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It's funny, mine lasted an hour too.

That's been playing on my mind; I was expecting quite a lot longer.
The meeting room was booked for an hour in the invite so that didn't come as a surprise

It wasn't a particularly tough interview. Some "what would you do" scenarios, pretty basic stuff. Overall I feel pretty good I gave it a good shot. Hindsight being perfect I'd have done some things differently but what's done is done
 

a_chap

When the world came apart, where were you?
Hindsight being perfect I'd have done some things differently...
Nah, everyone does that. Same as exams; never discuss the exam with anyone afterwards - all you'll do is realise answers you should have given.

I am finding post-interview heavy drinking helps ease the anxiety...
 
I have been invited to what I think is an assessment thing (rather than full on interview) next week - has taken three attempts to find a day I can get off from the current job, so they are either very accommodating or bloody desperate for staff, but i'll try and stay optimistic for now.

e-mail says " It is recommended that you wear smart, presentable attire"

anyone know what that means these days? if it was a full on interview, i'd do the suit / tie thing.

would that be over-doing it for an initial assessment?

gut feeling is it's probably better to err on the side of too formal rather than not formal enough, but don't want to look out of place (i did an interview a few years back for an admin job at a college, at least one of the interview panel was in jeans and t-shirt, and i felt a bit over dressed.)
 

a_chap

When the world came apart, where were you?
If you're going to err then err on the side of being too smart.

Me, I'd wear a suit and tie even if it was an interview for a roadsweeper's job.
 

Irish353.109

New Member
I’ve been finding lately a lot of duplicate listings across all of the websites and even though I’ve uploaded my CV to all of these websites, the job alerts are not relevant, even when great care is taken with search terms and other parameters like post code, distance, etc, even when you go on the website directly and search directly
 

weltweit

Well-Known Member
Irish353.109 great that you uploaded your CV to all those websites. Recruitment agencies trawl the boards looking at all the new CVs. However this means that you have to upload a fresh CV perhaps weekly to remain at the front of the queue. I used to change the name of my CV (just an alphabetical reference a - b - c etc) Also I would change a tiny bit of my CV itself so that it differed from the previous version, I think it can be as little as a full stop inserted or removed.
 

Irish353.109

New Member
Irish353.109 great that you uploaded your CV to all those websites. Recruitment agencies trawl the boards looking at all the new CVs. However this means that you have to upload a fresh CV perhaps weekly to remain at the front of the queue. I used to change the name of my CV (just an alphabetical reference a - b - c etc) Also I would change a tiny bit of my CV itself so that it differed from the previous version, I think it can be as little as a full stop inserted or removed.
It’s especially true, as all the job search websites (and apps on this iPad) constantly post the same vacancies and even where you take extra care to ensure that you enter the correct search terms, eg for retail, supermarket, general Assistant, coffee shop, cleaners, customer service, with your postcode, in Manchester, within 10 miles, even when searching by date posted, even on Google job search and all the others - I’m beginning to think that it must be something that I am doing wrong, especially if I am doing it on my own without supervision (as some people believe that I do, as I have been told at the jobcentre to “shut up and stop being so negative” when I have tried to explain this to them)
 

a_chap

When the world came apart, where were you?
Now I have a job can anyone tell me HOW THE FUCK TO STOP HAYS RECRUITMENT SENDING ME FUCKING "JOB ALERTS" !!!!!!!

:mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

I must have clicked "unsubscribe" a dozen fucking times!
 

muscovyduck

too school for cool
Okay so I posted in the work frustrations thread about being able to cut down the hours of my second job by half but after catching an absolute flu following my most recent shift there I'm going to try and switch to a different job anyway. I can't deal with the constant hygiene problems where I'm at now along with the sexual harassment and piss take hours. Not sure if I should be worried about looking like a jobhopper for part time work but it seems to make more sense to have a planned exit rather than keep struggling on the way I am
 
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