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Thrown caution to the wind......

I have applied for a new job! It's a variation on an original theme (same job, different local government), more money (always handy) but a completely unknown quantity. I applied on the grounds of "what have I got to lose". I haven't a clue if I'll get on with the others, don't know how I'll get to work, don't know if I've done the right thing (I've been in my current job for 17 years although in January I was transferred to another office without consultation which irritated me not a small amount!)

BUT..........I sent the application off on Friday, told my boss who said she would do everything in her power to scupper my application (I think that's a compliment!!) and when I got in the car to go shopping on Friday night, I turned on the radio and "Sleigh Bells" was playing. On mainstream radio. In June. Over the course of the weekend, on a request show they played "Last Christmas" by Wham and there have been 2 unscheduled Christmas episodes on TV.

Is this a sign???!!!!!!!!!

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Definitely a sign. You're all crazy over there.
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You probably have a valid point!!!
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Maureen..That's great! I hope you get the job and everything works out for you. Keep us posted.
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Me too. More money means you're buying lunch.
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The first step (applying) is the biggest, Maureen! Stay focused and don't look back! This is from experience!

I can totally visualize you nailing an interview!
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Ok, seriously...I was a career counselor once upon a time. Here's the best advice I can give you: they don't know that you don't know.

Trust me on this. Convince yourself of that and you can get any job. Here's throwing good wishes your way.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URFbwUkBrjA

During the interview (two years ago this July) for my current job, I was asked, "Why should we hire you?" I replied, "Why wouldn't you?" Went to work the following October!
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Congrats and GOOD LUCK!!!!
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Thanks for all your good wishes and advice, guys!! Don't even know if I'll get as far as an interview but modesty aside, I've got more than they're looking for. I've also kept a couple of aces up my sleeve for the interview!!

Jeff - how right you are. My motto in life is "Waffle with confidence"!! Basically, as long as you give everybody else the impression you know what you're doing even if you haven't a clue, that's the important thing. People don't feel secure with "umm, well, I'm not sure......" Even if you fin out you are completely wrong, it can always be corrected with "you know, I've been thinking about it and I now think THIS would be the best way to deal with whatever" Confidence!!!!

Jonathan - love it!!! I think it depends on the interviewers but I could definitely get away with that type of thing. I'm considered an outspoken oddity over here - being Canadian definitely has its advantages at times!!!

I left it until the very last minute. Spent all Thursday night working on it and sent it off (it was an online application) first thing Friday morning, which was the closing date.

We'll see...!!

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