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Google China is Hiring is a post from: Shanghai Tech Writer Google China is Hiring is a post from: Shanghai Tech Writer Google China is hiring! Below is the video campaign posted on YouKu, which will...

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Originally posted by Susan at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SHTechWriter/~3/4DsRbz-uQHQ/
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Video: Walking from Beijing to Urumqi! is a post from: Shanghai Tech Writer Video: Walking from Beijing to Urumqi! is a post from: Shanghai Tech Writer Below is an awesome time lapse video of a man...

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Originally posted by Susan at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SHTechWriter/~3/Uqwe35ltxI8/
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I came across the article “The Making of the Petaminx” today and saw the ultimate geek toy, the dodecahedral version of the Rubik’s cube. The dodewhat? The do-de-ca-he-dral, a solid with twelve...

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Originally posted by Susan at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SHTechWriter/~3/7R24RLMYJZU/
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I finally received an invite to Google Voice today after submitting an invitation request several months ago! Currently, Google Voice is available by invite only. If you’d like an invite, click here...

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Originally posted by Susan at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SHTechWriter/~3/r1cRtPA3S5k/
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I know this post is unrelated to the theme of this blog, but part of the living-in-China experience is reading about interesting news and giving outsiders a glimpse of “China.” Here’s a video of a...

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Originally posted by Susan at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SHTechWriter/~3/uca-CYy494c/
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Last week, I was watching the season finale of Prison Break on Hulu and saw this GREAT commercial by FedEx! I couldn’t find the commercial on YouTube, so I’m going to have to explain it...

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Originally posted by Susan at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SHTechWriter/~3/MZy2MwwcP_0/
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Intel invested a lot in making viral videos for the Chinese market. Check out some of these fun-to-watch videos! World of Warcraft Puzzle Bobble Tetris Intel Centrino Related Articles: Ken...

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Originally posted by Susan at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SHTechWriter/~3/_hqnrKZTQ2I/
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YouTube YouTube has been blocked in China for a few weeks now, yet another victim of the Great Firewall of China. Luckily, I have Witopia Personal VPN so I am able access YouTube along with all the other sites that are blocked in China.  If you’re in China and you can’t access YouTube, you can use YouTube Proxy to watch all the videos you’ve been missing out on.

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Originally posted by Susan at http://www.shanghaitechwriter.com/2009/04/26/accessing-youtube-in-china/
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image I sit with a group of technical writers at work. Every so often, we’d email or chat about funny English translations we’ve seen around Shanghai / China. It’s a great source of laughter and entertainment for an otherwise quiet and dull afternoon where everybody stares at the computer screen like a zombie digesting an earlier meal. Another source of good laughter for a comatose afternoon is Engrish.com.

One time, a colleague asked if we’ve ever heard of the song “Ken Lee” by Mariah Carey. I don’t listen to pop music so I wouldn’t know. It’s funny I should mention that the only pop concert I ever attended in my life was Mariah Carey’s first (and only) concert in Shanghai. Back in my teaching days, I often get invitations from parents to all sorts of events. One time, a parent gave me a set of Mariah Carey concert tickets. I wasn’t interested, but went anyway just to say I’ve been to a pop concert and saw Mariah Carey live.

The concert was very short and the tickets were ridiculously expensive. At least i didn’t pay for the tickets, but I was very surprised to see the stadium packed with so many Chinese fans. I don’t remember any of the songs Mariah sang during that concert, but I certainly don’t remember any songs called “Ken Lee.” So I was curious why my colleague asked about it. She told us to go home and YouTube the song. (One of these days, YouTube will be a verb in the official English dictionary.)

I looked up “Ken Lee” on YouTube and after watching it, my stomach was in pain from laughing too hard. I’ve posted the video below for your entertainment.

Note: If you live in China, YouTube is blocked and you won’t see anything. You can get your own personal VPN or use the YouTube proxy

http://www.youtube.com/v/_RgL2MKfWTo


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Originally posted by Susan at http://www.shanghaitechwriter.com/2009/04/20/ken-lee-lost-in-translation/
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As this year’s college graduates get ready to enter the work field, the slowing economy and soaring unemployment rate make finding a job even more difficult. New graduates are now competing with millions of other unemployed as many companies are laying off workers and/or not hiring. The job situation is even worse in China as 1.2 million college graduates compete for limited jobs, including selling pork.

What makes one candidate stand out among millions of job applicants? The following video from YouKu (China’s version of YouTube) demonstrates exactly that! Check out this guy’s video CV for a position related to video production.

Now that got me thinking about what makes a candidate stand out when we hire technical writers at National Instruments. I’m not involved with hiring so everything I write here is just my personal opinion, but from conversations with colleagues and managers, it’s not that hard to identify a talent when we see one. That’s not to say it’s easy to find a candidate like Ma Wen in the video above. 

For example, when we say that we’re looking for someone with interest in technology and writing, that means we are looking for a geek who is passionate about technology and has already demonstrated that passion in various projects, writing samples, previous job/experiences, etc… A colleague told me that during his interview, he mentioned something about being a geek (or nerd). He was hired. I’m sure he was hired for many other reasons as well, but the point is, NI hires the best and brightest people and we keep our eyes out for talents.

With that said, please don’t go and send resumes to me because I’m not involved with hiring. I don’t think we’re hiring right now either, but maybe if a candidate like Ma Wen jumps out from our pile of resumes, that might change.

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Originally posted by Susan at http://www.shanghaitechwriter.com/2009/04/13/competing-for-jobs-in-china/
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Here’s a short, informative video about becoming a technical writer.

“A technical writer is, in a way, a translator. He or she translates scientific, medical, or other complex information into easily understandable language.”

 

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Originally posted by Susan at http://www.shanghaitechwriter.com/2009/03/30/becoming-a-technical-writer/