Well, I guess it's time to tell the community what I have known for about 8 months. At this moment it looks like my last day at Parsons is definitely going to be 2020-08-20, just two more weeks. Which sort of sucks because I thought I had found safe ground for a at least 1 or 2 months but it doesn't look like the project lead and PM communicated that information back to my functional manager. I am hoping the Jon and I can fix that next week to at least give me some reprieve.
Talking with one of the other people on the project it looks like I may have been going about my search in house wrong. Instead of just looking for a new full time position I should have been looking for other projects that were using SQL Server and needed expert help like that I could provide. Of course I really don't know how to network inside a large project focused organization.
I have applied for several positions both inside and outside of Parsons but haven't heard anything but crickets so far.
I should go out and fully update my LinkedIn profile, that could help. Curious, does anyone think it would be beneficial to pay for the Premium level? I can get it for 30 day free right now. I was always reluctant to do so in the past while I had a solid fulltime position because the promotion is an opt-out thing meaning you automatically start paying for it if you don't cancel before the end of the promotional period. I really would prefer an opt-in format meaning I don't give my payment information until I decide to opt-in after the promotional period.
I would be open to any assistance, like looking over my resume, making suggestions on how to improve my LinkedIn profile, just a general shoulder to cry on. Okay, that last is a joke, sort of.