Re: Trouble finding work

Subject: Re: Trouble finding work
From: "Robyn Richards" <robynrrr -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2005 23:11:16 +0000

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 introductory discussions)

- 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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