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How to get a job? | Reply
So graduation completed. But I didn't do a good one (distance education.. which employers wont trust). I have many backs in my graduation. My fellow classmates just carry cheating micro xerox of the books to exam hall which I didn't. I felt its better to fail than cheat. In the 6th sem we had total of around 10 hours of classes in 6 months...loooool. Still I got into Indian oil IT department as trainee. But I wasn't given cool work. Data entry, carrying pc, printing, scanning etc. So even though I was sometimes allowed to tweak the mail server I quit cause I felt I was a slave(one manager bust on me cause I made a program which another manager told me to etc. etc.) and not a worker there. Next job I was offered was of IT instructor at physical education college. I would have had to teach how to hold mouse etc. Based on previous experience I didn't want to do it. So now I am considering masters degree. However if i get a cool coding job I would do. But its tough to get, it seems. Companies wont come to our study center.. they fear it haha :D. Most jobs that come are of BPO and sales and marketing :( Very difficult life :) I wish I was in a better college.
Re: How to get a job? (response to post by chandubaba) | Reply
aaah sry.. i just wanted to take off stress by sharing feelings.
I must not loose hope. And the 5ive song goes

"Get on up. When your down.
Baby take a good look around
I know its not much but its ok
Keep on moving on anyway " ;)
Re: How to get a job? (response to post by chandubaba) | Reply
My word, I never heard 5ive lyrics posted as motivational material before.
Re: How to get a job? (response to post by chandubaba) | Reply
Why don't you try at Topcoder?
Re: How to get a job? (response to post by nikolay83) | Reply
Hi nikolay83!!!... eeeh i aint good enough for tc, but hopefully someday I will be good enough!! But thank you soo much for thinking that I am good. I like you :)

BTW..I have changed a lot in this month. I am following zen philosophy of life. It says
1) Never think about past or future.. always be in present and do the most important task now.
2) Dont hurry let the natural pace flow.
3) It is better not to have any goals, expectations, dreams etc. // I am trying to find a balance on this one.

I added few more points like
4) Life is like a game of cricket I used to play with my friends as a kid. The results dont matter, all that matters is to have fun.
5) Dont compete with peers but enjoy with them the learnign process thoroughly
6) Forgive your enemies.
etc
And all these points have got hardwired in my mind (so much that i had fun rather than stress appearing for my masters degree entrance exams) and thus I am now very happy but not very productive w.r.t to work.

So I decided to think positively about future but only for 5 minutes per day.

As soon as i shut the thinking for future and past and started living in present I dont feel there is any stress cause any one can take stress for sometime but not the fear of stress (the stress which lasts forever).

Many things happening.. I started a coding club called passiO(n)ateCoderz with prudhvi.krish and I am uploading novice problems to usaco.org. So we will have contests!! And it seems codechef also will accept us..
I got selected in 2 masters degree and now awaiting the best college result (fingers crossed X)

But I got a dream to start a research centre (and do some cool research) of my own after many years at least before I die.. something cool like bell labs or spoj labs.. I know i have less skills.. no money but i hope everything goes fine.
Re: How to get a job? (response to post by chandubaba) | Reply
You said 3) It is better not to have any goals, expectations, dreams etc. and
Then you said But I got a dream to start a research centre (and do some cool research) of my own after many years at least before I die
Re: How to get a job? (response to post by mohamede1945) | Reply
yes.... i am trying to find a balance in that point.. cause if have no dreams then i have to be like einstein (very tough i tried). Einstein didnt do physics or maths for any benifit(money/nobel prize etc) .. he did it for sheer fun..

In fact I figured out that the best way to test if I (or any other person) REALLY like something is to imagine that I get nothing off what i do .. then will I stil do it? Example I listen to music for fun. i dont get anything off it..

So i tried many things... like making a pc from scratch.. making linux kernel from scratch and didnt make any progress. So I realized initially when things are hard it is necessary for dreams to drive us.. But later when we got skills that are killah.. then we get into a state called flow (a theory by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi) where we work like einstein.

So initially I tried that point 3 and guess what i found out that I dont like anything!!!!

So now I have adapted dreams in mind but modified .. where i keep saying "doesnt matter if they wont come true .. just the fun and thrill to chase them is enough."
Re: How to get a job? (response to post by chandubaba) | Reply
If you really want to get a job ! do this first

Go to: Facebook Account-> account settings-> De-activate your Account and Start Working...!!

Prepare for your placements !
All the best !!
Re: How to get a job? (response to post by [facebook]) | Reply
what a coincidence dear [facebook]!! During noon I downsized my facebook friends list from 384 to 86. Those 86 are topcoders. I also removed things I liked. Trying to remove as many distractions as possible :)
Re: How to get a job? (response to post by chandubaba) | Reply
I think that the distractor when I don't achieve something is not other people but me.
This world is full of distractions. We must be able to find the right amount of time to work. But we have also to do other things.
It's not all about working and programming.
Re: How to get a job? (response to post by chandubaba) | Reply
Your story, efforts and words themselves are inspiring. I like the bit where you mentioned Zen philosophy and its teachings and how you are trying to follow its principles. But more than that I like how you are an individual thinker and the way you add your own points and thoughts are something really commendable. I do hope you would get into a good position in your dream working sphere and make a good career ahead. Now, coming to the distraction part, do you really think taking down the numbers of FB acquaintances or shutting off the doors of social media/networking platform takes away the distraction? Don't you think sometimes it even takes away the chance of being aware of what's happening around us? Like, some days back I had to play http://www.jumpstart.com/penguins-of-madagascar/mobile-apps/dibble-dash as part of my assignments and on my own I started playing some other mobile based games on FB , which actually helped me a lot to understand the mobile gaming world a bit better. If I was to shut my FB account things may not have been extremely difficult but it wouldn't have been easier, as well. So, like you I am also trying to achieve a balance. In fact, I think, balance is the keyword for everything we do and feel.
Re: How to get a job? (response to post by robertwilliams) | Reply
Re: How to get a job? (response to post by chandubaba) | Reply
Wow well this thread took a turn for the interesting.
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