Job search update
My job search experiment is sitting at about one and a half for four at the moment.
Of the four recruiters who received my letter, two were small independents and two were larger national companies.
The person I spoke to at one of the larger companies completely failed to get it, and asked the usual “so how many years of websphere experience do you have?” questions. *plonk*
I had a bit more luck with the other large shop, ending up speaking to their national manager, presumably because I was “too hard” for the front line folks. :) We had a promising conversation, but nothing concrete yet.
Of the two independents, one said he would “keep his eyes out”, which is actually a satisfactory result–a lot better than “no worries, I’ll try and push you in to whatever crap I have on the books right now”.
The other has come through with an interview for a reasonable-sounding job. The company appears to be a combination of in-house and customer-facing work. I don’t know much yet, but current employees rave about the place in their blogs.
More news as it happens!