I started a new job last week. I was talking to a friend who was telling me how lucky I was to be back at work so quickly. Lucky? Maybe. My new position is with Intuit (of Quickbooks and TurboTax fame). I am an Operations Manager Engineer and the job is challenging and task driven. The people I work with are very intelligent and the work is right in my wheel house. More importantly, Intuit is ranked #19 on the list of Fortune’s top 100 companies to work for. Yeah me!
I need to give a special thanks to a former colleague. Dean Klotz wrote an article on his blog that I found inspirational for my situation. I took the time to do some additional training and master some of the skills I would need for my future job search. Thank you Dean
A quick summary of what happened. I was laid off. I filed for unemployment. I received 1 unemployment payment. I had 10 interviews and 5 secondary interviews before I decided on this position. Please refer to my previous blog post to understand how I was able to accomplish this. Getting a job was my new job, no joking around. If a door didn’t open, I kicked it down to get myself in front of the people that were responsible for hiring. It worked. No magic, not overly more qualified than other candidates. I just wanted to work. I wanted to work for a company and at a position I felt I would be challenged by.
While I am sure this will not be my last stop for the future, I am happy to report I am happy. If you are unemployed then stick with it. Also