So I went on a interview today for a civil engineering company. The recruiter told me great things! She said they needed a admin that could wear a lot of hats. Perfect! So I go to the interview I expect companies these days to be diverse so I’m not to worried!
I was greeted but just looked at me like “start explaining” so I said hi my name is and I’m here to meet with so and so for a interview.
I’m placed in a meeting room for 20 minutes. Then a wonderful lady comes in and says your here for? I explained I’m here for a interview as a admin. She says ok let me let the owner know. The owner comes in introduces her self and says she is wrapping up a accounting meeting and she will be back. The hr comes back in and ask for my resume and starts to ask about my background I give her a run down of everything three different people peeped there head in but never spoke kinda of just looking o see what I look like or be nosy I guess but I stayed focused. She says I like you I will let them know and they should be in shortly. 20 more mins the owner and her son comes in the owner ask a few questions but her son really drills in and is very cold. “He says I need someone to know how to call in a carpet cleaner or painter if the places looks dirty I need someone who can speak to the engineers because they are quite and don’t speak up I need someone that wears a lot of hats. But we can’t handle our calendars anymore all of this is too much this position is new and I know we need someone but I’m not sure how it will work out. “In my head it sounds like the are so unorganized it’s almost scary. So he wants me to be the glue if you are a growing civil engineering company it looks like they need more supporting positions. But hey I’m not there to run there company. After the interview they said the typical “we will know in a week or so since we are still interviewing” we will let you finish your application they shook my hand then disappeared! Lol. I had no one to hand the application to once I was finished everyone ran into there offices and closed the doors. The hr finally came out and said I’ll take your resume. If nothing else I think they will contact you if they need.
What I got is there is not structural practices in place they would like for me to train new engineers on there systems that they created that would take time for me to learn then be able to explain right? Lol.
I called the recruiter and really told her they seem like they would pay very well. But I honestly don’t think they know what they are looking for. I’m not sure if they are looking for someone that can do the job or someone “who they think fits there culture” it was hard to decipher. Any advice? Should I keep it moving?
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