06:00am – Alarm goes off
06:25am – Get up:p
07:30am – Catch lift with Sue to Liverpool St Station in best interview outfit.
09:15am – Arrive at Liverpool St Station
09:34am – Train departs for Shenfield
10:00am – Arrive at Shenfield
10:03am – find a table in Lot 75 – local cafe in which I am to meet recruiter for 'prep' at 10:30am
10:10am – finish reading material brought from home about .Net, FIX and STP. Pick up Marie Clare.
10:35am – Recruiter arrives. Reluctantly put down Marie Clare.
11:00am – Recruiter drops me at Solution Forge HQ. Met by Manging Director and Company founder and Head Product Manager all in casual dress (ie Jeans).
01:30pm – Finish Interview and get lift from Founder back to Shenfield Station.
02:00pm – Arrive at Liverpool Street Station
02:03pm – receive call from Recruiter asking me to wait there for 10mins for him to arrive. Whilst waiting i check out the cost of monthly return ticket to Shenfield (£215 monthly OMFG)
02:15pm – Recruiter arrives and tells me i have a job offer.25 holidays plus statutory days, health insurance and performance related bonus are the purks. I query about transportation costs and he finds out about a salary payment for yearly ticket (£2000 *feels faint*) I say i will think about the offer and call him before 5pm.
04:00pm – Sms recruiter as have run out of credit asking to call back. Say that I will take the job if they increase the offer to cover the train fair.
05:00pm – They offer extra £1000 to cover half of train fair. I accept. I HAVE A JOB!! And the best part is that it is in a small company which produces Trading software. Definitely a good niche to get into.
We have started looking for share flats around Liverpool Street Station. Going to look at one down by the Thames tomorrow at lunch (not exactly near by but not too far :p.