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8:18 AM
@motosubatsu feeling so excited for today, the IT manager is emailing me everyday and even today asking if I am ready
I hope I nail it
 
 
1 hour later…
9:32 AM
@localhost fingers crossed! what time's the interview?
 
 
2 hours later…
11:45 AM
2pm-4pm
and still they want a 3rd one if this goes well.
@motosubatsu they gave me to build anything with following things/concept to check my learning n then talk over it
I dont mind talking over my project inside out but i hate it is gonna be with the CTO tomorrow if things goes well today
should make up mind after today chat
question is how do scrutinize them to know they will help me out or is a healthy mindfull place to work?
and I asked about pay but no reply in emails
 
11:59 AM
@localhost I'd expect pay negotiations/talk to be something that you'd have in person
 
I think he will email me after today interview as for negotation i never talked about it coz inever could and that was a worse point
coz i heard never accept first offered salary coz it is easy win for them
always ask what if and ur reason like flexi hours, shares or something
 
@localhost there's no sure-fire way to know this
 
I know they would go deep in my cv especially why short roles, why leave and how will u stay here longer
 
@localhost the problem with broad generalizations like "never accept first offer" is that, well, they're bollocks
 
I always did that, 10 yrs of bs myself
 
12:05 PM
do your homework before you go in and know what figure you'd accept, and what figure you want - if the "first offer" is either the same or above the "want" figure then you don't have to play hardball for the sake of it
if it's below the "want" but above the "accept" you can try and negotiate for your "want" with the "accept" as a fall back, if it's below the "accept" push for something slightly above the "accept" and be prepared for them to negotiate you down to the accept
those are all the guidelines you really need - the things people try and claim as hard rules about this: "Never accept the first offer!", "The first person to say a number loses!!" that sort of thing is just so much rubbish
 
I been in situation in past where I been told, "see u have potential but need more mentoring so this is ideal/max pay we would pay and IMO it is amazing deal"
this happened twice (one was last time)
 
whether they think it's an "amazing deal" isn't important, what matters is what they're paying you and how that relates to your "accept" and "want" amounts
 
now issue is I might want where I can be comfortable with but I did google and 45k is max they r giving, before covid i lost job redudant and it was 48k but after that a recruiter got me 40k job but it was same amount of work as 48k, then I went to 48k again when I decided to go bootcamp, then came to 45k n now 0 lol
 
@localhost you're Manchester area right?
 
yea
 
12:26 PM
@localhost from what I know of your skillset 40-45 sounds about right
 
people go up, i went down
living in manchester, expense etc. 45 is like the tight one.
it is not about money
 
Probably because they built their experience and for want of a better word pedigree - getting some decent work history/performance on the CV and expanding skills to include some solid backend experience and that would make a push into the mid 50s reasonable, but you aren't going to get there overnight
 
but amount of work as I have seen I worked same in 40,45 as I did for 48
 
@localhost yeah.. that's what I'd expect - the differentiator isn't really about how much work you have to do, but the skill/knowledge required to do it
 
12:51 PM
just read somewhere go fot 10% more
not a math guy but if they say 45k
10% is 450 more. is it really
or my maths is bad which i know
 
10% more is another 4.5k so 49.5k total - but it doesn't matter, because that advice is bollocks
they've just plucked "10%" out of nowhere because it's a nice round number that's easy to remember
 
IMGI
 
@localhost ?
 
 
2 hours later…
2:46 PM
i am going in
just ending @motosubatsu
it was long, they showed me their codebase n asked me what I don't know
wow the codebase was massive
and I felt so tiny
one think they said in end "we don't want someone who will take up other developer time for 8 hours for 2 months to understand"= not sure what it meant but i fitted the bill
they asked me qurestion on aapp I build
so it was good
 
3:18 PM
@localhost I think that largely translates as - "we want someone who knows how to figure stuff out themselves", in my experience it rarely translates as "you aren't allowed to ask questions" but instead as "ask someone for help only if you've already tried to solve it yourself first", or in other words, no help vampires
@localhost codebase size is all relative, and they only look massive until you've gotten to know your way around them. For a laugh I just had a look at how big the folder is for the codebase here (or at least the stuff I've got local repositories for) and it's only 27Gb
 
 
2 hours later…
5:37 PM
I feel burnout by interviewing and jumping on technology to please employers
feels like crying, it is gonna be 2 months after 2 days since I lost my job and so many jobs I applied n rejected
 

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