Just passed week twenty two ...
Another week gone with an average statistic. Three new applications, one NO (the Jobscan trial), two new entries in a headhunter candidate pool and one job interview with a headhunter planned for early next week.
One of the candidate pool positions was a job I initially applied for end of August 2016. I had one phone and a F2F interview with the headhunter and my profile was finally send forward to the recruiting company. This company was looking for a replacement of the current position holder, who will be retiring in 2017. So no real time pressure on their side and a lot of possibilities to move out a final decision. But this week they finally decided that my profile is not meeting their expectation for the new position holder. Good that I finally have a decision now, bad that another one will be getting the job, as the content and responsibility was really interesting and with a lot of influence and growth potential.
I do not believe in coincidences, so this decision must be good for something. I will find out later 😋.
Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous. Albert Einstein
Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence. Erma Bombeck, American humorist
Besides the job interview with the headhunter I do not have detailed plans for next week yet, but I am already looking forward to the Python programming course at Udacity. Just had a look at the introduction session yesterday, what was really looking great. Even my 13 year old daughter was very much interested in the topic, planned content and doing it online. Only issue for her is the course language. She is not really confident that she will be able to follow the full time in English. Maybe an improvement idea for Udacity to offer courses in different languages?
Finally some good reading topics for next week:
- McKinsey&Company: How the convergence of automotive and tech will create a new ecosystem - http://www.mckinsey.com/industries/automotive-and-assembly/our-insights/how-the-convergence-of-automotive-and-tech-will-create-a-new-ecosystem?cid=other-nsl-mip-mck-oth-1612
- Lego Is the Perfect Toy, Even if no one can really agree on what kind of toy it is anymore. - http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2016/12/lego-is-the-perfect-toy.html - interesting to see, how even a company like LEGO with an endless number of customers can struggle and needs to rethink and focus again and again ...