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24 Apr 2003 @ 22:50, by Flemming Funch

Many people I know are at O'Reilly's Emerging Technology conference in Santa Clara right now. Or rather, pretty much ALL the a-list tech bloggers are there. And I feel a bit left out, as they're talking about many things I'm into. But I just can't defend spending a couple of thousand dollars going to a conference for three days, even if I could squeeze it out of my budget. I'm sorry, I only make 100K per year. Well, last year, when my economy was looking better, I did set myself the target of going to a conference or so per month. And each time that would usually end up costing close to 1000 dollars total, including air plane tickets, hotels, etc. The typical conference I go to would, if it wasn't free, be $2-300. I just can't even wrap my mind around paying even $995 (the early bird, several months in advance price), let alone $1600, just for the conference itself. For sitting on a chair and listening to some people talk, and for the opportunity of meeting some people in the hallway. Oh, great talks and great people that I would like to hang out with, but it somehow doesn't add up. Of course my great visionary tech acquaintances mostly aren't paying for being there, because they're the speakers, or they're journalists. I suppose it is geared towards corporate folks who come to hear what these guys have to say. Anyway, other people seem to have something to say on the money thing too: here, here and here

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19 Dec 2014 @ 13:57 by Ashry @ : moStsxCSLxuZvI
我雖未有權決定請人 但老細會先比我先睇求職信 short list 面試者 再由佢 in 點解肯下放權力比我揀信 我每次睇呢堆信就會深感被取代的壓力 老細即係老細 小燦既 screening 工序極易做 - rmesue 無相者 除非佢寫既內容與其他信感覺寧舍唔同 即燒 rmesue 張唔係女仔相 - 燒 rmesue 張相冇 CK 心裡想請那位女職員一半咁靚 (真人有無相咁靚我唔需要問責) 燒 會唔會因小燦做左以上既工序 你地面試所遇到既騎呢求職者我完全未見過 ? 黎面試既都好認真 有禮 雖然總覺 "個個笑容太生硬樣板 演技太假" ( 係我老細講既 )但仍請各位來面試的女士注意 1. 唔好化太濃妝及 我公司並非做化妝品生意 另 老細有鼻敏感 唔好噴太多香水 2. 打條絲巾 否則我老細全日見既女士個個都好似剛去完送霍老先生咁著法 個個靚過 CK 想請的女同事佢都悶3. 我老細唔係要求妳將我公司的年報及網頁內容背一次 而係問妳背完資料後睇唔睇到我公司與同行有乜唔同 例如去美聯物業見工 你一定先問自己 : 美聯同中原有乜分別 ? 4. 我老細唔係問妳狂晒以前上莊搞活動做 summer intern 交換生等有乜威水史 佢問緊妳從呢 d 活動中所學到既可以點應用番入妳將來會做既工作中 5. group interview 唔係撩交喊 或大班毓民做 phone-in 搶咪蹋叠晒咀講野 或 "扮中立" 一味用自己的語言去綜合 (即係重覆) 人地已講過既野 There's no right / wrong solutions, nor model answers. My boss requires YOUR OWN suggested solution, planned and presented logically. Whether it works in reality isn't her primary concern. If it's a creative one, bonus marks added. 6. 我老細一定主力問好多關於妳萬一上工後會實際遇上的難題既處理方法 佢係預妳從妳既崗位去想妳應點做 唔係從妳老細/老細個老細的崗位去想妳應點做 更加唔好一開口即答 " 我會找/叫同事幫手 ... "7. 雖然大家已明顯少左抄樣板求職信 但亦唔需要為求睇信人覺得妳與別不同 刻意抄下一些深澀少見的英文生字 / phrasal verbs 放在妳的求職信內 公司有 written test 時寫英文盡量 "precise and concise, use as simple words as possible" (老細講既) 萬勿像我個 blog 右上角那段 disclaimer 咁寫到又長又臭 8. 唔好以為刻意扮北京人繞著舌頭講普通話 就可以令人覺得妳的普通話流利9. 呢樣要問我老細至知 : " 而家搵食係比以前難 但你係黎見工 唔係黎乞工 面試時唔好用個咁委屈既眼神黎啤住我 " 10. 我老細是不用穿 Prada 也感受到其自信與氣燄的惡魔 佢請左小燦後 再請人比以前謹慎和嚴格 如果你能避開上述的毛病 你再求職應可無往而不利  

23 Dec 2014 @ 15:16 by Phalguni @ : CLxnOZxkMsXDNkLLeMPz
Thank you so much for this arcteli, it saved me time!  

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