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Job Interview tomorrow

 
Marcel Wentink
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Hello,

I've got a job interview tomorrow for an extra job to do for the one day a week I've got free from my other job. Any tips? It seems a little hard to do something productive only one day a week, may-be they want me to do some testing. Alternatively I am working as a postman already to get some extra money, although that pays me only half of what I earn as a software engineer, it's kinda happy relaxing job I think.

Just trying to pay the mortgage.

 
Sandeep Awasthi
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Only thing which I can suggest is don't go with assumption that they want you to do only testing. Brush up as much as possible in a short time you have for interview.

All the best !
 
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Getting a foot in the door may open-more opportunities. Keep networking and look for opportnuties. Also, where possible devote some time to gain relevant experience via open-source contribution, etc.
Good luck.
 
Marcel Wentink
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Got the job. It's analysing some possibilities, sort of definition study. The assignment and the company are both too small to have a consultant from an agency @ six times my wages pro hour to investigate it, but it's too complicated for a work experience assignment for a student. So they are, if all goes right, going to give me a job contract for 9 hours a week, for 3 months, for 20 euro an hour. I keep my present job, that is still the first priority for me, this is an extra. The only disadvantage is, in total I am now working 36+9+5=50 hours a week. It should not be like that, I am getting too tired and will not do any of the 3 jobs excellent. If it's like that, I'd better drop one assignment and better do for example 2 things good, instead of 3 things half.
 
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Marcel Wentink wrote:Got the job. It's analysing some possibilities, sort of definition study.


I told you not to assume that it is testing job. Well congratulations. It's your choice if you want to work for 50 hours a week. But in indian service companies people do work 50 hours or more for a week.

All the best!
 
Marcel Wentink
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Well you can work for 50 or 60 or 70 hours a week, but at some point productivity drops. You're just sitting there making the hours. At some point you should have rest to clear your mind. Nevertheless, 50 hours could be done. I just have a little less free time on my hand. But my daughter has already told me she will help me more in things like cleaning the house and so. I'll manage. And it's interesting and I can learn some good things in the assignment too.
 
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Marcel Wentink wrote:Well you can work for 50 or 60 or 70 hours a week, but at some point productivity drops. You're just sitting there making the hours. At some point you should have rest to clear your mind.


I completely agree but our managers don't agree
 
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I completely agree but our managers don't agree


The good ones do !!

Henry
 
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Congrats Marcel. All the best.
 
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