New York - Journal of Omnifarious
Sep. 3rd, 2003
01:08 pm - New York
Well, I got another call from NYC in which I answered every question given to me completely and well. The recruiters said the next step was a trip to NYC. The second group at Bloomberg who was interested doesn't want to compete with the first group. They would much rather steal me away after I start working for the first group.
If I wanted to do something risky, I could say that I no longer wanted to interview with the first group, and interview with just the second group. The description of the second group sounds somewhat more interesting, but I think I'd like working for either group. If the first group rejects me, for whatever reason, the second group might be willing to interview me. If I reject the first group, and the second group rejects me, then I'm done.
The questions asked me by the first group have been questions that would've tripped up anybody who wasn't a competent C or C++ programmer, or who didn't have a handle on OS issues. But, they haven't been ones that would ferret out people with the sheer depth and range of experience I have, or people who have my rare (for a technical person) interpersonal skills. I'm not sure if they're not interested in those things, or if they are waiting to meet me in person to try to evaluate them. If they aren't interested, then I don't think I'd like working for the first group very much.