Monday, September 04, 2006

Job's a good 'un

The theme for today seems to be jobs.

Batman is having a job interview today. It's at the place he's worked at for many a long year, but constitutes a major promtion - if he gets it. He's the only really serious internal candidate. Another chap in the department has applied, but it's more a sign of being willing rather than serious contention, as the chap is much younger than Batman and probably doesn't have the combination of experience yet. External candidates are being interviewed as well, though ... Fingers and everything are crossed. 2pm is the time he's in with the first interview panel. After that, he'll see another panel (keeps the senior managers employed, I suppose) and at some point he'll hear the result. Come on Batman! Sorry, but I think a screamer is required here, Diane.

Back at Frog Hall, I've just finished filling in two application forms. Oh dear. It's me own fault. They are both for the University which rejected me a few weeks back. One of the jobs is a very lowly Counter Assistant job, working one evening per week. I applied for that in case they might let me in there as a sort of consolation prize, though I suspect they'll say I'm over qualified (after saying I didn't have enough experience for the earlier job). The other is for a job at the same specialised library that I applied for before. This time it's working Tues-Thurs, which suits me far better than last time, which was every afternoon. This 3-day one would mix well with my re-enactment activities, where I often need the Friday & Monday off as travelling days. However, the University has a culture which seems to frown on the likes of me (not quite sure what doesn't match, but they patently don't consider me to be one of them), so really all I'm doing is setting myself up for rejection. On the other hand, I might get some more much needed interview practice ... Eyes rolled, rather than fingers crossed, for this little escapade, I think ;-)

7 Comments:

At 9:50 pm BST, Blogger Stephen said...

Did you get an interview for the library last time? If so, and the job is at a similar level, then you've got to be in with a good chance. The fact that you have applied again shows a degree of commitment to the place (and to getting a job) that a surprisingly high proportion of your competition don't have.

Good luck (and to Batman too).

 
At 10:14 pm BST, Blogger Alex Bordessa said...

Many thanks :-) I did get an interview last time, but came away with a 'my face doesn't fit' feeling from the panel. But I haven't taken the hint ...

 
At 10:26 am BST, Blogger Diane said...

Good for you not taking the hint. The 3 days would be perfect - I love them - and they might be more aware of that than you think. Good luck.

 
At 12:01 pm BST, Blogger Martyn said...

I agree with both Stephen and Diane, persistence and "not taking the hint" can sometimes win through. Best of luck to both of you for your respective interviews.

 
At 10:14 am BST, Blogger City Slicker said...

Never take a hint in life unless it's one you prompt. Like the blog!

 
At 8:15 pm BST, Blogger wil said...

Ugh. I hate filling out job applications and I hate interviews that much more. As far as I can tell, the job-seeking/hiring process is as much a crap shoot as it is a match-up of your qualifications with the actual job requirements.

Good luck.

 
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