I'm charting some new territory here... unemployment...
In the past 14 years I've changed jobs a few times, each one has been the result of being recruited or a referral so I'm sort of new to job hunting.
Suggestions welcome... as well as job offers! ;-)
I've worked on a lot of VERY diverse and cool projects through the years... I'm a true generalist: I've been involved in several business process design/reengineering projects. I was involved in Internet Strategy/Marketing for a Fortune 500 company. I've managed projects. I'm a Certified Java Programmer (Ive designed and built NUMEROUS applications). Built two development teams. Written numerous articles (and a book). Etc.
My recent posts about IDEO and The Origins of Unengaged Employees take on a whole new meaning to me right now. As I look online at job postings I'm amazed at the narrow focus of most of the job descriptions. The trouble for me, I think, is that people are going to look at my diverse skills and question the depth of them. Don't get me wrong, I could create a specialized resume for each position, but then I'm not telling the whole truth, nor would I be very happy doing one thing and only thing for an extended period of time.... unless of course I'm really into the purpose of the business and/or the "thing" I'm doing is creative in nature.
Ah, who knows... The West Wing - The Complete Second Season was just released on DVD... perhaps I'll get it and just hang out and watch that all day... NAH. I'd get terribly bored, very quickly.
Several opportunities have already presented themselves - one in particular that really interests me.
Anyway, I really wasn't sure about blogging this... but what the heck. I figured that sharing it might help explain what might be coming out of my keyboard in the next couple of posts as I'm deciding my future.