Should I move back home?

Nov 25, 2019 12 Comments

1. Moved to the US in late July. Got my papers done by late September and started applying for jobs.

2. Out of 10 or so screenings I focus on 5 processes: two scale-ups (one pre IPO), one mid stage startup and a role at Google.

3. Move on the process with all of them up to the on-site. 2 months and multiple interviews later today I got 2 rejections. Google likely to reject also next week.

Reasons vary from: "we want someone with stronger sql skills" (after passing python home assignment with flying colors, it probably took me slightly longer the usual to write a window function in sql) to "we want to move on with an internal candidate" after having applied for a senior manager role, met with 5 folks and cofounder and HR person comes up to me "we think you'd be a better fit for a director role actually" and interviewing with another senior leader.

Should I keep on trying? I didn't have a referral for any of these companies if that matter. Non SWE roles also (analytics).

Btw I haven't worked since July so I guess I'm a bit worried at this point and I do spend already too much time in my own. I need a job to function.

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TOP 12 Comments
  • Oracle AxTi75
    Keep applying. You just need 1 Yes!
    Nov 26, 2019 0
  • Amazon ckik58
    How many yoe?
    Nov 26, 2019 5
    • Amazon ckik58
      Got it. What visa are you on? Or you have a GC?
      Nov 26, 2019
    • eBay kwii1dk
      OP
      Wife moved first and I've followed. Don't need sponsorship in the short term, although I'm a still a dependant. She's not too happy so she'd be leaving to move back if I don't get a job soon..
      Nov 26, 2019
  • New h0r4y
    Where is home?
    Nov 26, 2019 4
    • eBay kwii1dk
      OP
      I won't make more than 75k/year. Overall a much smaller market which means less mobility and having to keep up with toxic environments. Only a handful of companies pay in the range also. Been there, done that. I've lived in the US previously and I like it.
      Nov 26, 2019
    • New h0r4y
      75K per year sounds a bit low for your level, but depends on which country and company. A buddy of mine in Booking.com in Amsterdam makes 100K+ for being a senior SWE.
      Nov 26, 2019

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