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Smash-up job postings.

I always find these humorous. Companies, when they have a job-opening, sometimes get into “kitchen sink” mode. Where they throw every single institutional need into a single listing. Oddly enough, most companies don’t actually want to pay for what they are asking for. I saw tons of these in Philadelphia in the bio-tech area: Little […]

Brain is mush

So week before last, I interviewed at Yahoo. There are two specific groups interested in me, so the in-person interview turned out to be an all-day 10-person or so affair. I’ve conducted many interviews and have been through a few. It’s bee fun learning the lexicon and timbre of how they happen in the valley […]

Decision tree

You remember the scene in the Star Trek movie where Kirk tells Spock to guess because he trusts his guess more than anyone else? Choosing between jobs makes me feel like Spock in that scene. My friends always say helpful things like “you know what you’re doing” or “you always make good decisions.” I’m glad […]

Kicking it old school.

I have been spending the last few days in the highs and lows of job searching. I talked a lot of the job side, but haven’t really covered the other. I’ve spent the usual hours on end of resting my mind and feelings by killing pixels or sleeping. And for the first time in ages […]

When it rains, it pours.

Job searches are that way. You’ll have depressive days and days on end without a single peep. And then you’ll have 2 companies trying to talk to you multiple times in a day. I think part of it is the work week and weather. You might get a schedule call on a Monday. But if […]

On job searches and bad metaphors.

A few years ago, I decided I wanted to have a bit more control of my career. I had, until that point, basically went wherever I was taken in the moment. I ran a job until it was done and hopped to the next. I forget what spawned the thought, but I recall reading someone […]