Last week I spotted what I think could be the perfect job for me, titled Content Partnerships Executive, Communities it requires the post holder to manage & build relationships with the users of the BBC Worldwide Ltdâ€™s channels on MySpace & YouTube and with the teams at those companies. So how could I turn down the opportunity of a) working for part of the BBC again and b) having the opportunity to legitimately be on MySpace & YouTube during work hours? I couldnâ€™t, so instead I sat down and completed the application form, and an even bigger step, submitted it!
So now the waiting period commences, for anyone who has ever applied for a job at the BBC or one of itâ€™s limited companies youâ€™ll know that the waiting can be anything from a week to 8 weeks before the short listing is completed and applicants are called for interview. So rather than sitting back twiddling my thumbs and constantly checking my email inbox for a rejection email I thought Iâ€™d do something productive in the hope that I will be called to interview. Step one is this blog post, if nothing else I hope it demonstrates my ability to write for the web (one of the requirements for the post), the second thing Iâ€™m going to do is conduct a survey. Once Iâ€™ve decided on the questions Iâ€™ll post a link and hope that youâ€™ll all help me out by completing it.
What Iâ€™m hoping is that if I get the opportunity to interview for this job that I can go into the interview backed by some personal research that will help demonstrate my awareness of the communities & channels that Iâ€™d be involved with, and maybe help with the inevitable interview question â€œWhat do you think BBC Worldwide Ltd needs to do to engage better with the channel end users?â€
So hereâ€™s to crossed fingers & opportunities!
OK so I’ve made a quick survey with www.surveymonkey.com and it would be great if you could take a few minutes to complete it and help me get the role should I be lucky enough to get an interview.