Honestly the plus of not being employed for now a week is that I can get outdoors as much as I like, although I added another mile or so to my little hike yesterday and I can feel it in my knees. Today I am back to the grind of looking for employment, funny I feel like this time I am doing something so different as the last time I was unemployed I was offered 3 positions in which I never applied for, but was either contacted by a recruiter or through networking.
So far I am in contact with the recruiter at Beacon Partners, the EMR Vendor in which I was offered a position with in 2010, but at the time it wasn’t the right move for me career wise, I feel my skills and confidence in the industry have improved, even if from a provider stand point and not a developer.
Also I am a little over excited for what is only a 1st interview and it is by phone as Burlington Vermont is a tad far to drive for an initial interview, but over the last couple years I have kept my eyes open for a position at Fletcher Allen Health in Burlington and finally a position that I would be very interested in appeared and now I have a phone interview tomorrow with one of their recruiters. I am already day dreaming of hikes on Camels Hump and craft beer happiness. I understand that moving 170 miles away from my friends will be a bit hard for me, but having my cousin here has helped keep my mind open to whatever comes my way. He reminds me of the 24 year old me, who didn’t let anyone stand in the way of dreams and the cure for my insatiable wanderlust. Plus it is Burlington, VT, seriously there are about 10 places in the US that I want to live or would even consider and this is on the top of the list.
I have applied for about 20 positions so far in the last week, including an analysis position at Maine Medical (Portland is also on that list).
I am very excited for whatever comes my way, I am open to change and that change being my location. I want to be somewhere near water, mountains and in areas that promote healthy living. Been looking at my cheat sheet, that being Outside Magazines, 19 Perfect Towns. Most of these places I would live, some I would not like in Montana as I have been landlocked previously in Colorado and not a huge fan.
Here is to whatever comes my way, well through hard work and follow through.