I honestly thought I was going to have to get at this later today. Between incoming contacts, a doctor appointment, and 3 calls, I was going to be pretty busy until 3:30. Then my 2:00-2:30 and 2:30-3:00 calls rescheduled around 1:45. Still have one at 3 that hasn’t tried to reschedule yet. We’ll see.
Two FAANG companies reached out this morning.
One is where I already chatted with the hiring manager, but the role had to officially post before I could officially become a candidate. Last week I sent him my resume so he could put it into the internal referral system. He did and the recruiter reached out this morning.
At the request of their recruiter, I filled out the info they needed to supplement my resume in their recruiting system (full contact info, demographics, work authorization status). That’s very likely to go to a loop. The other… Just a recruiter asking for a call. Didn’t even specify a role. We’ll see. I’m not the biggest fan of that company, but I’m willing to listen.
Curent tally: 1 loop scheduled for February, 1 loop looking good to be scheduled, 2 hiring manager calls pending, 3 recruiter calls pending.
Haven’t even looked at the new postings today on LinkedIn and some professional forums. Will do after my next call.
From the job boards
Overall, the CareerBuilder contacts stepped their game up a notch. One was an 8 week contract working with AWS SageMaker. Seeing as I wrote developer documentation for SageMaker Ground Truth, that was pretty on target. But I’m not looking for an 8 week contract. The rest were tech contracts of varying lengths and accuracy to my experience plus one contact about doing sales for a legal assistance plan. Total mails: 7 today, none over the weekend.
Monster had one spam for a career in “financial education” and a bunch of business analyst and Java Developer contracts. The funny one was from the company that ran the employee shuttles for Amazon while I was there. I actually worked with their software people a bit in 2017 when I was with Login with Amazon, because they were having some integration issues. But this wasn’t a technical role. They’re looking for van and bus drivers and supervisors. Total mails: 9 today and the “financial education” one over the weekend.
To be clear, I’m not disrespecting van and bus drivers. It’s not an easy job, especially in the current environment. They should get more pay from their bosses and more love from their passengers. It’s three things…
One, the pay wouldn’t approach a senior engineering salary.
Two, I hate driving in rush-hour traffic and I hate driving in downtown Seattle, so why do that for a living?
Three, the bigger the vehicle, the more likely I am to forget where the back passenger-side corner is and bump it against something… as the dents in the rear of the long-bed Chevy pickup I once owned would attest.
And then, the calls…
The Sagemaker recruiter followed up with a call, which Google Voice mangled appropriately.
Hey Greg, John with diverse number of corrupt New York City.
The other call of the day was…
Frank regarding manager call me back at…
I listened to that 10-second voicemail and even I couldn’t make out what he was saying between his name and “call me back.” Honestly, I ought to start a separate site called “Mumblecruiter” and feature mumbled voicemails plus the transcriptions they generate.
See you tomorrow.