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Old 02-25-2020, 03:35 PM   #406
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*BOOM!*
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Old 02-25-2020, 06:51 PM   #407
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Old 02-25-2020, 07:24 PM   #408
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Further update:

Remember that time when the lady who scheduled phone interview with me stood me up instead? No, not that time, the time after that. Yeah. Well, we exchanged emails again and she called me this afternoon (just twenty minutes late, but who's counting?).

Another excellent interview. She's a recruiter for a big consulting outfit and they're looking to add an engineer to a team that does work in my town, right down the road at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. She decided to forward my application to "the team" and they'll decide if they want to interview me. That second interview will likely be a phone interview since the team has members from San Diego to Puget Sound to Tokyo. If they like what they hear in that second interview, the recruiter said they'd be willing to make an offer based on the second phone interview.

Some of the details were ones I had to say no to, unfortunately. For example, the opening requirement is a Secret clearance, which I do not have. We talked about it and she said if "I'm the job" (gah--don't get me started on the level of biz-speak... level-set, SME, show you my cards, etc etc) meaning they really like me, that they'd give me work in the non classified areas while my clearance was being ... cleared? created? validated?

Anyhow, the money's right, the location's right, I'm stoked!

Two home runs in one day!
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Old 02-25-2020, 07:54 PM   #409
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Yay BigV!!!
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Old 02-25-2020, 09:03 PM   #410
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Fingers crossed!
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Old 02-25-2020, 09:23 PM   #411
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Looking good BigV!
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Old 02-25-2020, 11:16 PM   #412
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Not surprising, companies are looking for gems like you every day. In their defence it ain't easy winnowing out the chaff, and making a mistake can be very costly. So they are cautious which works in your favor at this point, in that if they hear an answer they don't really like they'll take the time to ask another one to be sure.
You're on your way.
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Old 03-04-2020, 12:18 PM   #413
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First second interview has been scheduled for this Friday!

Again, nervous and excited. This will be an hour long conference call phone interview with the principals of the team with which I'll be working, should they offer and I accept.
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Old 03-04-2020, 12:25 PM   #414
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Old 03-04-2020, 01:53 PM   #415
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Good luck, V. Hope you and it are what you and they are looking for.

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Old 03-04-2020, 05:27 PM   #416
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oh great news! Good Luck!
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Old 03-04-2020, 08:27 PM   #417
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Nice, good luck bro.
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Old 03-06-2020, 01:14 PM   #418
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J.F.C.

You know how I've moaned here about how hard it is to produce these documents, how I agonize over them, wanting them to be *perfect*? I'm the king of overthinking and I've caused myself undue stress in the process. I've had other people proof my work. I've tried to lower my neuroticism standards and just get the stuff out the door. I might have overshot on this effort having just discovered a typographical error on my RESUME. No biggie.... just my phone number.

#facepalm
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Old 03-06-2020, 01:26 PM   #419
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LOL. Oh, man..

That's brutal.
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Old 03-06-2020, 01:57 PM   #420
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Yes.

I got what I got, though. Onward.

The error has been corrected, but for my local copies only. Now I have re-upload this resume, which has already been distributed to probably....forty applications? Nothing to be done about those. But I have to put the corrected copy on all the sites where I have a presence. Here's a quick list:

LIST OF SITES WHERE I HAVE LOGINS
AND RECEIVE JOB LEADS IN EMAIL
LOGIN NAME VARIES
LOGIN EMAIL VARIES
** ** ** ** ** **

https://www.indeed.com
https://www.linkedin.com
https://www.dice.com
https://lensa.com
https://seeker.worksourcewa.com
https://jobs.kitsapsun.com
https://www.kitsapgov.com
https://www.civicplus.com
https://www.bremertonwa.gov
https://www.careeronestop.org
metroseattlejobs.com (not secure)
https://www.resume-library.com
bah.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com
https://careers.boozallen.com
https://www.glassdoor.com
http://www.careers.wa.gov
https://www.usajobs.gov
https://www.governmentjobs.com
schooljobs.com and governmentjobs.com (Equivalent domains)
https://www.ziprecruiter.com
https://www.onetonline.org
http://localjobbulletin.com
https://www.monster.com
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