Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Got a job in Ericsson

I have been hunting for permanent job for several months. After all those efforts, today I finally signed a job contract. My employer is Ericsson. I will be working in Research and Development centre of Ericsson in Finland as a software developer. The job will start from July, 2010.

As I heard from my senior brothers here it is really difficult to get an interview call. I applied for lots of open positions in many companies but, so far, I got only 2 interview calls. One was in Nokia and another one is in Ericsson. The Nokia guy interviewed me over the phone for an hour. After 2 weeks time the guy informed me (of course when I called him, they don't usually call unless there is positive result) that I am in second position in his list and for that position they are going to hire only one guy. If the guy, who is their first choice, would reject the offer or unable to accept, in that case, they will offer me the position. I never called him after hearing that, neither did they tell me anything.

The second interview was with Ericsson in the second week of April. It was an in-person interview and I had to go to Helsinki to attend the interview. This interview lasted for one and half hours. There were two guys. All three of us were discussing about so many things. After two weeks of this interview one of those guys called me and said if I am still interested to join Ericsson they will offer me the position. They ask me to join from June, 2010. Unfortunately I cannot start from June since I am working in my department at the university. I explained the situation to them and after considering the situation they allow me to start from July. So we agreed when we are going to sign the contract and today is that very day.

After signing the contract, I went to see the apartment where I am going to move in. I also made the deal with the guy there. It was a very long day for me - I have done lots of things, so far seems successfully. Now I have to start preparing other stuffs I have in my hand. The first thing is patching up my masters thesis before leaving Tampere. I hope I can finish that on time.

At a glance, my interview experiences in Finland are as following:

1. Very less technical question
2. The employer wants to see the person's dedication and interest to the specified job.
3. I think, as a candidate, just answering the questions is not an impressive approach, rather participating in the discussion is much better. If possible, asking them relevant questions at times is a rule of thumb to me.

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Tanvir Hasan Zahid said...

From My 10 months experience in Ericsson, i can assure you that the work environment is really good and everything is so process oriented. Wish you good luck for the upcoming days.

Btw if u work with Charging System, please share the ideas about what new technologies they are coming with!


Amy said...

I appreciate your PO very much the picture with the article. Continues to refuel!!

shasnayen said...

Congratulation eamon.
Hope that your new days that is starting in Helsinki will be better than that of Tampere( especially the community of Tampere).
All of us(friends of Jinjira :D)is very glad hearing your news.
May Allah Bless you.

Sadiq Zaman Rahin said...

This is a great great news! CONGRATULATIONS!!! :)

3-G The Poet said...

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Or my facebook page

Hoping you have a wonderful week filled with inspiration and laughter,

Monowar said...

CONGRATULATIONS emon!!!! nice news.

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