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It has been a long time since I last interviewed a new grad, i.e. fresh graduted student. Lots of people like to ask technical questions to see how many things a candidate knows. I also like to see how many things the candidate knows, but more about himself, not technically. I believe that as long as a person is good enough, most of the things can be trained at the job. I like to hire those who know what they want, and know how to say it.

This interview earlier this week was a very interesting one. It was arranged by my co-worker. I didn't even know about it until last minute that this guy was considered a candidate for my group! Among all the 100 plus resumes I received, I have not set up any on-side interview yet. How could this guy be invited? so far, none of those 1/4 candidates my team's pre-screened passed. So, this one came as a surprise. I figured that he might used his network or connection to get the interview. To me, if the hiring manager does not arrange an interview, it usually does not send a good message to the hiring manager.

The objective line of the resume read as:Looking for a career in the area of VLSI design where my qualification and analytical ability can be used in developing a new technology through innovative research.

First guide line for the new grads: Do not send a identical/standard resume to every company! You need to show respect to the person/company you interview with, at least show them you know what this job is about!

First impression of mine was that, how many people are doing innovative research in the industry? I did not have a innovative project in my division at all. How comes this guy is looking for such job, as a fresh new grad? By the way, the only position opened in my division is for TME, Technical Marketing Engineer. There were a few more people interviewed this guy before me. So, his answer to my question: "Which job do you think fit with you the best?" His answer was Technical Marketing Engineer. Surprise, surprise! Some one in my group tipped him. The next question I asked was "Please define a TME position."

He told me a TME is a interface between blah, blah, blah, a standard anwser that my TME's would tell people. This actually killed half of his chance to work for me. I like people who are able to speak his own words, not to repeat other's words. I asked again. "Please define a TME in your own words." He was hung in front of the whiteboard.

Lesson #2: Be consistent with your resume. If you want a job that is innovative, research, don't tell me you are looking for a TME position. Please say you don't know if you don't know. Also, go to the basic if you try to answer. Technical Marketing Engineer, how hard is it to define? An engineer doing marketing job with technical aspect, something like that would be better than trying to tell me what my team tell you. I am the one define the job function, and I knew those descriptions were not even close to what my team are working on and what I was looking for. I like to have someone who could know better than me in defining the job in the future. Expect to see how I grilled this guy. Evil me!

Immediately, I started to feel guilty. How could I become a cold-blooded person without any mercy after all these years in the industry? So, the interview turned a little bit warmer after that, or at least I tried to. Technical questions were about to come, but I need a transition. "Please introduce yourself in two minutes." Now it was a standard question in interview, he must be prepared, right? Wrong again! "I am a digital designer, and am looking for a job in that area." As shocked as me, I have no way to get myself out from this interview. We are in analog-mixed-signal area, and this guy replied me the least interesting part of himself.

Lesson #3: When you introduce yourself, make sure you tell people about your background, like I graduated from XXX university with MSEE background, and interesting in XXXX area, and am looking a positin that would help me to establish my career ,etc.

Since he replied to me with that answer, I had to go with him. So, "Could you tell me what you can do in digital design? "I am a digital designer!" He gave me that answer again. What an easy way to do interview, one answer for all. This is like my Zen philosophy. All the questions comes to a single answer. The question raised in my mind, does he really knows anything about digital design? "What kind of digital circuits did you design?" I toned down quite a bit because I had zero interest on this guy, but I had to the good will to end it in a good way. "Just any kind of digital designs!" "Hum, this guy would never learn.Anyone knows how complicated digital circuit design is? It takes a lots of procedure to design from system level to implementation, to silicon. And he was telling me he could do any digital design??? "Ok, tell me how to design a digital TV." The question went out before I even realized. "So the electrical signal need to go through a electrical component then go through a optical component." After about two minutes, he drew two boxed on the board. "That's it?" I talked to myself in such disbelief. "There is no need to continue. Now, my good will showed up and try to help this guy do better in his next interview. God bless him if he get one.

"Could you tell me your best accomplishment in your life?" I asked politely. "My best accomplishment was getting into the college, which was the top college in India." and "I studied really hard, and got in with special honor."

Lesson #4: If your best honor was something happened seven years ago, you have wasted your life.

Come on! MIT does not buy you a job, NTU, or whatever education can not be your best accomplishment. We need someone who knows what to do and push for making progress. Innovative research? Be honest with you, not that many such jobs are available in the job market. Even R&D such does not exist anymore. It has to be either research or development. It is hard to find a job that allow you to research and develop in IC industry.

For anyone who might have interview opportunity, please be prepared! Don't get me wrong, I really respect everyone who works with me................... Just as much as he/she respects him/herself.

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哈哈哈雖然我真的超級愛看電視的,之前每天下班也是一定要永佳樂一下,舒緩一天工作的疲憊

可是呢~前幾天我的好澎油,推薦了我一部韓劇謗法

ㄏ一ㄢˇ好看,音效也配得很讚(有感覺恐怖到

現在我也才看到第3集而已~

第二集就被嚇到了(跳大神那段,鏡頭一直帶到金先生)

我都會偷偷眼神飄移XD怕盯太久會記太清楚畫面(就是一種會怕又很愛看的概念)

也因為這樣,最近都在追劇,就冷落我家的永佳樂第四台(這幾天就比較少看電視)

不過最近有想要買個電視轉接頭來,接看看我家的電視能不能用

這樣的話,我想看電視就看電視,要追劇的話也可以用永佳樂來看了XD

真是太聰明了我!!!

而且我記得轉接頭也不貴,兩三百塊就有了吧?!,這個周末就來試看看吧(開啟視覺饗宴⊙⊙

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在這個少子化時代,能生三個寶寶我就覺得很厲害了,沒想到我姊竟然就在三個月前生了三寶!!!真的好佩服她啊~但我猜也可能是因為年紀有了(?)而且又生了三個baby的關係,覺得她這次跟前兩次比胖了不少,而且三個月過去了都還瘦不下來,看來她是真的需要來件產後塑身衣了。我姊最近實在是因為她的身材很煩惱,畢竟那麼愛美的她,怎麼可能接受自己身材走樣這件事呢,所以她現在除了一邊坐月子也一邊在找如何能讓她變瘦的方法,查到的大多都是均衡飲食、適當運動和穿產後塑身衣,飲食部份我姊原本就很正常的再吃,而生產完要運動對我姊來說根本就是天方夜譚,原本就很懶了(我跟她是姊妹很了解她的^ ^)更別提生完寶寶後~照醬子看來她還是只剩產後塑身衣這條路了~~~

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機車貸款哪些人可以辦?!江湖救急
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生活中難免會遇到,一些緊急狀況,當面對突然發生的事件,

需要一筆小錢來救急,卻遇到一些限制,而不能順利資金周轉時

就可以嘗試看看機車貸款這個方式~

 

哪些人可以辦理機車貸款呢↓↓

a.      信用有瑕疵(信用卡繳費只繳最低繳款金額的記錄、或拖延繳費紀錄)

b.      沒有汽車或者房子的人

c.       收入不穩定、或者自由工作者(EX.接案工作者、打工族)

 

重點不是鼓勵大家使用機車貸款,而是當有狀況發生的時候,多提供一種幫助的方式,提醒大家請記得謹慎理財+按時還款,養成好習慣唷~

 

另外,還有幾點要注意一下(提供比較常見的幾個)

◆通常申請人須為完全行為能力人(年滿20+當完兵)

◆抵押品(機車),需登記在申請人名下

◆機車分期繳費須以繳清,或繳1/3以上←這點根據機車貸款申貸金融機構公告為主會有所不同唷~

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我的校稿或是潤稿的功夫僅限中文

還沒校過英文稿耶

您真是太抬舉我了

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順便把我沒校正過的英文稿也校對一下吧!
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這篇文章很適合即將踏入社會的準新鮮人好好的讀一讀

只是現在台灣的大學生甚至碩士生的英文程度....好的很好,濫的很濫....

等我有空來作一下翻譯好了

重操舊業(翻譯是我以前下班後的part time job)

要po之前,會先給原作者看過,以示尊重



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