This was a job that almost didn’t happen. I did a phone screen for for a job in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma nearly 3 months ago, and they didn’t get back to me for long enough that I figured they had lost interest. Read more […]
A long-time friend of mine alerted me to a very interesting contract job posting last night. I say “interesting” but it is unfortunately not unusual these days. Here is the URL for the posting: http://www.cjhunter.com/jobs/contract/709193-ooKTi1/email.html Read more […]
The 6-month contract at Qualcomm is coming to an end next week. This week will be a busy one! Lots of packing, and getting rid of stuff we’ve accumulated (mostly for comfort) in our one-bedroom apartment. And Read more […]
Things have suddenly gotten exciting. Since the end of my last contract, things have been pretty slow. Until a couple of weeks ago, when there was a small uptick in recruiter activity. I did have an offer from a company in Nebraska, but it did not seem to me to be a good fit, and the contract arrangements seemed to me to be a little strange, so I turned it down. After that, I got lots of contract submissions, but only a handful of actual interviews.
I am currently playing 2nd violin with the New Texas Symphony Orchestra, where I was accepted last May. They are an interesting bunch of very talented musicians, and the director (Cathy Brown) consistently Read more […]
Last Friday, I accepted a local contract position, and signed the paperwork. Now my phone is boiling off the hook, and nearly 50% of all of my inbound email is from recruiters. I’ve gotten more calls and emails from recruiters this week than I got in the previous six.
About 30 years ago, give or take, I made the conscious career-limiting decision to avoid becoming a manager. It’s not because I dislike management. I’ve had good, bad, and indifferent managers, and I do have some definite opinions about what constitutes a good one. I just don’t want to be one myself, mainly because I don’t think I would be very good at it.