So I'm still looking for a job but some progress has been made. I put my CV up on an IT site and was contacted by 3 recruitment agencies, the first of which seem to be very helpful and after meeting them, seem very optimistic that I'll be able to find work as a software developer in no time. I hope they're right because as fun as this little period of post-university unemployment is, I'm starting to feel like I lack purpose.
A couple days ago I had to travel to their offices to take a test set by one of the companies I'm applying to work for. The first test was 12 multi-choice software engineering and maths questions. I got 11 out of 12 correct but the frustrating thing about that is that the question I got wrong should also have been one of the easiest: simultaneous equations. It had been years since I'd last been asked to solve a pair of simultaneous equations and I just couldn't remember or work out how to do it. I felt a little silly. Still, 11 out of 12 ain't bad. For passing that test I had to do a second, written test which basically tested on knowledge on software engineering concepts. I think I did pretty well on that but there were a couple questions related to relational databases that I couldn't answer and also at least one question that I since realised I got wrong. I didn't get my results for that test because they get sent off to the company I'm applying for and if they think I did good enough I guess they'll get back to me and invite me to an assessment day.
Other than that, I've not been up to much lately. Back to watching Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and trying to enjoy some of my free time by playing video games.
Probably going to go and see Sham 69 on the 6th. It's the 1977 line up too. Hope they still sound as good after all these years.