Thursday, 7 October 2010

Impressive efficiency

I signed on this week. On Monday. After my experiences in the spring I took advice and signed on as soon as my contract ended. My expectation is that I will find a new contract within a month of signing on! I don't know why that is but it sure does seem to motivate me to find a new contract.

I didn't expect to be asked to attend a signing on interview within an hour of phoning. At least I was dressed!

The job centre even had all my details stored which saved over two hour of answering mind numbing questions about our financial status. I was very impressed.

Anyway, four days in and I now have a telephone interview booked for tomorrow. A VBA specialist role working with Microsoft Access and Visual Basic macros. I love spreadsheets. It says so on my mug. No-one's bought me one that says I love databases but I would drink out of it if they did :)

3 comments:

  1. Hey Mark - how did the interview go?

    Did you get the job?

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hi Dan,
    Interview went okay. Answered all the questions but some of the technical ones I couldn't remember the detail. What is 2nd normal form again? I just do it, don't tend to think about which form it is in. Haven't heard back from the agency yet.
    Mark

    ReplyDelete
  3. I can't remember what 2nd normal form is and it's one of the questions I ask quite regularly in interviews! It's not something I've ever needed to know specifically in real life, but if someone understands basically what normalisation is about then I'm usually happy!

    ReplyDelete