homepage
  roll on christmas  
click here to find out more about ship of fools click here to sign up for the ship of fools newsletter click here to support ship of fools
community the mystery worshipper gadgets for god caption competition foolishness features ship stuff
discussion boards live chat cafe avatars frequently-asked questions the ten commandments gallery private boards register for the boards
 
Ship of Fools
Thread closed  Thread closed


Post new thread  
Thread closed  Thread closed
My profile login | | Directory | Search | FAQs | Board home
   - Printer-friendly view Next oldest thread   Next newest thread
» Ship of Fools   » Ship's Locker   » Limbo   » AS: Job Search Support Thread (Page 7)

 - Email this page to a friend or enemy.  
Pages in this thread: 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  ...  44  45  46 
 
Source: (consider it) Thread: AS: Job Search Support Thread
Miffy

Ship's elephant
# 1438

 - Posted      Profile for Miffy   Author's homepage     Send new private message       Edit/delete post 
Thanks, GR and to the shipmate who PM'd me. I'm in a similar sort of situation to you. I've a job that I love but ecomomics being what they are, really do need to pick up some more work around it. And yes, I'm finding it tricky finding anything that will allow for that. Of the two I'm thinking about atm, one will involve incredibly early mornings; (hints needed from shift workers as to how they adapt here.) I can imagine then needing caffeine on a drip to be able to carry on to job number one without collapsing. The second, OTOH will cover what I call the tea time slot - late afternoon til 6.30/7 ish. Much better, but will mean that I'm no longer able to act as a sanity preserver for Mr Miff by visiting dependent family members.
Posts: 4739 | From: The Kitchen | Registered: Oct 2001  |  IP: Logged
Lamb Chopped
Ship's kebab
# 5528

 - Posted      Profile for Lamb Chopped   Email Lamb Chopped   Send new private message       Edit/delete post 
Hi folks, I and Mr. Lamb are joining your ranks. I'm looking for something in writing/editing/publishing or instructional design; my husband is a pastor / counselor, and will have a heck of a time crossing over to something else, since he's got a really strong Vietnamese accent.

My question to you all: Do you know of any cautions we should take before posting our resumes on the Internet? It feels scary to me, but given the specialist nature of our skills, we may not hear about openings in more normal way. Help!

(Should add: as some of you know, we definitely have enemies who would love to do us a foul turn if they could. Don't see how much harm a resume without SSN, etc. could do us, but .... )

--------------------
Er, this is what I've been up to (book).
Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down!

Posts: 20059 | From: off in left field somewhere | Registered: Feb 2004  |  IP: Logged
Miffy

Ship's elephant
# 1438

 - Posted      Profile for Miffy   Author's homepage     Send new private message       Edit/delete post 
Bumping this one up for the Lamb Choppeds. Also - bother me; just as I'm about to start on anti social hours Job number one - I find that number two has been readvertized. Never mind. Too late now.

--------------------
"I don't feel like smiling." "You're English dear; fake it!" (Colin Firth "Easy Virtue")
Growing Greenpatches

Posts: 4739 | From: The Kitchen | Registered: Oct 2001  |  IP: Logged
Eigon
Shipmate
# 4917

 - Posted      Profile for Eigon   Author's homepage   Email Eigon   Send new private message       Edit/delete post 
I've just completed my first online application form, and I'm still grinding my teeth about it. Next time I'll say just send me the damn form through the post!

I have a job history that just doesn't fit in neat little boxes.

--------------------
Laugh hard. Run fast. Be kind.

Posts: 3710 | From: Hay-on-Wye, town of books | Registered: Aug 2003  |  IP: Logged
Flausa

Mad Woman
# 3466

 - Posted      Profile for Flausa     Send new private message       Edit/delete post 
Well, my time is almost up at my 10 month temp job. Which leaves me a month between that and the time I'd actually like to stop working pre-baby. There is the option of a 4-week extension for special circumstances, and my department has applied for this as we are in major flux over the next 2 months. It would be mutually beneficial for the department and myself if this was granted, so prayers for this are appreciated.

Continuing to pray for others still struggling to find work.

Posts: 4610 | From: bonny Scotland | Registered: Oct 2002  |  IP: Logged
Little Miss Methodist

Ship's Diplomat
# 1000

 - Posted      Profile for Little Miss Methodist   Author's homepage   Email Little Miss Methodist   Send new private message       Edit/delete post 
I'm joining this thread as I now find myself in the position of needing to look for a new job.

My current job is as a lay worker in the methodist church. These jobs vary hugely from church to church, but are basically a bit like a ministers job, but without the dog collar. Mine was a three year appointment initially, but I got so much positive feed back about the work I was doing (pastoral work with a struggling inner city church, and youth and childrens developemental work) that I got the impression that they would want to keep me on at the end of my contract. In fact, whenever I expressed concern about the review of my job, or about whether I would be kept on, my collegues and other church people told me not to be so silly and that they were bound to keep me on. Well, after you hear these things enough you start to believe them, so I was pretty upset when my Superintendent and one of the circuit stewards came to see me a month ago and told me that they had decided not to renew my contract. [Frown]

Aparantly it has nothing to do with my performance in the job (they took great pains to make that clear) but is to do with there not really being enough work to sustain a full time post. I have issues with this, but issues aside, it means thats from September, I no longer have a job here.

The complication in this matter is that my job comes with a manse, so not only do I lose my job, I lose my home as well. [Waterworks]

So, I am now looking for work. I want to continue working as a lay worker because I feel very strongly that I have a calling to ministry, and because I intend to candidate soon, and lay workers jobs are very good experience for ministerial training.

I know that I have alot of time to find a job (most lay workers jobs come with housing), but I am still panicking a bit because its not just a case of beng out of work - if I don't find something i'm homeless. Realistically I know that I interview very well, have alot of good experience and can write a damn good job application form, but that isn't stopping me from stressing about the whole process.

Along with all that, if you work in any area of ministry you have to go where the jobs are, which means I could end up anywhere in the uk and that I have to start building up my life all over again in another new place.

So, thats where i'm at at the moment. Sorry for long rambling post! I'm thinking about doing an application form for a job that needs to be sent in by the end of the week. I don't know that I really want this job, but I feel like I have to apply for things anyway...

Job hunting sucks, and is really sucking away at my morale and self confidence.

LMM

[ 22. February 2006, 14:30: Message edited by: Little Miss Methodist ]

--------------------
Tell me where you learned the magic,
The spell you used the day you made me fall....


Posts: 1628 | From: Caretaker of the Overlook Hotel | Registered: Apr 2003  |  IP: Logged
Emma Louise

Storm in a teapot
# 3571

 - Posted      Profile for Emma Louise   Email Emma Louise   Send new private message       Edit/delete post 
grrrrr *hug*

Im so sorry to hear that LMM.

Uncertainty about Big Life Stuff is crap isnt it. Jobs and houses together really crap. So I think its understandable you feel unsettled and all that. ;(

good luck

Posts: 12719 | From: Enid Blyton territory. | Registered: Nov 2002  |  IP: Logged
Emerald
Apprentice
# 11060

 - Posted      Profile for Emerald   Email Emerald   Send new private message       Edit/delete post 
Here's a question: With job change, so many people try for "living out their passion." How do you know what your passion is?

A recent small group at church asked the question "What is the gift you want to give to the world?" and I realized I have no answer. I know that I want to "accomplish things," and I know what my spiritual gifts and strengths are (like "leadership"), but those don't offer a whole lot of insight on how I WANT to carry out God's work in the world. [Ultra confused] How do you go about answering that fundamental question?

I can't find anything relevant with the search function here. Redirect me if I should start a new thread or go to a different forum. Gracias.

-Emerald, former lurker

[ 22. February 2006, 19:20: Message edited by: Emerald ]

Posts: 11 | Registered: Feb 2006  |  IP: Logged
Flausa

Mad Woman
# 3466

 - Posted      Profile for Flausa     Send new private message       Edit/delete post 
Emerald, that sounds like a really good topic for discussion in purgatory. Just as a quick answer here though, I'd say sometimes it's not easy to see how your "spiritual gifts" are being used in a job. Sometimes you don't see it until after you've moved to another job. Also, not every job that you are spiritually suited to is going to be a job that you get excited and passionate about. And you can use your "spiritual gifts" in a secular setting. Don't feel you have to go looking for a "Christian ministry" type of job. Though if you do feel called in that direction, there is a support thread here. I wish you well in your search!
Posts: 4610 | From: bonny Scotland | Registered: Oct 2002  |  IP: Logged
Eigon
Shipmate
# 4917

 - Posted      Profile for Eigon   Author's homepage   Email Eigon   Send new private message       Edit/delete post 
A small piece of good news - one of the booksellers wants me to go in one day a week to do some cataloguing for her.
Of course, this means that when she pays me, I'll also get money knocked off my income support, so I won't actually be that much better off - but it's a start, and she's very tolerant about having my dog in the shop (my dog has been a bookshop dog for eight years now, and it's nice when she can come with me).

--------------------
Laugh hard. Run fast. Be kind.

Posts: 3710 | From: Hay-on-Wye, town of books | Registered: Aug 2003  |  IP: Logged
Eigon
Shipmate
# 4917

 - Posted      Profile for Eigon   Author's homepage   Email Eigon   Send new private message       Edit/delete post 
Well, I was quite pleased about being phoned up this morning with a job offer - and then this afternoon I was offered an interview for a full time job I've just applied for, and it's also in bookselling. So fingers crossed for next Thursday.

--------------------
Laugh hard. Run fast. Be kind.

Posts: 3710 | From: Hay-on-Wye, town of books | Registered: Aug 2003  |  IP: Logged
Gracious rebel

Rainbow warrior
# 3523

 - Posted      Profile for Gracious rebel     Send new private message       Edit/delete post 
That's great news Eigon! All the best for next Thursday.

Its been an interesting day for me too. Since I started my 4 hr a week library job over Christmas, there has been nothing else come up at all, that I could complement this with (its surprising the amount of part time jobs that involve working on a Wednesday afternoon - my regular shift at the library that I certainly don't want to lose). But today I see three possibilities on the horizon - I phoned up about 2 jobs in the paper, a receptionist at Relate (6 hrs a week) and a primary school admin assistant (3 hrs every weekday morning during termtime) ... and then I heard that there is to be a vacancy advertised at my own library for someone to work all day Tuesdays, so I must surely stand a chance with that one?! So its all got 'interesting' again.

--------------------
Fancy a break beside the sea in Suffolk? Visit my website

Posts: 4413 | From: Suffolk UK | Registered: Nov 2002  |  IP: Logged
Agent Smith
Shipmate
# 3299

 - Posted      Profile for Agent Smith   Email Agent Smith   Send new private message       Edit/delete post 
[Votive] For all looking for work.

I am now back on the "job search" again. My contract came to a close and due to the "Dogbert" HR practices, the job is now vacancy and not a "fill in" role.

Feeling discouraged as no jobs are advertised in papers any more and are advertised in "agencies". I am fed up with being looked up and down as if i was something the cat bought in!. I have good office skills,decent typing speed (still cant type properly on here) with varied roles on my cv, so far I cant get a "basic" temp job. [Mad]

Sorry to rant on. Fed up with "agencies"

Best wishes to all looking for work!

--------------------
"I'm so English, I am probably descended from a Cricket Bat and a cup of tea".

James May - 20th Century

http://www.flickr.com/photos/agentsmith1974/

Posts: 536 | From: Inside M25 | Registered: Sep 2002  |  IP: Logged
lapensiera
Shipmate
# 4057

 - Posted      Profile for lapensiera   Author's homepage   Email lapensiera   Send new private message       Edit/delete post 
Prayers would be much appreciated for me here too ... I've been hanging around SoF (variously active or lurking) for a few years - sorry I've been more lurk less active past year or two though [Hot and Hormonal] ... anyway.

I should probably also post on the walking the discernment path thread if I could ever figure out whether I am or am not still attempting to do that! But - August '04 through May '05 I was in an internship program with some discernment aspects ... during that time I got in a relationship with a guy who was pretty good (compared to my previous suitors at least), and decided I liked him and this place (Omaha, Nebraska USA) well enough to stay up here after the internship ended. Besides, I found a dynamite spiritual director! But, intern program ended, I worked a little temporary stuff (took a while just to get that), the guy turned out to be just as immature and not ready for relationship as anyone else I've ever dated, and now I'm stuck 1000 miles away from home (Baton Rouge, Louisiana USA). Had gotten a good temp job for about four months, but that ended Friday before New Year's. I've been going on lots of interviews since - took the city civil service test, did well, and have been interviewing for tons of good full time positions paying $10+ USD/hour (which I kinda need to be making) plus bennies (which I also need), but the positions all get offered to other candidates. Talk about job search being hard on one's morale and self-confidence, right ... [Help] ...

I did have a good interview (my last for the foreseeable future with city jobs, as I haven't gotten any more phone calls for city interviews) yesterday for a position with the public library, an interview for something part time Thursday (was told I'd hear something on that yesterday and still haven't heard anything though), and a friend who has an interview for multiple temp-to-hire positions with one of the BIG employers in town is forwarding my resume to try and help me ... but things are just getting really, really hard. [Votive] I have to start paying on student loans again in April, and my parents are constantly trying to convince me to give up and go back to Louisiana. I'm still trying to figure out how I managed to get dropped here in the first place - the nearest I can figure is, Someone decided I needed to learn to sink or swim on my own - but I can't explain that to my parents either.

Prayers ... please.

--------------------
"We need not be afraid of the power that is in us;
it will meet its match one day in the omnipotent weakness of God." Simon Tugwell

Posts: 211 | From: south central Louisiana, USA | Registered: Feb 2003  |  IP: Logged
Papio

Ship's baboon
# 4201

 - Posted      Profile for Papio   Email Papio   Send new private message       Edit/delete post 
[Votive]

--------------------
Infinite Penguins.
My "Readit, Swapit" page
My "LibraryThing" page

Posts: 12176 | From: a zoo in England. | Registered: Mar 2003  |  IP: Logged
Eigon
Shipmate
# 4917

 - Posted      Profile for Eigon   Author's homepage   Email Eigon   Send new private message       Edit/delete post 
Did the paperwork for my new part time job today - I get to keep a whole £5.00, and anything above that is knocked off my benefits pound for pound. However, at least the bureaucracy is minimal and it is quite fun doing cataloguing of academic books rather than the children's books I'm used to doing.
And my dog can come to work with me.

And on Thursday afternoon, I have an interview for a full time job.

--------------------
Laugh hard. Run fast. Be kind.

Posts: 3710 | From: Hay-on-Wye, town of books | Registered: Aug 2003  |  IP: Logged
Flausa

Mad Woman
# 3466

 - Posted      Profile for Flausa     Send new private message       Edit/delete post 
quote:
Originally posted by Flausa:
There is the option of a 4-week extension for special circumstances, and my department has applied for this as we are in major flux over the next 2 months.

The extension was granted, although the email amused me as it stated quite firmly, "she has to leave after 8th April." Which works out perfectly!

Continuing in prayer for everyone else searching. [Votive]

Posts: 4610 | From: bonny Scotland | Registered: Oct 2002  |  IP: Logged
lapensiera
Shipmate
# 4057

 - Posted      Profile for lapensiera   Author's homepage   Email lapensiera   Send new private message       Edit/delete post 
quote:
Originally posted by lapensiera:
I did have a good interview (my last for the foreseeable future with city jobs, as I haven't gotten any more phone calls for city interviews) yesterday for a position with the public library, an interview for something part time Thursday (was told I'd hear something on that yesterday and still haven't heard anything though), and a friend who has an interview for multiple temp-to-hire positions with one of the BIG employers in town is forwarding my resume to try and help me ...

Got a phone call yesterday turning me down for that last full time city position I interviewed for, and got turned down by letter for the part time thing today. The temp-to-hire position, at least, I do have an interview for in about eleven hours (9am US Central time) ... the lady sounds interested, but it's just a preliminary interview. I really, really, really, REALLY hope this one at least gets me hired for something, I'm very much at a low ebb from these two months of constant interview-and-turn-down [Frown] [brick wall] ... I never thought one person with a college degree could be so useless!

--------------------
"We need not be afraid of the power that is in us;
it will meet its match one day in the omnipotent weakness of God." Simon Tugwell

Posts: 211 | From: south central Louisiana, USA | Registered: Feb 2003  |  IP: Logged
Eigon
Shipmate
# 4917

 - Posted      Profile for Eigon   Author's homepage   Email Eigon   Send new private message       Edit/delete post 
I didn't get the job I went for an interview for - which I don't really mind as it was first bus there, last bus home and basically moving boxes of books around in between.
However, I am now cataloguing books for one of the local shops part time, and the season will start shortly, so some of the bigger bookshops are starting to look for extra staff.

--------------------
Laugh hard. Run fast. Be kind.

Posts: 3710 | From: Hay-on-Wye, town of books | Registered: Aug 2003  |  IP: Logged
Eigon
Shipmate
# 4917

 - Posted      Profile for Eigon   Author's homepage   Email Eigon   Send new private message       Edit/delete post 
And I had two interviews this week - one of which I couldn't do because I was already working on one of the days they wanted me for, and the other one I'll hear about next week.

I also had a rather strange phone conversation with someone who put an advert in the local paper for a part time craftworker. First I had to ask what sort of craft, and he told me it was making things for doll's houses - and then he said "and I need help to fill in the application form. Can you help me with that?"
And then he invited me for an interview without giving his full address....Somehow I don't have very great hopes for this one.

--------------------
Laugh hard. Run fast. Be kind.

Posts: 3710 | From: Hay-on-Wye, town of books | Registered: Aug 2003  |  IP: Logged
PerkyEars

slightly distracted
# 9577

 - Posted      Profile for PerkyEars   Email PerkyEars   Send new private message       Edit/delete post 
I'm going to resurrect this thread to have a moan.

Wasn't shortlisted for the last job I applied for, which didn't surprise me, but still. [Frown]

I HATE job hunting. Hate it, hate it, hate it. My CV is rubbish, because I've done nothing but temp for the last few years, and so I HAVE to get back into the decent job market, but I feel having acheived practically nothing in the last 10 years is going to count against me... [Waterworks]

And I'm not very good at keeping going in the face of rejection. I'm already feeling like giving up after one. [brick wall]

Posts: 532 | From: Bristol | Registered: May 2005  |  IP: Logged
Zappa
Ship's Wake
# 8433

 - Posted      Profile for Zappa   Email Zappa   Send new private message       Edit/delete post 
Oh dear. Some time, (not very long) ago I expressed, with Kuru, an interest in a rather attractive assistant-to-a-senior ecclesiastical position, and was asked to put in an application. Now the senior ecclesiast has resigned, and I don't know what protocols to follow. Maybe I should just tell them that I/we are the best thing, Rowan Williams excepted, since sliced bread and they need us for the more senior position.

[Help]

Nah. Rowan Williams included. [Snigger]

--------------------
shameless self promotion - because I think it's worth it
and mayhap this too: http://broken-moments.blogspot.co.nz/

Posts: 18917 | From: "Central" is all they call it | Registered: Sep 2004  |  IP: Logged
Foaming Draught
The Low in Low Church
# 9134

 - Posted      Profile for Foaming Draught   Email Foaming Draught   Send new private message       Edit/delete post 
Have you sought advice from the City of White-billowing-thingies, yet? With four computers in the house, it should be a simple matter to click "Send" [Biased] Or phone said City for a chat. Or, and this would be my way of going about it, have Wankydilla-Chirpychirpsville declared a Province in the Anglican Church of Nigeria with you as its first Metropolitan and Kuru as Dean of the cathedral. [Smile]

eta smiley

[ 21. April 2006, 03:19: Message edited by: Foaming Draught ]

--------------------
Australians all let us ring Joyce
For she is young and free


Posts: 8661 | From: Et in Australia Ego | Registered: Feb 2005  |  IP: Logged
Zappa
Ship's Wake
# 8433

 - Posted      Profile for Zappa   Email Zappa   Send new private message       Edit/delete post 
[Big Grin]

Ah the subtleties. I have emailed them (with one of the computers [Biased] ) and will see what happens.

--------------------
shameless self promotion - because I think it's worth it
and mayhap this too: http://broken-moments.blogspot.co.nz/

Posts: 18917 | From: "Central" is all they call it | Registered: Sep 2004  |  IP: Logged
Little Miss Methodist

Ship's Diplomat
# 1000

 - Posted      Profile for Little Miss Methodist   Author's homepage   Email Little Miss Methodist   Send new private message       Edit/delete post 
I've got an interview on Thursday next week for a job in Plymouth.

I currently live in Birmingham which is pretty much central England (give or take). Plymouth is south coast Devon - four hours on the train from where I live now.

The job is partly university chaplaincy, which I would love and have done before I moved for this job. Everything else being equal (job comes with a house) it sounds like a brilliant job...

...but Plymouth?? [Eek!]

It's a long way from every one I know, a long way from my family and a much smaller place than i'm used to. Plus it's south, and I swore I wouldn't go south unless it was to London.

I'll see what it's like on Thursday I guess. They will let us know on the day if we are offered the job (which is great) so at least I won't have to wait long for the answer.

I've never been to a job interview and not been offered the job, and i'm trying hard not to think about that and about how that winning streak must surely end soon...

LMM

--------------------
Tell me where you learned the magic,
The spell you used the day you made me fall....


Posts: 1628 | From: Caretaker of the Overlook Hotel | Registered: Apr 2003  |  IP: Logged
Eigon
Shipmate
# 4917

 - Posted      Profile for Eigon   Author's homepage   Email Eigon   Send new private message       Edit/delete post 
I'm starting to get part time work locally now.
It seems that I almost never get a job "cold" by an interview, but lots of people who know me want me to work for them when they have the work available.

--------------------
Laugh hard. Run fast. Be kind.

Posts: 3710 | From: Hay-on-Wye, town of books | Registered: Aug 2003  |  IP: Logged
Lady A

Narnian Lady
# 3126

 - Posted      Profile for Lady A   Author's homepage   Email Lady A   Send new private message       Edit/delete post 
Still out looking to work in a library and finally got to get in some volunteer work for both our church library and the main city library. So, a job posted for the city library and this is the first time in months I've been asked to interview instead of the usual 'thank you for your application but...' letter. So, I interview this Wednesday! I've met and talked with some of the people who will probably be interviewing me, but the folks I work with have already nicknamed me "The Efficient One". I hope it helps!
Posts: 2545 | From: The Lion's Mane, Narnia | Registered: Aug 2002  |  IP: Logged
lapensiera
Shipmate
# 4057

 - Posted      Profile for lapensiera   Author's homepage   Email lapensiera   Send new private message       Edit/delete post 
ok folks ... sorry, I gotta vent here. when I posted back in February, I thought I could see a light at the end of the tunnel. unfortunately, I only thought it was a light! so here it is, nearly the end of April - I was two months into job-hunting when I posted here before, now it's going into month FIVE ... y'know, I have a college degree. now I have the student loan debt (and every other kind of debt) to prove it. which means I have to pay bills. but - how in the h@)) do I pay for it with no job, what is wrong with me that I can't seem to get the jobs that would pay what I need, and why am I feeling more and more worthless because of this? I don't want just "you do have worth because everyone has worth because we're all children of God" or some such - I'm asking for bread here, and it feels like I've been handed a boulder. then I keep asking for the bread I needed to begin with and instead the rocks just keep piling up!

apologies for reviving a somewhat depressing thread in such a thoroughly depressing way, but ... my life is a total wreck right now, and looks like it's going to stay a wreck until a job materializes through which I can actually provide for myself. unfortunately I'm getting really tired of pulling it together to keep going on one interview after another, getting my hopes up and feeling good about my chances for a good position, only to get yet another rejection. not sure how much longer I can take it, yet I have no choice but to keep doing it.

--------------------
"We need not be afraid of the power that is in us;
it will meet its match one day in the omnipotent weakness of God." Simon Tugwell

Posts: 211 | From: south central Louisiana, USA | Registered: Feb 2003  |  IP: Logged
Little Miss Methodist

Ship's Diplomat
# 1000

 - Posted      Profile for Little Miss Methodist   Author's homepage   Email Little Miss Methodist   Send new private message       Edit/delete post 
quote:
Originally posted by Little Miss Methodist:
I've got an interview on Thursday next week for a job in Plymouth...

Well, I went for my interview and I didn't get the job.

I'm actually very relieved because it didn't feel right and they were quite clearly looking for someone who was so much more evangelical than me (and lets face it, there are penguins at the South Pole that are more evangelical than me).

Also, they could only have offered me a flat and I need a house for my furniture and my cat.

I was sat on the train hoping they didn't offer it to me because I didn't want to have to make that decision, so it all worked out ok. Was a very long day though!

The only thing i'm dissapointed about is that i've never been to an interview and not got the job, so it spoils my record and I can't say that any more.

Still, on with the search. I've applied for a job alot closer to home, so fingers crossed for that one.

LMM

--------------------
Tell me where you learned the magic,
The spell you used the day you made me fall....


Posts: 1628 | From: Caretaker of the Overlook Hotel | Registered: Apr 2003  |  IP: Logged
Eigon
Shipmate
# 4917

 - Posted      Profile for Eigon   Author's homepage   Email Eigon   Send new private message       Edit/delete post 
lapenseria - it took me 8 months to get my first job after college - and then it was a job I could have done straight from school at 16. I didn't get a job that had anything to do with my university degree until 4 years later, and then at poverty level wages (which is par for the course in archaeology).

--------------------
Laugh hard. Run fast. Be kind.

Posts: 3710 | From: Hay-on-Wye, town of books | Registered: Aug 2003  |  IP: Logged
Eigon
Shipmate
# 4917

 - Posted      Profile for Eigon   Author's homepage   Email Eigon   Send new private message       Edit/delete post 
I have an interview next week at the local Museum - and for a job which is basically reception and a bit of light dusting, they want me to take all manner of stuff to prove who I am, including passport and utility bills!

It's a good museum, though, and puts on good exhibitions, so I'd quite like to get this one, despite the hour long bus journey each way and the headache of what I do with the dog during the day (she's always gone to work with me before now).

--------------------
Laugh hard. Run fast. Be kind.

Posts: 3710 | From: Hay-on-Wye, town of books | Registered: Aug 2003  |  IP: Logged
Persephone Hazard

Ship's Wench
# 4648

 - Posted      Profile for Persephone Hazard   Author's homepage   Email Persephone Hazard   Send new private message       Edit/delete post 
Greetings, all-I've come to join the masses. Currently looking for part-time job so that I can actually afford to exist...I've had exactly one job interview (and yes, I do mean ever) and don't have much of a CV either.

Don't know if the interview I had yesterday was sucessful, but even if it was I shall still be looking for work on two other days of the week.

Ain't life grand?

--------------------
A picture is worth a thousand words, but it's a lot easier to make up a thousand words than one decent picture. - ken.

Posts: 1645 | From: London | Registered: Jun 2003  |  IP: Logged
Gracious rebel

Rainbow warrior
# 3523

 - Posted      Profile for Gracious rebel     Send new private message       Edit/delete post 
I have an interview on Tuesday for an additional part time post at the library where i already work. I'm presenty only contracted to do 4 hours on wednesday afternoons (although most weeks I do get some overtime as relief work on other days), but this vacancy is for someone to do 6 hrs on a Tuesday. The previous person left about February, and since then other staff, myself included have been covering this post on a rota basis. They asked me if I was interested in applying, and when I said yes, they said they would only advertise it internally in that case. So it turns out that the only 2 people to be interviewed are myself and one other person who currently works part time at another library in the county.

Now I would think/hope I stand a fairly good chance of getting this job, as I already work there, am familiar with the location, procedures etc etc. But the other person is almost certainly more experienced (since I only started in December) so I guess I still need to impress the interview panel. There are 3 on the panel, one of whom is my own manager, someone whom I know well, and who knows me - not sure if thats an advantage or disadvantage.

Anyway it would be really great to get these extra hours on a regular basis. I absolutely love working in the library - I may be only earning half the hourly rate I got when I was in IT at BT, but here I have far more responsibilty, and I love working with people books and computers!!

[ 13. May 2006, 12:32: Message edited by: Gracious rebel ]

--------------------
Fancy a break beside the sea in Suffolk? Visit my website

Posts: 4413 | From: Suffolk UK | Registered: Nov 2002  |  IP: Logged
Papio

Ship's baboon
# 4201

 - Posted      Profile for Papio   Email Papio   Send new private message       Edit/delete post 
I am going to start looking again.

See prayer requests for more details about the fact that I simply do not trust my employer.

[Votive] for everyone else.

--------------------
Infinite Penguins.
My "Readit, Swapit" page
My "LibraryThing" page

Posts: 12176 | From: a zoo in England. | Registered: Mar 2003  |  IP: Logged
Gracious rebel

Rainbow warrior
# 3523

 - Posted      Profile for Gracious rebel     Send new private message       Edit/delete post 
Well I got the job [Yipee]

--------------------
Fancy a break beside the sea in Suffolk? Visit my website

Posts: 4413 | From: Suffolk UK | Registered: Nov 2002  |  IP: Logged
Tree Bee

Ship's tiller girl
# 4033

 - Posted      Profile for Tree Bee   Email Tree Bee   Send new private message       Edit/delete post 
well done! [Smile]

--------------------
"Any fool can make something complicated. It takes a genius to make it simple."
— Woody Guthrie
http://saysaysay54.wordpress.com

Posts: 5257 | From: me to you. | Registered: Feb 2003  |  IP: Logged
Tractor Girl
Shipmate
# 8863

 - Posted      Profile for Tractor Girl   Author's homepage   Email Tractor Girl   Send new private message       Edit/delete post 
Congratulations GR [Smile]

--------------------
Patience, Firmness and Perseverance were my only weapons; and those I resolved to use to the utmost - Anne Bronte

Posts: 1114 | From: The field of life | Registered: Dec 2004  |  IP: Logged
Eigon
Shipmate
# 4917

 - Posted      Profile for Eigon   Author's homepage   Email Eigon   Send new private message       Edit/delete post 
Well done, Gracious Rebel!
I've just become the new Saturday girl at the Museum, which fits in quite nicely with what I'm doing during the week now - and I've just been introduced to a chap who is starting a new shop, and needs someone to price up his book collection for him. His area of expertise is rocks and fossils, which will be mostly what the shop will be selling.
He's already paid me £80!
And I have more good news on the Praise thread.

--------------------
Laugh hard. Run fast. Be kind.

Posts: 3710 | From: Hay-on-Wye, town of books | Registered: Aug 2003  |  IP: Logged
neandergirl

Opposing the thumb
# 8916

 - Posted      Profile for neandergirl   Email neandergirl   Send new private message       Edit/delete post 
[Yipee] for the good news
[Votive] for those still waiting for good news

--------------------
Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you. Hebrews 13:5 NIV
We come from love, we return to love, and all around is love.
Lord, ease our burdens, give us peace and enable us to do your work. Tree Bee

Posts: 2579 | From: 21218 | Registered: Dec 2004  |  IP: Logged
Agent Smith
Shipmate
# 3299

 - Posted      Profile for Agent Smith   Email Agent Smith   Send new private message       Edit/delete post 
Putting my hand up as "looking for work"

I am in a long term temp job, which I am enjoying, however want a permanent job whcih I can develop into.

Applying to get into some form of "Education" adminsitration as I am enjoying where I am now. However trying to convince future employers that 1) I will stay (not had a permanent job in 3 years due to travel and not finding a real job yet) and 2) that the skills I have are transferrable.

Have applied to a university for a role which I would enjoy, could do, would be challenged by etc. however previous experience in a different sector!.


To all those looking [Votive]

Posts: 536 | From: Inside M25 | Registered: Sep 2002  |  IP: Logged
Eigon
Shipmate
# 4917

 - Posted      Profile for Eigon   Author's homepage   Email Eigon   Send new private message       Edit/delete post 
An unexpected hitch in the Museum job - what I thought was the last bus home turns out not to run on Saturdays, so I'll have to check on the closing time of the museum before I accept the job.

On the plus front, I've just started some occasional work selling books for a chap who's opening a new fossils and rocks shop across the road from me - and I'm still waiting to hear from the owner of the Antiques Centre, who needs a manager.

--------------------
Laugh hard. Run fast. Be kind.

Posts: 3710 | From: Hay-on-Wye, town of books | Registered: Aug 2003  |  IP: Logged
Littlelady
Shipmate
# 9616

 - Posted      Profile for Littlelady     Send new private message       Edit/delete post 
Another new jobseeker here. Just finishing my degree and I realised, as I picked up an application form for a job, that I'd totally forgotten how to apply for jobs!

I managed to get the application in with an hour to spare. I still think it reads more like an academic essay though.

Eigon - did you get your bus/work problem sorted?

Well done Gracious Rebel!

Good luck Papio. There's got to be someone better out there waiting for you!

--------------------
'When ideas fail, words come in very handy' ~ Goethe

Posts: 3737 | From: home of the best Rugby League team in the universe | Registered: Jun 2005  |  IP: Logged
Bullfrog.

Prophetic Amphibian
# 11014

 - Posted      Profile for Bullfrog.   Email Bullfrog.   Send new private message       Edit/delete post 
Well, been looking for a bout six months or so, following Gwai's successful start with a publisher in a new city where I can't say I know that many people. Had a smattering of interviews with employers and recruiting firms, a few near misses and more extended misses. Now it looks like I might have something...granted its being a door to door fundraiser, but it's a start. I get to do an "observation" tomorrow and then start he following day.

Thanks be to God for the opportunity, and for the blessing of a working spouse.

[Votive] for those still searching, possibly including myself depending on how this goes...

Posts: 7522 | From: Chicago | Registered: Feb 2006  |  IP: Logged
Eigon
Shipmate
# 4917

 - Posted      Profile for Eigon   Author's homepage   Email Eigon   Send new private message       Edit/delete post 
Thanks for asking, littlelady - but no. No bus, no job. I complained bitterly at the Job Centre, but they didn't seem too bothered.

However, earlier this evening I got a phone call offering me an interview next Tuesday at the local Antiques Centre, full time, as manageress - and it's only 2 minutes walk away from home!
Which would be rather better.

--------------------
Laugh hard. Run fast. Be kind.

Posts: 3710 | From: Hay-on-Wye, town of books | Registered: Aug 2003  |  IP: Logged
Agent Smith
Shipmate
# 3299

 - Posted      Profile for Agent Smith   Email Agent Smith   Send new private message       Edit/delete post 
My long term (!) temp job finishes friday as they have now done the review. So a job which was going to finish in July has now finishing on Friday. [Help]

--------------------
"I'm so English, I am probably descended from a Cricket Bat and a cup of tea".

James May - 20th Century

http://www.flickr.com/photos/agentsmith1974/

Posts: 536 | From: Inside M25 | Registered: Sep 2002  |  IP: Logged
Corpus cani

Ship's Anachronism
# 1663

 - Posted      Profile for Corpus cani     Send new private message       Edit/delete post 
Applying for jobs is hard isn't it? I'd forgotten how hard. I was head-hunted for my present post so I haven't actually applied for a job for um... about fifteen years.

Every time I write a letter that "really sells" me, it sounds so horribly gushy and crap that I have to start again.

Can anyone think of a nice way of saying "I've been made redundant and I'm so desperate to find a job that I'll apply to any sh*t school..."?

Corpus

--------------------
Bishop Lord Corpus Cani the Tremulous of Buzzing St Helens.

Posts: 4435 | From: Trumpton | Registered: Nov 2001  |  IP: Logged
Zappa
Ship's Wake
# 8433

 - Posted      Profile for Zappa   Email Zappa   Send new private message       Edit/delete post 
Clergy-type moves are in many ways no different to any other job search ... I am in conversation with a faith community far, far away ... (Another place: another time). I always end up talking to faith communities that no-one else will have a bar of. Am I a fool or what? I don't want to let my present heavenly faith community down but there seem to be faint hints of God in this new possibility (and there is another possibility but that might just be my over inflated ego and ...) [Ultra confused] [Ultra confused] [Ultra confused] where is God in all of this?

Not that I expect an answer to a rhetorical question. This crops up every few years, and I'm not a believer in a signs in the sky sort of a god. [Tear]

But it sure is kinda scary. [Paranoid]

--------------------
shameless self promotion - because I think it's worth it
and mayhap this too: http://broken-moments.blogspot.co.nz/

Posts: 18917 | From: "Central" is all they call it | Registered: Sep 2004  |  IP: Logged
Lamb Chopped
Ship's kebab
# 5528

 - Posted      Profile for Lamb Chopped   Email Lamb Chopped   Send new private message       Edit/delete post 
Not a damn interview in six months, despite all my groveling. The black ball appears to be still in place. Either that or it's this albatross round my neck, aka PhD (which being interpreted means, "Trash the resume since she's going to want too much money.")

Should have stayed ignorant and salable. Now I can be wise and starve.

Does anyone know--is it "done" to write a cover letter that basically says, "forget the damned PhD, I'll sweep floors for immigrant pay, just hire me, please?"

--------------------
Er, this is what I've been up to (book).
Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down!

Posts: 20059 | From: off in left field somewhere | Registered: Feb 2004  |  IP: Logged
Catrine
Shipmate
# 9811

 - Posted      Profile for Catrine     Send new private message       Edit/delete post 
I hate job applications, I'm so crap at selling myself, and I'm scared I'm not going to be able to do the job I'm applying for, and I don't meet all the desirables, so I am wondering whether it will be worth it or not.

It's such a draining waste of time...

Posts: 2614 | From: Midlands | Registered: Jul 2005  |  IP: Logged
Jengie jon

Semper Reformanda
# 273

 - Posted      Profile for Jengie jon   Author's homepage   Email Jengie jon   Send new private message       Edit/delete post 
quote:
Originally posted by Lamb Chopped:
Not a damn interview in six months, despite all my groveling. The black ball appears to be still in place. Either that or it's this albatross round my neck, aka PhD (which being interpreted means, "Trash the resume since she's going to want too much money.")

Should have stayed ignorant and salable. Now I can be wise and starve.

Does anyone know--is it "done" to write a cover letter that basically says, "forget the damned PhD, I'll sweep floors for immigrant pay, just hire me, please?"

Lamb Chop

My sister wanted part time work local to where she lived, on the outskirts of Oldham but the employers who would employ someone with a degree are few and far between up there. Most places that would use her degree, she can not work in for health reasons. She went through four or five very trying months before she dropped her degree from her resume. She got work almost immediately.

Jengie

--------------------
"To violate a persons ability to distinguish fact from fantasy is the epistemological equivalent of rape." Noretta Koertge

Back to my blog

Posts: 20894 | From: city of steel, butterflies and rainbows | Registered: May 2001  |  IP: Logged



Pages in this thread: 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  ...  44  45  46 
 
Post new thread  
Thread closed  Thread closed
Open thread   Feature thread   Move thread   Delete thread Next oldest thread   Next newest thread
 - Printer-friendly view
Go to:

Contact us | Ship of Fools | Privacy statement

© Ship of Fools 2016

Powered by Infopop Corporation
UBB.classicTM 6.5.0

 
follow ship of fools on twitter
buy your ship of fools postcards
sip of fools mugs from your favourite nautical website
 
 
  ship of fools