So, now that I have cleared a big hurdle in my current job, I have started devoting more time to looking for employment elsewhere. While not a great market for me (everyone wants medical device experience dammit) there are still opportunities out there.
Last week I was phone screened for a quality engineer position at a large balloon manufacturing company. The phone screen went well, so I moved to a TEAMS virtual interview with the Quality Manager. I thought it all went very well. But less than 4 hours later I got a rejection notification from the Indeed website.
But then, oddly, I received an email from the company inviting me to a TEAMS interview with like 6 other people. So I sent them a response indicating that I believed I was invited erroneously as I had already received a rejection. They were horrified! Turns out they never meant to reject me and wanted another round of interviews.
So I agreed to a TEAMS session with them for next week- even though their communication issues leave a lot to be desired.
But as luck would have it, I was also contacted by a recruiter with a potential job opportunity. I have a phone call set up today to discuss that one.
And best of all— I got an email yesterday from a company that I tossed my resume at. I figured this one as a long shot opportunity, as it’s with a high tech company. But what the hey, right? You always miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
The president of this company emailed me and was impressed with my resume. He asked several clarifying questions, and I emailed back some detailed answers. This escalated quickly, and I now have an in-person interview next Tuesday with him, the VP, and the retiring Quality Manager!
I’m actually beyond excited about this one. The tech is cool- nanotechnology involving electron spin to be exact. I’m geeking out about it as it’s interesting materials and modern application.
I am trying to rein myself in a bit. I’ll be doing a lot of interview prep this weekend for it, in order to put my best foot forward. But I’m encouraged by the dialogue so far. And by the fact that the current quality guy is set to retire in late May or something, so they’re on a tight time table.
Keep for fingers crossed for me.