I know, I know… it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything substantial… er, well, a while since I’ve posted anything, I suppose.
But there’s a good reason — I’ve actually started several draft posts, but haven’t been able to finish them just yet.
Because I’ve been quite busy on the job search front.
And it’s finally borne fruit — the second job fair I attended recently (about which I posted in Woof.) lead to an interview with one of the hiring managers at the company a little over a week ago. The interview went very well, and I got a call a few days after from the HR person who was also at the interview; she wanted to ask a few more questions over the phone so that I didn’t have to come back in for a second interview and at the end of the conversation she asked me to send her a list of references that they could check.
I sent her the references at the beginning of this week, and I heard from one of my references the same day that she had been contacted; the next day I got an e-mail inviting me to meet with the hiring manager and the HR manager to go through an offer later in the week.
Cut to the chase: the position looks like it will be a good fit for my skills and experience, the company has corporate values that I agree with, and from the time I’ve spent speaking with various people there (at the job fair as well as in the subsequent interview and meeting) they seem to be a very dedicated and committed group with lots of very good, positive energy. I believe this will be an excellent opportunity for me, and after taking a brief time to consider the details of the offer (they let me take the offer home, so I could discuss it with my wife) I decided to accept the offer. I faxed them back the signed offer, and I will start working for the company in a couple of weeks.
And with a bit of time freed up from the job search, maybe I can get those other posts completed and published… Real Soon Now!