When Rafi first submitted his resume to the Jerusalem based office of Intel, he never expected to get even a phone call in return. After all, thousands of students submit their resumes everyday in hopes of landing a student job. In order to motivate him, I told Rafi to envision that I would soon be publishing a post called "The New Face of Intel" with a picture of his face attached. That always brought a quick and eager smile to his adorable face. And now, just a few months later, I am pleased to be introducing my husband as the real new face of Intel! He couldn't be more excited and he is likely the only person who literally jumps out of bed in the mornings at the sound of the alarm because of how ready and eager he is to go to work each day. Here's to dreams coming true!
Landing a job at Intel is a bit like securing a great law internship with a large firm after your 2nd year of law school. It's sort of a guaranteed shoe-in-the-door for the future if you do a good job. The competition to get in the door is fierce:
Though many express their interest, unfortunately not everyone gets through the door. That is why Rafi is so honored and thrilled to be working there. After three rounds of interviews, he gets to head to work in these offices in the Har Hotzvim area of Jerusalem, where most of the high-tech companies are based:
I can't tell you exactly what it is he is doing all day long at work, but he tells me it has something to do with programing and writing codes. Think Mark Zuckerberg from Facebook and the recent movie, The Social Network. Whatever it is he doing, he is so excited about it that he comes home everyday and opens up his Intel laptop and keeps studying and working beyond his logged hours. Congratulations to my husband on a job well earned! The next wish on his list is to be sent to an international destination with his job over the next few years. We look forward to seeing where this job will take him, us, and our future together. What a great way to start off 2011!