A worrying trend of late is when applying
for a online job that you get rejected by the computer. A recent example for me
was applying for a job at Barclays at Canary Wharf for a web developer. I did
the initial test and all went very well. At the end of what I thought was the
whole of the application, which took half an hour, it said that I was an extremely
strong candidate. Further it said that my application would be shown to a human
and they would get back to me. However immediately after this an email came,
clearly automatically, which informed me I needed to take a few tests as a formality.
After another hour of my life had passed the tests were done. I probably did
well but for my all time problem of mathematics. Again, at the end of this an
email arrived instantly to inform me that my application would not be taken any
further. This is a disturbing trend, I am a web designer, not a mathematician.
Your loss Barclays.
Personal Statement – Justin Tuijl I ideally I would like to be a full time
author, but feel there might not be enough money in this. The core of my
motivation is conservation “saving the planet” and my desire is to continue
with my voluntary work in this cause. I have always used writing as a vehicle
to spread the word of conservation. This I am continuing to do. If I can write
novels and articles for publication and live from this then all to the good. I have a long history of writing. Struggles
with dyslexia at school failed to dissuade me from the desire to learn to read
and write, though it was indeed a hard road. I have constantly written since.
Articles, web content, 6 novels, short stories and many poems. Beyond this is
my constant desire to look at things differently and an inquisitive nature that
shuns the obvious. I have also had many unusual life experiences and seen both
the best and worst of people and life and work in various places and cultures
in the world such as Indone…