I have had a pretty eventful couple of weeks!
I mentioned on Twitter about a Google recruiter getting a hold of me on LinkedIn:
Have a call with a Google recruiter today. Sometimes I feel like these big companies aren’t really reading my qualifications....
I was absolutely baffled: why did he contact me?, What is he trying to achieve? and Is this even real?.
So it really surprised me that a Google recruiter of all recruiters, would be interested in me.
I set up with appointment with the recruiter in his Google Calendar. We spoke on 29 May 2018 and, well…
THAT GOOGLE RECRUITING CALL COULDN’T HAVE BEEN ANY MORE GREATER THAN IT WAS. Wow. I mean. Damn…
I am not sure. I think it is a mix of being loud and being seen and sharing what I know. There’s also luck and incredible hard work. I just don’t feel Google ready. I’m probably not. I have until the end of the year to get ready.
I’ve put my hat into the ring at other companies, some big some small. After the Google call I felt empowered to do so. I’ve put in 8 applications so far. My best shot until I hear back from one is a part time agency gig that’s very simple in scope but pays well. I may take it. I may not. It depends on what other companies have or if they are interested. I’m throwing pasta on the wall, essentially, to see what sticks.
But I thought I’d share. Really trying to make my way.
Until next newsletter, take a look at Check Yo Self: Markdown Grammar Checker for blog posts, etc. on GitHub. Tell me what you think. Being a newly minted React dev, I’ll need as much help as I can get.
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