After a little over 2.5 years as a consultant at a very large firm, I was ready for a change. A lot of people thought that I was crazy to look for a job while planning a wedding. Well, maybe. Job searching is a tremendous amount of work. Yet I couldn’t let the wedding hold me back in my career… so I decided to go for it!
I am very lucky– working in technology with an MBA allows me to be very selective. I met with three companies in the job search. It sounds simple enough…but not so. In technology, there isn’t just one interview. There is an interview process that involves: meeting for coffee, a technical interview, a technical test, lunch with a colleague, lunch with management, and then finally, interviews.
Lucky for me, I had two offers. Normally, I would jump for joy at the prospect of having two companies wanting to hire me. However, it made my stress level jump through the roof. Finally, I made a decision.
Well, I just completed my second week of work at my new job. My brain in swimming with all sorts of facts and figures. I am now a project manager at a software company. With approximately 120 employees, the company has an awesome culture. Here are some of the perks:
- free massage every few months
- free Bagels on Monday
- more candy than anyone ever needs
- ability to buy an additional week of vacation
- book and magazine swap
- gift wrap station during the holidays