gregbo (gregbo) wrote,

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In the excitement of the Tuzhilin report, I forgot to mention that I didn't get the Cisco job. I'm not really surprised.

The first woman who interviewed me during my second round seemed to think I was a "scripter" just because I've done programming in languages like Perl for most of the last several years. She kept pressing me about this, asking if I would be happy doing non-scripting work, etc. I guess I just don't understand this mindset. Maybe these people get a lot of candidates who insist on only doing certain types of work. Or perhaps they've had bad luck with people who had more experience with scripting languages than other types of languages.

Anyway, the upside is that I get to continue to do my two hours of piano per day, morning walks, etc. for a while longer. I think my interviewing skills have improved somewhat, and that I might have a good chance at getting a job where is a lot of overlap between my skills and the job requirements.

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