Tyrel's Blog

Code, Flying, Tech, Automation

Aug 23, 2023

General Job Search Update

As mentioned in a previous post, I'm on the job hunt again. I got laid off in June with a 30% Reduction In Force.

I've been searching primarily for Python and Go roles, but I'm not having a lot of luck right now - seems everyone else also got laid off is who I am competing against. (That said, go hire my friend Nik! He's fantastic!) I've had a lot of job opportunity people ghost me. Gotten through a few late rounds, only to never hear from the company again. Even if I have emailed them a thank you letter for the interviews, to express my interest.

I've been around professionally for thirteen years. Over those years, I have picked up mostly back end skills. I have eight solid years of Django experience. Four years of Ruby on Rails experience. A couple years of Flask, FastAPI, and other smaller Python Frameworks mixed in.

I'm looking for an IC role, where I can move into a Tech Lead role. I want to eventually some day be a Staff/Principal role, but I don't have that on paper to show I can do it, so trying to get in somewhere new with an IC role.

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