Published at 30th of July 2017 03:52:14 AM
Chapter 73: Career Fair

Jiang Chen woke up early the next day .

It seemed Ayesha stayed in the training chamber for the entire night but still managed to wake up before he did to make breakfast .

Although he was eager to ask about her opinions on the virtual reality training system, as he opened his mouth, Ayesha’s face became a dusk-red .

Hmm? Jiang Chen figured it was better not to ask, so he gave up .

After breakfast, he pestered Ayesha to avoid focusing so much that she forgot her meals before heading down to the garage and driving his luxury Maybach to the company .

When he arrived, Jiang Chen saw that Xia Shiyu was already waiting for him while constantly checking the time . He smiled grimly when saw the thick briefcase .

The girl was too much of a workaholic—the day had just begun .

"You’re late by two minutes . "

Opening the car door, Xia Shiyu settled into the front passenger seat .

"Ahem, isn't the first sentence supposed to be good morning?" Jiang Chen tried to crack a joke before he started the car .

She put on the seatbelt and after a brief pause, murmured, "Because it is work time . "

"Do you take the subway every day? That's too inconvenient . Why don't I give you a car? You have your license, right?" Jiang Chen casually said .

"That wouldn't be good for the company . It has yet to develop a method of stable revenue, and you are already providing benefits to the executives . " Xia Shiyu's eyebrows furrowed, her hands clenched on the briefcase as she focused on its button .

"It’s okay . It would be too embarrassing for the CEO of a trillion dollar company to have no ride . You don't have to worry about revenue generation; the Future 1 . 0 functions have yet to be fully unlocked . For example, antivirus, social media platforms, and even replacing the original operating system . Are you still worried about revenue generation?" He smirked confidently .

Drawn by the confident smile, she was immediately shocked by the new information . She abruptly said, "Future 1 . 0 already has other functions? Why didn't you tell me?"

Her eyes looked accusingly at him, as if he had neglected her .

He did not purposely hide it, just that he had forgotten it in the back of his mind .

"Ahem, of course, it's based on strategic considerations . Future 1 . 0 can grow right now because we are not in a direct competition with apps under other tech giants . That means we can still work with them given the opportunity . ”

It was no wonder Xia Shiyu was made to be a CEO; she immediately understood his intention .

Since she didn’t need to focus on monetary concerns anymore, the initial stage was focused on reinforcing their place in the market . Once a large enough user base was established, it would take guts to try and shake Future 1 . 0’s position .

Wanghai University .

On the grassy fields stood a stone on which the mighty strokes of ink showed the mark of time on its surface—Wanghai University .

It was rumored that the stone had witnessed the fall of a dynasty and the rise of a republic . It was present during the merciless gunfires and passionate speeches . Not once did it alter itself to fit an era; the only thing that changed were the people passing by .

He watched the countless lively figures, reminiscing about the past .

Truth be told, he never expected to return to his school . He did not leave much of an impact, so at reunions, he would not have much to do .

He could not help but exclaim at the miracle that is life . In just one and a half year’s time, he managed to return as the president of Future Technology to hire at his own school, to hire new talents from the place that had taught him .

"Now that I think about it, we are both alumni, so how come you became the manager right away and I became your employee? " Jiang Chen joked around lightheartedly .

Along the way, countless envious looks were directed at Jiang Chen . Of course, he knew it was towards the car, not himself .

A Maybach S600—a decent number of people recognized the price of the car . But the tinted windows blocked the curiosity of the young men and women, leaving them with their imaginations .

To be honest, he enjoyed receiving this sort of envy .

Because when he rode his bicycle down the same road, no one gave him a second look .

"Now the situation has turned around, hasn't it?" Xia Shiyu said mockingly .

She knew Jiang Chen was not the type to hold on to the past, so she was not sensitive about the topic either .

Jiang Chen didn't disagree, only smiling and enjoying the fulfilment .

It was not long before they entered the parking lot of the library . Under the guidance of the two student union leaders responsible for greeting, they arrived at the event hall .

The hiring fair would start promptly at 9 o'clock, and there was still half an hour left .

"Senior Jiang Chen, I hope you don't make it too difficult for our juniors . "

"Of course, but Miss Xia Shiyu will be the one mostly responsible for the hiring," he answered . Jiang Chen had a positive impression of this ponytailed student union leader .

"Many seniors who are applying today are your fans," student union leader Zhang Bingli said as she blinked .

"Oh? My fans?" Jiang Chen sat up, interested .

"Mhmm, especially the seniors in mechanical engineering; they are your juniors . "

Jiang Chen forced a smile when he heard it was the mechanical engineering major . Although it was considered a technical degree, the employment was higher in nearly all other majors . It was not that the major itself was useless, but too many people studied under it, depreciating the major’s value .

"Don't be surprised, senior Jiang Chen, but there are a lot of people applying together," the student union leader joked around .

Jiang Chen shrugged as he smiled, indicating that he was more than prepared for it .

Half an hour passed quickly, and the hiring fair officially commenced . Software-related positions were the focus of the morning .

Despite preparing himself, the number of applicants still far exceeded his expectations .

It could only be described as hectic! It was fortunate that the student unions managed to control the situation by using a number system to direct traffic . They also suggested that applicants with later numbers look at other companies first before returning . A temporary fence was then set up around the table’s entrance .

Despite these efforts, Jiang Chen continuously received resume after resume .

The new generation of future leaders made up the largest portion of Future 1 . 0’s user demographics . Therefore, the company had a significant influence on these young individuals who were at the forefront of new ideas .

Everyone saw the potential of the artificial intelligence software . It would not take long for the relatively unknown Future Technology to become the current Tencent or Ali, stunning the domestic industry and eventually the global technology sector .

Even their professor professed that he could not understand the theory behind the artificial intelligence called Little White .

"Hello, Mr . Jiang . I have always looked up to you . I am a computer engineering major . "

[You’re not even trying when you suck up to me . I was unemployed half a year ago, and you say you’ve always looked up to me?]

"I am a graduate, with experience as a recognized student governor and performed well within the organization . "

[Then why don't you go apply to become a politician? Why are you here?]

"I am a graduate from the software engineering international partnership class . I wish to apply for the program development position . Also, I have a question for you, if you don’t mind answering for me . How did Future Technology develop artificial intelligence? From my understanding, internationally, the best in the field is IBM Watson . "

[Am I interviewing you or are you interviewing me? Also, why do you sound like those critics on the internet who always compare Little White to the half-finished Watson?]

However, this was not what gave Jiang Chen the biggest headache .

[If you are a software major and you apply, that's fine, but why are you here if you are a singing major?]

"Assistant? I don't need an assistant right now," Jiang Chen asked in confusion .

The tall, gorgeous beauty smiled mischievously with her vibrant, red lipstick . Ignoring Xia Shiyu and the other interviewing students, she leaned on the table and came closer to Jiang Chen .

"As the president, you will need an assistant . My work will make you truly satisfied . "

Afterwards, she shook her cleavage under her V-neck dress at an angle that only he could see . The confident beauty then gently waved her hair and winked at him, a meaning that all men would understand .

Jiang Chen didn’t know how she had managed to get in . This was one of the few times he wanted to focus on work, and he didn’t come here to do those things .

Before Xia Shiyu could shoot a despising glance over, Jiang Chen, with a stern face, rejected the girl who obviously wanted to experience the implicit rule . He promptly kicked her out, shock still showing on her face .

[You are funny; am I this easy to get? Do I look like I would want to bang every beauty I see? If you want to seduce me, pick a time without other people around . Ahem . ]

These people only made up a small percentage . The majority handed in their resume and explained their technical skills, desired position, understanding of the position, as well as an outlook for the company under three minutes .

As for the awards and certificates, Jiang Chen didn’t bother looking those over . One reason was that he had always hated to take tests, and the other was that he didn’t believe these papers would bring any quantifiable revenue . A groundbreaking product already existed; the company lacked creativity and insight, not software developers .

Creativity and insight could be discerned in a few sentences .

The students with heavy backpacks all became sorrowful as Jiang Chen shoved their certificates to the side without a glance .

Due to the high number of applicants, he became pickier and more critical .

By noon, the morning interviews had finally ended .

Jiang Chen stretched, glancing at Xia Shiyu who was organizing the resumes . She didn't seem the slightest bit tired .

"How are you not exhausted at all?"

"I am used to it . Only two hours are left in the afternoon, which will focus on legal and marketing positions . There should be fewer applicants . " Xia Shiyu organized the papers as she pushed up her glasses .

Lunch was provided by the school cafeteria free of charge . The school generously donated their services for the corporations participating in the hiring fair . The student union members from before worked tirelessly to put the steaming meals in front of the hiring managers .

Jiang Chen, who was already hungry, began to devour the meal that tasted familiar . Xia Shiyu, on the other hand, ate with grace and elegance, yet still managed to finish the lunch quickly to continue scanning through the resumes .

"Coffee . " Jiang Chen brought two cups of coffee over, casually placing one at the corner of her table .

Xia Shiyu paused before burying her head to resume staring at the resume .

"Tha… thank you . "

Jiang Chen laughed to acknowledge it was not a big deal . He then leaned against the chair and closed his eyes .

What he didn't notice was that because of his casual act, someone stared blankly at a word for ten minutes straight without realizing .

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