Had an "interview" to joined another temping agency yesterday. Heard nothing from the one I joined a month ago, so hoping that joining as many as I can will bring in some work. I joined a second one a couple of weeks ago, and other than sending in my CV and calling to make sure they received it, I've heard nothing from them. They don't appear to need me to come in for an interview therefore have seen no ID and haven't met me in person. Wondering how (or if, more to the point) they can recommend me to a client if they haven't even met me? Fingers crossed tho.
I have an interview tomorrow. This time tomorrow in fact. I am dreading it! I've had no time this week to prepare, my head is pounding and I'm exhausted. Both the DC's have been ill all week with flu - proper flu, not just a cold, we ended up in A&E, they were tested for it - I've spent the past week attempting to sleep on a mattress on the floor whilst every toss and turn is accompanied by a "Mummy, hug, mummy hug" or a "waaaaa". Not to mention the hours spent mopping burning heads with cold flannels because neither paracetamol nor ibuprofen nor a combination of the two would bring the fevers down below 40. DH also had it so spent the weekend and every evening in bed, took a day off work and also spent that in bed. These are the first few minutes peace I've had (managed to get them to nap) and I can't concentrate on reading things through for my interview. My head is pounding, I'm feeling dizzy and worn out and I just want to cry, collapse and sleep. Self-pitying rant over. But how to do a stunning interview so they will not only give me a job, but at 60%, not the 80-100% advertised...
I hope something comes of it mrssmooth, I think I would call the one you joined a couple of weeks ago and ask what their time frame is, do they think they have any possibilities for you. With agencies, I think the trick is to keep on at them so they don't forget you (or get so pissed off with you calling them that they find you something )
oh my gosh, Snowy, do update when you can catch your breath. What a week.
PT flexijob may be drying up already (fine, had doubts all along). I've had 2 emails from Reed about a local FT very temp admin job that seemingly no one else is applying for ; what the Heck, I went ahead & sent a version of my CV and a cover letter saying I was only available 9:30-2:30 weekdays. But am available for temp casual work if they want to take me on while they seek someone to do it FT. Only spent 1/2 hour on the cover letter, so not much harm done.
I'm going to have a min. 3 sources to declare on my tax return this year, headache?!
I was unsuccessful, lol. It was very temp, so fine. DH wants to quit his job which could work out really well, if he becomes SAHP for 6-24 months while I re-establish my employability. My head is spinning with all the possibilities. Need to get a job first, though, we need to figure out a min. salary to pay our usual bills.
Yes, I'm in the NHS. I don't really think too much about how it looks as an employer as I've worked for the NHS for 10 years and always assumed I would continue, but you're right it's definitely going through a rough patch at the moment. Hopefully the Francis report will end up doing the NHS good if it leads to improvements. I'm also looking out for research posts as a back up and the university looks like a really good employer, but I would feel quite sad to leave the NHS, think I'm a bit institutionalised!
My other high-hopes job applic is in a Uni med school, too. Question: long hours. I am selfish (sane) and only want to work contracted hours. It's an office job anyway. Do you think if office hours are 8:30-5pm that I really can leave the office at 5pm virtually every day? Is that being naive?
I got the job Interview was hard work but I obviously didn't fluff my lines as much as I thought I did ... They called to offer me the job about an hour after the interview finished! I shall keep checking in here to see how you're all getting on.
I wasn't called to the second round But I have an interview on the 16th for another position. And my previous boss has just called me and said he can't offer me a job, but if I set up a consultancy firm he can give me a contract to do some work for his department
Its been ages since I was on this thread as there has been nothing to report and it dropped off TIO. However I have just seen an email inviting me for a phone interview. The end of the email said to contact them by email or phone to arrange a time. Which one would be best? Im not a big fan of talking on the phone so would rather email, but if phone is best then I will do that.
Im excited to actually get further than the application stage, but nervous now too.
Congratulations on the job mrssmooth, fingers crossed lljkk and good luck for the interview on the 16th Snowy (sorry to hear you didn't get through to the second round of the first interview though)
I live in Bucks, am a self employed nail tech...times are really tough, and now realize that I need to supplement my income...I'm looking for a reception based work part time, please please let me know if you hear of anything ! Sick of living hand to mouth