Well, it’s time for to write again. My job hunt is done for at least the foreseeable future and I’m actually remaining with my consulting company, just in a different role. It’s what I would call a transitional role - I’m going to be the Marketing and Operations Manager for the company, so I’ll have a wide range of tasks, and a lot of latitude to do some really cool stuff with my media background. So that starts in February, a few months away yet because I have to finish out my current contract, but I’m very excited about it.
The other piece of this was an insanely stressful few weeks in terms of jobs. I’m going to relate some of these things in hopes that someone else doesn’t have to have a similar experience. First and foremost, I interviewed with 4 places within 1-week, 3 of which were on a single day. If you were curious, this is really not the best idea from an applicant perspective. While I feel I successfully navigate all the interviews well, I had a few close calls of ‘Hrm, did I talk about this yet? I’m not sure … hrm … uhhh’ not really the best experience for me.
While 3 out of the 4 fell through for some reason, luckily one came through and my existing company counter-offered, which was pretty great to feel that valued in an organization. Here’s a few notes from 1yr+ job search:
I’m sure I have thousand other little gems from my experience, but that’s what I came up with off the top of my head.