Interview…

I had an interview today. It went OK I think. I got really nervous about it, but I don’t know why. I also got really nervous about seeing the physio last week, because…? The tablets make me more functional when I’m nervous but I’m not sure they reduce the nerves at all.

He asked me some technical questions, and I got the hard ones right and the easy ones wrong (duh). Not because I didn’t know the answer, just because I’m not used to having to suddenly remember and regurgitate obscure technical trivia over the phone. I’m not too worried because I was able to speak in depth on the harder stuff. Apparently the next stage is a technical test, which is usually where I look at it and go “I’m not spending the next week doing this!”, but we’ll see. He said it would be about 45 minutes, which is reasonable… assuming this estimate bears any relation to reality (big if).

I’m not too sure what I think at the moment. The recruiter told me it would be predominantly remote, in the office around once a month. But the interviewer had other ideas and said they were thinking of it being more of a hybrid role with 2-3 days a week in the office. The plus side is that it’s within walking distance (just about), so 2-3 days in the office there is much better than 2-3 days in the office at my current employer. But that’s not really the right comparison, is it?

4 thoughts on “Interview…

  1. Congrats on getting the interview, & getting through it 🙂
    I suppose there are 2 ways of looking at, 1) in comparison with your current job, 2) in comparison with your dream job.
    Amongst that is how you feel about the hybrid versus remote working. Then pay and whether the actual work is upskilling you or making your skills obsolete. Either way, getting the interview is an achievement 🙂

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    1. Thank you Nik.

      My thought process is a bit long winded, but something like: a) My current job may or may not want me back in the office any time soon anyway, b) I might be able to negotiate predominantly remote in my current job (especially as I’m very willing to quit over it, so a strong negotiation position), c) if I do I quit and I end up unemployed for a couple of months then it doesn’t really matter (I’m financially secure enough), d) there seem to be lots of remote jobs coming through into my inbox, e) I could try contracting with a day rate for a while and see how that goes…, f) …which could lead to being permanently self employed – pretty good.

      So there’s a lot of possibilities.

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  2. & you don’t have to decide right away. IF they offer you the job and IF you are interested, there’s room to negotiate about the office versus remote split.

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