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Finding the next job was easier because...

I am an active participant in PASSSQL Saturday, and Twitter.

Due to circumstances beyond my control, I had to look for a job after nine years at my previous employer.  
The management decided to relocate the IT department to North Carolina. I live in Florida. Neither myself nor my wife were interested in moving to colder climes. 

I posted my updated resume in January 2015. I really started looking seriously at the end of March.

Because of my participation in the Florida PASS user groups, SQL Saturdays, and Twitter, most of my job leads came from people I know. The one job that I did a phone interview for via a recruiter ended up being with someone who had attended the most recent Tampa SQL Saturday and one of his co-workers had attended my session. They wanted to do an in-person interview but couldn't wait until June for me to start. The conditions of my severance package dictated a June start date for the next job.

I had leads from my user group leader, a former co-worker via Twitte…