I am quite pleased to announce that I am a member of the programming team for a local company. Unfortunately, I don't think I get to talk about the details of the company or the project--so that doesn't give me much to write about.
It has been three weeks since I posted my resume on dice.com
and since then I've received calls from about 25 different staffing agencies/consulting firms wanting to know more. It's been 15 days and I'm employed. I'm not sure if being attacked by staffing firms is standard for people posting their resume online, but I didn't mind. Seems everyone liked the 10+ years of experience, which seems almost a little strange to think about--I've been a professional programmer for over 10 years. (I'm old.) Most of the staffing firms that called didn't seem to have a clue that there was a difference between systems programming
and embedded systems programming
. I got a lot of offers for mainframe and/or database related projects, which I don't really have any interest in doing.
After being employed, I went about removing my resume from the job sites. I found it had been viewed 53 times at monster.com
. I expect I'll get a couple more calls for late comers or people following-up. I'm pretty happy about the whole setup though. I would tell anyone (who has experience) to list themselves online.
In celebration of my new job, I took Tyson, Zen and Amy out for sushi. It's been a couple of years since I've had sushi--and it was good!