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One interview, next Tuesday at 9:30am, for a job with UCLES.

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From: (Anonymous) Date: December 2nd, 2003 06:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh brilliant, I'm glad to hear it! Good luck!

(lnr, not logged in at work)
julietk From: julietk Date: December 2nd, 2003 06:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Hurrah! Good luck!
acronym From: acronym Date: December 2nd, 2003 07:05 am (UTC) (Link)
ITAL? I worked for them: really nice folks. If you get the interview, tell them I say hello :)

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acronym From: acronym Date: December 2nd, 2003 07:06 am (UTC) (Link)
um, "if the interview is with them", even. I knew what I *meant*, OK? :)
j4 From: j4 Date: December 3rd, 2003 03:32 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm still not sure I know what you mean: who or what is ITAL?
acronym From: acronym Date: December 3rd, 2003 04:20 am (UTC) (Link)
http://ital.ucles-red.cam.ac.uk/; the Interactive Teaching and Learning Unit of UCLES. I worked for them, as a programmer, for a summer - it was a good place to work.

- A
rysmiel From: rysmiel Date: December 2nd, 2003 07:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Very best of luck with it. *hug*
simonb From: simonb Date: December 2nd, 2003 07:47 am (UTC) (Link)
Cool; good luck! *hugs*
imc From: imc Date: December 2nd, 2003 07:51 am (UTC) (Link)
Are you going to see the man from UNCLE?
senji From: senji Date: December 2nd, 2003 08:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Good luck!
From: kaet Date: December 2nd, 2003 08:10 am (UTC) (Link)
<goon>What time is it UCLES?</goon>
imc From: imc Date: December 2nd, 2003 08:15 am (UTC) (Link)

Oops sorry - wrong game.
ewx From: ewx Date: December 2nd, 2003 08:20 am (UTC) (Link)
Good luck.
nilasae From: nilasae Date: December 2nd, 2003 09:09 am (UTC) (Link)
jiggery_pokery From: jiggery_pokery Date: December 2nd, 2003 09:11 am (UTC) (Link)

*beams positive thoughts*
olithered From: olithered Date: December 2nd, 2003 10:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Wheeee! Best of luck...
addedentry From: addedentry Date: December 2nd, 2003 12:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Good luck.
vinaigrettegirl From: vinaigrettegirl Date: December 2nd, 2003 01:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

Cor, doing what???@

Their website lists no current vacancies in Cambridge, which is either not the case, or else it's still all internal or hush-hush, or else it's something else yet again... so huzzah!

Movements in mysterious ways. If the job is one you want then go get it.
j4 From: j4 Date: December 3rd, 2003 03:42 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Cor, doing what???@

They may have just been very efficient and already taken down the information about jobs whose closing date has passed...

Anyway, the job title is English Project Assistant, and as far as I can tell (from their very sketchy job descriptions) the job involves doing absolutely everything that you don't need to be a qualified teacher to do, for the team who write exam questions for English, so that the qualified teachers can get on with doing the complicated bits.

The only requirement they gave on the job advert was "English graduate", and I have that, in spades. I phoned to ask for a more detailed description and they said they wanted somebody with good communication skills, good writing skills, who can work as part of a team. Which I can do, though I can't necessarily convince people of it in an interview...

It'd only be a 4-6 month contract, but I'd be more than happy with that -- I don't know where I'm going to want to be in 6 months' time, the job sounds like the sort of thing I can do and would enjoy, and it's very well paid (starting at just over 21K). So here's hoping.

Now I just need to go and formulate answers to all the usual awful "Give an example of an occasion when you took the initiative and followed a task through from conception to completion" questions...
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