Yesterday and today, I had my first 2 job interviews in over 2 months. That is a lot of prospecting to finally get a few meetings set up.
Yesterday’s interview went really well. Turns out the principle of the firm that I met with went to the same school I went to: the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He’s a fellow Ragin’ Cajun. And he even had some of the same architecture professors I did. What are the chances?! He liked what I had to say. I liked what he had to say. And he said he would to get back to me in 7 - 10 days to set up a follow-up meeting after he talks to the other candidates. Before leaving, he said I have a pretty good change of getting it. I hope it’s true.
Today, I had another meeting with another architecture firm. This was a lot more informal though. It is a smaller office with a handful of people and they have lots of large projects coming that they cannot handle with their small staff. So they need somebody soon. The only problem is that the owner and key decision maker is somewhere in Africa till the beginning of November designing a hospital. I won’t know anything until he gets back.
The two offices are opposites. One is small, the other is large. One does $30,000,000 projects, the other does $7,000,000 projects. One is more “corporate” and the other is more laid back and casual. But each has things about them that I really like. I would work at either one. So whoever gets back to me first wins. I hope that whatever decisions need to happen, happen fast. Because I don’t like waiting around!!
Oh, and I have also decided to go ahead and start flight training to become a pilot. For real this time. Perhaps even change careers and become a commercial pilot. And the job I take now will basically be used to fund my flying lessons.
So who knows… perhaps one of these days I will be captain of an aircraft, flying myself and fellow tumblrs to race destinations. Free upgrade to first class for all my followers, am I right?!?!