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Jobs

Jobs is a 2013 biopic based on the life of Steve Jobs. If you don’t know who Steve Jobs is, look him up on your iPhone, iPad, or iMac. It was directed by Joshua Michael Stern and stars Ashton Kutcher as the titular character. The film doesn’t show his whole life. It starts with his college days in 1974 and continues through the introduction of the iPod in 2001. He died in 2011, so the movie leaves out a lot of important stuff. How can you make a movie about Steve Jobs and completely omit the iPhone and the iPad?!? Not only that, but the movie twists a lot of facts and manages to make an interesting man seem boring.

Ashton Kutcher delivers a decent performance as Jobs, but he’s not given much to work with. The script is boring. The whole movie falls flat. I’d much rather watch a documentary about Steve Jobs. At least facts would be more accurate and the drama would be realistic. This movie is a by-the-numbers biopic. It’s formulaic and fails because Steve Jobs didn’t follow a formula. He followed his gut. And really, no mention whatsover of iPhones or iPads or the last ten years of his life? Steve Jobs had an amazing life and career. This film is a terrible, shoddy tribute to his memory.

Critically Rated at 4/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Application Survey Questionnaires

Job hunting sucks, and Application Survey Questionnaires are a big reason why. It’s not enough to have a resume with years of experience with a nice cover letter anymore. Now a lot of businesses have an Application Survey Questionnaire that you’re required to fill out. They’ll ask you a series of questions about whether or not you consider yourself to be a leader, if you are willing to take directions and criticism, and how you feel about personal problems in a professional environment.  It’s filled with tricks and traps designed to reveal your real personality and your character flaws. They’ll ask the same question a few different ways though out the survey in the hopes that you’ll answer it wrong at least once. It’s a bureaucratic way to sift through hundreds of applications, and lots of potential candidates are rejected because they don’t take tests well. And they are time consuming, so you’ll spend forty minutes filling out an application for a job you know you won’t get because you suck at Application Survey Questionnaires. I consider myself lucky because I already have a job (I’m just looking for a second one). I’m not feeling the pressure of a real job hunt. To all those on the job hunt: I wish you well, it’s a jungle out there.

Critically Rated at 3/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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