I went for an interview yesterday for a job I’d really love. It’s a business support position – supporting a company’s various offices in their use of their computer systems. I’d be working with lots of different people in different offices around Perth and doing lots of different things; both software and hardware. I really enjoy support roles and teaching people how to do computer ‘stuff’. This job is in an industry that I’ve had no experience in before, so there’d be lots for me to learn and that’s exciting.
I don’t know how many people were interviewed but I do know that originally this was intended as a graduate role. That means that the money’s not great, but it’s enough to make me happy. I’m not looking for big money, I’m looking for a job I’ll enjoy. They also expressed some reservations about me being overqualified for the position. Once again, I emphasised that I applied for the position because I want a job that I’ll enjoy.
I’ve been asked to send an email over the weekend with a paragraph or two explaining what I would bring to the job – why they should employ me rather than someone else, I guess. This is something that they’ve asked of everyone they interviewed. I’ve spent a bit of time thinking about this and putting into words this afternoon. I’ll give myself a chance to think on it a bit more overnight before I send the email.
It would be so nice to have a job that has a future and that I can see myself being happy in for the long term.
Wish me luck. I really want this job!
I just got a call to say that I didn’t get the job. It was good of them to call and not just send an email. Apparently it was a very difficult decision and I made it to the last 2 or 3. Oh well. I’ll keep looking and if anything else comes up that I’m interested in I’ll apply.