Thursday, 20 September 2012

No luck in Norwich

I went over to Norwich yesterday for an interview with a small IT firm there. 

The interview itself went OK in as much as I got on well with the interviewer and liked the firm.

However.....the description of the role had been changed a little from what my agent had been told.  They really wanted to focus only on the sharepoint part of what I had thought would have been a more general role.  I have a feeling that this alone would not really make up a "proper" job and that they will struggle to fill the role as advertised.

They won't be filling it with me as they spoke to my agent this morning to reject me....ho hum.

I'm still waiting to see if an interview is confirmed for next week with a London investment company who sound very good.  The nice thing about this one is that the current IT manager is making big efforts to do a proper managed handover,  which is a very good sign of a well organised company. 

This morning I started my roundup of new jobs coming onto the market and at last I am seeing a few positions which actually pay decent money.  I have applied for a batch of roles today that are offering more money than I was on in my last job.  This is the first time since I was laid off that I have seen roles which could actually make me better off financially.  One of them is with a legal firm so I should have a decent chance there given my 7 years experience at a law firm.

I'm not giving up.

One more straw in the wind: I applied for jobseekers allowance yesterday online: in the past when I have done this I generally find that I get work quite quickly: and then have to go through the hassle of backtracking again: would that I have that problem again!

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