Status Update

Here’s an update of my current employment situation: as of March 1st, 2010 I’m out of a job. Which means that, ideally, I should have found a new job by then.

So far there are just a few developments. I’ve had several meetings with recruiters, but none of them haven’t resulted in an interview yet. The closest I got was when one of them let me know that their client considered my resume to be the best they’ve seen so far, but that I’m not their ideal candidate for the job. Which means that they’ll keep looking and that I’m their back-up plan for when they can’t find someone they like. For the rest, haven’t heard a thing. Maybe I should give ’em a call again tomorrow.

On my birthday I got a call from another recruiter who had a position as front end developer in Amsterdam, which required knowledge of HTML5 and CSS2/3. That was a bit of a head-scratcher, as I’ve never seen any job description with such specific demands. I had an (technical) interview with them last thursday, and as it turns out, it’s a well-known company that is building a new version of their embedded system, using the latest web-technology on a Webkit engine. (No Internet Explorer FTW!) As to how the interview went, I haven’t got a clue: on the one hand I thought it went pretty well, but on the other hand it lasted less then half an hour. They said I would hear from them early next week.

Other than that, I don’t have a lot to say at the moment. Sitting at home most of time turns out to be very uninspiring, and my head isn’t totally in it either.