Actually it the week started yesterday but meh. It's been interesting lately though, the last say 10 days. Got a phonecall from recruitement to ask how things went at my job (they are the ones that got me this one), told them I was leaving. They send my CV around to a couple of companies, next day 1 job interview planned, day after another two. Turns out I'm doing something right, because all three were positive and all three mentioned wanting to invite me for a second interview. I'm still trying to figure out what I'm doing right though. I guess it's that I'm being honest about my abilities...?
Second interview they said they found my CV very interesting, so I asked why that was. Turned out that being a woman in the ICT world is a plus, but aside from that I had skills they really liked.
Third interview one of them grabbed two chairs, sat down on one and placed his feet on the other. Based in the vacancy I sorta expected it, but still fun to see. Really liked that interview too, it's the kind of unexpected one with questions you absolutely don't think about at first. They asked if I could show some code, so I gave them access to my Gitlab project (some cloud thing for programmers to put their projects for those who do not know). Today I had a second talk with them and...
I got a new job!
I had the luxury of choosing really. But during the third interview, first and second, I could only conclude that I could learn a whole lot more. They had more knowledge and not just in PHP or Symfony. And not just that. I mean the vacancy said "You can reach us by bike, car, bus and even by plane" and "There's a penalty for not sharing funny pictures", in short aside from hard work there is room for fun.
Talking about jobs. Since I put myself in the system of soon to be jobless (not any more now), I got a lot of emails. Now you expect these people to have seen your LinkedIn, that's why you have it after. I got this email of someone who:
- Spelled my name wrong (Mireille instead of Mariëlle)
- Said she couldn't tell if I could program (my CV says webDEVELOPER all over the place) and asked if I could.
So I emailed back point out that she misspelled my name and that my CV clearly says yes I can program and it seemed like she didn't do her research right because she could have found out if I know .NET on my LinkedIn (I don't know .NET).
Got one back and damn she sounded irritated XD. Yes I am laughing at it, mostly because she was so unprofessional in her reply. It was full of terrible formed sentences and even spelling mistakes. It was like "I'm trying to get you a job damn girl, so don't be so rude" and asked for my CV saying that she already asked for it. I emailed back telling that because of her unprofessional approach and the fact that I already had plenty going I saw no need in sending her my CV. Got one back saying "Good luck with finding a job Marielle". When I told my stepdad this whole back and forth and the exact sentences I typed and that again she misspelled my name he said he would have send an email back saying "Almost got it right". I didn't though, but I was having fun at this. Mostly because of the unprofessional way she approached me. Some told me not to reply at all, but I just had to. She needs to know that when she does things wrong, who else is gonna do that? I just hope she took some lessons from it, like always check if the name is spelled correctly and check the LinkedIn profile, is it even useful to contact this person.
Anyway. Next week I have a week off. Since Thursday is my last day at my current job. Okay... Friday I am off too. I'll draw a few things and upload them XP. And I'll finish that drawing for Icco I have for like ages and keep postponing because of the frilly dress in it ><
So expect some drawings!