Well, today has been a very interesting day. I just gave my two-weeks notice to my employer after accepting a job as a full-time Web Application Developer. It was more difficult than I thought it would be, after all I really enjoyed working with the people in my office. The reason I decided to leave was because I am an application developer, so working at a help desk for the rest of my career didn’t seem like a great use of my skills.
The company I’m moving to is definitely going to be much different from the one where I’ve been working for the last year. The company has about 5% of the employees of my previous employer and a completely opposite culture. I’m really looking forward to getting started there. In reality this will be my first time working as a full-time application developer and I’m curious to see how far I can push myself. Most of my work will involve .Net programming in a Web Services environment, I’m hoping that this will help me with getting my MCAD certification early this spring.
I found the job posted on the Mohawk College Student and Graduate Employment web site, luckily the day I looked was the last day they were accepting applications. I worked my butt off to get the resume and CV ready and was able to e-mail it to the company at 11:30pm. The very next day a rep. from the company e-mailed me to arrange a telephone interview. After that I had an interview with two people from the company, the Director of IT and one of the Co-Owners. I figured I was doing OK when the interview lasted an hour and 15 minutes, after all, if they weren’t interested in me why would they spend the time to get to know me? After that I was a little concerned, I didn’t receive a follow-up call by the date they gave me so I started to think they had found somebody else. Two days later I received another e-mail with an invitiation for an interview with the other Co-Owner. Apparently this guy was the ‘rubber stamp guy’ for the company and he was there to give his approval. It was the longest job application/interview process I have experienced so far and I’m very happy with the results. I would go into more details but I don’t want to mention names of the people or companies involved. I’m sure you’ve read online about how blogging has affected peoples careers, it’s too soon for me to take that risk.
So yeah, my last day will the the 13th and from there I’m moving on up.
Wish me luck!