I talked with DS more about this job he is interviewing for while he went with me at lunch time to run some errands....like what exactly the job is and what position the guy holds who got him the interview, etc. He actually knows 2 guys that work there. The one who he sent his resume to and got him passed on first to the company who does their hiring screening, is the head of the department he is applying for a position in. The other guy he knows is actually GM of this whole division of the company! (and both these men are friends with each other) The lady who phone interviewed him yesterday asked who he knew to get his resume sent directly to her desk, so he told her of the department head...then he casually dropped the name of the division head and how he knew both of them - so she was impressed, LOL.
The position is a tier 2 tech support. It is actually a night (graveyard?) position that is two 12 hour days and then two 8 hour days. So, with those hours he would have a much easier commute for the almost 50 mile drive -as in basically no traffic to deal with. I'm sure he could do the drive in 45 minutes each way, plus it's 4 days a week, so one less day of needing to drive/pay for gas. Living at home at least for the time being and making that kind of money would really set him up good.
He has his 2nd phone interview tomorrow. Gosh, I hope this pans out for him! This company is so huge/worldwide that he could even work in Australia eventually :-)
As I'm typing this post, DS told me earlier today he sent an email to the dept. head guy he knows, letting him know he got his first phone interview and thanking him and told him he has his 2nd phone interview with "so and so" tomorrow. He replied back "that is great. Let's just keep our association private during your interview". What the heck does that mean?!! I give up - geez - isn't that supposed to be what "networking" for a job is all about? So, if this guy asks, too, he's supposed to lie? Seems kind of a strange request to me, but then I don't work in a big corporate type world, so what do I know....