Favorite car
Week 6: Building
Week 7: Nature
Week 8: FREE

Week 9: Hobby you would like
Week 10: Favorite sport
Week 11: Favorite food
Week 12: FREE

Week 13: Street food
Week 14: Animal
Week 15: Stranger. Make sure you ask permission, if needed.
Week 16: FREE

Week 17: Scary
Week 18: Landscape
Week 19: Water
Week 20: FREE

Week 21: Sky
Week 22: Favorite Spot
Week 23: Droplets
Week 24: FREE

Week 25: People
Week 26: Toy
Week 27:
Week 28: FREE

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Week 32: FREE

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Week 36: FREE

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Week 40: FREE

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Week 44: FREE

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Week 48: FREE

In the month of December, let’s look back from the past month and see your progress, show us your favorites and describe why.
Week 49: Favorite shot. Why?
Week 50: Favorite shot. Why?
Week 51: Favorite shot. Why?
Week 52: Portrait

This list is incomplete, will update in June 2017.