So I'm still unemployed after 1½ year of trying to get a steady job. I had some luck back in summer 2014 with an internship which later gave me 2 weeks of full time temp employment. Sadly, the company does not make enough money or have enough assignments to have me on-board full time or part time.
So while I got reaffirmed in my skill set and learned some new things, I still feel very green when it comes to applying for the jobs which covers my areas of interest (IT and business). This mostly stems from my university education being solely geared towards PhD and university life within a cross-field of humanities and IT (Games), and not providing me with the core skills asked by companies (IT infrastructure, data warehouse etc). We are now approaching 2 years since I graduated, and I have reached a point beyond caring about companies and company CSR.
Thus I have taken to looking at junior and graduate positions. While I know it has been 2 years since I graduated, I feel it doesn't make a difference if you have the ambition to excel.
But an issue I keep running into is company history and CSR. Big companies (where I live) thrive
on being a special and unique company, and if you want to work with them, you have to share their vision (for the world). They are also the only ones consistently offering graduate positions.
But I don't care
about their macro goals. I care about the micro goals such as good work environment, challenging assignments, good colleagues and possibly some work benefits.
So if you produce and sell weapons to third world warlords or make life-saving medicine, I wouldn't care either way. As long as you provide interesting challenges and good work environment, I'm all yours. I begin to care after I become exposed to the company's product and experience the benefit it provides for its customers.
So my question to you, HA'ers, is: how do I hide/circumvent my apathy towards company history and morals in my cover letter and focus on being a do'er and "exceller"?