Jobs, jobs, jobs

I have spent the bulk of the week focusing on my job hunt. Tuesday evening was the Tech Jobs Under The Big Top event in Durham, where I managed to land an interview for Thursday. Rock!

Wednesday was a mandatory class from the local Community College. On the one hand I got some useful tidbits, on the other, I had to sit through things like why I need a resume and why I should socialize and network. I’ll call it a break even, because it took all morning.

And then yesterday I had a MASSIVE interview with one of the companies I met Tuesday. Traffic was awful due to the college baseball tournament in the complex next door[1]. I will sya, they don’t kid around with interviews, and I met a good chunk of the IT management chain. By the third hour, I was kinda flagging, so I hope I wasn’t too spacy in that final discussion. So we’ll see.

Interesting note – the drive to the American Tobacco Campus is a potential bitch and a half at any hour. BUT! There’s a lot going on in downtown Durham, so I’m going to keep my eyes on things there, even if it may not be as practical as some other areas.

Today is a follow up day, and the usual Friday lunch, and I need to be putting the finishing touches on this week’s In The Evening for Sunday.

And then job hunt can go on hold until Monday, or maybe Tuesday depending on the holiday.

[1] I only got reasonable parking because of a nice guy working one of the lots. On my second pass through I asked “Hey man, I’mhere for an interview, are there ANY visitor slots left?” and after explaining where, he waved me through and wished me luck. Dude probably saved me a half-mile walk there.

About Kevin Sonney

Kevin Sonney - who, contrary to popular opinion was NOT raised by wolves - grew up in central North Carolina. He fell into the technology field by accident in 1991, when he gave up the wild and crazy lifestyle of an on-air AM radio DJ to become a mundane technical support monkey. The technology industry has never really recovered from this. Kevin has worked for such names as IBM, Red Hat, webslingerZ, and Lulu Technologies (we won't mention the ones that didn't survive the experience). He currently works as a Linux Administrator for Apptio. In his spare time he rescues stray animals and plays video games with his two sons. His wife, we're sad to say, helps him get past the really hard bits. Kevin is still not very mundane, he just got better at hiding it.
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1 Response to Jobs, jobs, jobs

  1. Tanner Lovelace says:

    I was at ATC last night for the CocoaHeads meeting and somehow I managed to find one spot that didn’t require payment. But, yeah, it was quite a mess!

    Good luck with the job search!

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