Monday, February 21, 2011

Still waiting.

And as a result, I don't feel particularly motivated to post. I'm tempted to email again but I know that it won't change anything. There are a few other positions going at the company (also in Melbourne) that I've decided to apply for, but I'm not as qualified so since I haven't got the first one I won't hold out much hope

Still worth a try I suppose.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

The joy of flying.

I love to fly. When I was a kid my first 'when I grow up dream' was to be a pilot. The Lego set I was given as a child is even an airport complete with a plane and helicopter. No dreams of being a hairdresser or a teacher like the other girls in grade one, I put my pilot dream into the school's 1991 time capsule.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Crossing my fingers

I'm really hoping I get this job. I heard back from HR people, someone from the selection group has had to take unexpected leave so it has delayed the process a little but they expect I will hear something (either way) next week. So I'm crossing my fingers rather tightly in the hope I get an interview

It's so hard not knowing how popular the role is likely to be, or who might apply for it. Any other position I have applied for, I've had a reasonable idea of what the competition is and how I stack up. Good grades in school and at uni have meant I was a reasonable candidate for any teenage jobs and graduate positions, but this is so different. For all I know there is someone with 10 years experience in this specific role wanting this job too...or just a few other people like me with relative experience in the field but nothing in this actual job. It's really doing my head in.

I'm mentally trying to prepare myself for both possibilities but I'm just too hopeful and too much of a dreamer. And I don't cope well with rejection so this could be very bad. I'm going to assume it all goes well and deal with the consequences if it doesn't. I know this job is perfect for me, I just hope I'm perfect for it too. I think I may be at risk of looking like an excited puppy if I do get an interview...

Monday, February 7, 2011

It doesn't end.

Thankfully Yasi wasn't quite as bad as predicted and few lives were lost (only 1 to date and he died because he was running a generator in an enclosed room during the storm). A lot of far-north Queensland has still been terribly affected though. After the floods and the cyclone, Queensland will take a while to recover...and the season isn't over. On top of that there are still floods occurring throughout the country and even worse, major bushfires in Western Australia.

Today also marks the second anniversary of the Black Saturday Bushfires in Victoria. An event worse than any of the recent floods because so many people lost their lives. Right now Victoria is in flood through most of its major systems. Definitely a land of contrasts.

As for me, I had a good weekend. Very productive in the organising/cleaning of my room, I'm basically done :-)

On the job front, I emailed the HR department inquiring about the selection process and how long it was likely to take. I haven't heard back yet...I need to know!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Nasty Yasi

Just as south-eastern Queensland is recovering from devasting floods, north-eastern Queensland is bracing for a category five cyclone...they don't get any worse. It's set to hit the mainland in just over three hours time. It will be more devasting than the floods too, hundreds of thousands of people will be affected. Thoughts are with them over the next few hours.

No news yet on a possible interview for the job I so desperately want. Keeping my fingers crossed I'll hear something (positive) soon...I've heard it can take up to a month, I'm not sure I can wait that long. I'll send a follow up email if I haven't heard by the weekend :-S

Tuesday, February 1, 2011