Hiring Right

Reading Time: 2 minutes In a little over last year or so, I was involved in many technical interviews, and sometimes hiring decisions (one vote only, but a No vote is usually a No for the candidate). This is quite different from normal technical contributor’s job. But I learn something from this process too. I think overall I had… Continue reading Hiring Right

Job search advice amid COVID-19 pandemic

Reading Time: 5 minutes We are at unprecedented times, in terms of the pandemic, and the economy aftermath. The IT software dev job market is not impacted as much as some of the hard hit ones such as. travel and leisure, but nobody is also insulated when there is a typhoon. For example, locally here in St. Louis, Enterprise… Continue reading Job search advice amid COVID-19 pandemic

2012 Year in Review

Reading Time: 3 minutes I took this cue from Kurby Turner, the independent Mac/iOS developer, as I think it might be helpful to reflect a year’s work, life, effort, etc. As the old Chinese saying goes “Ji Wang Kai Lai” (learn from past, and look forward to the future). New job: Software Development Today is my one year anniversary… Continue reading 2012 Year in Review

Felt blessed: looking back at 2010

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s Christmas eve 2010. Baby already fell asleep. Wife is tweaking her new Toshiba R705 laptop, and I was reading some Navigation controller stuff while watching TV (PBS Christmas program, KMOV news). This year is obviously one of the most significant years in my 13 years stay in this country. In early March, we got… Continue reading Felt blessed: looking back at 2010

How to find a job in this difficult market?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Particularly in the IT (software development) field. Obviously the No. 1 thing is “never give up”. I started looking about 9 months ago when I felt “the need to look”: both for defense (fear of lay off) and offense (opportunities better matching my interest and skill). I had to admit finding a job is not… Continue reading How to find a job in this difficult market?

Where to find a job?

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China Investment Co. is hiring

Reading Time: < 1 minute Here is their web site. Unfortunately the decriptions are in Chinese, and they require resume in Simplified Chinese. The positions are based in Beijing. Thanks to my wife who found their Ads at WSJ yesterday. It says apply at their web site: www.china-inv.cn . The application deadline is June 28. As name implies, most are… Continue reading China Investment Co. is hiring

How to find a job in the recession?

Reading Time: < 1 minute Compiled from various sources in last few months. I read those articles first from Yahoo Finance career-work section. A lot goodies there. (AP) Even in a recession, some companies are hiring. Quote: Help wanted: pharmacists, engineers and nurses. Believe it or not, even some banks are hiring, at least for their technology teams. (CNN Money)… Continue reading How to find a job in the recession?

Employer review web sites

Reading Time: 2 minutes Finding a job is hard these days, amid this global economy recession. But I think this does not mean we don’t evaluate our employers before accepting an offer. Here are two useful sites for job seekers: bewww.net (China) and glassdoor.com.