Thursday, January 26, 2006

Keeping my fingers crossed...

As some of you know, my job is changing to a government position (it's a contract position now). The suck thing is that I actually had to apply for it. The job posting ended back on December 20 and I still haven't heard anything. Until today that is.

I found out this morning that my resume has been referred to the selecting official. This is sort of like the "first cut". All the resumes that make the first cut go to a hiring committee and they make their decision from there. So I'm in the running and I'm hopeful. You would think that I'd be a lock since I've been doing the job for almost 6 years now but the goverment hiring system is set up to avoid favoritism so it's not a sure thing.

Assuming I get the job, it will guarantee at least 5 more years in Italy which would be great because we love it here. So I'm keeping my fingers crossed and hoping for the best...

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good luck bro!

Looks like I'll be taking that 13 at DSS, thankfully since houses in DC (closing on a small one now) are so expensive.

mark

sned me an e-mail: m.s@ako

Ed Abbey said...

I would be highly surprised if you didn't get it. My brother works for the government also and has to go through procedures like that all the time. Yes they have to do all this to make sure everything is fair but when it comes down to selection time, they always select the person who has paid the most dues and in this case, it is you. He went from contract to salaried and has switched at least three times since then, always filling out aplications and always getting the job except for one case when someone else with more senority beat him out.

Anonymous said...

Good luck Rik,
Keep me posted...I plan on visiting in September. Italy wont be the same without you.
SteveO

Miss Massachusetts said...

GOOD LUCK!!!~