I’ve had several interviews at various places; all but one went well (and that one was OK, but not as good as I’d have liked). I’ve also applied for a few contractor positions – I’m a big fan of temp-to-perm hiring approaches, especially since that’s how I got my professional start 17 years ago (as a contractor for a day working for Sprint).
Three of the positions I’ve interviewed for I didn’t get, but the experiences were positive. On one I made the decision very difficult – which was positive because I had no experience related to that particular job but still got two interviews and was their second choice.
Right now I feel pretty good about four positions – two pricing-, one contracts- and one proposal-related at three different companies. The interviews went well and the skill sets and experience were a good match; now we see how things progress from there.
I’m continuing to learn things during my search. I tend to interview pretty well, I enjoy the search but I don’t like the fact that there are a billion different systems for applying for jobs and nobody uses the same one, so every application for a different company can be a long process. I also realize I enjoy the resume creation process, although not everybody seems to like the way I format my resume (Profile -> Skills/Expertise -> Accomplishments -> Job Titles -> Education).
We shall see – I’m hoping to hear some stuff next week.by