As you may have seen on other pages on this site, in March 2010 I made some major changes to my life, which included leaving my home and job in Philadelphia and moving to Rockville, MD to be with my partner and start a new job with LCG Systems.
As with my job at Drexel, it took me about five months to find my current job - the difference this time being that I was still working while I was looking for another job. It was a bit of a challenge to find a job while being in a job, and it was further complicated by the fact that I needed to find a job in a completely different city.
The process of getting my job at LCG had some other similarities with my job at Drexel University. The position I was hired for at LCG, Technical Trainer, was a brand new position created at the company, and therefore, I am the first person to hold it. The interview process was also very similar. I don't know how many other people they interviewed (if any at all), but I was offered the job by phone call less than two hours after my interview.
As before, being the new guy and starting a brand new position which a company hasn't quite clearly defined has been a challenge. There were some growing pains at first, but I feel that they respect my opinion and experience I bring to training, and I am excited to see where this job will continue to go.
In regards to certifications, I possess several Microsoft certifications for Microsoft Office. I have been certified as a Microsoft Office Master on every version of Office since 1997, including Office 2010 and I am also a Microsoft Certified Trainer.