Never-ending resumes

So far today, I’ve called three high-schools in the area. No jobs there. The community college in the area needs business and law people, but no computer/math people. I’ve sent resumes to Cummins, Beckman Coulter and Logikos. It all starts to run together eventually. I’ve been doing this for a week now.

Anyway, like I said, if you know of someplace that wants an uber-geek, lemme know. I’m not dead-set on an engineering job. I would do teaching, IT work, software development, etc. Just depends on the situation.

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  1. It turns out that I know a HR person who has contacts with Wood Mizer if you are interested.

  2. No one ever realizes that they need someone who can understand virtually any technology, learn any programming language, generate documentation, design and build mechanical parts and structures, find electronic hardware they need and if it doesn’t exist, then build it. They don’t believe people like that exist, so they throw away such resumes thinking it’s all made up. Then they hire six different companies to do the work. If you do get hired somewhere, they push you into the cubbyhole you’re supposed to fill and won’t let you have a part in anything else. Th job ads list 20 required skills and then you are not allowed to use more than a tiny part of one skill.

    Try to find a small company, maybe a consulting design company. That’s where most of the real work gets done for all the major companies, and it’s where your skills will be appreciated most.

  3. I’ll give you a call later tonight Jerry. I’m having to hoard daytime minutes to talk with lawyers/recruiters and various other schmucks who never return my calls.

  4. Have you heard from Logan’s people yet?

  5. No, I haven’t yet Ryan. I tossed him another email yesterday, to see if there was anything he could do to keep things moving. Haven’t heard from him yet though.

  6. Logan’s still in Florida on vacation. I’m not sure how often he checks his email when he’s away. =\

    I think he comes back tomorrow night, though.

  7. Get this job:

    http://tinyurl.com/6rtj7

    Then convince Nathan to come back to UIUC for grad school. And get Kevin to get his PhD there was well and then we can all have a grand ole time. Or maybe not 🙁

  8. Angel: thanks for the heads up. I’ll look for some contact with Logan in the next day or two then.

  9. Working on LLVM at UIUC might be significantly cooler than lots of things I might do at Rice. 🙂

  10. If at any point in my life I get a job where part of my responsibilities include the construction and testing of a powered full-body exosuit, I could die a happy man, no matter what else happens.

    Carbon composite structural elements and fuel cells and nitinol fibers with active cooling, that’s where it’s at. Get the power density high enough and you can add foldout wings. It’d get nicknamed the “Harvey.”

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