Job Search Success

Posted by on Mar 15, 2013 in the job seeker's interview, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Job Search Success

This week’s Job Search discussion on our Facebook page has reminded us of one of our all-time favourite ‘search & find’ stories. It’s a simple enough story. Nothing fancy, nothing complicated. But whenever we need a memory-jog or someone new comes along and asks, ‘What really happens on a job search?’, we find ourselves coming back to this. All job searches are unique tales of knock-back and rejection. Each one can tell its own story of the Herculean effort it takes to turn disappointment around. To turn a hundred ‘No’ answers into just...

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The Job Seeker's Interview #8 – Andrew

Posted by on Mar 7, 2013 in the job seeker's interview, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Job Seeker's Interview #8 – Andrew

The Job Seeker’s Interview is back! This time the answers are from Andrew, who we are delighted to say has just landed a new job after 4 months of searching. Here’s what he had to say about the experience… 1. What’s your name? Andrew 2. Where do you live? London 3. How long were you looking for a job? 4 months 4. How would you sum up the story of your job search? Very stressful and disappointing 5. What went well? I managed to get a few temp assignments only through contacts/friends 6. What could have gone better? Agencies could have been more supportive andactually...

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Job-Seeker’s Interview #7 – Annelise

Posted by on Aug 31, 2011 in the job seeker's interview, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Job-Seeker’s Interview #7 – Annelise

If you’d like to find out what the job-seeker’s interview is all about, click here to learn more. In the meantime, here are the answers from our latest interviewee Annelise… 1. What’s your name? Annelise 2. Where do you live? Germany 3. How long have you been looking for a job? a couple of months 4. What’s the story of your job search so far? I tried to hunt for jobs on Twitter. More precisely I wanted to connect with people on Twitter, who are based in the ad / social media industry. With a couple of projects I wanted to attract attention to myself and my...

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Job-Seeker’s Interview #6 – Contessa

Posted by on Jun 22, 2011 in careers, exploring, job search, the job seeker's interview, Uncategorized, work | 0 comments

Job-Seeker’s Interview #6 – Contessa

Want to find out what The Job Seeker’s Interview is all about? Click here to learn more In the meantime here’s what our latest interviewee said…   1. What’s your name? Contessa 2. Where do you live? Scotland 3. How long have you been looking for a job? 3 months 4. What’s the story of your job search so far? I chose to accept a voluntary redundancy offer after 22 years with a public sector careers and skills agency. I was in a management post and expected to be able to apply for similar jobs in public, private and third sector organisations, with a lower pay...

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Job-Seeker’s Interview #5 – Rock

Posted by on Jun 22, 2011 in the job seeker's interview, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Job-Seeker’s Interview #5 – Rock

1. What’s your name? Rock 2. Where do you live? United States of America 3. How long have you been looking for a job? I am not 4. What’s the story of your job search so far? Looking for a company to purchase 5. What has gone well? Energy 6. What could have gone better? Finding an opportunity 7. What has helped your job search so far? How did it help? Not looking 8. What job search support would you value most? Networking locally 9. What experience (or advice) would you like to share with other job seekers? Strategic marketing knowledge 10. (If you had a magic wand) What would...

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Job-Seeker’s Interview #4 – Art

Posted by on Oct 19, 2010 in the job seeker's interview, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Job-Seeker’s Interview #4 – Art

Seeing this for the first time? Click here to find out more. Every job-seeker has experience: Why not share yours? In the meantime here’s word from our latest interviewee, Art… 1. What’s your name? Art 2. Where do you live? Essex 3. How long have you been looking for a job? 8 months 4. What’s the story of your job search so far? Being a specialised trade trying to move into other areas feel blocked by agencies not forwarding my CV to employers. Looking outside Essex agencies have said employers are only looking at locals. Had my first interview with direct to...

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