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September - A Still Looking Month

Posted by Dean - September 1st, 2013


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.

Update:

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.


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