I found out yesterday morning that I was not successful in the recent competition I had applied for. Oh well, no problem. I figure updating my resume, studying for the interview as well as going through the whole interview process is never a bad thing. Those are important skills to have so it's always good to exercise them every year or so. I've been offered a post-interview briefing and will probably take them up on it. Other than the obvious (my lack of experience with their system) I'm sure they'll be able to provide other helpful tips I can take into further interviews.
The job would have been a nice change, a lot of new challenges which I looked forward to and it was also a step up with a few added perks. Fiancially it would have been a bit of a raise which would have been beneficial during my maternity leave next year. It would also have taken me into the management category which would mean 6 additional days off per year with pay. Also, the area the job was for has compressed work weeks (CWW). This means you work an extra 20 mins. each day and have a day off every 3 weeks. :o)
I'll keep my eyes open to see if any more of these opportunities arise and apply for them too. In the meantime, God had something different planned for me.
Early last week I was called into a meeting with my manager and another manager. They told me that I have been reassigned to a new project and I'm really excited about the new opportunities this will offer! It is a lateral move but one where much can be learned. We've been told that each person in our branch will eventually have an opportunity on this project and I'm thankful my turn has arrived. I'll be holding onto many of my current responsibilites and adding new ones too. Today and tomorrow will be spent cleaning my desk and weeding through the mountains of paperwork I've accumulated over the years. Big job! So much for a paperless society!