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Sep. 3rd, 2003

01:08 pm - New York

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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.

Current Mood: [mood icon] hopeful
Current Music: Delerium - Flowers Become Screens

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From:rosencrantz319
Date:September 3rd, 2003 12:19 pm (UTC)
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From:iceprincess1010
Date:September 3rd, 2003 01:13 pm (UTC)
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What would I do? hmmm...I would go for the first group. Give them all I have so they can brag about it and then let the second group mull it over and offer me something better. Play hard to get and then jump at the better opportunity. You can't really lose going with the first group because if the second group wants you enough they will find a way to have you. But like you said, rejecting the first group and then being rejected by the second could be detrimental.
HUGS!
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From:prettydark
Date:September 3rd, 2003 01:53 pm (UTC)
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it sounds good... nice to have a few companies interested. i'll be crossing my fingers that the best option becomes available to you.
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From:omnifarious
Date:September 3rd, 2003 03:47 pm (UTC)
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Just one company actually, but a couple different groups within that company.

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From:rosencrantz319
Date:September 3rd, 2003 02:58 pm (UTC)
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From:solera
Date:September 3rd, 2003 06:44 pm (UTC)
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Exciting! Good luck!!
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From:jinee15
Date:September 3rd, 2003 08:45 pm (UTC)

No Sleep 'Til Brooklyn

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Hey, New York sounds great! Good luck!
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From:omnifarious
Date:September 3rd, 2003 09:36 pm (UTC)

Re: No Sleep 'Til Brooklyn

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I know that's the title of something from context and wording, but I've never heard of it before. :-)

If I take the job, I will only be moving to NYC for a couple of years, and I'll be visiting back here reasonably often. I don't think I'll enjoy living in NYC much.

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