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Found work - at last

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by no_one_here, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. no_one_here

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    On 4th December, I had a 6hr long interview (all sorts of tests!) for a "Customer Services Technical Advisor" position with IBM - it's basically a 1st-line support position, but it's a start. Plus it's not far to travel - only a bus-ride and short walk. They told me that I would be accepted depending on my references.

    Today, they confirmed that I will be starting on 28th Jan. :biggrin

    I'm now going to tell everyone to reboot their PCs and reinstall Windows. :twisted: And pass all the interesting problems to 2nd-line. :cry:
     
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  2. onoski

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    Congratulations on your first IT position as it sure does feel good:)
     
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  3. JohnBradbury

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    Congratulations....

    The 14B Arriva bus drops you off by the Suites Hotel and it's short walk from there. Alternatively you can get another bus which drops you off right outside Virgin - can't remember the number though.

    I worked as a systems administrator for Telewest on a short term contract and it's a really friendly environment. Relaxed dress code etc...

    Just steer clear of the canteen!
     
  4. wagnerk
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    Congrats on your first IT job, let us know how your first day goes :)

    -ken
     
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  5. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Great news... congrats! 8)
     
  6. BosonMichael
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    Major congrats!
     
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  7. coyles

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    Whoopee....small Mexican wave!!


    Its nice to hear someone has made it through the door. Good luck in the new job and hope you get promoted in 6 months.

    S
     
  8. The_Geek

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    Grats on the job!!!!!


    One question though......SIX HOUR INTERVIEW for a 1st line support job?
     
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  9. BosonMichael
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    Gotta make sure that they're hiring the right one... :)
     
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    Congratulations on the job. :) Don't forget that it's a CF tradition that after the third work day, you tell us how things are going.
     
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  11. zimbo
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    Congrats and good luck for the 1st day! 8)
     
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  12. greenbrucelee
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    Well done that great news :clap
     
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    Congrats mate 8)
     
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  14. no_one_here

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    Lets see: showing us around the place; filling-in forms, testing a whole load of things eg technical knowledge, ability to tackle tasks (juggling!!), dealing with people in various circumstances, generally throwing the unexpected at us.

    It all takes time. Plus there'll be 4 weeks training BEFORE we are allowed on the phones, so as BosonMichael said, they want to make sure they pick the right people.
     
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  15. Toadeh

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    Nice one, glad to see people are still having some success.
     
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  16. Ence

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    Good luck on your 1st day
     
  17. sunn

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    6-hour interview does seem pretty gruesome for a 1st job; but it is IBM and you survived!
    Congratulations¬Ö
     
  18. Patrulheiro

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    Congrats DuDe!!! Best of Luck!!
     

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