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April 18th, 2006

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04:56 pm - Eeekk!
I just found out that I am scheduled for a phone interview tomorrow for an international consultancy firm for a plant ecologist position based in Brisbane. I sent my CV into them last week on a whim and it appears to have been well received. I have an extraordinary ability of scoring job interviews from applications. In fact I think I am batting 1000 in my success rate. And I apparently interview very well so usually end up with the job offer (doesn't mean that I accept the offer though). I am a serial applicant. I used to apply for jobs for the practice, you know, keep your CV and response to selection criteria up to date. But then I get offered a job that I didn't really want or need. I had to stop applying for jobs because it was getting beyond a joke.

Anyway, in a conundrum about this one (if they do indeed offer me the position). You see, it would mean packing up the family and moving over east. Babalon_93 would also feel a bit torn as she has established a beautiful network of friends with babies over here (and you know who you are) but also has a desire to live in Brisneyland. And if this firm does pay for us relocating, then I'd have to sign on for at least three years. I would also feel a bit guilty about leaving Greening after only being here for five or so months (and they have been very good to me). Part of me also feels that moving back to my home town would be a step backward, not career wise but development wise. You see, when I left Brisbane all those years ago, it was great as it felt like my old town was stagnating and was slowly drowning me. I felt trapped in myself and in the Brisbane life I had established. But I digress. Babalon_93 and I would be more accessible to both of our families; mine in Brisbane and hers in Melbourne, and I suppose that is a good thing especially now having baby_babalon along for the ride. Hmmmm... lots of decisions... that is if they even offer me the position at the pay rate I have indicated! Oh well... I'll keep you all posted...

UPDATE: Well didn't get the job. Their reasoning was that when they described what the position entailed, I came across sounding less than enthusiastic. Hmmm... maybe I was just pissed off that they were 15 minutes late in calling me!

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Date:April 18th, 2006 09:20 am (UTC)
Wow! Nothing like feeling wanted! If they offer you the job tell them your current employers have offered a 20% pay rise, and if the new people OK that then go to Brisbane! Heee!


I'll be asking you for help if I ever do resumes again!
Date:April 18th, 2006 12:33 pm (UTC)
Greening? Know a Jackie? She's doing some project to do with the beaches? If so... Perth is _so_ small!
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Date:April 19th, 2006 01:44 am (UTC)
Yeah, I know Jackie! Greening isn't a big place. I see her almost every day.
Date:April 19th, 2006 06:16 am (UTC)

Don't forget to say 'Happy Birthday' to her on Friday:-)

She's the friend (not sure if you were there when I was saying it) who lived on the same street you do now... I got excited about it—until I remembered they'd _just_ sold it:-( Very small indeed...
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Date:April 19th, 2006 07:13 am (UTC)
We had cake for her this morning to celebrate her birthday. I mentioned that I knew you guys through SX.

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