Three years latter... and finally got an interview..

paul78paul78 Member Posts: 3,016 ■■■■■■■■■■
Well... I've been casually looking for a new job for the past 2-3 years. I finally actually got a meeting yesterday. It went pretty well and I'm hoping that the next meeting will actually get scheduled and go just as well.

It's a great company and fits exactly what I want to do. I'm terribly excited but don't want to get my hopes up too much. I am guessing that I will probably take a reduction in my compensation but I'm wiling to consider the risks for the upside.

It's been such a long time since I have been on any kind of interview that I struggled with basics like whether I should wear a tie. LOL.

I don't really have anyone to share this adventure with other than my direct family so thought I would post here to share.

Wish me luck! :D
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  • yuddhidhtiryuddhidhtir Member Posts: 196 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Wish you good luckicon_thumright.gif
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  • srabieesrabiee Member Posts: 1,231 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Congrats and good luck. What is causing you to look for a new job, and why do you feel you may/should take a pay cut?
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  • coffeeluvrcoffeeluvr Member Posts: 734 ■■■■■□□□□□
    Best of Luck!!!
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  • paul78paul78 Member Posts: 3,016 ■■■■■■■■■■
    srabiee wrote: »
    What is causing you to look for a new job, and why do you feel you may/should take a pay cut?
    I've been looking not for any one reason but a myriad of little things. It's mostly because I'm been feeling frustrated and bored. I am wanting a more dynamic environment where the culture of the company is vibrant and the politics more manageable. I miss small startups and I want a role where I will have more autonomy to run a technology organization.

    It's my current role, I work for a large successful Fortune 500 firm and my responsibilities come a healthy compensation. A smaller startup is not going to be able to afford the same compensation levels so I expect a "pay cut" but in return I expect the difference to be made up of shares of the firm - i.e. the upside that I mentioned.

    My wife and I were speaking about it this evening and we think that I could take about a %40 cut from my total compensation as a risk venture.

    coffeeluvr - Thanks for the well wishes.
  • melvinfzmelvinfz Member Posts: 44 ■■□□□□□□□□
  • --chris----chris-- Member Posts: 1,518 ■■■■■□□□□□
    Congrats Paul!

    Hope it works out for you.
  • jamthatjamthat Member Posts: 304 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats and good luck!
  • xocityxocity Member Posts: 230
    Congrats! Good Luck!
  • mjnk77mjnk77 Member Posts: 164 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats and good luck!
  • paul78paul78 Member Posts: 3,016 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Thanks everyone :)

    My interview last week went well and I spent the entire afternoon at the company but I still haven't spoken to their recruiter. I did get a voicemail from the recruiter today so hopefully that conversation will go well.
  • UnixGuyUnixGuy Mod Posts: 4,564 Mod
    Great news, good luck mate!
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  • scaredoftestsscaredoftests Mod Posts: 2,780 Mod
    Let us know..
    Never let your fear decide your fate....
  • paul78paul78 Member Posts: 3,016 ■■■■■■■■■■
    So far it's a big unknown about what's going on... I did finally talk with the recruiter but there it was very perfunctory and our conversation was quite lackluster. And I can't decide if they are just waiting on a bigger candidate pool. My current theory is that the CEO is not the decision maker and that the investors may have their own candidates. Oh well - I shall see next week. icon_tongue.gif
  • paul78paul78 Member Posts: 3,016 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Well... Still no concrete word. I've met with a few more people at the company. At this point, I am hoping that they will eventually run out of people for me to talk to. icon_lol.gif And make a decision.
  • scaredoftestsscaredoftests Mod Posts: 2,780 Mod
    I despise that. At least they are still talking with you. I'd ask HR what the heck is going on though.
    Never let your fear decide your fate....
  • paul78paul78 Member Posts: 3,016 ■■■■■■■■■■
    It feels like just growing pains. It's a small company so I imagine that the CEO is still just being cautious since they have new investors watching all the decisions. They did dig up more people for me to meet. I am enjoying all the stimulating conversations but the waiting is excruciating.
  • paul78paul78 Member Posts: 3,016 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Meet with more people today and got a note from the recruiter requesting a meeting. Apparently, they will make a decision next week so I have my fingers cross. We haven't discussed compensation yet so hopefully that will go smoothly.
  • greg9891greg9891 Member Posts: 1,189 ■■■■■■■□□□
    I think you will do fine. all the besticon_thumright.gif
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  • paul78paul78 Member Posts: 3,016 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Thanks @greg9891. I got a note today that they would like another meeting icon_rolleyes.gif. At least, they are still willing to talk with me.

    One of things about the job interview process that I find difficult is the emotional ups and downs.
  • scaredoftestsscaredoftests Mod Posts: 2,780 Mod
    paul78 wrote: »
    Thanks @greg9891. I got a note today that they would like another meeting icon_rolleyes.gif. At least, they are still willing to talk with me.

    One of things about the job interview process that I find difficult is the emotional ups and downs.
    That part sucks so much. They say don't take it personally..but really..how can you not?
    Never let your fear decide your fate....
  • paul78paul78 Member Posts: 3,016 ■■■■■■■■■■
    how can you not?
    Thanks - it's such a roller-coaster of emotions. And when I try to rationalize it - it makes it worst. Because I know there is a chance that I will not get the offer. I just know that it's the job that I want even with the risk of less initial compensation. I like the company and people. I have a few more meetings next week and I understand that the decision will be made next week.
  • paul78paul78 Member Posts: 3,016 ■■■■■■■■■■
    I had 3 more meetings which I hope went well. I imagine it did otherwise the next meetings would not have been requested. One of the meetings, I did request which they obliged so it sounded like they are still interested in me.

    I did also get a request to provide some references which they have started to contact.

    So I'm feeling a bit more upbeat with each meeting but the process is really grinding me down. I do hope that a decision will be reached this week.

    Wish me luck. :)
  • scaredoftestsscaredoftests Mod Posts: 2,780 Mod
    I would think, by now..they would make a decision. Enough is enough.
    Never let your fear decide your fate....
  • impelseimpelse Member Posts: 1,237 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Can I ask you what time of position are you getting? You really got several meeting. normally two or three on the phone and one in person.
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  • ImThe0neImThe0ne Member Posts: 143
    Hoping things work for you.

    I assume this has got to be a Director level position with all of these in person meetings. Going to have to start charging travel expenses!
  • kurosaki00kurosaki00 Member Posts: 973
    WOw dude... still more meetings?
    I hope it goes well for you.
    Let us know how it goes.

    The most I've had is 3 interviews for one company.
    meh
  • paul78paul78 Member Posts: 3,016 ■■■■■■■■■■
    impelse wrote: »
    Can I ask you what time of position are you getting?

    I'm currently in senior-level management at a Fortune 500 company. This opportunity is for a C-level position at a much smaller company. It is a lot of meetings. And the reality is that I'm really getting a bit fatigued over the anxiety of making it to the next step. The meetings and calls that I'm having this week are with board members.

    I did learn that they are calling my references so I hope that's a good sign. I was told that they would make a decision this week so I'm very anxious to hear my fate. icon_eek.gif
  • scaredoftestsscaredoftests Mod Posts: 2,780 Mod
    Yes, that is a good sign. I hope you hear soon..
    Never let your fear decide your fate....
  • coffeeluvrcoffeeluvr Member Posts: 734 ■■■■■□□□□□
    Stay Positive! You've got this! If they are calling your references that is a good sign. Fingers crossed!!
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  • scaredoftestsscaredoftests Mod Posts: 2,780 Mod
    Any news?
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