If you read nothing else on this site, this post is the one that I want my friends, family, and extended network to read.
I haven’t slept for more than 4 hours continuously in over a week. I’m that wired with excitement. That’s why I need to get it out in the blog—even if I’m only writing it for myself. If I can say things well in one place, then I won’t need to write multiple inadequate email messages, and I won’t bore people in conversation if they have had enough of me. My objective is for this blog to be a net time saver for me.
Enough process—now for the product.
On Friday afternoon April 20 I shook hands to accept a position as a software engineer at Pivitec, LLC. Immediately after that, I called to decline a second job offer that was open at the same time. The decision was easy for me to make, but you might not understand my reasoning until I complete this blog’s historical timeline. Of course, Pivitec will keep me so busy that it might take some time to write all that. Please be patient.
How did I learn of the opportunity at Pivitec? If you are a member of the LinkedIn Group called Connected in the Lehigh Valley, click here to see the Discussion that I noticed on Sunday, April 15. If you can’t see the item, don’t worry—it’s just where Pivitec’s CEO posted the job description.
I sent my resumé; we exchanged some email messages; I had a phone interview with the VP Engineering. That all happened on Sunday. On Tuesday morning I visited Pivitec, and met with the team. Further discussion led to the phone offer on Friday morning. I returned on Friday afternoon to learn more about the job specifics, after which we had the acceptance handshake. I’m typing this on Sunday morning 4/22, less than a week after my initial awareness. Startups work fast.