Mar. 25th, 2016

bookzombie: (chris)
We'll shortly be heading up to Edinburgh for the weekend, so I thought a quick update on the job front before I go was appropriate.

1. Basingstoke-based Systems Analyst Team Leader telephone interview on Tuesday: had an interesting chat with the client, but she did emphasise that the job was 30% team management and 70% support (there was a job spec, apparently, that I didn't receive.) I haven't heard any feedback since, but while the client thought my CV was very strong the impression I got was that I'm probably not the right person for the job. And that's fine, because now I know more I don't think it's the right job for me either. Would be nice to hear something back from the client though...

2. London-based interview with Salesforce consultancy on Wednesday. This felt like it went very well, although interestingly the client suggested (and I don't disagree) that I would be a better fit for their Technical Architect team, rather than their Solutions Architect team. This is mainly a definition-based issue - I've had five SA interviews so far and every one has had a slightly different view of what an SA actually does! In this case, the SAs are the people who have a really in-depth knowledge of the Salesforce product, but anything outside that (like if anything needs to be built or interfaced to another system, etc.) falls into the Technical Architect team. Anyway, it all seemed fairly positive, although they might want me to come in for a second interview with one of the existing TAs. If I do get an offer, it will be very good experience but I will have a longer commute (although there might be an opportunity for homeworking one or two days a week.) Of course, I haven't had any feedback from the agent yet! Hopefully I should hear on Tuesday or Wednesday next week. But I really liked these guys.

3. Still waiting on OUP. I chased my agent yesterday and he tells me that he's catching up with client on Wednesday next week to find out what the hell is happening...

I'll admit that by yesterday evening I was feeling rather grumpy; I do wish clients would feedback promptly!



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