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4 hours ago, SmithyInWelly said:

Two i/v's this week, both looking like going on to psychometric testing. Giddy up!

Go Cory ! :D 

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My interview went well, but much experience tells me that means little or nothing.

On my side, the hiring manager did say that there was nothing that gave him any cause for concern, and had he thought I wasn't in the running, I would have been out much sooner. (I was there for 2 hours.)

So... Now we wait. Some more.

In the meantime, here's a pic of a nice-looking E46 coupe in New Plynouth.

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Any feedback Graham?

I hate the dreaded "feedback" convos - especially those you get at 5pm on a Friday like I did last week lol!

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1 hour ago, SmithyInWelly said:

Any feedback Graham?

I hate the dreaded "feedback" convos - especially those you get at 5pm on a Friday like I did last week lol!

Nuffin'.
So far.

I did have a good and friendly chat with the hiring manager post-interview while we walked around the main site I'd be at (although I could be anywhere from the top of Coromandel down to Palmy). That went on for a good 30 minutes or more - applicants not worthy of further consideration don't get the tour.

But that's all I have at the moment.

I have seen another job I'd really quite like (and probably enjoy) over in Hawkes Bay (again). I'm working up an application for that one.

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Update.

Didn't get the role in Taranaki with PowerCo. Despite all the good feelings, the feedback received on the day, and so on, it was felt that I wasn't perhaps a 'good fit' with PowerCo.

I've had a few very short-term bits'n'pieces of work, but noting significant or really substantial.

Just learned that I didn't make interview for a role with HealthShare (who provide IT services to Waikato DHB, among others). The role description was a bit sketchy so I may not have fitted with that, but the essence is that it was for a person to manage people rolling out software across the DHB. Which was predominantly exactly what I was doing at CMDHB. There may have been some impact from them having advertised directly (which I didn't see) and my having applied via a recruiter (who would be paid had I been awarded the position).

There have been a lot of other jobs under the pen, a few interviews, but nothing tangible.

I have applied for a role I was offered 5 years ago. Let's see how that goes.

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I wish you the best Graham, it is trying at the best of times. I think we have spoken about this before too. 

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New contract doneski... slightly annoyingly it's the same stuff I've been doing for the last too many years but it's something; and it gives me the chance to do some training/certs over the next wee while, once I can decide exactly what I want to do.

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4 minutes ago, SmithyInWelly said:

slightly annoyingly it's the same stuff I've been doing for the last too many years

That is what I'm trying to avoid. Unfortunately the current job market appears geared to replacement and not enhancement.
Just don't take anything that means a step back - moving forward again may be impossible!

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1 minute ago, gjm said:

That is what I'm trying to avoid. Unfortunately the current job market appears geared to replacement and not enhancement.
Just don't take anything that means a step back - moving forward again may be impossible!

It's not easy out there; as you know as well as I do... sometimes the bullet must be bitten! The other consideration is to create my own business - hence I'm considering a career development diploma (true story). It's closely aligned to what I've been doing for years, and I can see the demand for it increasing - certainly if my own experience is any example; which of course it is :)

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2 minutes ago, SmithyInWelly said:

The other consideration is to create my own business

Same here.
I've been looking at what help might be available, including this: Grants and help for your new business.

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Interview this morning. Should be interesting... The interviewer is the person I will replace - he has moved 'up' int he company. I wonder if he's looking for someone like him, or someone to take things in a different direction? Impossible to tell.

The company has shared a 'position description' which I take as a good thing - so many describe this document as a 'job description'. Subtle, semantic difference, but potentially an important one.
That said, the document is 7 pages long... 😮 (And doesn't include making tea!)

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All the best Graham.

as an aside, going into business for yourself is a courageous move, and is truly tough in this world of cowboys and laypeople. Side hustling on the other hand, is a hit or miss. 

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