Finding Job hunting & application forms overwealming

(29 Posts)
Katymac Wed 12-Oct-16 17:52:21

That it really

It's all quite big/immediate & scary!

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hutchblue Thu 13-Oct-16 09:41:15

Just go for the jobs that really make you feel like 'yes'!

Don't spread yourself too thinly.

Otherwise you could end up applying for 100 jobs badly.

Better to apply to 10 jobs carefully and slowly and really want them and feel like they're a good fit for you.

Take time out to recharge. Maybe set yourself a goal, like "I will apply for one job per day, or one job every two days".

Know that this is all working out for you and that you're going to get there in the end. Keep speaking to yourself positively, reminding yourself that the perfect job is out there and its on its way to you, it's just a matter of timing and keeping going, letting people know you are available.

Even write little memo reminders in your iphone to remind you that you're great, you've got the skills, just need a chance and you're doing everything you can to make it happen - taking positive action.

It's just a matter of time and some persistence.

I know it's hard work. Just keep going and things will fall into place.

Katymac Thu 13-Oct-16 19:04:25

Thanks Hutch

I only just saw this with the 'Threads I'm on' being funny

I'll have a good read - thank you

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Katymac Thu 20-Oct-16 20:56:26

Well, 4 applications in & another on my desk

It's scary & bloody hard work but I'll get there!!

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hutchblue Sat 22-Oct-16 21:14:26

Yay, well done Katymac!!
Sounds like you've been doing an amazing job with all those applications!.
Great to have lots of irons in the fire.
I wish you loads of positive vibes to stay high vibe yourself and keep going until it's in the bag.
My fingers tightly crossed for you.

Katymac Sat 22-Oct-16 21:27:08

New haircut & new shoes wink

Job hunting now too - but only applying for good stuff

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ssd Sat 22-Oct-16 21:33:45

I so agree with you KM!

I'm job hunting too and its all changed so much since pre kids when I could almost walk into a job, now all the online stuff and passwords I never remember really confuses me and puts me off it all!

and sending your cv in an a bit hopeless at all this stuff!

Katymac Sat 22-Oct-16 21:39:53

I'm finding it difficult to gauge where I am on the pay scale

I think at 48 with a recent degree & previously owning a business & employing people I deserve a decent salary

But so many job here are Min wage & I paid my team way more than that!!

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ssd Sat 22-Oct-16 22:22:46

its depressing...I'm on min wage, I earned more when I was 21

very hard to live with

Gaybeartastic Sat 22-Oct-16 22:36:27

Good advice hutchblue

I took VR recently due to work relocation. Better off financially as a result as debt free but having first interviews in a decade is scary!

So far, 8 interviews and 8 rejections. Two more this week... fingers crossed ... don't worry Katymac I'm sure you will get there.

Learned from experience would much rather be low paid and stress free then earning lots with high stress and the wrong hours though.

Katymac Sun 23-Oct-16 09:49:39

I guess but I really only want a few hours - maybe 10-12 but I think £9-10 an hour is reasonable (I may be completely wrong however)

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ssd Sun 23-Oct-16 11:10:38

you would probably get that as a nanny part time, like after school hours KM, with your experience that should be fine, but anything like retail etc is low paid and want you to be flexible and will offer you say an 8 hr contract and some weeks you'll do 8 and other wks you'll do 28!!

bit of a nightmare really

Katymac Sun 23-Oct-16 12:02:40

I'm not sure I am ready to work with children yet - I was very disturbed by the closure

Yes retail is like that - I am looking for admin/finance or ideally Project management unrealistic moi?

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ssd Sun 23-Oct-16 17:15:03

maybe a local company then that needs help with VAT/tax/payroll?

I'd look for something like that, probably set hours and decent pay...hopefully!

Katymac Sun 23-Oct-16 18:43:13

Maybe - but only if it look interesting wink

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gillybeanz Sun 23-Oct-16 18:47:22

Hi Katy.

I've just been offered some work, but mainly voluntary in the Arts.
I know this is another love of yours and wondered if there was anywhere near you where you could pick up a few hours.
The smaller independent i.e not the chains, don't always advertise if they need someone.

Katymac Sun 23-Oct-16 18:51:47

I have just applied for a finance role in a small theatre near me

It really does interest me but breaking in is hard & often as you say voluntary which I can't really afford atm

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gillybeanz Sun 23-Oct-16 19:06:08

I know my love.
Tbh I need paid work but just couldn't find anything. Luckily though dh business ticking over so we won't starve.
Good luck with the finance job, it will be a foot in the door and then when something in house comes up you'll hear first.
Did you meet all the requirements and have you had somebody look over your cv.
I'm not offering though as not sure myself grin

Katymac Sun 23-Oct-16 19:28:52

All except a degree in finance my degree is business systems - so fingers crossed

But it's only 10 hrs so perfect for me

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Katymac Sun 23-Oct-16 19:59:39

DH is medically retired so it is all up to me really

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Katymac Sun 30-Oct-16 16:47:42

Got my first interview!!


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Katymac Tue 01-Nov-16 16:35:17

& another application done

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Katymac Sat 05-Nov-16 21:26:07

I got a temp Christmas job!!

Yay me!!

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ApplesinmyPocket Sun 06-Nov-16 09:11:47

Ahhh well done Katy, it can be so dispiriting can't it. Pleased for you star

ChuckGravestones Sun 06-Nov-16 09:13:40

Well done Katy.

It is hard graft applying for jobs isn't it? So exhausting.

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