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[Aug. 26th, 2008|07:39 am]
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It's official. I talked to my supervisor yesterday, and I'm not going back to do a postgrad. It was partially predecided, but we just made it final in the office.

Still we had a chat about things, and he's willing to give a good reference, so I'm happy AND I have closure.

As he said, this doesn't preclude me from going for academic stuff later, and apparently industry experience doesn't hurt. So, onwards to the big blue yonder.

Edit: So anyone know of any good job agencies or the like?

[User Picture]From: lilacfaeryboy
2008-08-26 07:55 am (UTC)
Good luck :)
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[User Picture]From: ebel
2008-08-26 12:05 pm (UTC)
If you want a job programming/sysadminning open source for a small company don't bother with job agencies. Go straight for mailing lists. Look at LUGs or technology lists. It's very hard for these kinds of companies to find staff, so any job posting up to a year old is fair game. My job I got my replying to a 6 month old post to a python ireland list. Someone I know was looking for a unix sysadmin for 9 months.

I went from college into the working world and I'm glad I did. It's a good experience and helped me to grow as a person. I'm tempted to go back to academia, just to do some research.

Oh and good luck. :)
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[User Picture]From: bleedinrapid
2008-08-26 07:17 pm (UTC)
Seconded, agencies are pure shit, here in the UK at least. I got my Dublin programming job by sending a nice shiney cv and letter to every company I found listed in what ever the irish version of .net was called. I got 1 reply, 1 interview and 1 job. 's all you need.

Also, pick what areas you want to work in and attend networking gatherings, unconferences and the like, get to know people in the industry. As ebel said, mailing lists and the like are also a good source. Get connections and make yourself known, could be that you get yourself reccomended by someone who knows you and someone in need of a you :)
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[User Picture]From: bleedinrapid
2008-08-26 07:20 pm (UTC)
Also, consider other parts of Ireland and the world outside of Ireland.
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