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    Hi,

    I went to an interview last week and they requested for some references.

    They have contacted my referees and its just a waiting game.

    Does this mean I got the job?
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    (Original post by po10tial)
    Hi,

    I went to an interview last week and they requested for some references.

    They have contacted my referees and its just a waiting game.

    Does this mean I got the job?
    Normally they just ask the referees for a referral, i.e. they'll just ask what you're like as a person, and in reply your referees will state if you're hard working, proactive, use rational thought etc. so it's really nothing to worry about. It's also a way of making sure that you're not lying in your application, as the submission of false referees normally results in the loss of a job offer and possibly future job offers.

    I would assume that it means you have got the job, though
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    (Original post by MalteseMalteser)
    Normally they just ask the referees for a referral, i.e. they'll just ask what you're like as a person, and in reply your referees will state if you're hard working, proactive, use rational thought etc. so it's really nothing to worry about. It's also a way of making sure that you're not lying in your application, as the submission of false referees normally results in the loss of a job offer and possibly future job offers.

    I would assume that it means you have got the job, though
    Hypothetically speaking, if I get the job should I take it, without a second thought?
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    (Original post by po10tial)
    Hypothetically speaking, if I get the job should I take it, without a second thought?
    As the saying goes - "a job's a job", right? meaning you'll be earning some money. But it all depends on your personal circumstances etc. Personally, I've never worked for Topman, but I think they're quite a good company and I'd like to work in my local store myself if I could get a job there.

    If you do get handed the job, then go for it. Consider variables such as wage, hours worked per week, travelling costs etc. too but I'd say accept the job offer and, if you're still getting offers for interviews, then go to them and see what they offer.
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    (Original post by MalteseMalteser)
    As the saying goes - "a job's a job", right? meaning you'll be earning some money. But it all depends on your personal circumstances etc. Personally, I've never worked for Topman, but I think they're quite a good company and I'd like to work in my local store myself if I could get a job there.

    If you do get handed the job, then go for it. Consider variables such as wage, hours worked per week, travelling costs etc. too but I'd say accept the job offer and, if you're still getting offers for interviews, then go to them and see what they offer.
    By the way, this is not for Topman.

    The wages seem good, its just nervousness... thats all
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    (Original post by po10tial)
    By the way, this is not for Topman.

    The wages seem good, its just nervousness... thats all
    Haha don't worry - got a bit confused between several threads I had open

    Nervousness about what?
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    (Original post by MalteseMalteser)
    Haha don't worry - got a bit confused between several threads I had open

    Nervousness about what?
    I mean its the first time I'm proper working inan office. I'm scared of being pushed around and bullied - despite the office seeming friendly.

    It is part of my sandwich course which means its a 12 month contract.

    The job is relevant to my overall field but doesn't specialise to my interests.
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    (Original post by po10tial)
    I mean its the first time I'm proper working inan office. I'm scared of being pushed around and bullied - despite the office seeming friendly.

    It is part of my sandwich course which means its a 12 month contract.

    The job is relevant to my overall field but doesn't specialise to my interests.
    You might be pushed around and bullied, but then you are an intern. From what I have heard, though, office chat can be seen as schoolboy playground banter

    If you don't think you're quite fulfilling your job as described by the job description, then I think the university will have parameters in place to sort it out as it is part of your course.
 
 
 
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