Blog Series (3): The Call

 

The call … we all wait for that one call… to tell us we ‘got the job’ but sometimes that doesn’t happen for some of us. During my search for a placement I had been rejected a countless number of times, sometimes it just became a daily ‘no’ and so this time, I didn’t hold my breath. I remember getting the call perhaps a couple days after the interview as they had various assessment centres going on. I was in my flat, sleeping the exhaustion away as I had been revising, sitting exams and writing up assignments as well as attending interviews. I remember my phone ringing, I was not impressed, who would ring me at such an ungodly hour? I didn’t recognise the number… Aston? I sat up straight and put on my professional voice.

Within moments I was told that the job was mine for the taking! I was ecstatic. Now when taking a call with an employer who has offered you a job, it is important you maintain some level of professionalism and don’t go off on a tangent thanking them 5,6,7,8,9,10 times and perhaps its best to just ask a few questions to show you’re well aware of what will happen next.

  • When will my start date be?
  • What documents must I bring in?
  • When will the documents need to be given in?
  • Do I need to let my Placement Coordinator know? Which yes you do, probably best to only ask an Aston employer this question as they can guide you on exactly what you need to do, but do pop into Careers+Placements if you are ever unsure.

And then you can put the phone down, squeal and celebrate! Oh and do tell them you ‘look forward to working with the team’ it just leaves a friendly impression!

To those of you reading this, unfortunately only one of you will get ‘the call’ for this role but don’t be disheartened take it as a learning curve and you will get ‘the call’ soon!

Stay tuned to read about my first day on the job next Monday!

 

The ‘not so chronically lazy’ placement student

Interested in this placement position? Head on over to Aston Futures and use the Job ID – 20885 to apply!

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