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12:28 AM
If a job application is asking for what date you are available to start, what should you put?
I want to put January, but I'm not sure if that will be looked at negatively.
 
 
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9:01 AM
You could say that you have a project that will last for the rest of the year and that you’d like to see that through. Or you could just take it in the next couple of weeks - this late in the year, not much is going to be happening anyway.
 
 
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Kaz
10:35 AM
I would put it in 2 parts:

The first is your notice period, plus any padding you want to add (Maybe you want a week or 2's break in between). So, say "My notice period is 6 weeks".

And then any other considerations. Maybe "My notice period is 6 weeks, but there is [Thing] which completes at the end of January which I want to see through to completion.
 
Kaz
10:53 AM
I've just been informed that there is such a thing as doing too good a job. Apparently my MD likes the impossible feat I pulled off this morning so much he wants it done for every client, not just the small percentage they asked me to focus on.
 
11:36 AM
@Kaz been there done that... you pull something special out of the bag and all of a sudden they want it done every time
 
 
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Neo
1:10 PM
Morning. For the record it is way colder in Georgia than I would like. That is all.
 
@Neo it's not mega cold here.. but it is snowing
 
 
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5:10 PM
@Kaz Thanks
 
 
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6:18 PM
I wish that it was cold in the UK. Or warm. Just make up your mind you blasted weather, not make me reprogram the heating every day :P
 
6:45 PM
@TymoteuszPaul have you ever used elastic search?
 
Neo
I guess MEGA cold is relative @motosubatsu anything under 50 is cold to me.
 
7:01 PM
@BlackPanther sure, why?
@Neo that's like 10 celcius? T-shirt weather.
 
@TymoteuszPaul I'm seeing a lot of jobs that are asking for experience with ElasticSearch. I wanted to know what I can use it for? I have a C# app that uses a PostgreSQL database, so if I know what exactly elastic search can be used for maybe I can integrate it into my app, so that I can put it as a skill on my resume.
 
@BlackPanther Can't hurt for sure, especially if it's in high demand. Though I personally would be wary of a scattershot approach to what you know, and instead focus on some specific domain of problems to solve. But really both ways are valid, and depends how you can present yourself hah. I guess especially for more junior people the width may be more important than depth.
 
7:22 PM
@TymoteuszPaul Thanks for the warning. Yes, unfortunately the more the merrier.
Do you remember that OCT viewer I told you about? Is there any way to relate what I did to natural language processing?
 

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