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Given this thread, I thought I would share some of my recent experiences in
looking for work.
Although I have been in the industry (both as a contractor and permanent)
for many years, I have never before seen such 'goal post shifting' in the
job application/interview process.
- role 1 - In the last stages of an interview for a permanent role as a
Business Analyst, I was told that the organisation had someone in the role
on a contract basis, and was offering them the permanent role - would I be
interested in the contract role? (There was no mention of this is the ad or
- role 2 - Technical Writer required (immediate start) - Interviewed with
the recruiter and was presented to the client in 1 day, then was told the
role was on hold for two weeks, the two weeks more, then indefinitely...
- role 3 - Agreed to interview for a role. 30 mins before interview was
given the position description which was totally different to the role I had
agreed to interview for
- role 4 - Role advertised as requiring Senior Tech Writing skills.
Interview went very well. Feedback was all good - yes, I had the skills, was
articulate, would fit in well BUT - the company chose to go with someone
with no experience because they were willing to work for AUD$40,000.
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