8. Feb, 2017

Job seekers really need to have a lot of patience or learn it quickly ...

Sometimes it is really tough to adjust yourself to the speed of headhunters and companies advertising jobs. Just some examples from my last weeks:

  • I did apply for a job posted by a headhunter. After two weeks I did ask for a confirmation letter and was immediately invited for a first phone interview. One day before the interview the headhunter was ill and a colleague will now contact me in 4 weeks from now.
  • In mid November I did apply for a job posted by another headhunter. My documents have been send to the customer a week later. No updates for 2 month and suddenly an invitation for a F2F job interview in 2 weeks from now.
  • Immediate availability for an interesting job was demanded in the 2nd job interview. Still no feedback about the outcome and final selection after 4 working days.
  • And so on ...

As usual the perception of time and duration is depending on the situation. If you have a great date with your darling, time is passing by much too fast. If you are sitting on a hot plate, 10 seconds feel like hours.

So keeping yourself busy with other interesting stuff can be a great help. I did start my Udacity (https://www.udacity.com/) Python programming course (https://www.udacity.com/course/programming-foundations-with-python--ud036) this week and so far the experience is really great:

  • A youtube video driven course
  • With short explanation sessions
  • Combined with small programming projects
  • All interaction with the instructor and the community taking the same course, via a forum environment
  • All state-of-the-art technology and approaches in use, easy to follow
  • You can even select the subtitles in your own language

More feedback to follow.

Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson. Elon Musk                         The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. Leo Tolstoy

Other helpful references with respect to patience (only some examples):