I’ve just been offered a new job at Pizza Express, to start on front of house and then be trained in the kitchens as a cook! This is what really got my interest because I was looking for a more skilled job, and I love working with food :) It’s still only part time, but with more overtime opportunities and I’d get to keep all my cash tips. The benefits are good too, and it means I will finally get out of retail!
Just need to hand in my 2 week notice at my current job now. I will miss the people there. Within two weeks though I can mark this goal as complete!
I’ve sort of slackened with this lately. A bit. A lot. I’ll never get a new job by sitting around thinking ‘what’s the point’ and being all negative. That is completely detrimental to my Optimism and Time Management goals! So back to it.
No luck yet. Had an interview on Wednesday that I’m waiting to hear back from, and applied for a supervisory position today that I have a shot at. Thinking about doing some more voluntary work to boost my CV/skills that bit extra. Anyway, I’m not feeling as defeatist about it as I did before, so that’s something. Not sure if this will still be true if/when I’m rejected for that interview. It is a pretty sweet gig =/
Edit: Rejected! It’s like I’m psychic haha. Oh well, onwards and upwards and all that :)
I have 2 interviews in the next 2 weeks :) I’m really hopeful, but even if I don’t get the job, I know I did well to get to the interview stages. The organisations are both very highly thought of; I had to attend and pass a literacy and numeracy test for one of them!
My already fragile confidence took a big knock when I didn’t get that last job I interviewed for, so I’m only just getting back into applying. I am trawling through hundreds of jobs every time, maybe actually finding 1 or 2 that I realistically stand a chance of getting and/or meet my preferred criteria (namely not retail, between 25-40 hours, weekdays…). The other day I applied for an amazing opportunity, it was full-time, I had previous experience, and it is literally a 2 minute walk from my house… hopefully they will interview me, if not, I’ve found a couple others that seem ok.
When I phoned back after not hearing anything for a week, the guy basically acted like our last conversation never happened; there was no mention of this better job I was supposedly suitable for, just a general “yeah keep checking our website for vacancies.” I wouldn’t mind but he made such a big enthusiastic deal of it before. Jerk got my hopes up :(
First off, I didn’t get the job. However when the guy phoned me to tell me this, he was very complimentary, saying I came across very well in my interview, I was obviously bright, and there was no negative feedback at all he could give me; I was one of the best and was just pipped to the post. He went on to say there’s a different position in a different department he thinks I’d be more suited for, which has more responsibility and more money! Everyone seems to think I didn’t get the first job because it wasn’t challenging enough for me, which makes sense because why reject me for one job then tell me I’d be great in a better one? Anyway he said he was going to pass on my CV to the head of this new department and tell them how lovely I am, etc, and hopefully there’ll be a vacancy and I’ll be going back for another interview. At the very worst, I’ve gained some good interview experience and had awesome feedback :)
I have an interview on Monday at a big law firm. It’s only an admin assistant position, but it’s a completely new industry for me, having only worked in retail/food prep before. And it’s full time! I’m a little nervous, but determined to do my best in the interview. Fingers crossed…
I got a transfer from my store in Liverpool to the one in my hometown. It’s a long story, but I was going to have to move back there soon anyway, I just thought it’d take a few months. But an opportunity to get out of the shop I hate arose and I couldn’t say no. It was either transfer or quit. I’m still on a 16 hour contract but I’ll be looking for full time jobs or as near as I can get with renewed vigour!
My reasons are;
1) My boss is a complete arsehole who has already bullied and intimidated my friend into quitting, and who patronises me so heavily I’m starting to feel I AM a 10 year old child without a clue how to do my simple tasks…
2) I need more hours, I need the money. The company I work for do not as a rule employ sales assistants on more than 16 hours, and there is no way I wanna commit myself in a managerial position there. My boss would tell lies about me anyway to ensure I never got one.
3) I am sick of retail; ungrateful, rude customers, stupid cliques and zero job satisfaction.
So I am job hunting like mad, and even though the market is terrible and I haven’t had any callbacks yet, I’m not giving up. I want this, and I kinda think I deserve it…