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* FeistyWench *
02-16-2006, 06:19 PM
so, for those of you living in England, how many of you are employed? are jobs hard to come by? just wondering...
and for jobs do they usually interview first or have you fill out an application then interview you if they are interested?

medium-deek
02-16-2006, 06:23 PM
I'm looking for work at the mo.

Applied to so many places, but the ****s just turn my application down. Now, this is flipping infuriating as the jobs I've applied for (customer service) are exactly what I have been doing since 2003!!

Anyway, I'm fed up now so its off to the Job Centre to sign and and get unemployment benefit.

medium-deek
02-16-2006, 06:24 PM
And, you do need to fill an application before your hired.

boxstarr
02-16-2006, 06:27 PM
i got part time job 1st attempt soon as was old enough

i had to give cv
then a few interviews
then job trial

menial work...freezer filling

medium-deek
02-16-2006, 06:29 PM
I emailed a recruitment agency telling them I am looking for a full time job etc abd could they help. Told them I have attached a CV (resume) and hit the send tab. Then suddenly realised I hadn't attached my CV. :D

Tried to hit stop but the email had aready been sent.

I did it again this time with a company that advertised in the newspapers. :(

MickyHatton
02-16-2006, 07:32 PM
I was really lucky, I came out the army due to a parachute accident and applied for a job as an IT Project Manager, one interview and I got it!

3 years on still have it, I got the job without any formal IT qualifications and the company put me through my degree and a Prince 2 course, first job I applied for, one lucky bastard really considering the moneys excellent!

Hate the job though but theres not many who do like their jobs are there?

Kimmy
02-16-2006, 07:36 PM
I worked in London for three years for a mail comapany, contracted out to big companies. There is allot of `daddy getting you a job` in London. I`d advise anyone to go to University. The current state is that if your broke they pay for you. I am in my 2nd year and am doing very well. Pick something you really enjoy doing and focus, you should all do well. The rate of people getting degrees in this day and age soon everyone will hve one!

boxstarr
02-16-2006, 07:46 PM
I worked in London for three years for a mail comapany, contracted out to big companies. There is allot of `daddy getting you a job` in London. I`d advise anyone to go to University. The current state is that if your broke they pay for you. I am in my 2nd year and am doing very well. Pick something you really enjoy doing and focus, you should all do well. The rate of people getting degrees in this day and age soon everyone will hve one!


where are you and what are you doing?

Kimmy
02-16-2006, 10:46 PM
In derby at university doing an honors degree in English, they pay me **** loads to study and i am able to work too without being taxed because i am a student. Life of a God, thank you extreme left wing British government!

Sn1
02-17-2006, 06:06 AM
In derby at university doing an honors degree in English, they pay me **** loads to study and i am able to work too without being taxed because i am a student. Life of a God, thank you extreme left wing British government!
i hate focusing tho.

El Guapo
02-17-2006, 10:51 AM
i work in a cycle shop in guisbrough, just serving people, giving advice, building up wheels, fitting bikes up made for custom order blah blah blah, its my perfect job so to speak. yes i had to fill a applicaction form, then an interview, then i got the job. :D average pay!

msagrain
08-04-2007, 05:03 PM
atm i think the uk empoyees half of europ lol

Trousersnake
08-04-2007, 05:06 PM
I'm unemployed.




And how can you advise people to go Uni? They just end up coming out of it with hefty loans to pay off and no work expierience.