Good News!

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!

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12 Responses to Good News!

  1. solentdreams says:

    That is such excellent news! Hope it all works our very well and do keep us posted.

    Well done.

  2. Rob says:

    Thanks, Alex — I’m looking forward to starting at my new job in a couple of weeks, and I think it will indeed work out very well.

    Glad to note on your blog that you’ve been busy lately, between the contract work you’ve had and getting things put into place for your therapy business — let us know how things are progressing with that, and to help you out I’ll throw in any spare karmic points I have left over from my job hunt! 🙂

  3. Charlotte says:

    Congratulations!

  4. Rob says:

    Thanks, Charlotte!

  5. Emma says:

    Fantastic ! Congratulations. I hope this job is everything you hope it to be.

  6. Rob says:

    Hi Emma, thanks for the good wishes!

  7. M-H says:

    Well done Tech Guy. I’m really pleased for you.

  8. Rob says:

    Thanks, Mary-Helen — I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t pleased too!

    The company looks like a great place to work, good corporate values that they actually embrace (unlike some where it’s a nice slogan to publish on the website but the day to day reality gives it the lie).

    The people I’ve met so far have been very committed to the company’s goals and they really believe in what they’re doing — creating software that will benefit society by improving and broadening the delivery of education.

    The icing on the cake is that they’re able to do this and also be profitable, showing that it’s possible for a successful enterprise to be socially responsible.

  9. Aarlene says:

    Yay! What a lucky company.

  10. Rob says:

    Thanks, Aarlene — I think both the company and I are lucky!

  11. Kim says:

    Congratulations!

  12. Rob says:

    Thanks, Kim! I’m looking forward to starting work next week.

    And I will get back to posting Real Soon Now. Really. Just been busy…

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