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Adam Crockett

This is real??

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Adam Crockett • Edited

Not to support the candidate but most of these types of applications could be the result of a stream of rejections, this is blatent self salbvatage because the applicant clearly knows the answers he/she wants you to write. And rather than answer your questions he would rather mock you, in so doing, his own failure. Or this person really is up thier own... But you have to wonder how did they get that far up thier own... ? Anyway that's my 2 cents.

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Manuele J Sarfatti Author

This is real, and I checked his portfolio website out of curiosity and it kind of matches the tone of the application, and his work is sub par in my opinion. I'm obviously not making it public.
His work and career would probably benefit from a little more self awareness and modesty...

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Adam Crockett • Edited

Once upon a time I was a graduate artist who fell on hard times during an economic recession, I learned to program to create a portfolio but I loved the code more, then I started using my Adobe CS knowledge within my websites, I thought what I was doing was outstanding... It wasn't, but I had to believe that to survive, none the less I created a business that lasted for 3 years. Within those years my ego got bigger and bigger until one day it hit me, the same day my partner told me she was pregnant. "Am I actually any good?". I joined Dyson 2.5 years ago and my son is now 2, that time was humbling and I grew so so much I can't tell you. I can relate to the person who was plain offensive because 18 - 22 year old me was that person. Anyways excuse the life story, I'm not sure I have a point either.

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Manuele J Sarfatti Author

No need, it's great to hear real life stories actually, thanks for sharing!
I guess we all go through a "junior big ego phase". I designed things I was so proud of at the time, that honestly just plain suck ๐Ÿ˜‚