Blah, job hunt

Wednesday, 15 August 2007 15:29
prepare4trouble: (hanging)
Well, looking for a job is every bit as much fun as I remember. I've been busy today though, I've applied for five jobs and registered with a couple of agencies. Doesn't sound like I've been doing that much, but when you consider how hard it is to find an okay looking job in Hull, finding 5 to apply for in one day is (I think) pretty impressive. Then, I am maybe a bit fussy about what I won't do, I want a job that I don't hate this time.

I had an interview at Wescot on Friday, I didn't get it. Apparently I failed both the interview (they didn't think I seemed interested enough in the job) and the personality test. WTF? I failed the personality test? Nice. I wonder what's wrong with my personality?

Anyway, I think I've done well today, so I rewarded myself by ordering the first season of Slings and Arrows on DVD!

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Monday, 30 April 2007 16:22
prepare4trouble: (houseHAW)
Soooo, I'm not sure how the interview went on Friday. I thought it was okay, I've had worse ones and got the job. But I don't have a lot of interview experience, so I don't know. I got a call from the agency because the other agency I had worked for when I was doing the telesales job, which I had put down as a reference, was having trouble remembering who I was, or something. So they are looking for references. That's good news, surely. But the people said that they wouldn't check references until I had been offered and accepted a job, so that's a bit weird.

I went to the job centre to day to get started on jobseekers. Weirdly, it wasn't full of shirtless morons and teenage mums with seven kids. I must have gotten a good day.

I've got the meeting thing at another agency tomorrow, and my mum says that her friend from Australia says that his son could probably get me a call center job over there, working for Telstra. Which would be cool...

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Tuesday, 23 May 2006 00:00
prepare4trouble: (edgar)
I got the job. the one I didn't particularly want and was convinced I'd bodged the interview for anyway. They rang me on Saturday night, twenty past nine (right in the middle of the Finnish Eurovision entry, yes I watched Eurovision, mock all you want) and asked me to go in at half one today. So I went straight from the interview for the sales job (Which I really don't want and am completely convinced I didn't get) to my first day of training. Now this job might be mind numbingly boring, but the people all seem quite nice. And it's booking cinema tickets, so I'll always be well up on what films are out. It's paid monthly too, so I'll probably end up spending less. I don't get paid for ages though, unlike agency jobs where it's never more than a week until your next paycheck.

I think the boss will think I'm a right music head though. I had to change my hours on Friday because I'm going to see the Beautiful South, and then book a day off already for Def Leppard. Well, that won't be a too regular occurrence. Unfortunately.

I'm at school tomorrow, then I need to go to the job centre and sign off, then get to work for more training. I think I start actually working on Wednesday. I don't know what the hours are like, but I know there's a lot of overtime if I want it. They're open 9am-10pm every day, and I think I'll always have to work saturdays, which kinda sucks. Still, at least I'll get paid. Eventually.

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Friday, 19 May 2006 09:06
prepare4trouble: (edgar)
My life

Some time yesterday, the guy from the place where I had that interview rang up. I was at school, so my mum answered. He said he'd ring back at four, but he didn't. I've got another interview on Monday too, a sales job (I'm so not a sales person, but the job I interviewed seemed so mind numbingly boring I would prefer something more of a challenge if I can get it.) and now I don't know that to do. If I've got this first job, I'll probably start on Monday, which is when the interview is. And if I then get the second job, I'd have to leave straight away, which seems a bit bad. But I can't not take the first job if they offer me it, because I probably won't get the sales one. So I'm a bit stuck. Plus, he didn't ring back yesterday, so maybe he forgot or offered someone else the job. Or else he'll ring again today when I'm having my driving lesson or something. Annoying. I hate not knowing what's going on.


other peoples lives
I overheard two CSAs talking in the staffroom at school yesterday. One of them has a friend whose kids go to the same school as someone out of the Beautiful South. She saw him at the school gates and for some reason had a copy of their latest CD in her handbag. As you do. I guess she just bought it or something. So this CSA was going on about how she should have asked him to sign it for him, but she didn't because she'd look a bit weird carrying their CDs around in her handbag. Hee. Just struck me as funny.


A kebab shop blew up five minutes walk from my house. I walk past there all the time, very scary.

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Wednesday, 17 May 2006 07:44
prepare4trouble: (ooops)
I was going to write an entry last night, but stupid Karoo (my ISP) was down again.

The interview was a disaster, I was nervous and stuttery, and I couldn't think of good answers to any questions. The woman doing the interview wasn't the one making the decision either, he's in today to look at her notes. I'm not sure if that's a good or a bad thing. Well, my FTS interview was a bit of a disaster too, and I got that. Well, I guess I'll see.

Gotta go to school today, but only for the morning because I have to go the the job centre in the afternoon. Ah, fun.

Also, I'm not to happy about the ending of this season of BSG, seems a little stupid to me. I might rant later when I've got more time!
prepare4trouble: (edgar)
And guess where it is? Exactly the same place as my last job. Not just the same building, but the same floor. And since FTS went, I'd guess the other place that shared the 5th floor with us has expanded. That would explain why they are hiring... So who know, if I get this I could end up sitting in exactly the same place. How weird would that be?!

The job's only part time though, but "With the opportunity for loads of overtime," apparently. And a chance to turn full time later maybe. And even if it's only the part time 16 hours I'll still be getting twice as much as on jobseekers. Which is good. And it looks a little easier than the last job, because the people ring you instead. So my fingers are crossed. The interview is tomorrow.

And today I have to go in town and visit Right4staff, so if this doesn't work out, maybe they'll find me something.


Life on Mars is out on DVD today. I'd decided not to get it, since I have no job and no money and have just bought The Girl From Tomorrow anyway. But I may get it anyway just because I'm all opptomistic and stuff. And then if I don't get the job, at least I'll have some good TV to watch while sulking.

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Friday, 12 May 2006 15:46
prepare4trouble: (The City Drive)
I've got a headache.

Just got back from town, successfully registered with Office Angels (but got a weird vibe from the woman there, I'm not sure she liked me, but could be I was feeling paranoid because I hadn't eaten) and got signed back on at the job center, where I was interviewed by a man who disproved my theory that you have to pass an evilness test to work there. Which made a change. Also managed to part with £80. Driving lessons are expensive!

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Thursday, 11 May 2006 09:52
prepare4trouble: (edgar)
None of the agencies rang me back yesterday. I did take Milly out for a walk, but I did it almost straight after sending the e-mails and I doubt any of them will have rand then, let alone all of them. So now I have to hang around today waiting. Well, Milly gets her walk today too. Apart from that though, I have nothing to do. I was planning on writing a few episodes of random programs to disk, lounging around in the sun reading, and maybe even giving my room a quick tidy. And if I feel like it later, I might make some rice pudding. I was kinda craving some last night.

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Wednesday, 10 May 2006 11:47
prepare4trouble: (hanging)
Hmm, change of plan. It seems that all the agencies want me to e-mail them my Cv rather than actually going in yet. Fair enough, except that most of them have promised to ring my sometime today, which means I can't take Milly out for a walk because I might miss a call. Which would suck. So I am stuck at home. Oh well, I guess I'll go and enjoy the sunshine.

Bye bye Fts

Saturday, 6 May 2006 10:59
prepare4trouble: (south park)
I'm officially unemployed. We were supposed to leave work at six yesterday instead of nine, but the Kingston Communications people were there at half twelve telling us they wanted to get started on moving out the unused computers and that we had to be gone by half four. I think they were in a rush to get rid of us. So we had a fairly relaxed morning, we were right at the end of the file, so we were only getting calls every ten minutes or so, and most of them took two minutes for the person who answered to say the person we needed was out. I rarely get any sales before 6, so I wasn't expecting to get any before 4.30 on a day with no calls. I got one though, so I was quite pleased about that. Especially since we were on double commission all this week, so that was an extra £5. I got £30 commission this week. Not bad.

There was one particularly amusing moment when one of the KComs people waked Rob (the boss) where we were all going now this job was over. He said "We're off to Admiral," that's a pub in town where we were planning on starting off the night. She had meant job-wise, though.

So, we had a glass (well, plastic cup) of champagne at work, then we all left. Ema, the only other remaining person who started at the same time as me, decided to take the sign off the wall as a memento. The is a huge sign, that she actually needed help to carry, that said 'fts' on it. We had all signed it, and it went with us to the pub.

We started at Retro because we could sit outside in the sun, then moved to Admiral of the Humber for food, then on to a series of random bars in town, ending up at somewhere I'd never been before called Revolution, where everyone disappeared while I was in the loo. I met Wendy and Rosie in the loos, we went back to find that the only person left was Rosie's boyfriend, who told us everyone had gone. I was a little pissed off, since I was supposed to be sharing a taxi with Rob, and I knew Rosie and her boyfriend would be walking home and Wendy was going completely the other way.

So Rosie and Wayne set off home, Wendy met up with one of the other girls outside the club and they decided to share the taxi she had booked, and I was stuck because I knew I had no hope of getting a taxi now without waiting for about two hours. I texted my dad on the off chance that that he was still in town, since he normally goes for a drink after the gym on Fridays, but he was already home, he volunteered to come and get me anyway, so I got a lift home.

And that was my night.

Now begins operation get a new job...
prepare4trouble: (monk)
I’ve got an interview tomorrow, it’s for the call centre job, I really won’t know what to do. My mum keeps going on about how much I’ll hate it if I get it, and how if I quit I won’t be able to get any money, so I’ll be stuck there unless I can get fired. Well, that’s true, but not exactly encouraging. Honestly, sometimes I think she must lie awake at night dreaming up ways to undermine my confidence. So now I don’t know if I should try my best in the interview, or be myself. And if I do get offered the job, should I take it? Because I doubt I’ll be able to go home and think about it, the agency asked me to ring them afterwards and tell them how it went, which implies that they will tell me there and then whether I’ve got the job.

Now, I could just say who case what my mum thinks, I should do what I want. And that’s true, but the problem is that she usually tends to be right about these things. So if I get the job and don’t like it, I’ll not only have to choose between having no money and being miserable, I’ll have her "I told you so-ing"

I’ll just have to go to the interview and hope I’m not offered the job, because I don’t know whether I could turn it down to someone’s face. That or hope they ring/write later.

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Tuesday, 5 July 2005 13:24
prepare4trouble: (houseHAW)
Well, that's all the jobs I applied for last week that I've got rejection letters for. Sigh. I'm getting more than a little sick of this. I mean, why exactly am I not good enough to do data input for Jacksons?

Anyway, I'm off to the REM concert in a bit, so I refuse to be depressed. Even though it's going to rain (plastic bag bandanna on standby!). I'll be depressed later when I check the jobs site and find nothing I could do that I haven't already applied for.

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Tuesday, 21 June 2005 11:18
prepare4trouble: (edgar)
There are no jobs!

Seriously. None at all. It's insane. I mean, I'm looking for an office job, right? Not that I *want* an office job, but it would do for a while, until I decide what I do want to do. So I'm looking on the job sites, and there's nothing. Well, not nothing, there's all this stuff that I wouldn't have a chance in hell of getting. And don't say "you never know if you don't go for it" or anything like that, because I do know. I have no experience, while most of them ask for a couple of yearsworth, I have no typing qualifications, no ECDL (or whatever it's called) and apparently if you don't have a bit of paper to prove you can do something, you can't do it. And yeah, maybe I could get the qualifications, but I don't know how or where, and I feel like I'd be putting a lot of time and effort into doing something to help me get a job that I don't want and would only be using as a filler until something better came along. So what do I do? Keep applying, I guess. Maybe I could look into other things I could do, just, I don't know what. I couldn't do a job where you have to stand up all day, so waitressing is out, as is most shop work. Factory work is definitely a no way. I've done it, I hated it. Except one summer when I was making light fittings for Bonus Accessories. That's not a bad place to work, you get to sit down, listen to decent music, it's not freezing cold... But that's definitely the exception when it comes to factories.

I dunno, maybe I'm just too much of a wuss, but I don't want to make myself miserable. Wen you're working full time, you spend more time there than you do awake at home, so it's a big part of your life. I don't want to be doing something I can't stand.

I am a wuss, aren't I? Well, I don't care.

(no subject)

Sunday, 12 June 2005 23:32
prepare4trouble: (edgar)
So, what did I do today? Watched two random films, watched 2 episodes of Futurama, watched yesterday's Doctor Who again with Jennie and my dad, watched House.

It's not as bad as it sounds. I did most of this TV watching while doing other stuff. Boring stuff like ironing. You can't do that without watching TV. And I ironed for 3 hours. How sad is that? Well, at least it's done now...

Tomorrow though, I have plans. I'm going to write. All day. Most of the day, anyway. I'm going to start a new Traders story, then maybe work on some other stuff that I've not finished. And catch up on my fanfic reading too. Yeah, so most people would say it's not the most exciting plan, but at least it's not just watching TV. And on the night I'm off to the pictures. So yay, leaving the house, always a good sign.

And I'm going to do some job hunting too. Because it's just so much fun.

Interview

Friday, 13 May 2005 15:06
prepare4trouble: (edgar)
The interview sucked. It think it's fairly safe to say I didn't get the job!

I got there on time, at least. But I'm not really sure whether it's a good sign if an interview only lasts ten minutes! The woman interviewing me told me a bit about the job, and to be honest, I'm not sure I wanted it anyway. It sounded a bit pants! I didn't really understand it though, something to do with being in charge of sending stuff to one of the companies they supply. I don't know, since I've never done anything like that I didn't really understand it.

Basically, the woman interviewing me told me about the company, told me what I would be doing if I got the job, asked me if I had any questions (at which point my mind went blank and had to say no, even though I've been told you should ask something) and that was it. She didn't really interview me, she never really asked me anything at all. A bit of a weird interview! Which is why I think she just decided not to waste her time doing the interview when I was obviously not going to get the job. I think I give off some kind of "I'd be rubbish at this" vibe. But who knows, maybe that's how everyone was interviewed. She did say that if I was successful, I'd be asked back for another interview with someone else. That might be a real one. I don't think I'll be asked back though. I got a definite impression that she wasn't impressed!

Never mind.

(no subject)

Friday, 13 May 2005 00:05
prepare4trouble: (edgar)
Must take deep breaths but not hyperventilate. Interview in 10 hours, 55 minutes. I will not panic. I won't.

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagh!

Great. Now how am I going to get to sleep?

Interview!

Wednesday, 11 May 2005 09:04
prepare4trouble: (edgar)
I've got a job interview!

Okay, so it's miles away and I'd need to take two busses, and I don't know it it's something I want to do anyway (admin assistant), but this at least proves I'm not completely hopeless. Of course, I will bodge up in the interview. I'm not so good with talking to poeple! But that's okay, maybe I don't want the job anyway. I might be better off doing this New Deal thing, I might get a better job that way. Or at least one closer to home... Ah well, I'll just see what happens.

Oh damn. This means I'm going to have to answer a bunch of really stupid questions. And... make eye contact and everything!

*gulp*

P&O

Tuesday, 5 April 2005 12:01
prepare4trouble: (edgar)
My sister told me her friend wrote to P&O Ferries to try to get a job on the boat and they kept her letter on file, then wrote to her a few days ago offering her an interview. I wrote to P&A Ferries and got a "no thanks". Charming. Well, Jennie says her friend also included a bit of writing in German and French to prove she had other languages. She's only got GCSE level though. I wonder if that made a difference? Because maybe I should try again, if they liked her GCSEs, they're gonna like my degree...

I could write a bit in German and Spanish, and maybe Dutch too (despite only having studied it for 2 semesters) since they go from here to Rotterdam and Zeebrugge. And I should totally get on with improving my French, I hate that I don't speak it!

And if that doesn't work, the Debenhams and Tesco are apparently hiring.

Yay!

Wednesday, 23 March 2005 15:30
prepare4trouble: (edgar)
Signing on day. The bloke in the job centre said I didn't get any money last week, which is odd, because I never noticed(!) Still, he tells me I'll get it, so that's good.

I just got back from wondering around town. There are so many DVDs I want at the moment! I was just going in and out of various shops thinking "Want that, want that, want that..." I decided not to get anything though, since it would cost money. But then I remembered that I still had the £15 Smiths gift voucher my aunt got me for my birthday, so I decided to use it and got Farscape the Peacekeeper Wars :-D (Which, okay cost £21, but that meant I only had to pay £6 of real money) I saw it on Sky a bit ago, but being an idiot, I didn't tape it. Well, now I'm glad I didn't, because I probably wouldn't have got the DVD if I had!

Now I’m going to go and watch it!
prepare4trouble: (edgar)
The woman at the agency said she would ring today if I got that telesales job. She didn't ring. So I guess I didn't get it. Damn damn damn! I could have so do it as well. Okay, it wouldn't have been my dream job, but I could have done it! Oh well.

It said on the news that the first episode of the new Dr Who series has been leaked onto the internet. I am very tempted to get it. You know, I wouldn't have thought the BBC would want to advertise that. But it was on their news. Hehehe. Well, I found it. Now, should I get it or should I wait a few weeks..?

Watched the Traders ep again. And I knew there would be something that I forgot to mention last night. What the smeg was that TV program they were watching?! It was like financial news or something, but the presenter, (who had glasses exactly like the guy off the Halifax adverts) was talking like it was some kind of gossip program or something, with the main people at Gardner Ross as celebrities. It was pretty funny. Do programs like that actually exist? Because I want to watch one if they do!

Went rollerblading today! A Traders-influenced decision. Well, that woman was blading in the park, and then Grant was on his rollerskates, and it made me jealous. So I mentioned it to my sister, and she was all enthusiastic, so we went and skated around for a bit. Not done it in years, it was fun!

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