new year

I had 4 interviews late Dec, but still I’m waiting the result from the manager.
He said he will start to collect feed backs and get back to me in a few days last Sunday, but already an week passed.

As usual, I keep learning English in online English school.
Sometimes I suddenly felt like I can’t develop myself and improve English.
It’s a really long journey, but only way to moving forward is continuing.

I need to expand my active vocabulary.
I’m not familiar with leaning method, but to extend the active vocabulary, I may need to learn more passive vocab.
I searched some website which provide English audio/video with transcript.
Will try some during the work.

The time is really limited.
I can’t play game if I learn English.
But I wan to buy new Desktop PC with powerful GPU.
I’ve been using current PC over 5 years, and everyday I think it’s a time to purchase new PC.

Seems I can’t make a long/consistent story.

I got used to create simple sentences because of my work.
I need to train and try to use grammar and vocab that I can’t use freely now.
But till this part, I only used English dictionary one time.
Seems not effective as training.

To address the issue, I may need to use kind of topic talk method.
Choosing one topic and state about the topic in English.
But it’s bothering.

Preparing for the interview

Next week, I will have 3 interviews with foreign colleagues and manager.
I plan to move to business unit which is developing network equipment for service providers mainly.

I’m now senior support engineer in support division in Japan, and sometimes we need to involve development team/division to solve the issues and fix the defects.

Development division has a role named deployment/escalation engineer who is responsible to handle internal escalations.

It’s a internal escalation, but those issues will be complicated and critical, since easy cases can be handled by support division by themselves.

Actually, I believe I have enough skills and knowledge to join the escalation team.
Now I working with them to handle the internal escalations from global engineers, and my performance is pretty good actually comparing with other project members.

One of the escalation engineer contacted me and asked if I’m interested in the position will open in Japan. At that time, I already started to communicate with hiring manager, so I just told them about it. He said I’m already at level of escalation engineer and good to have me in his team.

Anyways, I need to prepare 3 interviews.
It looks like a formal process of hiring, and engineer in Spain, Canada, and manager in Texas will be interviewer.

Spanish is a typical engineer. I listened his session in the past, and his English is relatively easy to understand, but he will ask technical questions a lot.

Canadian is more senior engineer, but he is sometimes sloppy, and not so strict person. But his pronunciation is a bit tricky to me.

Manager in Texas is new to me, so I don’t know his personality and English.

Since this is a kind of internal movement from division to division, I can show my capability relatively easy. But for interview, I’m not sure how I can prepare.
If the main topic is technical stuff, the range is really broad. I need to just show my current expertise to them.

But if the question is regarding my thought and concept of values, I may be able to prepare. I think I should prepare those kind of questions at lease…

The story of this blog post is not consistent, and I know that.
I just wrote my thought which is popped up.
I’m not so nervous, but somewhat nervous.

I have great current job/role and it will not be lost if my interviews failed.
But I’d like to challenge new role in new environment.