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#590247 - 28th Sep 2011 11:56am How's Everybody's Job Hunting Going?
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Hi everybody. Hope you are all coping with this stuffy, uncomfortable heatweave (roll on winter!).

Just thought I'd ask how is everybody's job hunting going? Any interviews, success with Christmas jobs etc?

If you are not having any luck at all, then my heart goes out to you, as I too am experiencing similar job negativity, and so know how you feel.

Anyway, to all who are job hunting at present, I wish you the best of luck. You'll certainly need it in this current climate!

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#590254 - 28th Sep 2011 12:17pm Re: How's Everybody's Job Hunting Going? [Re: Jobneeded67]
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This is a genuine question so please do not bite my head offf?
On a daily / weekly basis - how much time to you spend job hunting?
And do you mind if I ask what this involves?

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#590256 - 28th Sep 2011 12:24pm Re: How's Everybody's Job Hunting Going? [Re: Softy_Southerner]
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I spend on average around 2-3 hrs per day job hunting. This comprises of many methods, from browsing Jobcentreplus site to on spec applications. And that's not including all the jobsites I am on (e.g. Reed, Monster, Totaljobs.com etc. etc.). And for all that, I am still no nearer to finding a job than I was when I first started job hunting.

Very depressing, the mass silence from employers.

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#590258 - 28th Sep 2011 12:26pm Re: How's Everybody's Job Hunting Going? [Re: Jobneeded67]
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Have you been outside and actually looked? The Card Factory, Topshop, Perfume Shop, Warren James, Staples and Waterstones are all recrtuiting in Birkenhead right now.

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#590261 - 28th Sep 2011 12:36pm Re: How's Everybody's Job Hunting Going? [Re: Jobneeded67]
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I retired early from the NHS 12 months ago. I then got the 1st job (+ the last) I applied for with the National Census but this was only for 1 month, good start or so I thought.
Since then I have applied for 40+ jobs incl Morrisons, Asda, Lidl, WBC, 10 jobs with the Royal Mail, etc, etc.
Not even 1 interview.

You certainly do need a lot of positive thinking to even keep on trying here on the Wirral.

So yeah, I know exactly how you feel, good luck with your search.

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#590696 - 29th Sep 2011 2:31am Re: How's Everybody's Job Hunting Going? [Re: kenmo52]
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Thanks. Sorry to hear of your own disappointments job searching. Hope you find something soon.

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#590697 - 29th Sep 2011 2:33am Re: How's Everybody's Job Hunting Going? [Re: GrandMasterFlash]
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I am surprised to hear that those places are taking staff on. Where were the vacancies advertised? Haven't seen them on the Jobcentreplus site.

Interested that you mentioned Waterstones. Being an ardent book lover, that is one company that I would really love to work for! I will go on their website to see the list of vacancies.

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#590702 - 29th Sep 2011 2:57am Re: How's Everybody's Job Hunting Going? [Re: Jobneeded67]
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Originally Posted By: Jobneeded67
I am surprised to hear that those places are taking staff on. Where were the vacancies advertised? Haven't seen them on the Jobcentreplus site.

Interested that you mentioned Waterstones. Being an ardent book lover, that is one company that I would really love to work for! I will go on their website to see the list of vacancies.


Are you actually after a job or are you just after something to do?

To me, you sound like someone due to retire not get a job!

Do yourself a favour and get to the local libary, i`m sure they will be happy to take on your services.

Oh, as for the jobcentre, please, don`t rely on them, the jobs are usually gone BEFORE you get to see the advertisment.

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#590703 - 29th Sep 2011 3:06am Re: How's Everybody's Job Hunting Going? [Re: Jobneeded67]
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show us ya cv jobneeded

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#590719 - 29th Sep 2011 8:14am Re: How's Everybody's Job Hunting Going? [Re: Jobneeded67]
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They're all advertised on the front of the shops like they always are in Birkenhead, not on the jobcentre website, sometimes you have to actually go outside and have a look!

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#590723 - 29th Sep 2011 8:35am Re: How's Everybody's Job Hunting Going? [Re: GrandMasterFlash]
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Originally Posted By: GrandMasterFlash
They're all advertised on the front of the shops like they always are in Birkenhead, not on the jobcentre website, sometimes you have to actually go outside and have a look!


If the old boy used his head he would be going direct to businesses rather than sitting on his butt looking on the Internet.

Use the more direct approach jobneeded
wink

Can you not change your bloody awful name?

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#590732 - 29th Sep 2011 9:08am Re: How's Everybody's Job Hunting Going? [Re: Jobneeded67]
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Ah but it's a lot easier to stay at the computer so wiki is readily available for the next moan.

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#590807 - 29th Sep 2011 1:55pm Re: How's Everybody's Job Hunting Going? [Re: _Ste_]
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Look, mate, I HAVE gone directly to businesses - many, many times, in fact.

But I have ALWAYS got the same old depressing story: no vacancies. You seem to be under the sad misconception that I am just sitting on my butt all day browsing the hopeless, ineffectual job sites. Well let me disabuse from that notion right away!

There is nobody - I repeat, NOBODY - who has tried more for work than I have. So don't start spouting claptrap to me about not doing enough enough to find work. I am SICK of trying everywhere for work. These employers are either too choosy, or just not taking anybody on at all. FACT.

Oh yes, and what is the problem you have with my "name???"

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#590810 - 29th Sep 2011 1:57pm Re: How's Everybody's Job Hunting Going? [Re: _Ste_]
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What a stupid question.

Of COURSE I am after a job. I don't just want something to do. I need to live, you know, the obvious things: pay bills, get by etc.

Need I go on?

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#590812 - 29th Sep 2011 2:04pm Re: How's Everybody's Job Hunting Going? [Re: Jobneeded67]
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