Thursday, June 30, 2005

Yay!!

As the interview drew closer I became more anxious and more nervous. Of all the places that he applied he wanted this one the most. It had been such a long time since I felt this way but for his sake I had to remain composed; I even acted as though I didn't really care – but I did.

As expected I prepared him as much a girlfriend in recruitment could, the rest would be up to him. I lent him my compendium, made sure that his tie matched his shirt and sent him on his way – he looked so smart in his suit.

When the interview finished I couldn’t help but quiz him like I do my candidates, how did the interview go?? Who did you meet? What type of questions did they ask you?? How did you answer the question?? What did you think of the organisation?? Did they ask you how they would proceed moving forward???? It would seem that things went very well, I was happy with the way he answered the questions – I felt oh-so-proud.

So that was yesterday, today at 5:35pm he received the offer to work as a Graduate Engineer with Ove ARUP an International Engineering Consulting firm. These are the guys who worked on projects like the Sydney Opera House, the Hong Kong MTR, Hong Kong Airport, The Beijing Olympic Aquatic Center, The London Eye and so fourth.

After all the hard yards, and years of wondering whether he made the right career choice he’s finally got his foot in the door – The future looks very bright.

Congratulations Baby!

9 comments:

Lisa said...

Congratulations JC, as a fellow engineer i can now say that you are my hero. Now to follow your big footsteps...

princess_party said...

wow that's awesome!! congrats jacky!! how handy to have a gf that works in recruitment hehe =)

PiCkLeS said...

hahha nah all the credit goes to him! He actually does really well at interviews.

How you been anyway? Looking after Boris?

BadBong said...

Always good to see another recruiter helping their other half out for interviews.

Sorry to not have introduced myself. I'm Victor and I work for Darwin Rhodes Australia.

Where do you work at?

PiCkLeS said...

Hi Victor, I'm a Hudson Recruiter.

Jacky said...

hehe thank you everyone! I was super surprised to get this one, and to think I wasn't even going to apply for it thinking it was out of my league!

lisa; when you're ready to start applying for jobs, I'm sure you'll have plenty of opportunities too! we UTS grads are in demand! hahah

A special thanks to Emily, without her I would not have had the confidence to go through all of this. Lub you babes!

hehe and yes it is much the handiness to have a gf in recruitment! :D

Sarah said...

Congrats Jacky.....all your hard work is paying off!!!!

I can sense the relief from over here Ems ;)

All the best in this job, and more opportunities to come....CHEERS!!!!!

Rowena said...

Hey Jackie...

Congratulations!!! Things have a way of working themselves out.... but never forget, behind a great man is a supr fantastic woman!!! Go emily!!!!! hehehehehehehe

Ah, it's great how couples make sure that their partner gets what they truly deserve...

Love ya, both!!!!

petals said...

Hey Jackie! Congratulations!!! You must be soo happy! and relieved...hehehehehe...and with such a good company!
^_^

I can still remember how giddy I was being offered my first permanent role with an IT&T company before I finished my last exam...it felt like this heavy weight was lifted from my shoulders...

Its great to hear that everything is going well for you...(& Emily)