So I’m currently in Toronto, Canada hustling for jobs and stuff and this city is pretty awesome/beautiful. It’s kinda chill, much better than NYC (which I think is kind dirty). Chinatown here is not as big but also much much cleaner. I had pho for brunch and it was pretty ok. Here’s a picture of the Asian restaurant I went to. It’s actually very “legit” looking.
Anyway, I talked to a couple of companies here and unfortunately very very few offer H1B working VISA, which apparently is a very big turn-off. Just FYI, the big corps there are:
- Apple (right close to M$ surprisingly)
- Intel (not there)
- Cisco (also not there)
- HP (doesn’t hire intl)
- IBM (also doesn’t hire intl)
- Amazon (they always have their puzzles up and if u can solve it, u’ll get interviews… pretty cool)
- FACEBOOK (!!!)
Yeah Facebook’s there and I missed it. I didn’t know till my friend told me so I’m coming back there for sure. Facebook is definitely a cool company to work for but idk whether they’re hiring international student since the economy is so crappy and all.
Besides, Facebook has a kinda weird recruiting system. I applied 2 years ago and every time I tried to re-apply with an updated resume it always says “We’ve reviewed ur resume and don’t have openings” and I’m like that’s 2 years ago. OMG can I at least notify u guys that I grew up!! (not physically). I’m gonna try my luck tomorrow.
We also stay at Sheraton Toronto which doesn’t have complimentary Internet unless you’re down in the lobby so a whole bunch of people are crunching here trying to update their Facebook/Twitter… The view is pretty awesome. We’re on floor 17 so I got a picture of the outside scene:
This is definitely a cool city to live in. But anyway if I can’t find a job here I guess I’m gonna go work back home while freelancing a little bit and getting my hands on some open-source projects. Ok so have fun and keep on… hustling (I guess)!!