On monday I woke up for the facing the second week in a row where I was struggling to come up with an agenda. The previous week was largely wasted. Monday of this week was not well used. I left the house to walk along Broadway, trying to look for inspiration. I was angry at my self for wasting the previous week and was going to try to use that anger to get me motivated again. Motivation when looking for a job is a stop and start thing. I did learn that I should be able to get a smart phone for very little. I did do laundry in the morning of that day so it was not wasted.
After coming home not having gained inspiration or motivation, I returned the the time killing device I have been using, Minecraft. To make minecraft run smoother, I shut down a bunch of apps including my mail app. So it was not until late that I fingured I might as well check the mail because I am just OCD enough that un checked mail don't sit right. In the mail was one short email. I saw the name of the company and knew it was legitimate.
How did I get mailed you might ask, well I was a bit nuts. I put my resume, on Craigslist. I stripped it of phone email and address and placed it in a category where I had seen geology jobs posted. That was a fishing expedition. Classed under, its not supposed to work but the risk was low enough and the cost nonexistent. Knowing enough about the firm that reached out to me I quickly wrote back that I was willing and able to come in for an interview on short notice if need be.
The next morning, I got called and was in my good shirt and tie and in the board room less then an hour and a half later. When questioned if I could query, I not being able to think of any SQL on the fly but wanting to show that I had comprehension mentioned Little Bobby Tables. There was a laugh.
Things did have a hick up where I miss heard an instruction to come back in twenty and thought that I was going to be called. Thankfully the situation was solved. I got invited back into the office again, this morning for a more in depth follow through, a skills assessment and chance to meet people.
In between the miscommunication and is resolution, that time frame being yesterday afternoon, two other good things happened. I got a call from a firm I have been trying to land an interview with for some time that interview is now scheduled for friday. I also got called by an engineering company looking for geologists, also office based and vancouver based. That phone call ended and with in a minuet my phone rang, it was the call that fixed the miscommunication of earlier in the day.
So now, I need to learn somethings from Fridays interview. It is agreed that the friday interview is a good thing, I want to know what plan A is since plan B came out of the blue relatively speaking. I want to get a handle on what the details of the post at plan A are. I would kick myself for not finding out and loosing a possibly better job. I know that Friday afternoon I will be close to making a choice.
Part two will be when I sign some paperwork or otherwise take action to accept an offer.
It has to be said there was luck in all of this. Enough brains to see what I saw as worth while but the luck of being seen on craigslist is still luck.