Job Search Success

The job market for Java developers in St. Louis is really hot right now, and I was a beneficiary.

As I mentioned a couple weeks ago, I got laid off as the result of an acquisition by a larger company.  Fortunately, there are a lot of companies in St. Louis looking for experienced Java developers.  I had four job offers the second week of my search!  It was a huge improvement over the last time I was looking for a job in Fall 2001.  Back then, right after 9/11 and in the midst of a recession, no one was hiring.  It took about two and a half months to have as many interviews as I had this time in two weeks.

Anyway, I will start working November 3 (so I can volunteer for the Kerry campaign) at OCI, a local consulting company that is known for the Java News Briefs.  I’m really looking to a new challenge as I re-enter the consulting world, although with much less travel this time.

Although I didn’t take a job through them, I want to recommend Technology Partners as a group of committed and honest recruiters for other geeks looking for a job.


About Lance Finney

Father of two boys, Java developer, Ethical Humanist, and world traveler (when I can sneak it in). Contributor to Grounded Parents.
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