Tags: job search

love/peace

I have learned to think before speaking

Sent in the official acceptance today. Packed all weekend. Freaked out about finding an apartment (thank you, akiko for sending that information. It was helpful to know that the prices we're seeing for apartments aren't too ridiculous). I have given notice to my current employer and am in the process of raiding the building for boxes. I have a large stack ready to take home today so I can stay home tomorrow and pack.

But, I wanted to share this bit from one of the interviews I had for this position.

Interviewer: There will probably be a lot of travel at the beginning of this project.
Tsaiko: That's fine.
Interviewer: There might even be some international travel
Tsaiko: Really? *is excited*
Interviewer: Places like England, Singapore, Hawaii...
Tsaiko: *thinking Hawaii's not international* That sound very interesting.

I somehow managed to keep from correcting him during the interview, but boy I wanted to say to him "Really? Hawaii's international? I'm sure they would love to know that!" It's not a good idea to correct your boss before he's even your boss. XD
happy

GO TOWARDS THE LIGHT. IT'S PRETTY!

I just got a call.

The director with the company I interviewed with in the DC area is going to call with an offer on Friday. They are sending me the paperwork to fill out if I accept.

Guys, depending on this offer, I may have a job.

OH GOD, I HAVE TO SERIOUSLY FIND A PLACE TO LIVE IN THAT AREA THAT IS NOT INSANELY EXPENSIVE.
mischievous

WTF? LOL!

I swear, I find the most amusing job descriptions ever. Today is this gem.

"The GIS Analysis will develop special databases..."

What they meant to say was "spatial databases." I cracked up when I realized that. I am now going to quietly giggle every time I have to do some work with the geodatabase in ArcMap because I'll be thinking "This is one of those special databases."
love/peace

I am amused

Just finished up the interview with the company in DC. I am amused by the fact that they gave me homework. Yes, that's right, homework! I have to write a document for them detailing a slightly complex, but routine process in ArcGIS. I'm actually rather intrigued by this. It seems like it will be fun.
shock

GASP! SHOCK!

I got a call about a phone interview in the DC area while at lunch. Going to return that as soon as I get done with the maps for my part time job.

Even better, I got the comments back on the final draft of my thesis a whole week early from the final committee member. I am glad I was sitting down, because otherwise I would have fainted from shock. This means I can get everything done early and am assured a graduation in October.

WIN!
floating

How not to sell your job

I actually saw this on a job posting today.

Pay Rate: Lowest possible

Wow. I can tell that this company really values their employees. It wants to pay for quality and make sure that their employees are in it for the long term. Not. They might as well have written "Will take lowest bidder."

Although I am inclined to think that the company sent this out to a recruiter and the recruiter posted the email verbatim on their website. Awesome job there, recruiter. You fail.