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I didn't get the job :(

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RavioliOnToast Thu 09-Jul-15 20:24:38

I applied for 2 jobs, one in mcdonalds and one in tesco, both weekend jobs close to where I live. wanted weekends as then Don tweed to pay childcare. I am currently a sahm to a 3yo DD and 5mo DD.

I'm devastated I didn't get even an interview for either of them, I feel like such a dick. I really need a job sad we really struggle. I want to study bit can't afford the fees so I'm trying to get a job to save a little.

aibu to think this is a bit embarrassing to say the least?

Outwith Thu 09-Jul-15 20:26:15

Don't be daft Ravioli, there just would have been a lot of applicants. Dust yourself off, think about how you can improve your CV or application the next time, and start looking again smile.

EatShitDerek Thu 09-Jul-15 20:27:29

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RavioliOnToast Thu 09-Jul-15 20:28:19

part time is so hard to come by, the jobs up here are hard to come by anyway,unless you're obviously trained in a certain field. in terms of generic retail/sales roles are few and far between

RavioliOnToast Thu 09-Jul-15 20:30:28

I've been looking since I was 6/7 months pregnant. I suffer with really low self.esteem (I'm relatively good at hiding it but I feel Sophie and stupid and pointless) I really need something for me.

ExploraDora Thu 09-Jul-15 20:32:24

Maybe they think you're too capable/qualified and will move on too quickly, so wasting their time training you? At my work, a few candidates lost out because of that.

I was surprised today at my local shopping centre how many shops were advertising in their windows. It seems to be improving in the job market. Really hope you're lucky soon thanks

EatShitDerek Thu 09-Jul-15 20:33:09

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RavioliOnToast Thu 09-Jul-15 20:35:54

I'll look I to asda, there's also a little Street of shops near me that are looking for 8 hour staff in one of them so I'm going to apply for that aswell. It really knocks your confidence.

I doubt I'm over qualified, I've got gcses and 2 as levels grin

iniquity Thu 09-Jul-15 20:41:00

Some times the lower skilled jobs are the hardest to get because of the competition.
Have you considered a care job?. The hours may suit a sahm and there is usually less competition.

PeppermintPasty Thu 09-Jul-15 20:41:00

Sorry to hear it Ravioli. You just have to keep on going don't you? And of course it's not you, it's the sheer volume of applicants.

Your time will come smile

RavioliOnToast Thu 09-Jul-15 20:44:31

iniquity my mam does domiciliary care work and works 16 hours a week, she's out of the house 6 days a week and sometimes until 9pm. not sure if she just works for a shit company...

gabsdot45 Thu 09-Jul-15 20:45:40

Recently I've been involved in hiring some staff for an organisation I'm involved in and it's been interesting to see the process. The person who got one job was the least qualified by far and did the poorest interview but the person who would be their senior felt that she was the person she would get on best with and who would be the best fit.
Then in the other position we again fired someone who did quite a poor interview but who came well recommended.
I guess my point is that most of the time getting jobs is about who you know.

Spog Thu 09-Jul-15 20:49:00

don't be embarrassed.
its an employers market out there at the moment sadly.
i just read about a mcdonalds that's opening and 400 people applied for a job there.
keep plugging away. you'll get something.

jazzdancepink Thu 09-Jul-15 20:51:33

My DDs name is Sophie, there's no need to be rude about names hmm

EatShitDerek Thu 09-Jul-15 20:54:50

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RavioliOnToast Thu 09-Jul-15 21:00:40

jazzdance that wouldn't even make sense! it was an auto correct, not sure what of, probably shit or something along those lines of how crappy I feel.

Spog Thu 09-Jul-15 21:03:05

clearly Sophie was an auto correct mistake.

merlehaggard Thu 09-Jul-15 21:06:32

I assumed jazz dance was joking!

jazzdancepink Thu 09-Jul-15 21:13:00

Thought Sophie was a synonym for shit blush sorry

MisForMumNotMaid Thu 09-Jul-15 21:22:59

Would you feel up to phoning the companies who didn't interview you and ask if they could give you any pointers that would have ment you would be invited to interview?

At the same time you could ask if you could resubmit your application, with any suggested changes, for them to keep onfile incase another similar post comes up in the near future.

It stops you being just a bit of paper. It makes you an individual who cares about getting a job with a bit if something about you.

Don't give up, its their loss remember and you've everything to gain by keeping trying.

Twodogsandahooch Thu 09-Jul-15 21:25:59

Is Sophie going to become the new mumsnet word for shit?

Seriously OP don't take it too personally. Their loss not yours.

Chchchchanging Thu 09-Jul-15 21:31:04

Ask for feedback to help you prepare for the next interview

JugglingLife Thu 09-Jul-15 21:34:42

Rav, keep looking, if it's meant to be, it will be. You are so eloquent in your posts, I'm sure once you get in front of them you will nail it. It's a numbers game sweetie, keep on keeping on.

Rebecca2014 Thu 09-Jul-15 21:35:22

I went for a care worker job recently, quickly offered an interview and got the job. Good thing, they are so flexible and allowed me choose my days/hours which as a single mum is a God send.

So if you drive, maybe worth a look?

VodkaJelly Thu 09-Jul-15 21:47:11

My son has just left school and went for an interview assessment day with McDonald's, he wants it to fit round college. At the assessment day there was 13 people with a variety of ages. Only 5 people got the jobs, including my son. 4 of the people are 16 and the 5th is 18, they obviously want youngsters who will want as many hours as possible. It's not right and very shit on older people who want to work.

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