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Chacham's Journal: Chronicle: Project canceled, looking for new job 3

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Our project was canceled, making my last day next Friday (6/25), it's time to look for another position, perhaps too soon.

My resume isn't that impressive, i have no idea how to write those. I seem to impress people in interviews, and i rely mostly on networking to get me an interview. By and large, networking means friends and family.

I usually focus on Databases. A number of years ago i was the DBA and DB coder for an oracle database at a small company, learning as i was going along. I would have liked to continue that path and become an Oracle DBA, but my positions since then took me elsewhere.

At Chrysler i migrated a database from Sybase SQL Server to DB2 for LUW, and wrote some 300 PROCEDUREs. At Ford, i first worked with Oracle, and then with Microsoft SQL Server, both in coding, not administration. While my preference is Oracle, i'd work with any database (except, perhaps, Progress). Years ago i would have also promoted myself as a mid-level Oracle DBA. But i've been out of it too long.

I would think, therefore, based on my current experience, i should sell myself as a SQL Developer with the pluses that i can do design, understand administrative concepts, and participate in forums (currently, i am an Answerer in MSDN's Database Design forum). But, i'd still prefer a DBA positions where they will train, or let me train myself.

Or maybe i have to get back into coding with other languages again. Are there really SQL coding jobs out there? (I'm sure there are, and soon i will probably have to look for them.)

Last time i was looking for a job (oh my, look at all those typos, just fixed them) someone here got me an interview in Toledo, but telecommuting was not on their minds. Too bad, it seemed nice overall, even if meeting a fellow slashdotter seemed awkward.

Well, i'm looking forward to some summer time off.

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Chronicle: Project canceled, looking for new job

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  • With a 3 digit slashdot ID, you'll either get the job easy or they'll throw you out of the office.

    Good luck. I still see job offerings on the east side of the state occasionally, so it isn't as barren over there as most would assume. I think Ann Arbor area has openings regularly. Lansing area has some openings once in a while too. Over here on the west side things are pretty spotty. There are a couple companies which seem to always be looking, but they also tend to be high burn out companies.

    • by Chacham (981)

      With a 3 digit slashdot ID, you'll either get the job easy or they'll throw you out of the office.

      Ha! You think i should put that on my resume? :)

      Good luck.

      Thanx.

      I think Ann Arbor area has openings regularly.

      My company has an opening there. But it'd be 45 minutes each way on a good day. So, it isn't my first choice. If push comes to shove, i'll have to consider it as well.

      My ideal would be a job in Oak Park, Southfield, Royal Oak, or nearby areas where i could walk or ride my bike there. Detroit, Dearborn,

      • by Chacham (981)

        {let's try that again.]

        With a 3 digit slashdot ID, you'll either get the job easy or they'll throw you out of the office.

        Ha! You think i should put that on my resume? :)

        Good luck.

        Thanx.

        I think Ann Arbor area has openings regularly.

        My company has an opening there. But it'd be 45 minutes each way on a good day. So, it isn't my first choice. If push comes to shove, i'll have to consider it as well.

        My ideal would be a job in Oak Park, Southfield, Royal Oak, or nearby areas where i could walk or ride my bike the

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