Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Real Interview #1 Report

I've already debriefed a few times tonight so lets see if I can do it again here and actually make sense. The interview went well. I can't say I knew the interviewer before but we're pretty sure we've worked together while I was in one of my previous roles. It made for some common ground and gave him a "personal experience" reference (which was favourable). The company is really cool, he's really cool and I could definitely see myself fitting in there. It remains to be seen if he agrees. If it were offered and I was to accept it would be a "temp(orary) to perm(anent)" position which means that I would actually be hired by the employment agency for the first three months. This gives both the employer and myself the option of terminating at any time with very little reason. Safer for them if they don't like the new employee, and an out for me. It means a bit of a cut in wages to start but it will balance out fast. Plus, three months goes fast.

I'm still kind of up in the air about wether I *really* want the job or not (which is where the temp to perm thing comes in handy. For Part A of the job, I'd rock, it's what I've been doing for the past six years, I'm good at it and I enjoy it. For Part B, it would be a huge learning curve. I think I could do well at it, I think I could enjoy it but I just don't know. If they don't offer me the job, I wouldn't be heartbroken. If they do, I'd seriously consider it.

As for the interview itself, it was a really good experience. He asked "What would your current supervisor say you need to improve on" which kind of caught me off guard. I answered "taking initiative" which is true, BUT I qualified it by saying that that is mostly bred by the position I am currently in and it is the reason I'm looking to get out of the field I'm in. It's true, wether it sounds good or not.

We (the placement agency and I) are hoping to hear back by tomorrow afternoon.

Stay tuned!



Veronica in Aus said...

Sounds great!! Love the temp to perm option - great way to try it out.....fingers still crossed :)

Thanks for the update - I was sitting on the edge of my seat ;)

agent713 said...

LOL you're welcome :) Everyone else is probably in bed already so you get breaking news!!!

Veronica in Aus said...

:D Breaking news......I like that ;)

Janis said...

Hi Heidi,
Sounds like it went well! I can't wait to hear what happened!

Janis said...

Oops, I meant to say what happens next!

Pamela Lynn ~ flutterby7 said...

Sounds good Heidi. Tempt-to-perm is probably a good thing since your not sure about part B of the job. Praying that you'll hear something quickly. Sorry I wasn't around for the "breaking news".

Murray and Tracy said...

Good luck! I hope you get it.

Emmy said...

Sounds very promising ... I was sleepin :D but keep us posted!

Rene said...

Nothing wrong with a "temp to perm" job. That's how my company hires their workers and that's how I started.

Hope it all works out