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Old 02-24-2012, 06:20 PM   #106
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Good news!

I just received an email (and a followup phone call) from my prospective employer scheduling my in person interviews. I will come into their office Monday afternoon. There are four interviews scheduled with six different people over the course of two hours.

I've already spoken with two of them, each one in one of my phone interviews. I'll do some googling of the other four names to see what I can see, I'll shave, get a new shirt and a shoeshine... print up a few copies of my resume "just in case". I know where the place is (heh, you guys do too, I might have posted a picture here. I'll look for it.) and where to park. I'm really, really excited!
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Old 02-24-2012, 06:29 PM   #107
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Brilliant!
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Old 02-25-2012, 11:47 AM   #108
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Good luck V. I'm sure you'll dazzle them.
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:12 PM   #109
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eh hem ... update?
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:35 PM   #110
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Wow, this all happened really fast! Good luck to you!
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:28 PM   #111
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Hi friends. Sorry for being silent on this matter lately. I don't have any news at all. Monday's interviews went very well, I met seven people in four interviews. It was quite favorable, there were two kinds of questions, technical pop quizzes of a sort, what is CAT5, what is a Global Catalog, etc. and interpersonal style questions, how do you handle competing priorities and deadlines, how do you use your presentation skills to convince a group of people about a technical subject, etc.

I believe I met most of the team I'd be working with, including the director of IT, the main decider, in my opinion. He was very friendly. I *think* he wants me (not like that), but I don't know yet. I asked when I'd know, when they'd know and he said he had one more person to interview, that was yesterday. He said they'd have a decision by today or Thursday.

The hours have crept by.

I came home from the interview, had a sandwich and promptly fell asleep for six hours. I was exhausted. I told them I want the job, now it's up to them. I'm stiiiiiiilllll waiting.
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:37 PM   #112
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Exclamation This just in

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BigV, I wanted to reach out to you let you know that unfortunately we will not be extending an offer at this time.

We appreciate your interest in XX and will keep your information for future opportunities.

Thanks
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:45 PM   #113
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Dang.
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:57 PM   #114
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Old 03-01-2012, 02:13 PM   #115
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Sorry. That sucks.
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Old 03-01-2012, 03:15 PM   #116
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grrrrrrrrrrr ... Very sorry.
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:03 PM   #117
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Awwww crap.
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:12 PM   #118
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crappity crap
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:14 PM   #119
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That sucks !!

Or i bet the other canadate had Bigger Boobz than you did
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:22 PM   #120
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damn man. I definitely know the feeling. keep on chuggin' bro. it *will* happen for you man. if i can get a job back in my old field given my past, you have it a lot easier than i did. hang in there sir!
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