Log of what of Vincent Weng has learned at Techie Youth

Thu. Aug. 11, 2022

Writing skills and what to know about it

When a job seeker is attempting to land a job, it is natural for them to have a certain set of skills. Writing is among the different skillsets required for a job. Having good writing skills allow the job seeker to have a better chance of getting hired alongside having good communication. There are many jobs that have the main focus on having good literary or oral skills, one of them being a journalist. A journalist gathers information with accurate and impartial views. So naturally, all journalists have to be fast in order to jot down any important information. Other jobs like magazine writers share a similar set of skills but instead research topics that may intrigue the reader.

Wed. Aug. 10, 2022

Online job searching

A majority of the population goes to work in the morning and came back home in the evening. It's a rigorous way to live life but can be changed with an alternative. Online jobs are available detailing the work done, the requirements for the job, and expected wages. For example, in indeed, there is a description for an AI engineer. The employer seeks from the employee an 8-hour shift of full-time employment and in return offers a salary from 42 thousand to 135 thousand a year. They list the benefits of the job along with a full description of information if the seeker has a question.

Tue. Aug. 9, 2022

Future of AI

As humanity progresses towards the future, so will technology and artificial intelligence will become increasingly popular. It may be advised to know the future may behold and improve not only ourselves but the place we live in. Humans aren't perfect beings and have certain limitations that others may not have, whether it be physical or psychological. Some AIs have already outperformed humans in this aspect and can help humans achieve their goals more smoothly and reliably. It may include data storage, learning capabilities, or home comfortability. AIs have what it takes to help humans in various situations and can even prevent humans from taking any dangerous measures.

Thu. Aug. 4, 2022

Final Cut Pro X

Final Cut Pro X is a free video editing software that allows users to produce high-quality videos. It contains professionally used editing software that beginners can manage without prior knowledge. Basic editing techniques are labeled throughout the program and can be learned relatively quickly. Movies like X-Men Origins have used Final Cut Pro X to help produce and film the movie. The interface of the program presents the user with many options to use including synchronized clips, advanced color grading, and high dynamic range. After the free trial is over, the user can decide whether or not to pay for a subscription to continue their work.

Wed. Aug. 3, 2022

Video Editing: J and L cuts

Video editing has many uses in daily life. Whether it be as mundane as watching a video or creating a film for a big company, video editing can be used on various platforms. A feature that many video editors use is J and L cuts. A J cut is a technique used in video editing to overlap a picture from the previous scene and has the audio come in before the visualization comes in. Conversely, an L cut is essentially the exact opposite of the J cut in the fact that the audio precedes the image captured. Each has its own benefits to amplifying the video and is used most of the time when editing.

Tue. Aug. 2, 2022

What exactly is R?

R is a programming language used by statisticians for data analysis. R is able to clean, analyze, and graph data that is written. It possesses a catalog of statistical and graphical methods which includes machine learning algorithms, linear regression, and time series. Although not officially recommended, many large companies like Google or Facebook use R. It isn't surprising because it comes with many features like how it processes data and can hold a library for data. To top it all off, this program is entirely free of use making it more popular as time passes.

Mon. Aug. 1, 2022

Learning how to get experience without prior work

Many young adults and maybe even older adults have no work experience when approaching something new; so how will people manage to get by without such a crucial skill? Being straightforward is one of the many ways to get some experience. Having a forward mindset allows a person to be more adaptable in solving various problems. This is important for business analysts because their job is to help mitigate or remove the problem of their company. There are many types of business analysts in this sense and each has a certain set of skills to help in different situations. Learning how to solve some of the problems may help boost the chances of getting a job related to their work.

Fri. Jul. 29, 2022

Virtual skillsets

It is important to maintain a certain level of skills in life; this is no different than virtual work. Take a virtual assistant, for example, they need to have good communication skills, possess good decision-making, and be attentive to details. Of course, these skills can be picked up at any time but it is crucial to hone these kinds of skills in order to prevent a disaster. A single misunderstanding could mess with somebody's schedule, collapse a business, or even take another's life. In a more mild mindset, there are other virtual skills that don't involve such drastic circumstances. Improving technological skills may prove to be more time-consuming but it does come with its own pros.

Wed. Jul. 27, 2022

Why is Java so important?

Java was created on 1991 with the purpose of customizing applications to run cellphones, computers, consoles, and other devices. For example, Java can be used in web applications, gaming, data, and mobile app development. So why is it so important that it does these things? First off by learning how to use Java, high-paying jobs like a Java software architect, which pays around $150,000-$170,000, are available. Another reason why Java s important is that it is a major source for many devices as listed above. There are other applications like Java but they are either outdated or harder to operate compared to Java.

Mon. Jul. 25, 2022

Learning about WordPress

WordPress is a source written in PHP to create websites. WordPress is known to be a content management system, or CMS for short, and can be used to customize the design of a website. For example, the website can be designed to be formatted in a business, blog, or store. WordPress was originally created as a blog-publishing site but soon started to take another course and instead helped with creating websites. The majority of people who design webs use WordPress because of its flexibility in creating different types of content and can be used professionally or casually.

Fri. Jul. 22, 2022

Starting from the base

It is important to have a solid understanding when it comes to anything. For web development understanding the basics of computer science is a must. Programs like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript allow the user to help in creating the website. HTML is the very basis of all websites making it the core of the program. CSS is created to decorate the website by adding colors, style, and general layout of the website. JavaScript is a coding language that creators use to animate and has interactive buttons that the user can click. Understanding the basis of web design can further increase the quality of these sites and gain popularity.

Thu. Jul. 21, 2022

Importance of setting the background

As time goes by, technology will constantly evolve. Jobs start becoming remote, people will be able to access more information through the internet, and innovations will be born. Thus it is important that people should prepare themselves when meeting online. In a professional situation, it is important to keep things like setting, attire, and eye contact in mind. This simple etiquette is to ensure that we are serious when dealing with meetings and keep the other attendants engaged with no distraction.

Wed. Jul. 20, 2022

Importance of a formal mail

When speaking in a formal manner, it is important to keep it simple. Like resumes, the employer doesn't want to read the whole page and determine whether or not they like it. Keeping information concise allows the reader to be more willing to engage with the writer and allows the mail to be more memorable. For example, a business owner has a stack of papers that they have to go through. There are many propositions that are lengthy and time-consuming. Then there is a paper that is only two paragraphs long detailing how the proposal may be beneficial to their business. It is also worthy to note that keywords like "you" will grab the reader's attention rather than "I".

Tue. Jul. 19, 2022

Managing time

It is important to manage time wisely even in everyday activities. For example, simply taking an extra minute to get ready can make us miss the bus and further lose even more time. With Google calendar, we can note down any time stamp that is important and has a constant reminder to keep the user notified if there are any upcoming emergency or events. Google calendar can also be used in a workplace to keep each other in check and help each other when there is an important meeting.

Mon. Jul. 18, 2022

Startup of a music career

Starting a career can be nerve-racking. It presents us with the challenge to overcome our lifestyles and start anew. However, in the music industry, we can build off the hobbies we love and manifest them into a business. The videos have shown that even the simplest of equipment can turn into a hit. For example, Oak Felder- a mobile music producer- uses his laptop for all the songs he has written. He takes simple beats and amplifies them by adding in a chorus, bridge, or verses.

Fri. Jul. 15, 2022

Investing on Reits

There are many ways to invest money online, one way to invest online is through REITs. REIT stands for Real Estates Investment Trusts and as the name implies, this market invests in real estate. REITs are different than other market investments. Although REITs have a high return rate, the process is incredibly slow. This can be thought of as passive income albeit it accounts for very little.

Thu. Jul. 14, 2022

Learning about Forex

Forex is a marketplace for exchanging different currencies around the world. In this type of business, it is important to know the values of different currencies. In one of the videos, the speaker uses a tracker to buy or sell his inventory. He takes note that 60 and above values are values that are profitable while those around 40 are low-cost. It is beneficial to sell those that have fallen below the profit margin to make losses minimal.

Wed. Jul. 13, 2022

Always have a backup.

Whether or not a person does business, it is important that there is always a backup. This type of insurance is a life saver for companies when an unpredictable event occurs. For example, an office worker is talented in finance management and does most of the team's crucial work. If that employee had an accident and was sent to the hospital for a period of time, all the work will go unfinished and put the company in a tight spot. With a mindset that anything can happen at any given time, it is more likely that in dire situations the outcome can be swayed from disaster.

Tue. Jul. 12, 2022

Understading when to take a loss

Being an entrepreneur is no easy task. One small mishap is able to destroy the entrepreneur's work in mere moments. In fact, it is common for entrepreneurs to invest in multiple ideas. Most of the ideas are discarded when the profits don't outweigh the costs. However, many business owners decide to continue working on their idea with the mentality that by working harder, there will be more profits. It is key to throw away any failed projects before wasting more time and money. Preferably, the faster the better.

Mon. Jul. 11, 2022

The smallest gestures count

From what I've learned today, there was one tip that I kept in mind. Gestures indicate that the speaker is committed to serving someone. For example, a video game designer looks through his game and finds that accessing certain commands is inconvenient. The users don't mention this because they are used to the commands. However, the designer decides to take things into his own hands and creates a system where the user can access commands with one button. Little things like these help increase the number of followers and in turn, increases quality. This may be used in life scenarios when even giving a customer more of anything will improve the company.

Fri. Jul. 8, 2022

Understanding how to spot a scam

Scams take place from all around the world regardless of their significance. When doing business, there will always be proposals that appear to be an opportunity but are instead scams. One way to identify whether a proposal is a scam is if the offer is too good to be true. When a person is in trouble, they will do whatever it takes to get out of danger. Scammers can manipulate people by using this tactic and dupe them of their money. Another way to identify a scammer is by reading their terms and conditions. The fine print contains much of the information that the other party tries to hide. If the terms seem out of place, it is most likely a scam.

Thu. Jul. 7, 2022

Learning how to negotiate

In today's tips, I've learned that when negotiating, people have to have a mindset to get what they want and back out when necessary. It is easy to get caught up in the moment when negotiating so having a calm composer is a given. When that mindset is anchored people can start negotiating on equal terms and sway the favor towards one side. One such tactic is marking a price and walking away if the other party declines. If the other party is desperate enough they will lower it down to the mentioned price.

Wed. Jul. 6, 2022

How to professionally create a Linkedin profile

After watching the informational videos, I learned that a Linkedin profile is a huge contributor to being hired. An employer first goes through the selected individual's Linkedin profile and the first thing they see is their profile picture. The profile picture needs to have an up-close view of the individual, be dressed accordingly, and have a plain background. If this step is not covered, chances are the employer may look over the profile and select another person.

Tue. Jul. 5, 2022

Saving money to invest into a career

After going through the various articles and videos that I've watched, many of the Youtubers express how they couldn't emphasize enough about cutting back on expenses. For example, in one video a man owns a car dealership in which he owns a few sports cars. However, instead of showing off the cars that he owns, he shows the viewers a car he bought for $1000. He shows how damaged the vehicle is but states that he couldn't care less because as long as it gets him from point A to point B. This video shows that people shouldn't shift their views based on what others do because it ultimately uses up a lot of money that can be saved for investing into people's career.