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Old 02-21-2012, 03:54 PM   #91
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Old 02-21-2012, 05:41 PM   #92
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:04 PM   #93
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:04 PM   #94
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:06 PM   #95
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:18 PM   #96
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:20 PM   #97
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:31 PM   #98
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:18 PM   #99
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Holy Crap! Thats awesome!! !! !!
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:48 PM   #100
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:59 PM   #101
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:21 PM   #102
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Hey, me again.

Some explanation about that previous post.

I don't believe in jinxes, so I risked a bold prediction. They *will* hire me. It was a phone interview with the person who will decide, and it was about a half an hour of me talking about how I can do or have done the things he has on his plate. It was entirely favorable. "Well, that sounds really good." "I agree." "I've done that a couple times at X and Y." "So you have that experience, that's good." repeat repeat repeat... By the end of the call, we were practically making out. Metaphorically speaking.

There is a very good match of what they need to get done with what I have done. There is considerable overlap in what they're looking for in non technical terms and what I'm looking for in company culture. To my amazement, he brought up the subject of salary requirements near the end of our talk. This felt kinda like getting to second base on a first date. This was another area of agreement, what they had to offer and what I am expecting to be paid.

The last part of the conversation was DG saying he would pass on my information to their HR department so they could begin to process my paperwork. Another good sign I feel. Sure enough, twenty minutes later I get a message from the recruiter fellow DG said I'd hear from. We have arranged to meet/talk this week. Things are moving forward as though each party wants to make a deal.

I am very excited, but the literal truth is that I have not had an offer tendered to me. I believe they will make one, and soon. That will be fucking awesome.
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Old 02-22-2012, 02:36 PM   #103
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Just finished second phone interview.

It was short and sweet. He verified some details about my experience, the job description, my salary expectations, etc. He closed with by saying that the next step is to schedule some in person interviews, what is my schedule like, timing, etc. He told me to expect to be contacted by the scheduling administrator (or some title like that). I suppose I'll have this next round of interviews within a week, pending the availability of the people in their office.

Continuing to move forward, gaining momentum. I'm still excited!

***

On a different note, same subject, the office for this outfit is downtown. I live north of downtown, still in the city. Blah blah blah, what this means is that I won't have to drive on the freeway to get to the job. I could take the bus, or ride my bike. This is much more appealing when you consider that parking my car downtown could cost as much as $300 a month... compared to a free bus pass. I am very happy about the prospect of not having to be a bridge rat anymore!
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Old 02-22-2012, 03:34 PM   #104
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Excellent. Your last commute sucked, IIRC.
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Old 02-22-2012, 04:54 PM   #105
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