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Hey all, advice please asap! Interview tomorrow!

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by millsie, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. millsie

    millsie Byte Poster

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    Anyone that can help tonight would be appreciated:)

    I am currently in a support role for the last year but want to move on, ideally into a role that has some exposure to networking.

    I know this is hard to come by at the moment as all the roles I have gone for have not come to anything, either not heard back or interviewed and not got the job.

    anyhoot, I have secured an interview tomorrow for a company specialising in creating add ons for Microsoft office, its a support role supporting office and their own products.

    The problem is, I'm considering cancelling even though I'd be on 5 more grand a year and not sure if its the right thing to do.

    My issue is that it doesnt have exposure to networking or windows support in general only office it seems. Am I shooting myself in the foot if I got the job, I would not be doing exactly what I need to be doing and the job would be 9-5 not allowing me to do any interviews in the future like I can now as I do shifts. I dont really want to be working in this area and think it may hinder me going forward regardless of the money etc.

    it would give me good experience in office and be a support role but thats about it!

    What ya reckon?

    cheers all

    millsie
     
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  2. millsie

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    I must add that I have had enough of where I am at the moment as its not giving me the kind of exposure that I want, but dont want that to make me make a bad decision for my career. Also the money is terrible!
     
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  3. Bluerinse
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    Well personally i would stay where you are and keep looking for a job that does tick at least some of the boxes you desire. I think the one you are considering is going to bore you to tears.
     
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  4. millsie

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    Fair play thanks for the only reply!

    That does make sense I think it would bore me to tears regardless of the cash intake! I'm not in this business to make money only at this stage of my career, that will hopefully come later and no point stalling moving upwards by moving sidewards

    Cheers again mate
     
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  5. Bluerinse
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    you are most welcome and good luck :)
     
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  6. SimonD

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    I agree, why go for a role that quite honestly doesn't offer you a boost in the direction you want to take your career?
    Money isn't everything and if I am honest this would probably take you a step back rather than forward.
     
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  7. millsie

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    Thanks Si, I decided not to bother, funnily enough I got a call first thing this morning with an agency interested in putting me forward for a networking role!

    Your right, why step sidewards or back when you can step up!:D
     
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  8. danielno8

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    Yep i think you made the right call. Didn't even remotely sound like something you want to be doing.
     
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  9. JonnyMX

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    I think that if you can't convince yourself that it's right for you then that comes across in the interview - so you're setting yourself up for a hiding.

    Having said that, there is also an argument for not knowing until you try. If you know for a fact that you aren't happy doing what you're doing then the odds say 50% the other place is going to be better. You never know until you try and you may discover a new calling in life.

    Moot point of course, as you've decided against. :biggrin
     
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