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Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by shadowwebs, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. shadowwebs

    shadowwebs Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    I tried to find my old post, but it was over a year ago now so is proving hard to find... therefore a new post to get started.

    Some of you may remember that a long time ago (over a year ago) I asked for advice on whether I should leave my permanent job for a 12 month fixed term contract job, well I decided to leave and have always been glad I did, the end of the 12 months came up and I got a 3 month extension, now a permanent job has come up, I applied and have been offered an interview on Monday with a technical test. Even though I have been doing the job itself for nearly 15 months now, I am really bricking it about the interview, I think mostly because I love this job so much as an ICT Technician that I just really want to be able to secure my future to carry on doing it for like forever.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated...
     
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  2. Sparky
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    It might just be a formality for you to get the job mate.

    Just do what you have been doing already and you should be fine – the fact that you already got a 3 month extension shows you are doing a good job.
     
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  3. shadowwebs

    shadowwebs Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    They've said many times they want to keep me, as I am a good worker and get the job done... so yeah like you said probably just a formality to make it all correct with processes.
     
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  4. Sparky
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    Cool – approach the interview\test with the right attitude and that should get you through mate.
     
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  5. shadowwebs

    shadowwebs Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    fingers crossed, i guess it helps that i know the two people that will be interviewing me, just the word "interview" makes me so very nervous
     
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  6. danielno8

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    Good luck! Sure you will be fine. I always find it a little strange when companies choose to do an interview in this scenario.....
     
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  7. Apexes

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    I've been in the same boat.

    They had to interview me for the job i was already doing after 2 years contracting.

    Basically sat in a room with the chief and he ticked everything, was done within 2 minutes - think like Sparky said it's just for HR's record.

    If it's questions about the job you're already doing, you'll blitz it.
     
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  8. shadowwebs

    shadowwebs Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    I think it will be general questions rather than directly about the job I am doing to make it fair for the other guy that has applied that is not currently doing the job but works in a different department.
     
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  9. shadowwebs

    shadowwebs Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    I have spoken to some mates of mine that I don't work with and they have said there is no point doing any interview prep as with me already doing the job, I should just go in, smartly dressed and see how it ends up going and deal with each scenario / question as it happens. What are your thoughts with this?
     
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  10. Shadowrunner

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    I'd prepare as you would for any other interview, that way you won't be caught out. It might just be a formality, but then again, it might not. Better safe than sorry IMHO.

    SR
     
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  11. shadowwebs

    shadowwebs Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Just to update, I got the job... am now permanent and feels great!
     
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  12. AJ

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    Great news mate well done :thumbleft
     
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  13. Pizzaboy

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    Congrats, glad to hear it!!
     
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  14. RichyV

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    Was there really any doubt?

    Congrats! :D
     
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  15. GSteer

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    Congrats man :)
     
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