Fourth Entry: September 26th.
The past week has been close to a nightmare, with one employee resigning and another faced with a family emergency a lot of the coverage had to be negotiated between my staff and I. I have to find the time to do interviews to staff appropriately for new device launches and the Holiday season to come. The experience is very reminiscent of the “How to Get A Job” article by Thomas L. Friedman.
In the article it states that the resume, degree, and HOW they achieved their knowledge is not important, as many employers DO NOT care about your degree anymore if you can’t bring something new to the table. As a manager, who has to review applications on a day to day basis, I completely understand this. In present day culture, most knowledge can be self-taught via the internet. It’s the references and experience to the job weighs heavier that just their degree.
Employers receive hundreds of resumes and can’t always find the time to interview all of their applicants. A majority of the applicants are handpicked for a phone interview based on their resume. A select few are chosen according to their degree and experience listed on the resume. Even though the degree is not very important, the employer will base their decision on whether they have a degree and skills to get a chance of interview. Employers want to employ a person who has experience in their field. Training an employee on a new procedure can be revenue impacting because its time consuming.
A new iPhone was launched yesterday and of course the demand for the latest and greatest is no different this time around. The 6S brings to the table better Aluminum to prevent the bend-gate issue of its predecessor, along with 3D Touch, Live Photo’s, and 4K Video. I personally enjoy the haptic feedback from a force touch on the mail or phone icon, as the submenus provide a new peek-and-pop to quick commands. Well done Apple.
Moving a long…
Due to the newly achieved and unforeseen work load, I missed my meeting with the Astoria Media group, which I would’ve had me Interviewing with one of the supervisors to create flyers for nearby business. That opportunity is still on the fence, but I may have found another option for interning within my Sprint, for the department that handles Marketing for NYC. The gentleman’s name I got in contact with is named Ryan Cobb, and he handles much of the social media ads and publications for Sprint. He’s need of a designer, so this may be the best option.
I’m starting to believe that only I can only view my Blog entries and not that of other classmates, which is a shame… I’m curious to know how everyone is fairing in their search. From our last class meeting, the Web Majors had difficulty finding their internships, which came as a relief to me since I’m still on the hunt as well. My fingers are crossed, on Ryan’s callback; in due time.