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Job hunting advice?

Postby rufio89 » Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:10 pm

Can anyone offer me any job hunting advice? I have 6 weeks to find a new job, I'm starting to get a bit worried. I buy the job paper every week and apply for anything suitable, I've signed up for loads of agencies, but i am yet to hear back from anyone!

I'm worried I wont find anything :(
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Re: Job hunting advice?

Postby Bel Bel » Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:38 pm

you have to keep ringing them so that you are in their mind and they don't shove you to the bottom of the pile
can you take your cv into local companies that do the sort of work your looking for, my daughter got a part time job by doing this
put your cv on monster.co.uk
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Re: Job hunting advice?

Postby rufio89 » Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:42 pm

yeah ive rang them and hassled them (politely) every few days, I've got my CV on all the job hunting sites, there's just not many jobs in nottingham atm except telesales, and i dont want to go back to that unless i ABSOLUTLEY have to :(
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Re: Job hunting advice?

Postby rufio89 » Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:20 am

I have a second interview for a job on monday afternoon, so keep your fingers crossed for me!!!
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Re: Job hunting advice?

Postby dipsydoodlenoodle » Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:41 am

=D> *fingers crossed*

Let us know how it goes :)
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Re: Job hunting advice?

Postby rufio89 » Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:54 am

Thank you, I will do!

I' m soooo exxctied/nervous, it's a pretty similar job to what I do now, which is good, only there's more room for progression and it pays almost 50% more than I'm on now (which is still not a lot, but will be v. nice!!)

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Re: Job hunting advice?

Postby Moose » Wed Nov 19, 2008 8:55 pm

Of course it's a rubbish time for anyone to be looking for work at the moment, but I defintely agree with BelBel about taking or sending your CV into companies. Also tell all of your friends and family that you're looking for work and ask if they know anyone who may be looking to take people on. 51% of jobs that are filled have not been advertised . Only 6% of jobs that are filled are filled using the internet, so although this is the way forward, 6% isn't much. I attend meetings at the Job Centre every fortnight as part of my job in case you're wondering if I'm making these statistics up!

Just bear in mind that rejection isn't always personal, especially at the moment as you will be competing with so many other people, but always try to get feedback if you haven't got a job following an interview.
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Re: Job hunting advice?

Postby Liquidius » Thu Nov 20, 2008 6:44 pm

*crosses fingers and toes*
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Re: Job hunting advice?

Postby rufio89 » Mon Nov 24, 2008 1:11 pm

Its my interview in just under 2 hours, eeeeeeep im nervous :S
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Re: Job hunting advice?

Postby dipsydoodlenoodle » Mon Nov 24, 2008 1:26 pm

Let us know how it goes :)
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Re: Job hunting advice?

Postby snail » Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:16 pm

Well, Ruth? :)
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Re: Job hunting advice?

Postby rufio89 » Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:43 am

well, the interview seemed to go well. They seemed to like me, and I seemed to have a lot of the skills/experience they're looking for, but it's always really hard to tell isnt it?

They said they have a couple more people to interview today, so hopefully they'll let me know tomorrow or thursday.

Keep your fingers crossed for me...
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Re: Job hunting advice?

Postby dipsydoodlenoodle » Tue Nov 25, 2008 11:05 am

No you can never tell but you can tell if it went good or really bad.

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Re: Job hunting advice?

Postby rufio89 » Wed Nov 26, 2008 4:49 pm

I didnt get it :(

They said they liked me a lot, and that I interviewed very well, but there was just someone with more experience.

I also applied for this journalism training course with the BBC a few months back and I didnt get that either - wasnt really holding my breath on it, (theres 15 places, and there were over 5000 applicants), but I'm still disappointed, it would have been an incredible opportunity. Oh well, back to the job paper!
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Re: Job hunting advice?

Postby Bel Bel » Wed Nov 26, 2008 5:23 pm

well at least it was all positive feedback
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