从找工作到工作(1)

来猫本快两个月了, 在朋友们的热心指引和我们的主观努力下, 事情基本顺利. 任务清单里的事件一件又一件被勾掉, 但唯有这个任务一直让我壮志未酬: Get a job.

早在来猫本之前, 我就在 Google 搜索”career job melbourne”, 发现排名靠前的有:

  1. www.seek.com.au
  2. www.mycareer.com.au

过来之后开始找工作了, 于是我在上面网站里订阅了关键字为”linux IT web”这样的工作邮件. 这也是我十几年前就熟悉的”黑灯瞎火”的找工作方式. 老婆一个劲的鼓励我提高数量, 但我还是喜欢”一枪消灭一个敌人”的高命中率, 找到非常对路的才应聘, 并且每一次的 Cover Letter 几乎都是不一样的.

这样做很耗神, 因为我很在乎每一次机会. 于是在努力白费之后, 我感到很失望, 甚至绝望. 有多绝望呢? 在小区内投递促销传单的工作就申请了两次. 可是后来一天, 我看到一个老太太把传单投递到我家信箱里, 我想还是算了, 怎么能和老太太抢工作呢.

到达猫本一个月时, 我获得了第一次面试机会. 可以想像, 在重燃希望的同时, 我也紧张的要命, 攥了一手的汗. 第二次面试就好了些, 因为我觉得那职位不大利于我的职业发展, 所以也没有太在意, 比较放松. 而这两次面试的共同点就是, 面试时间半小时, 结果: 失败.

之后的一周没有任何回复, 听广播说失业率又上升了, 我再次绝望, 把在线的简历修整一番, 准备找个苗圃去玩泥巴了. 在院子里做了几天的木工活(后院的篱笆以及未来的鸡舍), 我胳膊倒是晒黑了一些, 不那么像宅男了. 也许这样天上的大神就看到我了吧, 过了两天同时有两个LinkedIn上的招聘顾问(就是猎头吧)找到了我, 其中一名更明确表示有适合我的职位. 看来老天爷饿不死勤快人.

待续  🙂

 

My Work Experience

1, As a Webmaster at Dayang, Jun. 2001 ~ Feb. 2003

I joined Dayang(www.dayang.com.cn) in June 2001. At that time, Dayang planned to build a new website for a better branding on Internet. And with my previous experience my friend(Haibo) referred me to this position.

After I got this job, I started to do graphic design first with tools like Adobe Photoshop and Fireworks. Then I worked on theming with HTML and CSS tools. And I wrote java codes to support some interactive functions such as the forum. At last I deployed all my work to the company’s web server.

Before me, Dayang’s web server was a Windows NT box. I found it kind of inefficient and not so friendly to my java framework(Jakarta Tomcat). Then with a friend’s recommendation, I switched the OS to Redhat Linux. Also I moved the server from the company’s IT room to a dedicated IDC hosting environment. Thus the performance of the website is greatly improved.

Later I built a BBS like Intranet to get employees better connected.

2, As a System Administrator at ACE, Mar. 2003 ~ May. 2007

In 2002, Dayang moved to an IT industrial area called ShangDi which is far away from where I live. Can’t stand 3 hours a day wasted on commute, I decided to looking for a new job. My friend Leo, head of sound recording department of Beijing Film Academy, referred me to the Beijing branch of ACE company(www.acebj.com) which is an HK based company.

After I transferred my works in Dayang, I joind ACE Beijing on March 2003. This company had barely an IT infrastructure: All employees shared a DSL line.

The first thing I did in this company is to build a dedicated email server. After my plan and budget approved, I bought a rack server and hosted it in an IDC. For a start, I used Jakarta James as the email server. And later I replaced it with Zimbra Enterprise email server. They both are open source softwares,  so I saved some investment for the company.

Later the boss of ACE Beijing had a thought to build an OA framework which can help him oversee big events and projects. I took the challenge and started to write the software. I used several java frameworks to build this web based application: Tapestry for frontend and Hibernate for object-relationship mapping. I learned a lot about web application development during this project.

In year 2005, the company planned to relocate to suburb for a bigger premise. After the renovation was done, I built a better IT infrastructure with optic-fibre connection and Linux based firewall/router.

Besides IT projects I also made some promotional videos for company anniversaries and events.

3, As an Internet Specialist at Sennheiser, Jun. 2007 ~ Dec. 2010

After ACE Beijing office moved to Shuangqiao, I again felt more and more exhausted for commute. So once again I chose to change my job. With my connections I met Sennheiser Beijing’s new boss: Marc. It’s such a coincidence that Marc was planning for his new office and in need of an IT specialist. Therefore I joined Sennheiser Beijing in June 2007.

First I involved in building the IT infrastructure for Sennheiser Beijing office, similar to what I did for ACE but with all the specifications from Sennheiser’s HQ in Germany.Then I equipped staff here with laptops and set up software environment for their work.

When the IT tasks were kind of finished, I took the task to re-build Sennheiser’s Chinese website. The website will follow Sennheiser’s global website but there wasn’t any specification to the back-end. So I implemented the website with open-source technology stack: Linux, Apache2, mySQL and PHP. With some serious comparison I chose Joomla open-source content management system. At last, I finished the website and launched it to the public.

The next year after the website was launched, the website got a lot more traffic. So I decided to add Nginx to the server to serve static files and act as a reverse proxy.

Then I was to do Internet marketing in addition to my existing tasks. I registered a company account at weibo.com which was the biggest twitter-like service in China. After several months of answering and helping users, the account attracted thousands of Sennheiser fans. I also arranged lucky-draw event and gave away Sennheiser products to fans.

Besides the above, I also completed some product manual translations and worked as a translator during company shows and events. And since Sennheiser is a professional audio equipment manufacturer I learned really a lot knowledge of sound and acoustics these days.