“A company in Cambridge wants to an enthusiastic and creative person to join their dynamic and friendly software developer team…”. My reply “Dear Sir/Madam,….to conclude I believe that I am an ideal person for the position and I hope to hear from you soon”.

This is all that I have been doing for the past two weeks. Reading BS and writing BS. Why do they want me to explain why I am interested in the job? Is it so hard to understand that a brother needs some money to keep his freezing ass in a room with a heater?

The careers page for one famous company starts with “Can you do what 1000 people can’t do”. LOL. Can it get any insulting than that.

Full of crap. In fact, one of the biggest, if not THE biggest, problem that I faced in my studies here is how they picture things to make themselves look so big. “You will write a research review which will critically evaluate previous research under a topic you choose..”. Course descriptions, evaluation guidelines, the curriculum, are full of this crap. But you pass if you write a not so good paper, which would have been a fail under their description. Ignoring these things and believing in myself to do what I am able to has taken me some time. Now it has recurred in job applications.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. tilaye
    Sep 26, 2007 @ 12:30:08

    aluminium foil? what if people think i just escaped from an oven. they would use my black skin as a further evidence 🙂


  2. tibebe
    Sep 23, 2007 @ 17:49:08

    Manchester United 2- Chelsea 0 .

    Feels so damn goooooooooooooooooooooooooood!


  3. tibebe
    Sep 22, 2007 @ 10:43:05

    ethiopian tertiary education is narrow in that you are supposed to take a predetermined list of courses related to your field except for some common and elective courses. western universities , i think , have wider and flexible choices from different areas.and there are things like double majors and stuff. in secondary school , do they choose between art and science streams?

    i guess what i am trying to say is they are well versed in various areas ergo enabling them to do various things .

    and about your ass , i hear aluminum foil does the job 🙂


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