+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Posts
    411

    Certifications
    CCNA R&S
    #1

    Default Interview Soon - Detailed Job Spec seems out of my comfort Zone

    I've applied for a vacancy and been shortlisted for interview, but now i have received the details of the project it seems to be a bit out of kilter with my experience/knowledge.

    I'm employed as a network tech dealing with all BAU issues, but predominantly data, not VOIP. My VOIP dealing literally go as far as ensuring data connectivity to the call manager and other assorted services that the handsets need such as dhcp etc.

    I applied for a vacancy as an Tech Analyst for a project role, which was described to me as being part of a large scale Cisco rollout. I've been in contact with the interviewer and it now transpires that the project is for a migration from a legacy voice system to a new provider(Cisco physical with 3rd party voice provider), with all that entails.

    This seems to be a bit out of my area of expertise, should i still go for the interview regardless? I'm either going to suck badly, or maybe they are looking for someone to look after the LAN/WAN/Security side of the project.

    Thoughts please?
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  2. SS
  3. I drink and I know things Ertaz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    788

    Certifications
    CISSP, CSAE, CSAP, CASP, MCSA:Cloud, CSA+, GPEN, CCNA Cyber Ops, Security+, MCP
    #2
    Quote Originally Posted by Welly_59 View Post
    I've applied for a vacancy and been shortlisted for interview, but now i have received the details of the project it seems to be a bit out of kilter with my experience/knowledge.

    I'm employed as a network tech dealing with all BAU issues, but predominantly data, not VOIP. My VOIP dealing literally go as far as ensuring data connectivity to the call manager and other assorted services that the handsets need such as dhcp etc.

    I applied for a vacancy as an Tech Analyst for a project role, which was described to me as being part of a large scale Cisco rollout. I've been in contact with the interviewer and it now transpires that the project is for a migration from a legacy voice system to a new provider(Cisco physical with 3rd party voice provider), with all that entails.

    This seems to be a bit out of my area of expertise, should i still go for the interview regardless? I'm either going to suck badly, or maybe they are looking for someone to look after the LAN/WAN/Security side of the project.

    Thoughts please?
    What are you out if you interview? Is it work you would want do or learn to do?
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  4. Senior Member scaredoftests's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    behind you!
    Posts
    2,296

    Certifications
    ACAS,Comp TIA Security +, Novell CNE, HDI Customer Service, ITIL Foundation, MTA
    #3
    YES! Go.
    Never let your fear decide your fate....
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  5. Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Posts
    411

    Certifications
    CCNA R&S
    #4
    i am out nothing, its even fortuitously fallen on a day i am not in work
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  6. Senior Member E Double U's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    The Netherlands
    Posts
    1,306

    Certifications
    CISSP, CISM, CISA, GCIA, GCIH, C|EH, PSM I, and more.
    #5
    Quote Originally Posted by Welly_59 View Post
    should i still go for the interview regardless?
    Of course!
    "You tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try." - Homer Simpson
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  7. Senior Member LordQarlyn's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Iraq
    Posts
    291

    Certifications
    PRINCE2, CISSP, ITILv3, CCNA, A+, Net+, Security+, Server+, MCP, MCSA 2003
    #6
    Speaking for me, if a job I am applying for doesn't scare me a little, then it's probably not going to help me grow. We only grow when we are outside our comfort zones, that applies to fitness, and that applies for our career.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

+ Reply to Thread

Social Networking & Bookmarks