Thursday, 22 May 2008

I expected as much ...

E-mail from yesterday just come:
"It was nice to meet you yesterday and thank you for your time. Unfortunately, you have been unsuccessful on this occasion in obtaining the temporary post we interviewed you for. Good luck with any future applications."

Fingers crossed on the next couple of applications I've sent this week.

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

The council interview

Well I'm not too hopeful. The test given at the start had lots of really advanced budget planning stuff and I've never dealt with anything like that in the finance roles I've had so far. And they do expect lots of communication too ....

Tuesday, 20 May 2008

"Britain on the Sick" on Panorama

This Panorama on "Britain on the Sick", prepared in the run-up to the reforms of "incapacity" benefits to the new "Employment Support" allowance.This link is to the comments page. See the 9th one down from the man in Worcestershire, yes another reference to Asperger and not doing well in interviews.

Thursday, 15 May 2008

Two weeks after the interview ...

... I've now had the rejection letter, but have another one with the local council, a
temporary Finance Assistant. The post being advertised does sound a bit advanced, but maybe they're interviewing me if people have applied internally and there may be a vacancy lower down the chain.

Have sent another 6 letters off in these last two weeks, fingers crossed on any of those!

Thursday, 1 May 2008

The interview ...

Well just got back from the interview. Think the worst question was when they asked "what had I liked least about my last role". I had said about taking the phone calls from the irate suppliers, and they then asked me "so how did you overcome that?" I knew I hadn't overcome it per se, as it was part of my disability, I said so too. After all, would you expect someone in a wheelchair to "overcome" the possibility of working on scaffolding?