Well, apparently my “guide” didn’t have Java in the grand plan for my future. At least, perhaps, not yet.
Yes, I found out by email this morning from the technical recruiter that I was going through that the company that was looking for a COBOL programmer to help convert that code to Java has decided to go with another candidate. I felt so sure that I was THE leading candidate for the job, too, from everything the recruiter was telling me and the feeling I got from my interview on Monday afternoon. Apparently, they were referred to someone else who got the job through another source.
Am I bummed? Yeah, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t. Am I depressed? Nope! I will just press on. I can still see what happens with the talent agency that I’m already in with as an “independent contractor,” and see if my voice takes me anywhere. I sent off a bunch of online applications just last night and actually got a call from another technical recruiter as a result from the East Coast this morning as I was driving home from dropping my daughter off at school, telling me about a position with a company in Park City. It turned out that didn’t look too promising either.
But here’s the deal. I refuse to give up hope. I won’t lose my faith. It will only be stronger. I can get certified through further training to help boost my resume. I can do what I’ve been doing for the past month, continuing to expand my job search beyond programming and into writing.
I can take what I’ve started to build with this blog and turn it into something that can touch people’s lives in many ways, to share other people’s similar experiences — not just my own. To be honest, I feel like that’s a major part of what I’ve been “called” to do. Even since before I lost my last job just a little over a month ago, I’ve just had that … feeling.
I’m going to keep looking for “a revelation.” I’m only just beginning.