Just a quick note before I dash off to do a little freelance work this morning. Got two phone calls about possible jobs yesterday. One was a phone interview with a company in Ann Arbor about a Windows Administrator position. The phone interview went pretty well and the fellow on the phone seemed to think I was a pretty good fit. I should hear back on either Friday or Monday on whether or not I’ll get to go in for a face-to-face interview with the manager of the department. This was one of those positions I was about 85% qualified for so I figured it was a long shot, but I’m feeling a little more confident about it now.
The other interview is with another contract house at 10AM tomorrow. Not sure if this is in preparation for the position I had applied for or just to get a feel of who they’re dealing with, but at least I’ll be going in and talking to someone directly. This one, as I recall, was even more of a long shot than the one above so I’m assuming that they’re not even considering me for the position I had inquired about so much as seeing if I’m fit for some other possibility they may have on hand. Considering that I’ve talked to at least 22 or so contract houses since I’ve been laid off all of which felt they’d find me work in no time and all of which have so far not been able to place me, well, I’m not as optimistic as I’d like to be. But who knows? Perhaps these guys have a ton of contracts just waiting for the right guy to come along and present himself so I’ll trim up the beard a bit, dust off my business casual clothes (as that’s what I was told I should wear) and see if I can’t dazzle them a bit with my sparkling personality.