The Week Ahead

My Favorite Shot Of The CreekYou’ve heard the saying, “When it rains, it pours”, right? Well today was a perfect example of that phrase, and I am not talking about the weather either.

Every Friday I try to make sure and contact each of the recruiters that are out there working for me. I figure if I put my name in front of them early in the week and at the end of every week, it will help my chances of getting “the one” when it comes to jobs. Of course, I may get “the one” because I annoy the heck out of them, but at least once I get “the one” I won’t be bothering them again, right?

I heard from the recruiter about one job I interviewed for. Apparently the employer is sending out offer letters to fill three of their four positions, and since she hadn’t heard anything one way or the other I figure I am not one of the three people getting one of those offers. We’ll see though. There was nothing in the mail today, but I will keep my eyes open.

After speaking with that recruiter I touched bases with the recruiter for the “surprise” interview I had. He hadn’t heard anything from the hiring manager on that job, which I found odd since they were in a hurry to fill the position, but once things got rolling they put a hold on everything they are doing. Who knows, good things take time, right?

After those two calls I decided to take a break. I didn’t want to make any more calls and get the “I’ll keep my eyes open for you” routine from any of the people on the other end of the phone. That’s when the phone rang. It was a recruiter I had spoken to about a month ago about a job opening, which also apparently was put on hold. He was calling to tell me about another opportunity for a web developer position. Once he knew I was interested (like, duh), he said he would submit me for the position and try to get an interview lined up early next week.

My day slowly started to turn around. After I penciled the information about that new job into my day planner the phone rang again. It was another recruiter (one of the three who has actually accomplished getting a phone interview for me), with two, count them TWO, new positions she thought I would be interested in. My day definitely got better.

It’s amazing how things start flowing once someone opens the floodgate. With five opportunities in front of me, I can’t help but be optimistic about the week ahead.

“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us.”

— Alexander Graham Bell