Applying For Jobs

You can write unique cover letters in under 15 minutes

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I used to think cover letters were pretentious. Okay, I still do. Nonetheless, if you don’t write one, you likely won’t stand out from your competition. As annoying and unnecessary as they may seem, they really are an important part of your application. Even if a hiring manager doesn’t read your cover letter, you can show initiative by simply including one.

That doesn’t mean all you should do is take a cookie-cutter template from Google and just change “[COMPANY NAME]” to the place you’re applying to. If your hiring manager is someone who actually reads cover letters — even if…


Popular YouTuber Marques Brownlee — who also goes by ‘MKBHD’ — posted a video today that gave the world one of its first glances at Mercedes-Benz’s upcoming luxury electric sedan, the EQS. While the vehicle isn’t even officially revealed yet — we haven’t even gotten a price for it — it’s already evident to me that Tesla is still the king of the electric vehicle space.

The yet-to-be-revealed 2022 Mercedes EQS. Image credit: Marques Brownlee (MKBHD)

What Do We Care About in a Car?

In his video, Marques talks about how with the EQS, Mercedes absolutely nailed the quality. From the doors opening on their own and closing with a soft touch, to knowing which mirror you’re trying…


My parents bought me a brand new car when I was 17 — a 2012, bright-red Nissan Sentra. “Special Edition,” it said on one the badges; so special it didn’t even have proper Bluetooth, I remember grumbling. It wasn’t the most expensive car in the world and certainly not the fastest. I actually pleaded with my parents to not buy me a car — I wanted to save up and buy a used car with my own money. I also wanted it to be manual. Being able to drive a stick-shift was something I aspired to because I thought it…


Have you ever been to a place that has terrible Wi-Fi? An airport, a barber shop, or at your local auto parts store? If you did, you probably remember the exact name of the place as well as the experience you had. You remember how it took you ages to load a simple webpage, and how it kept booting you off the network. On the other hand, you can’t recall too many of the good Wi-Fi experiences you had. “I don’t need to,” you think, because being ‘good,’ fast, and stable is the expectation in 2021.

Too many times, customers…


You may have stopped going to gyms during the pandemic, just like me. Whether that be due to losing motivation or simply because they closed down for a while, you haven’t been to a gym in a long time. You might not have exercised at all since you’ve last been to a gym. If so, don’t feel bad — you’re not the only one. Plenty of people don’t feel comfortable going to gyms right now, and as a result, simply don’t workout whatsoever.

I’m here to tell you that there are workouts you can do in or around your house…


If you follow the tech world or simply live in California, you may have had an encounter with a rather unique type of product: electric skateboards. You might have seen your favorite YouTuber riding around on one, or watched a millennial zoom past you at 25 miles-per-hour without their feet touching the ground. These skateboards were cool, unique, and very practical as they allowed you to quickly maneuver through streets. Furthermore, they were just extremely fun to use. …


Whether you have personal gripes with Jeff Bezos or the ever-growing invasiveness of Alexa products, Amazon is still a massive player in the online shopping space. The fact that their product catalogue continues to grow day-by-day only adds to their dominance. As jealous as we may be of the ex-CEO’s net worth, we too can make some money off of Amazon — or rather keep the money we already have in our pockets because of Amazon.

You might need a new HDMI cable, so you go over to your local Best Buy (or any other electronics store) to pick up…


$1,400 is a lot of money. If you bought a $4 coffee at Starbucks each day with it, it’d take you just about a year to burn through that check. Do I suggest you do that? Not necessarily, but it’s your money — do what you want with it. It’s called a stimulus check for a reason. We need to give our economy a nice little jolt and get its gears turning again. Ideally, people would use the check for essentials like food and rent, but there will be people receiving checks that simply don’t need them. …


Which brand comes to mind when you think of ‘noise-cancelling headphones?’ Bose is probably either first or second. For a long while, Bose was the only brand most people thought of when it came to the category of expensive wireless headphones that felt premium and cancelled noise. Then Sony came out of left field with their MDR-1000X headphones; a bit of a mouthful, but it was a fantastic product that went right at Bose.

The MDR-1000X, Sony’s $400 answer to the Bose QC35 headphones. Hi-Res Audio Central

Not only was Sony directly competing with Bose’s offering, but they were confident enough in their product to charge $50 more for it compared to Bose’s…


I watched a Q&A video recently from popular tech YouTuber Marques Brownlee — also known as ‘MKBHD’ — where someone asked him which objectively terrible product(s) he uses regularly because either:

  • He uses them out of necessity
  • He loves using them despite their flaws

Marques answered “printers” and mentioned how boring that product space is. In an age where we talk about self-driving and flying cars, we still live with and deal with boring tech like printers. I strongly resonated with his answer because I’ve thought the same thing about printers for quite a while!

I worked at Best Buy…

Esef Hamzic

I just like to speak my mind.

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