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.