I had a job interview at a local school this morning for an ICT techie job. I had a bit of a moment at first where I was trying to get my laptop out of its bag to demonstrate the kind of thing I could do for their website (part of the job requirement is designing/developing their site) and the zip got stuck which made look like a prat (well, in my eyes) but otherwise it seemed to go okay. I actually enjoyed the interview.
I got a call about 20 minutes ago informing me that I hadn’t got the job unfortunately and it was because the the guy they’d decided to appoint had more hardware/networking knowledge. Why did I not get the job based on the knowledge I’ve got? Because I played myself down. Admittedly, networking isn’t my strong point.. but I did have to do some networking over the summer and I do know about networking and I did the dummy act because I didn’t want them to ask a tough question that I potentially couldn’t answer. Damn my pride, it’s a pain in the arse.
I’m disappointed, because they guy who I think they’ve appointed made it clear earlier that he wasn’t interested in the school itself (went as far as calling it ‘run down’, which isn’t true) and just needed a job. Sure, I need a job too, but I do want to work with the kids and I was interested in the kind of atmosphere I think the school can offer. Meh, perhaps I’m just bitter. I should have told the headteacher to keep my details just in case this guy backs out but I didn’t think of that.
Anyone need an IT Techie with experience in user/telephone support and a background in web dev/design and web project management?