Job Search 2022 Update: Week 4

Has it been four weeks? I can’t remember. I’ve been told there was a time before the interviews, before the coding challenges, before the system design questions. But I can’t remember. That life is gone, lost in the haze. All I have now is the interviews, the endless stream of questions and scheduling requests. My only hope now is that this infinity will end, but how can infinity end? That’s the paradox that consumes my waking thoughts.

Yet Another GitHub Profile Generator

A number of the companies I’ve been interviewing with are using Guide to create an “interview guide” that they send to candidates. I really like this. It includes information about the interview topic, interviewer profiles, and relevant links to pages on the company website and/or blog. For one company, an interviewer profile linked to that person’s GitHub profile, so I took a look. Instead of the standard profile, they have a custom thing with lots of fun stats about their activity on GitHub.

Job Search 2022 Update: Week 3

Week 3 of my job search has come to a close, and boy is my brain tired! I’m looking forward to starting a new job just so I can do something less exhausting than interviewing all week. I had a lot of interviews (and a homework assignment) this week, but first, here’s where I stand with various places … First, the list of shame, which is those companies that have not responded after more than two weeks:

Job Search 2022 Update: Week 2

Week 2 is over. My applications are moving forward in some places, and getting no response from some places. So it’s exactly what I’d expect. Last Sunday, I was looking at my job search spreadsheet and realized I’d somehow deleted 1Password, so I quickly put in an application there. That brings my application total to 18, plus I’ve had some sort of informal talks with a few other places. Of the places I’ve applied, the following companies simply haven’t responded yet (excluding the automated email they send to all applicants):

Job Search 2022 Update: Week 1.1

So after my last update, I had one small change to write about. For reference, I live in Minneapolis, which means I’m in America/Chicago (US Central). I’d been talking to an (external) recruiter about positions at Namely. The recruiter told me they asked, “Are you willing to work east coast hours?”. I asked what that meant, since I’m very much not a morning person, and I’m not up to working 8-4 my time.

Job Search 2022 Update: Week 1

Week 1 of my job search is coming to a close. Here’s an update on what I’ve been up to and where I’m at. See my first job search post for a TLDR of what I’m looking for. Please let me know if you have an opportunity that fits! First off, I’d like to thank the people who’ve reached out to me in various ways since my first post, as well as people I’ve contacted for the inside scoop at various places:

Let the Job Search Begin; And My First Interviews

So it’s that time of my life again. The time when a not-so-young1 man has to get a job because he can’t live off his savings forever. And that not-so-young man is me. If you know of something that might be a good fit for me please let me know. I wrote up a TLDR I’ve been sharing with recruiters that will help you figure out if something is a good fit for me.

Checking Tailwind Class Names at Compile Time with Rust

At the end of my last post, “Frontend Rust Without Node”, I talked about my big issue with using Tailwind CSS. It has a huge number of classes, I can’t remember their names, so I often typed them incorrectly. This made it difficult to figure out why my styling wasn’t doing what I thought. TLDR: Don’t care about how any of this works, but just want to use the tooling I wrote?

Frontend Rust Without Node

When I started my frontend Rust project, I used a Seed project starter template that included Tailwind, webpack, some more JS frontend dev stuff, and some TypeScript glue code that launches the app. This was a lot of stuff. Stuff for me to install. Stuff for me to run. Stuff for me to (not) understand. So. Much. Stuff! To be clear, I don’t want to dump on the author of this template.

What Do I Want from My Next Job? 2022 Edition

The last time I wrote about this was 8 days after I left my last position, at ActiveState. Since writing that post, I’ve continued to think about what I want, and my thinking has evolved. TLDR: Top tier TC1 or a 4 day week, and both would be ideal (but unlikely). 5+ weeks of PTO. Yes++ to Rust. No Java or PHP. No companies in certain fields like crypto. I want to do a significant amount of IC work, even if I’m in a management position.