Hm stupid of me to skip this thread. Just read back, top advice.
Managed to jump through one hoop of interviews recently, despite doing a **** job on the phone. So got another, am trying to do it on Skype rather than phone because I'd like the face-to-face interaction. Good idea? At least I can find out which points I can expound on.
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Unemployment Update Day 33: The Barren Seas.
Still unemployed. To be fair I took off on a 3 week Overseas trip on the back of Redundancy money at the urging of Mrs Ripper after wallwoing on the couch for 3 days in self pity.
Last week has been resumes and cover letters and researching ways of how to be more better on Linkedin (my profile views went from an average of 4 per week to 35 in this last week)
Still financially sound as my payout has me covered for at least the next 3 months (penny pinching here and there has helped).
If anyone hears of sports management/event opportunities (I guess it doesn't hurt to reveal now I was working at the Reds previously) in Sydney or the UK I'm happy to have a chat.
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best of luck ripper. Keep trying, you never know who wants you.
Update Day it's been too ****ing long.
Movement on the western front.
After sending out about 30-40 tailored resumes I finally got a nibble and an interview. Interview was meant to go for an hour, it went an hour and a half and have been called back for 2nd round on Wednesday. Feeling positive. Need to make a presentation on something that I find out about on Monday,
Now the big issue is finding.a flat in Sydney. Everywhere is just **** expensive and has about 29375 other people inspecting them as well.
Never the less. It's something!
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Seeing this here too, increased casualisation of the workforce and all that. My last job at The University of SA, the whole section was casual. In theory, a higher hourly rate and getting paid for the hours you work sounds great as a trade-off for no sick leave, etc. (more hours = more $!) but UniSA restricted it by saying you couldn't work before 8am or after 5pm which completely negates the incentive to even consider being casual if you don't have to.
I'm luck I don't have to stay casual in my field but others, it's not just a rite of passage any more but is the job. That and they're lucky to get it with the massive increase in unpaid internships which, of course, lead nowhere. The job market, from what I gather, goes through this sort of revolution every once in a while, eventually you'd hope employers will respond by realising that happy employees make good employees and nothing makes employees happier than having some job security, ability to take out loans and lines of credit to improve their lives, etc. I guess it just takes a bit of time before employers are able to factor in such things.
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Have found this to be true in my field; yes, even in scientific writing you need to be appealing to journals and not just dryly report the results of your study. Thoughts from those in other fields?
Working a job atm which I was told was £Aph with 11% deducted for NI. However, a load of the other employees are on a flat rate of £Bph.
We are meant to be paid weekly, each Friday for the previous week's work but this never happens.
Not one of the times I've been paid has it been correct.
At one point I was owed 3 days wages, the following week I was expecting X-amount but I was instead paid at the £B rate with no deductions and thus received Y-more than I expected.
I deducted Y from the owed money and chased up the difference and then once I found out that I was paid differently for that week tried to claim Y as it wasn't actually any of the pay that I was owed, when I believed it was.
Am now in the position where I've received £Axhoursx0.89 (i.e. what I should have) but I'm wondering :
(a) What to do about the supposed difference in pay between myself and others.
(b) If I'm ever going to see the money that I've been taxed? Especially for the week where I was paid at the different rate with no deductions etc.
A different problem is that I have a second job which I'm currently 'in training' for. It's NMW (£4. 98)and so less well paid than my other job. ATM the second job have scheduled me to work a handful of hours across Weds/Thurs/Fri and so if I were to do it I'd earn the equivalent of a third of what I would if I were to work Job1 instead. This is despite the fact I was upfront at interview about my other job and my need to be earning.
The issue is I don't want to tell Job2 to stick it because Job1 is not a permanent thing and is due to finish in a few weeks whereas Job2 is much more long-term with a possibility of transferring up to continue to work while at Uni and with progression prospects etc. Really don't know how to best balance it but that's a personal decision I'll have to come to I guess.
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So, in short, the main problem is they're paying you in algebra?
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How did the presentation go Ripper. Hope you got the job!!!
Right, time for a dig, because I need a new job. Won't go into too much detail here why I hate it so, but never in my life have I had a job where I actually hate going in - I've been bored, frustrated, restless etc, but never downright hate for the role and those about me.
I've only been here a year n all.
So advice needed. Where's best for finding a decent job? Anyone had any experience with job sites such as Monster etc, or would I be wasting my time? Remember you're talkign to a career Civil Servant here who's used to everything handed to him on a plate, so I'm clueless when it comes to looking for myself in the big bad world.
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are you willing to move out of the UK?
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