Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Update from the job-hunting front

So....

It's been a week and I haven't heard back from the great interview people. As you'll recall, I didn't really think I'd get a second interview, given the importance of the role and my lack of seniority vis a vis the other candidates.

Poos. But oh well.

I had the interview with the large corporate. It was the third role in the same team I'd looked at. The agent was smart - she got me to agree to an interview before I saw the role. It was not what I wanted - i.e. not managing people and/ or money - and meant specialising in a more technical/ internet-focused way, rather than continuing down my current path.

It wasn't for me - I knew as soon as I read the job description - but I went. And it still wasn't for me.

I know that agents have to try to match up skills required with those of their candidates on file, but it is bloody annoying. It's like she's totally ignoring what I told her I'm looking for.... except for the money, which would have been great. But, as veryone keeps reminding me, money is not everything.

Meanwhile I've been trying to hire my full-time junior, and launching a whole bunch of new products at work, so it's been a lot to juggle.

We may not get the great person I want to get for the junior role. We may have to settle for someone competent but without a backbone or that certain je ne sais quoi. If so, I will forcibly transplant the backbone.

I've been toying with the idea of just sitting tight. After all, it's around a year till we get married (if we ever find a venue, which is a subject for another posting), and then we plan to go overseas. I'm the one who's keen to go, and getting a kick-ass job might stop me, even though I really need to leave.

In a year I could accomplish a lot - finish things neatly, all documented, and ready for the next person. I know what to expect, and all the people. I could do it all. I wouldn't need to buy new clothes to do it (I will still buy new clothes, it's just that I won't need to, which is good when you have some wedding stuff to pay for).

It feels like a cop-out in some ways, but maybe the easy way out is right this time?

3 Comments:

Blogger The Editter said...

Yeah well those agents get 10% of the annual salary for getting someone into a job, so they're not gonna let your narrow focus limit their chances!

Yeah, bummer not hearing anything for a week. I guess it means what you guess it means...

9:40 am  
Blogger Violet said...

the last time I used agents to find me a job I was totally disillusioned. I'm sure they just do keyword search on CVs, for skills employers want, and disregard whether you actually want that kind of job.

10:39 am  
Blogger The Skirt said...

Yeh agents kind of suck really.

4:06 pm  

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