September 11, 2013

[Job Applications] It's good... but it's also bad...

Hey everybody, how are you doing?

I'm still looking for a job. I actually can't believe it takes that long but ok. That's how it is... Meanwhile here's another one of my stories...

First of all, to my background, I've got a phd in (medical) physics and I speak several languages such as German, English, French, Spanish and also Mandarin Chinese which is also my second mother tongue.

Anyway, I went to a job interview. The guy that interviewed me was pretty young and he apparently had never done anything like that before, as he was very confusing and going back and forth with his questions. At one point we talked about the company's locations which is about everywhere in the world, when I mention that I speak Chinese as well. And this is his exact quote:

Well, that's good... but it's also bad... because if we talk to the Chinese, they might only want to talk to you but I'm the boss and they are supposed to talk to me.

Then he also added that he gets head aches from talking English in America because his English is so bad.

Now, what am I supposed to say to that?! Thanks for being honest. I'm speechless...

3 comments:

  1. People like these always give me hope that I can become a boss myself one day^^

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  2. There is nothing to say :) or you are honest, deadly honest because with that sentence he basically is not considering you.

    I hope you will get a job soon.

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  3. Thanks for he encouragement! You're right, I didn't get the job mentioned in this blog post. I thought about pulling back my application anyway but I was busy with my other interviews so I didn't.
    Maybe I can announce some good news next week but so far I haven't signed it yet

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