First and foremost, I would like to extend a very genuine THANKS to all blog readers out there. Over the last few weeks I have received several emails, calls and leads which have meant the world to me. In moments like this you truly see the value of friendship and how at some point in time, every good deed gets re-paid in one way or another. I thank you all for your support and can’t believe that this little corner of the blogosphere has also helped me in securing a new, exciting position. I also keep learning that my chatter doesn’t go to waste and it actually helps some of you!
I don’t have to tell any of you how dire things are out there on the job front right now, especially in the AEC sector. There have been discussions about how the unemployed are being overlooked, how hard it is to actually get an interview…the list goes on. I have widened my search considerably and if you’re looking for work, I urge you to do the same, and not just look at the traditional positions. I was extremely lucky to have a couple of offers to choose from, and as much as it hurts, I had to reject one. But my choice was based on multiple factors, such as where I see myself in the long-term, where the new workplace is in relation to where we live, what kinds of exciting work awaits, and almost above all, the opportunities for professional growth. Oh, and the fact that I’ll still be working with Revit of course!
The other option on my short-list was with Trelligence, makers of Affinity. I seriously had trouble turning this opportunity down, but I felt this was the right thing to do. Time will tell I guess. And while we’re talking about Trelligence, if you’re passionate about supporting users, like to create training content, help firms implement and use software on real projects while in a consulting role, then you might want to send them your resume` as they are actively looking for great people in our field to join their team.
So this will be my new workplace: A small firm in the Healthcare sector. Besides initially being involved in project architecture, I will gradually slide into a project designer role, pushing Revit to the limit, as always! I’m really looking forward to working with a small group of people with no giant hairballs.
The story of how this came to be (call it serendipity) is great. Andrea was an Architectural Intern at my previous workplace and was let go last year while my wife and I were on an adoption trip. I never got to say goodbye, but she kept following this blog. After reading the now infamous Employment post, she printed my resume’ and sent it in. One day I get a call from someone asking me to go interview and I sat there scratching my head: “Am I losing it THAT bad?? I don’t remember sending anything to this firm!” So after going over my sent items numerous times, my mobile phone call log etc., I gave up and went for an interview. That’s where I met Andrea again and found out how I was introduced. Great story with a great ending. I owe you a lunch or two!
Finally on the AU front…the legendary © Fuzzy Math class was selected again. The problem is that the chances of attending are slim to none. I have not given up yet but attending on a small firm’s tab is next to impossible. I’ll post back when I can confirm what’s going to happen. Stay tuned for more on-topic posts!