I had four hours of job interviews with a perspective employer this morning. How did I do? Well, I think I addressed all the concerns of my interrogators when asked to step up in front of a white board and write code. There may have been a few details missed that would a compiler or interpreter would catch... but I think the designs were right. The key question for me is: are the expecting me to catch everything on the first try without any mistakes at all? Well, I hope not... but the interview process seems to be very intense these days. It is a Darwinian struggle... those who can survive the weeding out process are worthy of jobs.
So everyone please keep those digits crossed. This would be a nice job to get... and I will learn the outcome on Monday. I was pleased to see that they didn't cut me loose from the applicant pool half way through the interviews. I am also glad to actually be sitting across a table from a human being, rather than interviewing by phone. I feel like I need a little good karma where the job search is concerned.
I just hope my karmic credit card is not full. I hope I don't get a notice saying "sorry, you can't get a job because you weren't nice enough to puppies". Or worse yet, "you can't get a job because your reincarnation score is kind of low -- not dung beetle low, but you'll definitely have to keep one eye skyward, looking for stomping feet."
Anyhow, would everybody please light a candle or two to the higher power of their choice? I need all the cosmic goodwill I can get.
on 2006-04-28 at 2:49 p.m.
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