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Apr. 17th, 2007 06:06 am (UTC)
I saw a BBC dalek at an exhibition in the Ulster Hall in the 1960s. Do I get the job?

(By the way, the salary is a bit high!)
Apr. 17th, 2007 07:40 am (UTC)
You know, if it weren't for my radio stuff, and if I hadn't just taken on a six month contract with my accommodation, that would be completely perfect for me at the moment..!
Apr. 17th, 2007 08:18 am (UTC)
Man, I would apply for that in a second if it weren't an internship. That sort of thing is right up my alley.
Apr. 17th, 2007 08:28 am (UTC)
Hmm. I wish I had a worthwhile degree to apply for that. Sounds very interesting.
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Apr. 17th, 2007 12:58 pm (UTC)
*cough* unpaid *cough*
Apr. 17th, 2007 01:53 pm (UTC)
It's Belgium and Diplomacy -- I didn't even bother asking the question hahahaha
Apr. 18th, 2007 05:17 am (UTC)
now that was funny! But they do haev such wonderful chocolate! Sadly we wouldn't be able to afford it!
Apr. 18th, 2007 12:15 pm (UTC)
Well chocolate is not the only thing we have in Belgium ... We also have ... ummmm .... fries and waffles!
Apr. 17th, 2007 10:39 am (UTC)
I'd apply for it in a second, were I qualified and not pregnant ;)

Apr. 17th, 2007 12:59 pm (UTC)
I certainly don't mind your being pregnant! But you would have to graduate really.
Apr. 17th, 2007 01:52 pm (UTC)
Oh I'v graduated - I have two licences (communication sciences and screenplay writing/film analysis) plus a sound interest in politics (I'm not sure I'm always right but I do have my idea about it lmao) ... Office experience I don't have outside internships though. But I can compile a report like a pro, I pulled off two thesisses in a month hehe. (well a month each)

And the reason I mentioned being pregnant was that I wouldn't be sure how long I could stick around nor be able to travel to Brussels back and forth due to it if that makes sense -- I'd love to do it but what if after a month it gets so hot I can't stand it anymore -- that would be so terribly annoying!

Good luck finding someone :) I'm sure you'll have top notch candidates!
Apr. 17th, 2007 01:38 pm (UTC)
Must you tempt me so? Thankfully, I did not track international relations in my formal education. ;-)
Apr. 17th, 2007 01:45 pm (UTC)
Frankly (as I'm sure you are aware) you'd be a good candidate - I deliberately did not specify an area of previous study as an essential requirement (as an astrophysics graduate myself, I am not in a good position to insist). But I guess having a real paid job in California beats being paid nothing here!
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Apr. 18th, 2007 02:20 am (UTC)
True, just so long as he doesn't try to use Windows architecture to subvert their alien shipboard computers. ;-)
Apr. 18th, 2007 02:24 am (UTC)
Cheers, but I temper my (still strong) temptation by acknowledging the stark reality of an American working in that European context not having a viable employment future beyond that 6 month stint.

If I'm going to become skint for a cause I believe in, there needs to be the opportunity of continuation. Short of "liberating" a small European principality and setting myself up as ruler in perpetuity...I'm not seeing many options that don't risk dioxin poisoning. ;-p
Apr. 17th, 2007 04:40 pm (UTC)
I won't apply on this occasion, but have passed the ad onto a contact at the ULB for circulation amongst her students and recent graduates there - you never know, it might turn up someone interesting (and it gives me a good excuse to get back in touch).
Apr. 18th, 2007 05:15 am (UTC)
could I ditch my uniform and wear nail polish and lipstick? :-)
Apr. 18th, 2007 08:54 am (UTC)
Hah, good to hear from you again!

As far as I'm concerned you can wear what you like as long as it's within the normal range of office attire. ("Uniform"? Do tell!)
Apr. 18th, 2007 03:26 pm (UTC)
define "must"
As a matter of curiosity, would you really insist on the primary degree? Of course, you would *normally* expect that from suitable candidates, but I'm curious about the logic of making it imperative in this case. I mean, supposing you got a CV from someone who was clearly well-qualified for the job, and could offer some other proof of the necessary academic skills etc, maybe even a Master's, but no Bachelor's... would you really turn them away? And select, say, a less well-qualified candidate with e.g. a Maths degree?

Not that I was considering it myself, just curious. ;-)
Apr. 18th, 2007 03:52 pm (UTC)
Re: define "must"
Of course a good candidate is a good candidate, and I suppose the "equivalent" skills could be demonstrated in some other way; also I'm aware that in some educational systems, you can have done the work which would be sufficient to qualify for a first degree elsewhere and not yet have a piece of paper with your name on it. So in practice it may not be a cast-iron requirement.

But putting it down in the advert as an requirement will save me from being overwhelmed with applications from over-optimistic undergraduates. I will have probably over 100 to sort through anyway, and I am not interested in encouraging applications from those who aren't really qualified (nor is it really in their interest either).
Apr. 18th, 2007 08:19 pm (UTC)
Re: define "must"
Indeed, well, that makes a lot of sense to me. And it's not the first time I've seen an advert saying "must have degree" where it turned out to mean "really very probably ought to have degree but of course there are always exceptions", which anyway is a bit of a mouthful. So there's hope for me yet. ;-)

A hundred? Really? Wow! Enjoy... mwahaha.
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