Three months after my move

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I’ve now been here in San Francisco a little more than 3 months. Everything is going OK and I have to say I’m getting attention when I send out my résumé. That is one thing that helps me keep my chin up and not be blue about being unemployed.  Today I had a 2nd interview and those kinds of things help keep me sane.

I’m at a point where I’ve had four interviews and everybody says that they love me as a candidate and they want to bring me back in.  Sounds great, right? I kind of figure I’ll have multiple offers all at the same time.  I’m just one of those guys who doesn’t want to lead people on but you never know if someone is going to make you an offer.  Of course I’ll have four offers all at once and it will not be an easy choice.

The other part is that it is major companies that I’m interviewing with for positions I’ve found mostly on Monster.com.  So in a city of start-up companies, it’s the established companies that are contacting me for interviews.  Recruiters are calling of course but those aren’t always very productive.  Recruiting companies have a place in the employment market but there are so many of theme that they are like piano players, a dime a dozen.  The IT job market here in San Francisco is good.  There are always job posted.

I’ve also started doing work for TaskRabbit.com.  TaskRabbit.com is a web site where people can post task/odd jobs and people (like me) can bid on the work.  It’s funny some of the stuff I’ve seen posted but there are always people posting jobs/task that they need done.  If you’re in San Francisco check it out and see if it’s something you can use.

Well I should go search those job boards and see what I find.  Peace and Love to everyone out there.

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Eric

40 something year old guy living in San Francisco. Originally from central Ohio. Went to College to be a band director but ended up in the business world. Now I'm a scrum master and manager in a IT department here in Silicon Valley.

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