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Over 10 years ago, I wrote my first blog post. Since then, I've authored books, had kids, traveled the world, found Trish and blogged about it all.

What's up with the Job Market in Denver?

I don't know what the hell is going on, but I feel like it's 2001 all over again. I got 2 calls last week, and 2 calls this week from recruiters or hiring managers. The strange part is that I didn't send them a resume or anything - they called me! I even got a call (last week) from a hiring manager that I submitted my resume to. This is nuts - usually there's nothing. The phone lines have been dead for a quite a few months (if not years). Maybe it's the book? I doubt it - I think it's just a fluke and I should enjoy it while it lasts.

I've asked all of these opportunities to forward me job descriptions so I can post them here, but haven't got anything yet. All local opps - maybe it's a good time to be a Denverite? Or maybe the Java job market is picking up again - let's hope so!

Posted in Java at Sep 30 2003, 11:19:54 PM MDT 5 Comments

I recently got some out-of-the-blue calls from recruiters "'We have your resume of 2 years ago, we would like to talk". Weird. Let's see where this goes...

Posted by Tom Klaasen on October 01, 2003 at 01:31 AM MDT #

fwiw the company im working at is trying to hire folks like crazy all of a sudden. we are going from 3 programmers to 6 by EOM with any luck. some of this is company-specific (they are closing a huge deal) but still...

Posted by chris on October 01, 2003 at 09:56 AM MDT #

i wonder if this has anything to do with it; The "nightmare" is a sharp drop--to 65,000 from 195,000--in the number of H-1B visas granted for skilled foreign professionals. The change, effective Wednesday, is making the business environment tougher for Indian software services companies like MindTree.

Posted by chris on October 01, 2003 at 10:22 AM MDT #

Chris: I live in Belgium, so I doubt if the H-1B visas have anything to do with my situation ;-)

Posted by Tom Klaasen on October 01, 2003 at 02:04 PM MDT #

Some sort of trend maybe - I was talking with a company out of Evergreen that was doing Java work a while back but I got picked up at CDOT first. Somebody from there just e-mailed me last week to see what my job status was. I pointed them to DJUGJOBS for posting Java related stuff in the Denver Metro area.

Posted by Greg Ostravich on October 01, 2003 at 03:25 PM MDT #

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