The Fruits Of My Labor

White Breasted NuthatchMy day started about an hour and a half earlier than I intended, as Chuck decided he needed to wake up at the crack of dawn and go outside. Once I let him and Stitches out the back door I realized I was already awake and there was no point in trying to go back to sleep.

The first “task” of the day was checking The Hit List, a nifty application I got with the MacHeist Bundle, to make sure I was on the same page as my schedule. I know it sounds odd, but I have to check my schedule several times each day to make sure I haven’t missed anything. I am constantly adding things to my schedule so it would be quite easy to let something fall between the cracks and get lost forever.

After checking the hit list and making coffee I prepared for my phone interview that was scheduled for 10 o’clock. I think the interview went well, and I should hear something by Monday afternoon about the next step in the process. I really like everything I have found out about this company, and the founder of the company himself was the one interviewing me for the job. Maybe this is “the one”?

I spent a couple hours brushing up on my Javascript skills and reading part of the latest Javascript and AJAX book I got at Barnes and Noble last week. Along with searching for a new job, I feel it’s important to keep up with my current skills as well as learning new ones, while I have this bit of downtime.

Later in the afternoon I received a phone call from one of the recruiters that I met a few weeks ago. He works in the same office as another recruiter working for me, and he had a new opportunity he thought I might be interested in. It turns out, I am scheduled for a face-to-face interview at 11 o’clock tomorrow morning. How awesome is that? Could this be “the one”?

Whether or not either of these two new job possibilities end up being “the one”, it sure is nice to see things picking up a bit in the job market. I am off now to map out the route to the interview in the morning. What would normally be a quick and easy commute could be complicated by spring break traffic around Six Flags, so I have to make sure I have an alternate route planned, just in case.