As of around 10 this morning, I am on the market.
It isn’t a complete surprise, in that the company has been experiencing financial woes for months now, but I didn’t think it would happen for a few months. I had been quietly dabbling in the job market for a while but not aggressively enough, as it turns out. They’re paying me through the end of March and I’ve managed to build my savings back up a little, so I can make it for a couple of months, anyway.
If anyone has any leads, I’d appreciate them. My skills are in the national security business and I had already planned to submit several applications for intelligence analyst and similar postions with the feds. I’m also looking to see what I can find with the many local think tanks, defense consultant firms, and even the mass media. If anyone has contacts in those areas or ideas for other private sector possibilities in the D.C. Metro area, I’m open to suggestions.