Finally an update
Well, since I left Fiji, I have been just hanging out at my parents' place. In late June, my parents and I drove out to Norfolk, Virginia, to visit old friends of theirs. I lived out there when I was a kid. It's crazy how everything is different with so many new condos and such going up.
In mid-July, I took a roadtrip by myself around the Midwest to visit a college friend in Chicago, Peace Corps friends in Ohio and Pittsburgh, and old work friends in Des Moines.
At the start of this month, I started looking for a job. And, the big news is: I now have a job! I got lucky. I sent out 10 cold resumes and got back only 2 responses. The second one didn't pan out. I had a phone interview with the first company and then they wanted to fly me out for an in-person interview. Last Friday was the interview, and the next day they offered me the job. I accepted today and it's official. I did get a lot of emails and phone calls from headhunters looking for contract-only positions, but I only wanted fulltime positions (more stable). I focused my search on the Denver area, as I really love that area. I did get some contacts from companies in other cities.
The new job is with Amadeus Consulting in Boulder, Colorado. Amadeus is great company from what I saw and with whom I met. They are a custom software development shop using .Net. I'm ready to start as soon as possible. I got 2 weeks to find an apartment and move out there. I start on September 5.
While I was out there, they gave me a couple more days before flying out, so I was able to see a couple old work friends out there. But, now I'm going back, so I will definitely see them again.
I'll give you another update when I get out there.