|So I have my first choice in the world.
||[Aug. 27th, 2008|01:51 am]
Edit: Just fixed link 3
Well... it turns out that 3 jobs in Sun are still open(, and I might actually be suited to them. None of them are my old job, but it's Sun. I wouldn't have thought of them except for the fact that I saw them being represented by recruiters and I realised they were talking about one of the groups. I figured it was better for me to just send my CV directly, so then recruiters don't get a cut. However, thanks to those ads, I have a much better idea of how much a job there is worth, which never hurts. If I get something in the range I'm thinking of, it wouldn't pay a mortgage, but it would certainly make this whole degree experience worth it - y'know, a job where I earn enough to actually warrant paying tax that involves doing things that don't make me want to hang myself... I've never had those two qualities in same job before.
The only thing is, it's safe - and at the moment I'm really thinking that a bit of adventure wouldn't hurt. On the other hand, it gets me that ever-valuable experience that employers are always talking about.
At any rate, before anyone says anything, Sun aren't the be all and end all of my applications, they're just the unexpected start (I had really expected those reqs to be filled or to be taken off the market by now, so I was really surprised to find them pushed by agencies), and I'll be crashing through the doors of recruiters and other fine groups before the week is out. It's just a fun idea to entertain that if they haven't filled the positions in several months, that maybe I have a chance of getting one quickly enough.
By the way, if you're wondering which of the positions I'd prefer, I'd prefer door number  - I know the group a lot better, and even though their hardware isn't always as shiny, they are fun people to work with.