[Chicago] Pro-forma introductory post

Jon Sudlow jsudlow at gmail.com
Sat Feb 27 19:41:13 CET 2010


I've been trying to get interviews at tons of places, people are hiring I
guess, but with so much uncertainty in the market, companies are really
looking hard at the new blood they bring into their businesses. At NIU, out
of all the people that attended the career and intership fairs, they only
pick the best of the best of the best and when your competing against 3k
kids or more that window gets really small. Motorola told us they were
packing up and thinking about downsizing the schaumburg HQ which sucks...

One things for sure, everyone told me at the fair their is basically a
hiring freeze until 2011  at the earliest and that major companies are
waiting for the drama of Obama and the recession to play out before they
engage in hiring new peeps. What a jackass. Anyways, good luck man, Recently
I've been working on personal projects that I get when I meet people who
need my skills. Other than that, all the biz's that I talk to tell me they
will call me back... but never do.

Just wanted to give you an update from a new grad on the ground in chi-town

-your freshly graduated competition,
Jon Sudlow

On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 7:18 PM, John Stoner <johnstoner2 at gmail.com> wrote:

> The biggest growth I've seen recently is on the Linkedin group. Again, not
> much Chicago stuff, but it's moving in an encouraging direction.
> On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 4:42 PM, <skip at pobox.com> wrote:
>>    Alan> I'm watching all the obvious RSS feeds, e.g. Craigslist,
>>    Alan> Djangogigs.com, etc.
>> You probably want to watch the Python Job Board as well.  I believe it's
>> available as an RSS feed (maybe done by an interested party, not part of
>> python.org proper.)  Also, there are links to a couple external job sites
>> on
>> python.org.  We've tried hard to limit those links to sites which
>> actually
>> do have the occasional Python posting, tossing out requests from search
>> firms who seem to be just trying to get free publicity for their service
>> without really offering anything to the Python community.
>> I have rejected a couple job postings sent to the list in the past month
>> because they were obviously not for the Chicago area, however if companies
>> post Chicago-area jobs the tendency is to let them through.  So far there
>> haven't been that many, but you still might want to peruse the list
>> archives
>> to see what's turned up here before.
>> All the best...
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