Monday, 14 July 2008

Hunting for advice

It' s time to reflect about my next future. To tell the truth I should have started thinking months ago, but I have been involving in unpredictable long series of events.
Anyway, my next step is to move to an English speaking country in order to improve my awful English and then hopefully to get a job. Honestly the latter is infeasible given my technical skills (mostly Academic ones).
I'd like to receive some advices, these are the questions that are bouncing from one side to another of my mind:
  1. Where should I go? I think it's better don't go over Europe so I'm in front of two choices: London or Dublin?
  2. Why London or Dublin? Because my desire is to stay as long as possible in one of them and at the same time to get a job in my field (ICT market). In Ireland seems that there is a demand for ICT profiles, I also know that the current trend is moving down, so it's hard to get a job even for engineers with a good experience.
  3. Which accent is better to know and learn? English or Ireland?
  4. Dublin seems cheaper than London, for example in Dublin it 's used Euro as currency but in London there is the strongest pound !
  5. Where is easier to get a job Dublin or London ?, in other words where might I have more opportunities in the ICT market?
  6. How is the people in these cities?
I was taking into account the idea to go to USA or Australia or Canada but I know nothing about these countries, I wouldn't even know from which city to start.
Concern about London or Ireland I could go to another city too for example Manchester or Belfast, it isn't very important to go to one of these two capital my target is to stay over there as long as it's possible.
Any help is appreciated.
Thank you

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

An unfeasible future

I'm about to finish my studies, yet another a few days and the university will be a place which I will never deal with or.... not?
Some days ago, one of my mentors proposed to me to continue my studies as a PhD student at university. This has been one of the most important acknowledgments in my whole student career because I think a PhD is not offered to the first person someone meets. The professors bet and invest on you money, time and energy, you have a duty and to work very hard if you want to get in.
On one side there is an interesting opportunity and the possibility to keep studying things which you desire to focus on.
A friendly team where to grow as person and afford new challenges, on the other there is the great uncertain related to such a choice.
After the PhD there is no certainty about your future, you have to work harder and harder... mistakenly I wrote work the correct verb is struggle or fight !!!
In this country, the mine where the researchers are regarded as crazy people who do nothing worth noticing and with a meager salary this kind of choice requires a huge amount of endorsement !
I'm very confused. Moreover I don't know if I feel up this situation I've always seen the PhD students like a sort of genius, people very talented and skilled, it isn't my case.
Where am I going .. I'd like to know.

Thanks Zsofia for correcting me

Friday, 4 July 2008

Land of hope and dreams

I'm not a fan of the "boss" but I cam across this his song by reading Seat are not for feet
I I have to say, it's really reflect what are my feeling now.
Enjoy it!

Grab your ticket and your suitcase
Thunder’s rolling down the tracks
You don’t know where you’re goin’
But you know you won’t be back
Darlin’ if you’re weary
Lay your head upon my chest
We’ll take what we can carry
And we’ll leave the rest

Big Wheels rolling through fields
Where sunlight streams
Meet me in a land of hope and dreams

I will provide for you
And I’ll stand by your side
You’ll need a good companion for
This part of the ride
Leave behind your sorrows
Let this day be the last
Tomorrow there’ll be sunshine
And all this darkness past

Big wheels roll through fields
Where sunlight streams
Meet me in a land of hope and dreams

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