I had a first "phone screen" with another perspective employer yesterday. For those who haven't been keeping track, I've been interviewing for other jobs off and on for the last two years. This process started because Mrs. Geek and I were thinking about moving out of state, and I wanted to find a job in our (perspective) new locale. That job never materialized. Instead, we finally decided to stay put last Spring/Summer. I've been occasionally interviewing for other jobs since then. I like my current job, but I am unsure that it is doing enough to keep my job skills sharp. I need new challenges to keep my career relevant.
These first phone screens drive me nuts. It's like a blind date. You get a call from someone who talks to you for about an hour. I always end up being asked about my prior experiences and why I am interested in changing jobs. I am then usually given one or two design problems for which I must craft a solution. I then spend the 24 hours following the interview dissecting my solutions, trying to figure out if I made any mistakes. This is somehow inevitable... like walking out a school exam wondering how you did. I've given up fighting it.
The cure, in college at least, involved alcohol. A few drinks would calm those busybody brain cells right down. Perhaps this will dictate my plans for this evening... hmmmm.
on 2008-03-28 at 4:27 p.m.
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