Des (deskitty) wrote,
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So this is the first weekend in a while where I haven't had something going on.

Predictably, I mostly-wasted Saturday. Did laundry, watched anime, read some Sherlock Holmes, and that's about it.

Today, however, was a bit more productive (by my arbitrary definition of "productive"). I spent most of the morning doing job-hunting kinds of things, so I'm now listed on both Dice and Monster. I spent some time talking to ladymeep about it, and decided to go ahead and add Portland to the list of places I'll look for work.

So now I'm approaching it from both ends -- I'm looking for a job, and I'm looking for a place to live. Hopefully both will meet in the middle.

I feel like I'm flailing somewhat. I don't really know where I want to go and what I want to do, and I don't have the first idea of how to go about figuring that out, or find a company that will pay me to do something that interests me.

So, if any of you have suggestions for places I could look, or know of anyone looking for software developers, I'm all ears.

>>> Checkpoint -- Current TODOs

Job stuff:

  • Find and research some interesting companies in my target areas. (next: Submit my resume to them.)
  • Figure out how to approach headhunters in my target areas. (next: Submit my resume to them.)
  • Talk to Career Services on campus, and see if they have any ideas on how to proceed.
  • Take some more of Monster's self-evaluation tests. (They may or may not be useful, but if nothing else, they are at least a starting point to get me thinking.)


Other stuff:

  • Figure out why QCA isn't building in my KDE4 test environment. Get it to build. (next: Start scratching my Kopete itch.)
  • Look at MetaFS some more, and decide if it's really going to be a viable project that fulfills my current needs.
  • Work through the suggestions at: http://www.gnorb.net/life/20060526/you-graduated-now-what/
  • Do some research into tools to help manage my information flow. Sit down and design one if necessary.


-- Des
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