I interviewed for another job last week and was rejected today. This was for a company located about 15 minutes away from Company O. Normally, I would not have taken this interview. It did not further the cause of relocation for Mrs. Geek and myself. The company was known to me however, and seemed like a good fit. A recruiter also called on a day last month when I was working from home and feeling particularly week willed. So, I relented and started a conversation.
I had some hopes for this one. No relocation funds would be required. I seemed to have some skills relevant to the position they were talking about. The interview seemed to go fairly well, and they actually picked my brain about some interesting problems. The company is hoping to double in size in the next few years.
But alas, it is not to be.
It all makes me a little insecure. If I cannot get another job when I want one, how will I get another one when I need one? Of course, Mrs. Geek correctly points out that I would not be cherry picking opportunities as much as I am now. There would be an earnestness to the search lacking in my current efforts. She's right... but my hopes are still dashed, and I am left wondering if I haven't somehow manuvered myself into a set of job skills with few outside prospects.
It all reminds me of dating, and perhaps I should take solace in that. It took a lot of trying to find Mrs. Geek, but I did pretty well there. I was dreadfully insecure about that... and I think I am doing better now. But it still seems like a "get to know you" process, and one in which I don't have much feed back except no date #2 after date #1.
I need to take this search to the next level, but I'm not sure how to do that. That is a thought for another day though. At least I still have good, interesting work at Company O. *knock on wood*
on 2007-01-19 at 9:13 p.m.
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