Interview from the how to NOT appoint an ICT Network Manager book!
Recently attended another Interview for an ICT Network Manager that was a complete waste of my time. I thought I wanted to get back into Educational ICT not too sure anymore. When are these out dated interview processes going to be updated to ensure that the best candidates are appointed?
It is a joke. I started as ICT Technician, progressed to Network Manager at the same School. I was then “head hunted” to go contracting 6 years ago with a private sector company as an Educational ICT technical specialist working with leading schools and academies. I have appointed ICT Technical Staff, designed and implemented educational ICT network solutions and upgrades and have over 20 years experience in the Educational sector.
The Borough “who will remain nameless” are looking to implement a managed service so the position will probably be TUPE’d. The irony is, I am currently working as an IT Manager in the private sector and could implement and run the managed service for them!
And the reason they gave for me being unsuccessful “Did not have enough RM CC4 experience” Your loss guy’s but the sad thing is, it’s the educational sector that ultimately looses. Perfectly good candidates who are keen to get back into the sector, have a vast amount of experience in both the public and private sector, many like me are willing to give up a perfectly good jobs and take a pay cut are completely disregarded and offered a lame excuse like lack of CC4 experience.
Rant over. :mad: