Well, shall i? Please give your suggestion

China
June 9, 2008 10:01pm CST
If there's an open position in your boss's boss's office, and you have been in your boss's office for only 1 year, will you apply for that? The qualification says more than 3 years' working experience. I'm sure i can qualify this, he's a foreigner, i've no idea whether my English's adequate. Judging from the discussion, do you think i can strike a conversation easily with a foreigner? Oops, so many problems, i should have worked harder. Somehow from the bottom of my heart, i'd like to try Oh, confused, messed up
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15 responses
@ellie333 (21029)
10 Jun 08
Hi Lynette you have nothing to lose by going for it but everything to gain. As they saying goes nothing ventured nothing gained. If you really want it, apply. Ellie :D
• China
10 Jun 08
Hello, ellie. Thanks, i know the saying. But i have been graduated for one year and for most of this year i worked for the current boss. Yeah, they can say i'm inexperienced. This job description is just the same as mine, the difference is that the new boss will be a foreigner and the job level will be a little higher which means i can get more money if i succeed. So i tend to think that i apply this because of money. I guess others will think so too. Most of the other girls who held the same position as me can qualify this, but they've worked for their boss for a long time, and they won't go away.
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@ellie333 (21029)
10 Jun 08
Hi Lynette they want 3 years rather than your one but you can still be positvie in your thinking and try anyway, maybe saying that you are aware of the fact that you have only a years experience but that you are a fast learner, praise yourself up where you can. At the end of the day even if others are applying if it is meant to be you will achieve this goal of the new position. Ellie :D
• China
10 Jun 08
Thanks ellie. Yeah, this's a great way to solve inexperience. The most important factor is my boss. What will he think about me? A money-roriented girl who quickly forgets his kindness~ wow, that breaks heart. You can imagine i'm walking back and forth in the living room, can't you? lol.
@twallace (2675)
• United States
11 Jun 08
It wouldn't hurt you to try for the position. YOur already in the office right now and they know what work you can and can not do so try and you just might get the job.
• China
11 Jun 08
Hello, twallace, my boss's boss have no idea about me, neither will he know my ability. Thanks
11 Jun 08
If You are ready for this challenge and think You can do good things in that position I say go for it. Your Boss will probably be impressed by Your confidence and if You got the skills let Him know You are fully qualified to do the job and become an asset to Your company.
• China
11 Jun 08
Hello, vinnys, thanks for your encouragement
@Hatley (164468)
• Garden Grove, California
10 Jun 08
Go ahead and try, what do you have to lose? YOu qualify and are hired, that is just great. I think you know that you could do that job so go ahead and apply for it. I think you can talk your way into a better position if you just do it.
• China
11 Jun 08
Thanks, Hatley,yeah, if i don't go for a try i would never know whether i deserve a better life or not. I'd always stay at the same place and just watch the opportunity? No, i'd take every opportunity to perform. It's just that i have to take everything into consideration before making a decision. Not all the chances are opportunities, you know
@Elixiress (3893)
10 Jun 08
I don't see why the country someone comes from should prevent you getting a job, as long as you's can both communicate in the same language then I think that you's can strike up a conversation. Even though you do not match the criteria there is nothing to loose, just don't get your hopes up as you are 2 years experience short.
• China
10 Jun 08
Hello, Elixiress, thanks. I will think about your suggestion. You know, i've been touched by mylotters from yesterday when i got responses. You're really kind, and i guess i won't lose confidence and hope of life if i've been together with all of you.
@rsa101 (16193)
• Quezon City, Philippines
10 Jun 08
There's no harm in trying to let your boss know of your intent to apply for the vacant position. I think you should try to apply for it and there's nothing wrong if he turns you down. Maybe he has a valid reason why he would turn you down. But if ever you will not try at all you will never know and opportunity will be lost for you to know. Good luck to you and hopefully you'll try reptty soon.
• China
10 Jun 08
Hello, ras101, thanks for sharing. Yeah, if not try we will never know this is an opportunity.
@ajayrekha (491)
• India
10 Jun 08
I think you should give it a try. If you have good relation with your boss, take him in confidence and then do it, it should be better way to do it. I dont think dealing with a foreigner should be a problem at all. In starting you may face ascent problem in English, but soon you should be able to overcome it.
• China
10 Jun 08
Thanks, ajayrekha, i've been thinking how to open my mouth and tell him that i'd like to apply for the vacant position. Difficult~~ English's no big deal at least i can get improvement through working hard
• Indonesia
10 Jun 08
You should definitely try it. If you're sure you have the abilities, the dedication and the interest in the job, you should try. Why don't you talk to your boss first, he might be able to give you a good recommendation.
• China
10 Jun 08
Hello, pal, thanks for the suggestion. Wow, it will be good if my boss stand by me Enjoy life
• Malaysia
10 Jun 08
I feel that you are thnking too much. Why don't you give a trty? Give yourself a chance. If they are willing to vacant you, the benefits they provided are better, why don't you give it a try? I can tell you that if you never change a working environment you will never gain a new knowledge. It's a good chance if they offer you!
• China
10 Jun 08
I have to admit that actually i'm thinking too much. But here it sounds people care about this. Yeah, i know it's a good chance, that's why i hesitate, otherwise i won't take this into consideration at all:) Thanks
@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
10 Jun 08
I think, you should give it a try and I am sure you will be successful. You are very good in English and you would have any problem in communicating. I wish you luck.
• China
10 Jun 08
Hello, mimpi, thanks. Well, that's written English, oral English's not included i guess.
10 Jun 08
I would give it a try, if its your booss's office they at least know what you are capable of. Don't think your boss would be cross he will most likley be pleased that you are trying to better yourself. The only draw back i can see is that you do not seem to have much confidence in your seld which may count against you
• China
10 Jun 08
Yeah, you're right, i don't have too much confidence in myself. Anyhow, i've only 1 year's experience and there's English ahead. Anything can happen during the application. News spread quickly, even before i get a chance to interview, lots of people will know about it. Yeah, they'd consider my boss's not good enough to make me stay. I can imagine my boss's embarassment
@kaezy_kulet (2465)
• Philippines
10 Jun 08
go for it if you think you are qualified and you think that you can handle the task of that position then go for it!
• China
10 Jun 08
Actually i don't think i'm qualified now, i missed one "not" in the discussion :) Thanks for your encouragement
@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
10 Jun 08
Whenever you go into something you are not sure about, research it. Find out the job requirements and see if they match with your qualifications. If you only need three years experience in this field of work, and you've already had one and you've worked hard each day you worked, then the boss may consider you. Keep a great work ethic at work, always try to arrive on time, and brush up on your english if it's a requirement. Good Luck On Whatever You Decide, and I Hope If You Apply, You Get It! Have A Great Day!
• China
10 Jun 08
Hey, SomeCowgirl, your response's encouraging:) I will consider your advice. Thanks:) I really appreciate that
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@youless (94336)
• Guangzhou, China
10 Jun 08
I think your English is pretty good. And I think it's better to have a try for it. As it is new for you, it will be a challenge and also you will be interested in it much more. Your paid will be higher and your working experience will gain another improvement. Besides, I think sometimes foreign boss will be careful. Such as you don't have to work overtime all the time, as they think you should have your personal time to relax. I love China
• China
10 Jun 08
Hello, youless, thanks:) You know my current boss's Chinese, and i have only 1 year's working experience, they need 3!! The thing i concern most was that will my boss be mad at me cause this will disgrace him or if i succeed his work will be disturbed as he has to recruit another one to take place of me. Also, if i lose, wow, that sucks, how can i still be there working him, can't even imagine
@agihcam (1915)
• Philippines
10 Jun 08
If 3 years experienced is not the only basis for the position,then you could probably apply.For as long as you can depend the position for you,there is no worry to give it a shot.Go ahead and apply.Good luck.
• China
10 Jun 08
I don't know, seems that there's the only requirement i can't make it. But you know i'm also worry about another problem. Shall my boss get angry if i apply this. I mean if fail, i'd had a hard time in the following work with my current boss. If succeed, that'll make a big to my life. I don't mean my boss's not a kind person by saying this, but you understand, this is not good behavior. Only one year, where's my loyalty?