★ Group Interview

I spent the first half of my day in Redondo Beach for an on site interview at Northrop Grumman. It was an organized event and there were about 12 of us going to be interviewed. They started off with some background info on the company and we jumped right into the interviews. After the interviews, we went on a tour looking at different satellites TRW (which was acquired by Northrop Grumman recently) has worked on. We even met someone who taught Neil Armstrong over at Purdue. After lunch, they "split" us up into 2 groups. Basically, yes we're interested and we're sorry, but we have no positions for you. I was in the latter group, BUT as we all got up to leave, I was pulled aside by the HR lady and she said something to the effect of, "...although we don't have a position here for you in subcontracting...with your technical background...I will pass your resume on to another department...mechanical design...engineering...." I didn't get the job, but I somehow left feeling that I haven't heard the last from Northrop Grumman.

To be continued...