I’m glad to see another posting at LifeSize and just sent my resume over again. I’m overqualified and I know that hurts my chances, but I know of the place to be a good company to work for and that’s important to me.
The holidays are always a weird/strange time to look for employment. But, I think that if employers can devote the time (around holiday office parties, of course) to conduct real interviews, they’ll feel a fresh sense of renewal with a new employee to start the new year.
Good news: HR passed me on to the hiring supervisor. I met with him on today and it went quite well. It’s always nice to hear, “You nailed it,” after responding to one of the interview questions. 🙂 I’m keeping my fingers crossed that everything works out.
Specs on the gig:
- Locally-owned credit union
- Define ~2,000 technical terms for the industry software. Then, use them in another project. Then, return to the definitions for any necessary tweaking.
- Report to a Data Architect
- Work with Subject Matter Experts and a Sr. Systems Administrator
- 4-month contract
- 40-hour weeks
- Late December or Early January through April
Earlier in the week, I got a phone call that I thought was probably a hoax. The unusual area code coupled with some other clues made me thing it was probably not real/worthy. But, when they called back, they seemed to be legit.
Like with many recruiters, they called, and we chatted. Then, we exchanged a fresh job description and updated resume by email. From the job-seeker perspective, it seems those two things help prove that I’m really who I say I am. In talking about the role, I wondered, “Could it be?”. I figured the odds were too astronomical and shifted to, “Naaaahhhh…”
I had a first/HR interview for a Technical Writing gig with a small/local company. Turns out, it’s a business where I am a new customer! Bonus: the HR office is about a “city block” from where I live.
I was told it would be a couple of days before I knew about a second interview, but it’s already on the books for next week. The location isn’t quite as close, but I still wouldn’t battle much/any traffic. Furthermore, it’s the location where I do most of my business.
It sure feels like I’m already home!
I’ve had a set of recruiter calls and emails this week for a Technical Writing contract with a local IT company. The phone interview was quite casual. After exchanging emails and phone calls, the recruiters put my application through for consideration.
A great thing about this opportunity is that it’s perfect timing. It also has some real opportunities to be creative. I have plenty of opportunities to do that with a camera or with design/layout, but this would stretch those boundaries and would also offer some unique experience as well.
If you are in need of a good chuckle, go read this job posting by Lowercase Capital for their desire for a new Ranchhand.