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November 16, 2022

How to find passion in a new workplace

Young adults who have recently graduated from college may not have too much difficulty finding a career that they are truly passionate about. Additionally, it implies that we can swiftly acclimate to the new work environment. However, it can be challenging to adapt to the new environment with aspiration, rather than just for survival. And I used to think that I just needed to learn how to survive in the new environment. But after working at the company, Business Development Department in particular for a while, I realized that I needed to find passion and interest in the work and environment in which I’m working. That is what fully adapting to the new working environment means. In this blog, I would like to share 5 ways how to find passion in a new workplace that I have learned from my experience and hope they will be helpful to you.

Concentration:

When starting your job, you need to make this job your priority and put all your focus on it. This is one of the most important things I learned after working for a long time. I used to handle multiple tasks at once in the past. I thought I would save time by doing so. But because of that misconception, my tasks could not be completed on schedule, or even worse, I made a lot of mistakes and omissions. After these mistakes, I realized how crucial concentration is. You must probably be aware of the 30 days rule of adapting. According to the rule if you do something for 30 days straight without any breaks and with all the focus, the entire thing becomes easy for you to handle.

Make a plan:

I wouldn't have wasted as much time worrying about adjusting to the new working environment if I had planned ahead of time. An example is when I started work at a new workplace, I could barely handle and complete the work on time. But fortunately, I received advice from my superior and coworkers that having a clear plan would help me do the job more efficiently. It's amazing that I not only complete every task successfully but also enjoy taking on new challenges. And at that moment I realized that not only was I doing a job that I loved, but I was also working in a wonderful environment.

Always ask yourself questions and seek answers:

One effective way to help me keep the flame of passion for the work is to continually ask questions and seek answers. It's been incredibly intriguing to get the responses to the questions I came up with. I could learn many of the positive aspects of whatever task I was doing and also identify unexpected mistakes. Nothing is greater than being able to learn from mistakes and advance in knowledge at the same time. And more positive is that my manager and coworkers were always willing to share advice to correct the issues if I couldn't figure it out on my own. These elements are what enabled me to discover my passion for both my career and the workplace.

Seek out a mentor:

Here, "mentor" refers to my supervisor and coworkers. It was great that I have the opportunity to work with them and get insightful counsel and guidance regarding my line of work, workplace, and even life experiences. As a result, I can now complete practically all tasks given to me swiftly and flawlessly. I've come to understand how vital this workplace is where I can continually learn and improve.

Take care of yourself:

The proverb "health is gold" and "health is everything" are not coincidences. Having good health is always my top priority. I always finish my task on time and get good results when I work with a relaxed mind and energetic body. Maintaining the flame of passion in our work or even the working environment won't be a problem once the task is successfully completed, especially for the job we dream of. If we work on our dream job but we frequently miss deadlines or struggle to complete them. We are not managing the tasks successfully. And as we get more disinterested in the dream, we will gradually grow tired of that job. On the other hand, when the tasks are completed in the finest possible manner, we will feel at ease and enjoy the feeling of exhilaration. And when we are content and at ease, it is easy to sustain and grow our initial passion for our dream work or even the task we have never attempted.

In short, finding a dream job is not difficult, but how to maintain that job for a long time is not easy at all. And the key to answering that question is your workplace. Because everything we do becomes special and meaningful once we find our passion in the workplace, even the most mundane tasks become far more intriguing.

 

 

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October 31, 2022

THANK YOU! MOM, WHOM I LOVE MOST!

In this article, we would like to introduce to you the article that has conquered the Judges to be the winner of the Blog Contest on topic "Thanks Mom" and "Mom's Memories". According to her share, this is the first time she has enough courage to write love words like this to her dear mother. How about you? Have you ever shown your love, gratitude to your mom in your own way? 

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THANK YOU! MOM, WHOM I LOVE MOST!

I had read a quote like this:

“One to five years old, home is everything

In primary school, home is the evening

In high school, home is the weekend

In college, home is vacation

After graduation, home is Tet”.

The previous days, when I read quotes like this, I probably just skimmed them quickly because I thought they were meaningless. But perhaps when time goes by, our thoughts will also become deeper and more complicated so when reading this quote again by chance, my mind suddenly becomes more chaotic. Thinking carefully, it is true that for children working far from home like me, the amount of time spent by family and parents is really shrinking. I wonder how much time I have left to be able to be with my loved ones, especially with Mother - the most important woman in my life.

Thinking scatteredly, a few memories, a few moments about my mother associated with my growth milestones suddenly rushed back, although it was just a few small things, it was enough for me to know that having mom to be with me on the life journey is always the most wonderful and happy thing!

Remember when I was a child, there was a year when the winter was suddenly much colder, and all of my friends were bought an eye-catching woolen scarf by their parents to wear to class. However, my mother was different, instead of buying ready-knitted scarves, she meticulously selected each roll of the warmest woolen and worked hard to knit for me one scarf. She was so busy all day, so she took advantage of her time at night to knit for me quickly because she was scared of cold weather, I would not be warm enough to get sick. The color of that scarf may not be the most eye-catching, not the most outstanding, but for me, it is the most beautiful scarf, a limited edition just for me. That scarf I still keep until now, every time I see it, the feeling of happiness always makes me smile.

At the age of eighteen, everyone will have to face one of the first big decisions in their life to choose the right direction for the future, and successfully reach the university gate, I am lucky that my mother is always my psychological friend and always by my side. She does not force me to do what she wants, instead, she helps me give advice, and helps me know my strengths and weaknesses so that I can make the best decision by myself. That year, I was successful with my choice. Maybe the feeling of satisfaction at that time I no longer remember, but the happiness and pride in my mother's eyes at that time is something that I cannot forget.

After graduating from university, I chose to stay in the city to develop and challenge myself. Mom agreed with my decision, but I knew she worried a lot too, it was just that she wouldn’t express it. Just graduated, the pressure of work and the deadline made a tough girl like me seem to doubt my ability. Every time my mom phoned, I always told her that I was good all the time. However, even though she only saw me through the screen of her tiny phone, she still recognized my sadness, she just gently encouraged "don't feel too much pressure", and "I believe you can do it". My mother's words are simple and ordinary but contain great spiritual strength to help me overcome that hard time, giving me the motivation to try harder every day.

Through the milestones of growth, looking back, I always feel fortunate to have a mom who is always by my side, giving me advice, giving me strength, but it seems that I have never directly said thank you to my mom because the loved words are difficult to say. Looking back and forth, the time I spent with my mother is limited so I will always cherish the moments that I have with my mom, and will practice saying loved words while I can so that I will not regret something. These narrative lines, not sure my mother can read, but from the bottom of my heart I want to say: "Thank you! Mom, whom I love most!"

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October 31, 2022

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY - HAPPY VIETNAMESE WOMEN'S DAY 2022

October 20th is known as Vietnamese Women’s Day – the day we give best wishes and meaningful presents to the women that we love and cherish.

And October 20th this year, IVC spent this special day to express gratitude and respect to all the most beautiful and strong women – they are Mothers or the most important women in the life of all IVC members. And in the series of events to welcome this special day, IVC organized a BLOG CONTEST on the topic “Thanks Mom” and “Mom’s memories”.

Although the first time IVC organized a blog contest, it received a positive response from all employees. Perhaps it was because the Blog’s topic has touched everyone's heart and it was a good playground for everyone to express their feelings and emotions to the mother that are difficult to express in words directly.

 

After reviewing the sincere feelings articles of the participants, our General Director (GD) decided to send these letters directly to the dear mothers along with the dear messages written by GD and a bouquet from the company instead of a greeting and respect from IVC's representative.

Hearing from the participants, beloved mothers who received a letter written by their own son/daughter and a letter from GD are very surprised and touched, even some of them cried when they read these letters. We thought that this was a great emotion that this contest has reached and was a great motivation for Organizers team to hold more and more meaningful event like this.

 

Besides, the company has also sent small gifts to all mothers, or most important women of all IVC members. May our dear mothers be healthy and happy, and will always be pillars of strong faith of all IVC members.

 

It could be said that all articles of this blog contest are a very valuable tribute to mothers or most important women of the authors. Conquering the Judges with emotional feelings and honest memories, with the image of a strong and loving family girl, the blog with topic "Thank you! Mom, Whom I love most" has gained the most excellent scores from the Judges and was the winning blog of this Contest. Let's look forward to reading the winning blog which will be published very soon.

 

Once again, congratulations the winner and thank you to all of the participants joining this Blog Contest. 

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CAREERS

October 20, 2022

The IFTP season 2 – 2022 at IVC

Following the success of the IFTP season 1 in 2022, IVC organized the IFTP season 2 for two months from the beginning of August to the end of September 2022 with the participation of talented freshers who have just graduated from IT majors of many universities and colleges. They had passed the rigorous interview round to get the ticket to join this training program.

On behalf of the ISB Vietnam (IVC) company, we- HR&GA department would like to thank all participants for joining with us.

Understanding the importance of fostering young talents and building successors for the company, IFTP program in IVC is always carefully invested with the contribution of many experienced trainers and mentors who are experts in programming languages such as React JS, C/C++, PHP, Angular, Python.

 

After finishing this training course, some of freshers continued to accompany IVC as official employees, while others turned to a new path to develop their career continuously. No matter which path you go on, we firmly believe that the knowledge and experience you have obtained in the past 2 months would be extremely valuable for you to take the next step in career path ahead.

 

Let’s look back at the best faces of IFTP 2022 season 2 who already became the official employees of IVC. You are the winners. Congratulations once again!

 

 

The message from BOD "The life is only one-take, so have the dream and strive for your dream" will always be direction for young talents of IVC to try your best to achieve your career dreams!

 

Finally, we- HR&GA department would like to thank the BOD, managers, interviewers and special thanks to the trainers and mentors who have accompanied us for the past two months. Your enthusiastic contribution and sense of responsibility have contributed to the success of this program.

 

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October 14, 2022

[SGDs] Goal 12 - IVC participated
in the campaign “Clean Up
The World 2022"

One of the important Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that IVC is striving towards in this year is to ensure sustainable consumption and production pattern (Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production).

Nowadays, with the tendency of applying science and technology, electronic devices are becoming more and more popular and indispensable in the production activities of enterprises as well as in daily life. Accordingly, electronic waste (e-waste) disposal is becoming a major problem of the whole society.

Proper collection and recycling of e-waste is the key to protect the environment and reduce climate-damaging emissions. And this target was the main motivation for IVC to participate in the campaign of “Clean Up The World” held at Aeon Mall Tan Phu (Ho Chi Minh City) in two days of September 24 & 25, 2022.

 

In response to this meaningful campaign, in the morning of September 24, 2022 (Sat), IVC’s representatives brought the company's e-wastes to the booth of “Vietnam Recycles Company” at this campaign so that these e-wastes could be treated safely in accordance with the professional process that meets the standards of environmental law.

 

Let us look back at some images of IVC employees at this event:

 

We believe that by spreading the good meaning of these kinds of community activities, not only IVC employees but also their families, friends will gradually form the habits of proper e-waste disposal and environmental protection.

Finally, we would like to thank Vietnam Recycles Company and Aeon Mall Tan Phu for organizing a very meaningful campaign so that IVC had the opportunity to participate in and spread the message of environmental protection to all our employees.

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October 6, 2022

COMPANY TRIP 2022 – THE TRIP OF ENGAGEMENT

Leaving behind the busy life, hardships and difficulties at work, together- IVC family enjoyed a meaningful and memorable Company Trip at Carmelina Ho Tram Resort in 3 days 2 nights from September 17 to September 19, 2022.

 

Company  trip is an annual activity of IVC as a thank you message from the Board of Directors (BOD) to the valuable efforts and great contribution of all employees.

 

“The trip of engagement” - This was the expectation of BOD for this year's company trip. After 3 quarters of hard work and continuous deadlines, challenges, this trip was an opportunity for all participants to tighten the spirit of solidarity, recover energy so that when we returned to work, all of us would be more energized, more excited and ready to overcome all barriers, challenges to continue accompanying IVC in the journey ahead.

Besides some activities such as mini games, paintball shooting, Tropicana water park, foot massage and other services at the resort…, the Gala Dinner of company trip is always the most anticipated activity of IVC members. And this year's Gala Dinner on the second night didn’t make us disappointed, it was really explosive. All participants created a vibrant atmosphere filled with laughter. Our colleagues were no longer "introverted and quiet people" as usually, together- we played very hard because we were really “one team – one family – one IVC”

 

From the point of view of Organizer Team, we think that the best thing left after this trip is the openness, dynamism and united spirit of all participants. There was no longer a distance; we were really one team – one family – one IVC, so that when we returned to work, we could become each other's trusted colleagues.

Thanks to BOD for giving us the opportunity to join this meaningful trip, thanks to all participants for joining us.

Together – all of us had a journey of engagement – a memorable trip.

See you all in the next trips with new journeys and new experiences!

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September 13, 2022

YOU WERE SO GREAT- OUR BADMINTON PLAYERS!

Last Saturday - September 10, 2022, the IVC badminton team with a total of 6 male players divided into 3 pairs, represented the company to attend the "TAN BINH DISTRICT TRADITIONAL BADMINTON TOURNAMENT- 247 CUP” which was organized by the Business Association and Labor Union of Tan Binh District.

Although this was the first time our badminton team participated in a district tournament, we played very hard, promoting the spirit of sportsmanship and solidarity. The final result was that all our three pairs were lucky to advance to the 2nd round of the tournament.

Although we could not go to the final round of the tournament and win the championship trophies made of elements such as gold, silver, or bronze, our players have done much more, they won the trophy made of “solidarity” to all the fans and all IVCers.
Together, we did our best and we were the winners. The only thing that we are missing is the playing experience - which will definitely be perfected in the coming years- we believe!

In order for the tournament to be a great success, we would like to express our deep gratitude to the BOD for creating conditions for our team to participate in the tournament and the most sincere thanks to the many fans who came to cheer on us. The enthusiastic cheers of the fans boosted the spirits of all players and made an important contribution to the success of this tournament.

This year's badminton tournament has ended and left many unforgettable memories.
Once again, thank you for the enthusiastic competition of all players!

We still have many appointments at the IVC Badminton Club every Tuesday & Thursday! Let’s join us.

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August 31, 2022

HAPPY MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL 2022

A loving moon season is nearly coming, reminding us of the joy and excitement of childhood.

On Mid-Autumn Festival- reunion season, nibbling on mooncakes and sipping tea with loved ones is the symbol of happiness and peace.

Understanding that profound meaning, IVC Company cooperates with the Trade Union to give all employees the mooncake gift boxes from the premium brand of Brodard instead of deep thanks to your companionship, which has contributed to a strong resource for the overall development of our company.

 

 

We really hope that these small gifts can spread the meaning of the spirit, the traditional value of connection.

May the round moon bring you a happy family and a successful future!

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

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September 7, 2022

HOW TO RECHARGE ENERGY AFTER A HARD WORKING DAY

Have you ever felt tired and out of energy after a long day at work, and cannot focus on anything?

I am working in ISB Vietnam as a saleswoman, sometimes I feel under pressure and stressed at work.

When I get tired and feel burned out, my motivation and communication can negatively impact my professional image as a  saleswoman.

This may be the right time to be recharged ASAP!

In this post, I would like to share with you some quick tips from my experience that help overcome it, and hope it is helpful for you to refresh yourself when you are in the same situation.

Get moving – do yoga at home, take a dance break, go for a walk and do something that doesn’t require sitting.

Get a warm bath or shower–a great way to leave tiredness and stress from work behind is by washing away all the tension from your body. Water can help calm your soul and mind. You can take a hot bath or shower to help relax the muscles. Then, continue with a splash of cold water to make the body recover.

Turn on some tunes – listen to your trusty favorites or try something new like different kind of music or relaxing spa sounds.

Be a foodie – cook something, try a new recipe, brew some coffee, and eat some fruits you’ve never tried before.

Give your pets some love – take a play break, bathe them, take them for a walk and play with them.

Spend time with close friends and family – recharge by spending more time with people who boost you up as opposed to surrounding yourself with those who bring you down.

Talk with a positive-thinking person– reduce present stress and help us feel better about the future.

Get more sleep– sleep is the ultimate body recharger. Experts recommend seven to nine hours of sleep per night for healthy adults ages 26 to 64. Getting fewer than six hours of sleep per night is a major risk factor for burnout at work.

Take a day off – read a magazine or a book, walk outside and breathe fresh air, and gossip with your friend.

Take a trip– try and take time out to go for a trip with your loved ones. A change of scenery can help the mind and body equally.

Recharging after work is a very vital thing to do every day. If you fail to recharge, your health is affected negatively. Make it a habit and you will become more productive at work.

By learning how to recharge after work, you live a healthy lifestyle.

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August 12, 2022

Working in Vietnam as a foreigner

Working in foreign countries is never easy.

 

There are many differences from working in your country; language, culture, business etiquette, etc.
Those differences can work against you instead of enjoying them if you don’t understand them.

 

I’ve worked in several different countries in the past and have experienced different cultures.
Understanding the unique aspects of each country would help you have reasonable expectations and avoid frustration.

 

Vietnam is no exception.

 

Most of the Vietnamese people I worked with have high work ethics.
I cannot count how many times I was pleasantly surprised by their support at work.

 

They also value the time outside work to spend quality time with families and friends.
I've seen many colleagues have healthy balance between work and time with important ones.

 

Another thing I’ve noticed is the high engagement in team building, year-end parties, company trips, and the like.
I think it’s a good way to boost morale and helps teamwork and information sharing.
Who doesn’t want high morale at work after all?

 

Also, there are challenges I’ve faced while working in Vietnam.

 

One of them is the language barrier; English communication is not quite easy in Vietnam.
I had quite a few challenging times because of the language barrier.

 

Having an expectation that there will be a miscommunication no matter how carefully you put out your words made it easier for me to adapt to the workplace without stressing over it.
You may want to choose chat communication or email to avoid miscommunication with colleagues you have difficulty in understanding due to the language barrier.

 

Working in Business development department in ISB Vietnam, I have many opportunities to work with business partners and customers.
Most of them are Vietnamese people and working with them is one of the most precious experiences I had in Vietnam.


Whatever country you choose to work, I believe the key to smooth transition is communication and respect.

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