Tuesday, January 25, 2011

so many job possibilities

I'm in the middle of the interview process with 4 companies right now, which is overwhelming enough that I made a spreadsheet to track the status and contact names for each one. Today I went to the Mountain View Company--not Google, they already rejected me as their ritual part in my job hunt--to have lunch with my friend D and the team director and some other folks. It's a pretty shiny place to work: nice offices, if a bit well-lit for my taste, free food, good vibe from the people.

The job would be pretty intensive Release Engineering work, at least at first. It's not clear to me if everyone has read my resume and internalized that I have no Release Engineering expertise or experience; if that's a problem, I expect it will come up in the in-person interviews. I can learn, of course, but I'd like to have expectations properly set. The Palo Alto Company job is also Release Engineering as well as a wide variety of other tools, but we're all clear on my lack of expertise there.

Speaking of the Palo Alto Company, I don't know what they're doing or waiting for. It's annoying only because I've had so much major life flux in the past couple years that I resent their gratuitously contributing to it. Of course, they have no idea how I view it, nor should they.

Things with the San Francisco Company and the Santa Clara Company proceed apace, if slowly. Phone call with Santa Clara tomorrow, in-person interview in SF on Monday.

I'm also chatting with a friend about his tiny company in San Francisco; I'd love to work with him, but the gestalt of the thing feels not-quite-right this time around.

All told, it seems like pretty good odds I can have a job within a few weeks.

1 comment:

  1. Good luck! Job-hunting truly is a job in its own right.