Friday, March 5, 2010

Going to Work at Kayak.com


I have really been enjoying my time off the past several weeks. I've been reading some good books, watching some good TV, spending quality time with my girlfriend, and trying to improve my overall health (running and eating much better). But I'm ready to return to real life now and ready to begin earning a paycheck again! I'm happy to let everyone know that I have officially accepted an offer to join Kayak.com, the best travel search site out there, and I start this Monday. Initially I will be with their mobile team working on their iPhone products. Very excited.

If you are like me then you have probably never heard of Kayak.com before. I'm told that brand awareness is their number one challenge right now and improving it is their top priority for the year. If you haven't heard of them yet you should soon. The good news is that they are already doing extremely well and the people who know them love them. Before booking your next flight or hotel room, check them out.

When I began my job search I had one specific kind of company in mind and kayak.com definitely doesn't fit the model I was looking for. After meeting with a number of companies and talking to a few mentors I decided to broaden the type of company I was willing to consider. I'm really glad I did that. If you are currently looking I urge you to do the same thing. There are lots of different companies out there. They will all offer different benefits and a unique experience. Why limit your opportunities? Talk to everyone. You might get surprised and find something you were not looking for.

Thank you to everyone who helped me out over the past several weeks. I really appreciate the emails, advice, job forwards, and references. Thank you so much.

Time to go write some software and pay some taxes.

4 comments:

KB said...

I've definitely heard of Kayak, that's awesome news man and you're doing iPhone dev? Jealous.

Me.Bo.Re said...

Never heard of Kayak? Where have you been living? They're my number one GO TO site when planning a trip and need a flight! Congrats! That's very exciting!

Chris said...

Just did a search on their site, and found a cheap flight. Nice!

zamond said...

Hey man, congrats on many accounts! I've heard of Kayak, but haven't had opportunity to try them out yet. Definitely will, though. I'm sure you'll be blogging about your iPhone dev experiences :)