Still being selective with job opportunities.
I have had several recruiters reach out and the conversations are good but I’m being very selective right now. I do not want to end up somewhere that isn’t a good fit.
One recruiter for a large retail/cloud company setup an appointment and no-showed. Really bad look. I was potentially interested in jobs with this company but that single experience turned me off. I know it happens but it just irked me.
Two recruiters have called and asked me what is happening at my previous company. They have noticed a large number of people leaving and wanted details. Not my place to go into the details but when you see a mass exodus of IT folks from a company that should speak volumes. Culture is really important and when it tanks, so does morale and well, you get the idea.
In my next role, company culture will be critical if I am accepting an offer.
Robotics season has start for Alex and we are going all-in with his team. He is on the build team this year and this is the first time I have seen him 100% committed to the effort and I’m excited. I have signed on to mentor and provide food for all of the late night and weekends his team will spend getting ready for competitions.