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Offline pinkphiloyd

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Re: I've got a resumé question.
« Reply #50 on: May 20, 2020, 12:49:46 PM »
I've received my first written offer for gainful employment as an electrical engineer.

I feel like the starting quarterback just asked me to be his prom date.


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Re: I've got a resumé question.
« Reply #51 on: May 20, 2020, 02:08:26 PM »
Congrats!  I hope its everything you dreamed it would be!

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Re: I've got a resumé question.
« Reply #52 on: May 20, 2020, 04:00:16 PM »
I've received my first written offer for gainful employment as an electrical engineer.

I feel like the starting quarterback just asked me to be his prom date.
I hope the job turns out  sparktakular for you.


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Re: I've got a resumé question.
« Reply #53 on: May 21, 2020, 12:16:46 AM »
Congrats!

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Re: I've got a resumé question.
« Reply #54 on: May 21, 2020, 09:17:42 AM »
Thanks man.


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Re: I've got a resumé question.
« Reply #55 on: May 22, 2020, 11:17:34 AM »
I've received my first written offer for gainful employment as an electrical engineer.

I feel like the starting quarterback just asked me to be his prom date.
Congrats and good luck


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Re: I've got a resumé question.
« Reply #56 on: May 22, 2020, 01:13:02 PM »
I've received my first written offer for gainful employment as an electrical engineer.

I feel like the starting quarterback just asked me to be his prom date.

Congrats! Lots of hard work on your part. Where is the gig? Are you relocating? Is it the gig you wanted?


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Re: I've got a resumé question.
« Reply #57 on: May 22, 2020, 01:39:15 PM »
Congrats and good luck

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Congrats! Lots of hard work on your part. Where is the gig? Are you relocating? Is it the gig you wanted?

Tulsa.  We're (the wife and I) trying to decide right now whether or not to take it.  It's gonna be a really, really tough decision.

Initially, the offer had a deadline of Tues. the 26th.  I have a second interview with a local company...Tues. the 26th.  So I was able to get them to extend the deadline until the 1st.  I feel like my first interview with this local company went pretty well, and if the second one does, too, I'm hoping to get an offer almost immediately.

But, if I do, it will almost make things worse.  Because the only advantage to the local job...will be that it's local.  It pays apx. $8k less than the Tulsa gig, (honestly, all the things considered, I feel like the Tulsa offer is probably for more than I'm worth) but we won't have to sell (or rent) the house and move.  And that's a big deal.  We really love it right where we're at and don't want to move if we don't have to.

On the flip side of the coin, though, the job in Tulsa would be almost exactly straight up my alley.  They're looking to add audio to some of their product line, and I'd be doing design work.  Which is exactly what I want to do.  It pays more.  The benefits package seems pretty damn excellent to me.  But, again, we'd have to move, and that would suck.

Honestly, I'm trying to just not even stress over it until I actually have an offer in hand from the local job.  But I'm not doing a very good job.  I am doing better than the wife, though.  I think she's actually lost some hair over all of this.  Poor thing.  She's just too high strung...


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Re: I've got a resumé question.
« Reply #58 on: May 22, 2020, 01:54:20 PM »
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Tulsa.  We're (the wife and I) trying to decide right now whether or not to take it.  It's gonna be a really, really tough decision.

Initially, the offer had a deadline of Tues. the 26th.  I have a second interview with a local company...Tues. the 26th.  So I was able to get them to extend the deadline until the 1st.  I feel like my first interview with this local company went pretty well, and if the second one does, too, I'm hoping to get an offer almost immediately.

But, if I do, it will almost make things worse.  Because the only advantage to the local job...will be that it's local.  It pays apx. $8k less than the Tulsa gig, (honestly, all the things considered, I feel like the Tulsa offer is probably for more than I'm worth) but we won't have to sell (or rent) the house and move.  And that's a big deal.  We really love it right where we're at and don't want to move if we don't have to.

On the flip side of the coin, though, the job in Tulsa would be almost exactly straight up my alley.  They're looking to add audio to some of their product line, and I'd be doing design work.  Which is exactly what I want to do.  It pays more.  The benefits package seems pretty damn excellent to me.  But, again, we'd have to move, and that would suck.

Honestly, I'm trying to just not even stress over it until I actually have an offer in hand from the local job.  But I'm not doing a very good job.  I am doing better than the wife, though.  I think she's actually lost some hair over all of this.  Poor thing.  She's just too high strung...

if you take the local job, you will start to not like it after not too long.  the longer you're there, the more you'll hate it.  and you'll regret everyday not taking the tulsa job and doing something you really enjoy.  my advice, take the tulsa job, you'll be happier, which in turn the wife will be happier.  different houses, different cities, i think in the long run a small price to pay for happiness.

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Re: I've got a resumé question.
« Reply #59 on: May 22, 2020, 02:03:34 PM »
Well yall think things over and decide. My only advice is to not say things like it's more money than you're worth. Don't sell yourself short. Me personally, they can never pay me what I'm truly worth. Yeah it's cocky but true, to me anyway. And never be afraid to take a chance. I believe the biggest risk one can take in life is not taking any risks because of fear of failure. Failure is just another avenue to success.

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Re: I've got a resumé question.
« Reply #60 on: May 23, 2020, 09:51:06 PM »
Well yall think things over and decide. My only advice is to not say things like it's more money than you're worth. Don't sell yourself short. Me personally, they can never pay me what I'm truly worth. Yeah it's cocky but true, to me anyway. And never be afraid to take a chance. I believe the biggest risk one can take in life is not taking any risks because of fear of failure. Failure is just another avenue to success.

No ragrets. Know what I'm sayin', dawg.

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It's just a confidence thing.  I haven't actually done any real work as a EE yet, so I'm not entirely sure what to expect.  I did an internship, but the stuff they needed from me was pretty atypical and not at all like what I expect to encounter at my actual job.  So, once I get some actual hours under my belt, I'm sure I'll start to feel better about what I'm actually worth, so to speak...


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Re: I've got a resumé question.
« Reply #61 on: May 27, 2020, 06:34:07 PM »
I really don't think I'm gonna have a decision to make, now.

My local interview was setup for yesterday at 2:00.  It was supposed to be via video over Microsoft teams.  I got everything set up and ready and our power went out at 12:30.  I was gonna try and do it from my phone but I only get one bar out here in good weather.  Which it wasn't.

Anyway, they re-scheduled me for tomorrow at 2:00, but there's no way in hell I'll hear anything from them now in the time I have left to decide on Tulsa.

This may be a blessing in disguise.  Save us the agonizing.


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Re: I've got a resumé question.
« Reply #62 on: May 28, 2020, 12:15:13 PM »
Talk to the folks in Tulsa and tell them you need one more day.  If they have given you the offer then the worse thing that happens is they say no, they need an answer.  I doubt they say that though.

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Re: I've got a resumé question.
« Reply #63 on: May 28, 2020, 03:25:33 PM »
Talk to the folks in Tulsa and tell them you need one more day.  If they have given you the offer then the worse thing that happens is they say no, they need an answer.  I doubt they say that though.

I just finished the interview.  With the same HR girl plus two power engineers.

At the very end I hit them with my other offer and told them I had to take it or leave it by Monday afternoon.  She said this interview pretty much completed their hiring process, and that they would talk when our meeting was done and I would know something "soon."  She wouldn't say how "soon", but she did say she was going to go ahead and email me the benefits package.  So, I dunno.  Maybe that's good.  I still doubt I hear anything by Monday.


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Re: I've got a resumé question.
« Reply #64 on: May 28, 2020, 03:40:17 PM »
Go with your gut instinct.

Chance favors the prepared mind.

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Re: I've got a resumé question.
« Reply #65 on: May 28, 2020, 03:53:42 PM »
I guess I was wrong.  The local place says we'll have an answer by tomorrow.

Go with your gut instinct.

My gut is back and forth on this one.


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« Reply #66 on: May 28, 2020, 04:02:02 PM »
Don't look at it as choosing right or wrong. Instead, look at the overall pros and cons and you and your missus can decide which one offers the best.

Chance favors the prepared mind.

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Re: I've got a resumé question.
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Re: I've got a resumé question.
« Reply #68 on: May 31, 2020, 05:42:21 PM »
From the outside looking in, I think that's probably the best outcome.

Money's great and all, but it really sounds like you'll be doing something you enjoy.

That's probably the most important thing in having a job or a career.


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Re: I've got a resumé question.
« Reply #69 on: June 01, 2020, 05:50:57 PM »
Congratulations Pink!  Good luck and best wishes to you and the wife.

Just to remind you, relocations are extremely stressful on relationships. Stay cool and hug your bride more.


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Re: I've got a resumé question.
« Reply #71 on: November 23, 2020, 03:17:19 PM »
You good folks care to take a look at this?  I've updated it to include some recent changes.  My primary concern here is that it might be getting a bit lengthy for someone fresh out of school, but I read a wholeeeee lot of varied opinions on this and as best as I can tell, they all seem to be primarily subjective.  Of course, if there are any other glaring stoopidZ I've overlooked I'd obviously like to hear about those as well...

Just, you know, if you're bored or whatever.

Killing time on the woopigs...as someone suggested, move education down.  I was told to tailor for the job you want, not the jobs you had. What I mean by that is, if you are applying for a specific job for a specific company, focus on the things they do and the processes they use to tailor your experience in that field. Also if it's for a federal job, you can make your resume as long as you want or need. For the federal job I got, my resume was 6 pages. Good Luck.