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Had a phone interview on Friday for a job in Arizona and took an online test yesterday, which I'm pretty confident I did well at. They said they will assess and get back to me.

 

Fingers crossed that I have experienced my last Chicago winter as I move to Phoenix.

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Not immediately job-related, but I did pass my PMP exam last week and am now certified.

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QUOTE (HickoryHuskers @ Jun 22, 2015 -> 08:32 AM)
Not immediately job-related, but I did pass my PiMP exam last week and am now certified.

fixed that for you ;)

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QUOTE (Steve9347 @ Jan 15, 2015 -> 09:37 AM)
A month and a half in - I made the right call. Seeing now how a real organization is run has opened my eyes. They were in desperate need of marketing, and I think this will be a long relationship. Just based on the first 1.5 months, they've now just signed a lease on a new space of the building we're in and are letting me expand the marketing team and run things from a separate office. That didn't take long.

 

Life is good. Baby on the way. Stress from the job is minimal - only focused on what needs to be done work-wise and not about a million things out of my control. I loved my last job, and this one is wayyyyyy better.

A year after this post. Definitely the right call. New job, baby, new house and still alive. Today I got a $30,000 bonus. Huzzah!!

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Got a rejection email today saying I wouldn't fit in. Ouch.

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QUOTE (Steve9347 @ Jan 11, 2016 -> 04:19 PM)
A year after this post. Definitely the right call. New job, baby, new house and still alive. Today I got a $30,000 bonus. Huzzah!!

Congrats, Steve!

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QUOTE (Brian @ Jan 11, 2016 -> 07:06 PM)
Got a rejection email today saying I wouldn't fit in. Ouch.

Jeez that's harsh. f*** em.

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QUOTE (HickoryHuskers @ Jun 22, 2015 -> 08:32 AM)
Not immediately job-related, but I did pass my PMP exam last week and am now certified.

That's awesome congrats!

 

I will be taking that exam down the road. How did you study and how tough was the test?

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QUOTE (Whitewashed in '05 @ Jan 11, 2016 -> 07:51 PM)
That's awesome congrats!

 

I will be taking that exam down the road. How did you study and how tough was the test?

Yes tell us more. I'm due for that this year.

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That's awesome congrats!

 

I will be taking that exam down the road. How did you study and how tough was the test?

 

I took a five day "boot camp" class that was entirely aimed at passing the exam. Mine was paid for by my employer, so I don't know the exact cost but I'm guessing about $2K.

 

After the class, I put in about 2 hours of studying for two days and then 4 hours the night before the test. I really didn't have time to study more and only passed at the minimum level.

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QUOTE (HickoryHuskers @ Jan 12, 2016 -> 07:57 AM)
I took a five day "boot camp" class that was entirely aimed at passing the exam. Mine was paid for by my employer, so I don't know the exact cost but I'm guessing about $2K.

 

After the class, I put in about 2 hours of studying for two days and then 4 hours the night before the test. I really didn't have time to study more and only passed at the minimum level.

 

 

What do you call a guy who barely passed the PMP? A certified project manager!

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QUOTE (Steve9347 @ Jan 11, 2016 -> 06:19 PM)
A year after this post. Definitely the right call. New job, baby, new house and still alive. Today I got a $30,000 bonus. Huzzah!!

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The hardest part of this job is letting someone go like I just did about 20 minutes ago. She's got an amazing attitude and is a super sweet and energetic young woman, but she just can't get the job done.

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Nice to see some positives in this thread!

 

I have a phone call setup with a recruiter for an IT Advisory position in my area, I haven't gone through these with a recruiter in the past, what should I expect? Is it just gauging my experience and interest in the job?

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QUOTE (StrangeSox @ Jan 12, 2016 -> 06:27 AM)
What do you call a guy who barely passed the PMP? A certified project manager!

I did a lot of project management over the course of the last year as the lead on a very large project we undertook in our department.

 

Props to all you project managers out there! You've got extraordinary amounts of patience, you are incredibly persistent and resilient, and a willingness to painstakingly insist that all the various t's are crossed and i's are dotted.

 

I'm a "big picture" guy and so I struggle to manage all the details. Very pleased to have that hat removed from my head this year.

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QUOTE (iamshack @ Jan 13, 2016 -> 06:55 PM)
I did a lot of project management over the course of the last year as the lead on a very large project we undertook in our department.

 

Props to all you project managers out there! You've got extraordinary amounts of patience, you are incredibly persistent and resilient, and a willingness to painstakingly insist that all the various t's are crossed and i's are dotted.

 

I'm a "big picture" guy and so I struggle to manage all the details. Very pleased to have that hat removed from my head this year.

A good project manager makes your work so much easier to maintain, any other type of PM makes your life a living hell. ;)

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