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博士后申请及电面经历
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首先说一下我不是牛牛,而是菜菜一个。方向还可以,读博的地方还可以,发了文章是一作3.3两篇,2.0一篇,2作有4.0一篇,5.4一篇,3.3两篇,国际会议N次并有报告,申请项目一次,专利一篇(未授权),比起坛子里看的JACS ANGEW ADVANCED MATERIAL NANOLETTER PNAS等大牛,我是羡慕的不得了。去年秋天去开会,和一个年龄差不多的老外聊天,他建议我去申请薄厚,然后给我了他的简历(n篇nature),然后在仰慕和激动中,模仿了他的简历,开始投递。先开始当然是按照文献里的地址挨个发,得到的回复不是没位置就是没钱。大牛们基本都是不理会,第一次发了有50封回复率为20%,其中有2个说是对我很感兴趣,等申请基金,等了2个月告诉我unfortunately,于是就接着悲剧。然后就不能一棵树上吊死啊,那会也是找工作高峰期,工作简历也是狂投,这两项任务几乎齐头并进没有什么先后之分,在这里我想说的是,其实薄厚需不需要大家在最开始要想清楚,我是朝三暮四郎,所以把自己弄得很累,而且精力不能集中,效果自然不好,或者至少要有倾向性,比如工作够自己的标准了就放弃薄厚,也是可以的,或者拿到薄厚的offer找工作,拿到工作的offer找薄厚(前提是拿到的offer都不理想,这个标准因人而异)。
       这样到了2010年的一月,不甘心那,把以前发过的email拿出来接着又重新发了一遍,结果不回的他就是不回,你也拿他没辙。于是把美加英澳德瑞西的学校一个一个翻出来(任务量很大,但是还是做了),捡和自己相关和自己喜欢的方向挨个投,连自己最不想去的日本也投了,当然有很多回复咯。无外乎还是两种情况“im very impressed by your CV, unfortunately,due to the economic deficiency,,,,currently, we do not have openings,,,”我靠!但是还是有特例,其中有一个让我一亮,Kyoto university 的一个prof让我申请JSPS,我当时那个美滋美滋啊,问了问导师,他说学校挺好,那面的host也比较牛,据他估计成功率80%(他申过),回家过年就想怎么写proposal,反复修改到4月份连同各种资料一并寄到JAPAN。那面JAPAN老板很nice,反复修改我的proposal,来回折腾了好几次,4月中旬总算搞定。之后,干了一件脑残的事情,一个牛B外企面了我,对我感觉很好,我就对着那个HR狂问关于上海户口的问题,结果被问烦了,直接回复“unfortunately”,哈,我还是太年轻~~~估计那会还是想着出国,这已经是4月了。月底的时候和一个单位签了,反正也保保底,JSPS8月才会出,不签的话我要喝几个月西北风。5月答辩完毕,还是不甘心,我这行的大牛们一直都对我不感冒,于是把以前的email翻出来稍作修改继续投,依然杳无音信!棒子们的email倒是很多,也很直接,说我们这缺人,你快来吧,一年几千万韩元,我一查汇率,靠你妹!才10000多点。不去。
        答辩完,离校了,去了新单位报道,好不容易熬到8月,JSPS名单都开始出了,我上网一查,傻了,没我的,,于是乎赶紧给那面PROF写信,那面立马回复说“you may apply for the next turn, but it would be even more difficult. However, I can talk with our board members to give u a chance to join in another project”,我就千恩万谢。过了几天prof说问了院长,同意要我,小米也email我说给我安排好一切等我去。。我兴奋的赶紧给家人打电话,第二天接着看email,prof来信说unfortunately,board members不同意我去,理由是方向差的太远,我!@#@¥#%#¥&¥%&(不和谐),不过我还是给prof和小米回复说“im looking forward to our future cooperation”。NND。。情绪低谷中,这时候觉得签了工作好明智啊,同时也开始怀念棒子的offer了。这就是桃园吗。。。请鞭挞我吧~~~
      于是安安心心工作了一段时间,期间偶尔会发一些申请,但是很少,就这样吧。11月,实验室的人告诉我说澳洲的**学校要招人,要不要去申,我说那还用说,来者不拒,第二天就把该准备的材料都准备好,然后抽了个时间发了出去。其实也没抱什么太大希望,打击太多了。结果,没想到吧,12月初,monash那面老板来信了,说要给我一个面试,然后very impressed by my CV(看着好眼熟。。。)我老板的邮箱我也能上,上去看见了澳洲的老板向我老板要推荐信,于是我就自己给自己写了一封,满脸贴金,经过老板同意后,发了出去。然后就赶紧看文献那,(主要是我工作的内容和我博士期间的内容衔接不上,有些地方开始生疏了)。
      面试头天晚上想了一些估计人家会问的问题,比如你为啥要到aus来啊?我们这有很多方向,你适合做什么方向啊?你的博士工作总结一下,你现在工作做什么等等,后来事实证明我猜对了大部分,神民。然后把这些问题的答案详细地写在纸上,都是单页写,便于查阅,也不至于翻纸的时候发出声音被对方识破(当时以为只是语音),嘿嘿,小抄。面试时间是中午1:30北京时间,那天早上给单位老板请假,说有事,(事业单位的优点)然后全心全意在家准备面试。哈,开始出去买了一罐红牛(越困越要补啊),那天把时间记早了一小时,11点15自己做完饭,11:30吃完,11:50灌进去红牛,打开skype,发现prof在线,赶紧给他打了个招呼,人家不鸟我。左等右等,肾上腺素分泌了2次,到12点15的时候,突然意识到时间记错了,,于是,咳咳,三国杀3把,没想到吧,哈哈哈,缓解一下情绪。
      到一点10分(犯困ing,红牛没后劲),把该打开的网页全部打开,所有小抄全部铺在桌子上,静候开堂。1点20,skype响了,,(真不守时,提前哦)。我深吸一口气,按了接听,电脑声音调至最大。那面开始

   “hhhhhh..ell...o”,(卡的厉害。。看见人了,完鸟,他们要视频,小抄不管用了)
   “hi prof**,how are you”
   "hi (我名字)good, do u have camera?"(惊魂,容我三思~~~)
   “yes, i have, hold on ”(一边赶紧收拾作案工具)
    “can u se......e u.....s?”(依然卡)
    "yes i can, can u see me?"
    “yes, good. hi **, it is very nice to have this conversation with u. it will last for half an hour. first, let me introduce ourselves, this is **,this is**” (卡)
   "yeah, prof*,but im sorry, maybe there is some connection problem of the internet so sometimes i cannot hear u clearly"
    "yes, i understand, we can speak slowly"
    "thank you,but could u pls introduce the other two friends to me again, i may not follow your words just now"(事后证明问这些完全多余,因为后面就没用到)
   "yes,this is**,this is**"
   "Oh, hi,**,hi**"
   "OK, lets start now. Mr**, we are very impressed by your CV,(囧),so can u t...ell m...e why u w....ant to c....ome to au...str...alia"(卡)
  “i m sorry but may i repeat ur question again. u ask me......”
   "yes"(窃喜)
   “OK,first of all, going abroad is my dream, i want to continue my research after my PhDstudy. Australia leads the world in the area of solar cell, i wanna tell u a story. a chinese young man came to aus ten years ago to study the technology of solar cell, after that he returned to china and started his own business and quickly became one of the most successful celebrities in china, because at that time, solar cell industry was almost blank in china. and i think ten years later it is the right time for the industralization of the third generation solar cell, and therefore, i want to be like this person and to realize my dream of making contribution of the industralization of this kind of solar cell. This project is funded by the goverment, the unvierslity and a lot of companies and i think it is the very good opportunity for me to study these technologies. In addition, i have applied for postdoc in univerisities of aus before, because of the economic depression, i failed. therefore, coming to aus is my dream and i want to go after it."(他们一直点头)
   “OK,so can u tell me which task will u take if u join in this project?”(第二次窃喜)
  “there are a lot of tasks in this project, however, based on my knowledge during my phd, i think i can do ****,but i also want to set foot in other fields to get much more training during abroad”
   "so which way do u prefer, working alone or as a team?"
  "well  it depends. if i wanna think about something, i need a seperate space and i think a lot of ideas come from this kind of thinking. but these good ideas sometimes derived from talking with others, for example, in my phd, i have done *** which was totally done by myself, from thinking to experiment. but my colleagues triggued my ideas,, but i am a little bit prefer to team work because i think it can establish a very good atmosphere"
  "OK...."
  (打断) "so if i have brilliant ideas..."
  "brlilliant,hahah"(囧,鄙视我没有brilliant ideas)
   “sorry, not brilliant ideas, but some good ideas, they are the combination of team work and seperate work,blablabla...........i m not sure if u get my meaning”
   "yes, yes, good,do u have some experience in writing reports? because our projects need to report to the goverment?"
   "sorry i dont have experience in writing report to the goverment, but i have experience in applying funds, for example......, in addition, i gave oral report of 973 hi-tech project in china, so u may not worry about it, i am good at english,blablabla...."
  “Apart from working in this project, what research plan will u make in our lab for publishing papers?”
  "well, there were some tasks at the end of my phd, i developed the system of **** and the energy conversion efficiency of the solar cell has reached ***"
  "woo,that is very high!"(惊讶和赞许状)
  (我心里得瑟了)“yes, but i did not optimize it, therefore I wanna continue this research systemetically and wait for some good papers to be published”
   "I see u graduated in July,so are u currently employed by someone?"
   "yeah, currently i am working in **** and my current work is ***(貌似人家没问我这个), i think this working experience will strenghthen my competition for this position"
  "if u are accepted for this position, when will u come here?"
   "i can go to aus maybe in one month later"(额,肯定没那么快,当时说的太那个露骨了)
  "so do u have questions?"
  "yes, i wanna know how many interviews will u do?"
  “we have received many applications which are beyond ur imagination”(囧)“we will give u the result in two weeks”
  “thanks, blablabla(第二个问题&第三个问题)”
  "OK,Mr**,i think we have finished it, we will contact you in two weeks"
  "thank you, thank you very much for giving me this opportunity.....blabla(紧张加咬舌头)"
“OK, bye”
“bye”
   长舒一口气,看看表,正好半小时,回头想想,自己的表现还是不错,满场都是我一直在bla,没歇过气,就是有时候会说话快咬舌头,总体感觉还比较良好,期待好结果,嘿嘿嘿。
      然后果然是两周,其实那几天一直都在查邮件,冬至那天,掏出手机,打开邮箱,多了一封邮件,胆战心惊打开,是monash来的,小心翼翼地往下按,于是发现了pleased, successfully。。。,哈,心花怒放。但是也只是说了接受,具体事宜还得等他们长假后决定。
      于是赶紧又给家里打电话,不过考虑到上次kyoto反水了一次,这次决定先不做声张,等所有的消息都确定了再告诉大家。
      恩,bla了一堆,其实我的表达能力太有限了,估计有一堆逻辑不通顺序不对的话,各位辛苦地看看吧。其实也是瞎猫撞死耗子,但是我认为只要把目标摆好,然后不断努力不要放弃,总会有收获的一天。在这里我要感谢一直鼓励我的同学们还有出国的同学们还有gf,他们一直在帮助我。知天易,逆天难。然后就祝福我吧!

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