Started my bew job on 1 December. So it obviuosly took me longer than planned and it is a different job from what I originally thought. But it was a good choice. I enjoy the work a lot more, I am heading a small team and i am getting some good things done. It is a lot though – long hours and work that never stops. Next year I want to focus more on my private life. 2 hours ago
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I’ve been applying for 3 or 4 jobs a week for a while now, and have had a couple of interviews, but so far no luck. So now I have registered my CV with an employment agency nearby. The lady was lovely and seemed optimistic, so fingers crossed! 1 month ago
I’ve been at this job a month now and am thinking it suits me near perfectly .. Working in a housing department looking after vulnerable adults mostly with learning difficulties, I have 18 clients all with varying needs, I feel blessed to have the opportunity to learn something new and I can think of nothing more rewarding than working with the vulnerable.
Of course nothing is perfect, the areas are run down, I have to watch my back whilst walking under maggots trees, technological systems have their not so smart days and the traffic crammed traveling can be very tiresome but I feel I have taken 10, 20, 30 steps forward.
Its been a long two years since I made the decision to change the job I had become to complacent with for 10 years and what a journey its been .. frustrated tears of time consuming job searching, financial worries nearly had me losing my home, working some time for a wage so not funny its laughable, its been an experience for sure .. putting myself out there doing new things meeting new people and making a really good friend helped me to keep the faith and never give up with hope I have arrived at a new journey where the possibilities are endless I am where I want to be. 2 months ago
I am really working towards this goal, but it is such a drag. I had already found something in June, when a restructuring made the change impossible. Now again… It is there, but there are so many burocratic hurdles in the way, I am getting restless. 2 months ago
So, I think I’m going to regroup and come up with a new plan for this goal. I was going to just try to find a new position in the same institution I currently work in. I think I’ll concentrate on something outside of the institution or possibly create a business of my own to depend on.
This is a whole new ball game and entails a different amount of work and energy that I may or may not have currently.
I’ll keep trying but right now I am going to concentrate on the development of this new plan instead of applying and interviewing within my current institution. 3 months ago
Finally .. after another six months stint of being unemployed .. another hundreds of applications sent .. another five or six interviews attended .. to the day of my final interview (16th August), to be told ‘we would like to offer you the job but you can’t start until all references and CRB checks come back .. to running backwards and forwards to the new job with various documents .. to phoning both old managers to let them know about the reference request .. to today stepping up the action on my final reference which didn’t seem to be happening putting me in limbo for the last three weeks .. finally confirmation checks complete and a start date .. roll on next Monday I’m so excited in my tizz of a bubble I can’t wait .. Woohoo 3 months ago
especially to one’s emotions – 5 interviews, 4 rejections, not looking good on the last one as it has been 2 months since the interview. Oh well, back to the drawing board.
The place I’m meant to work is out there somewhere….. 3 months ago
and I hope I get a call back – I believe they are going to do second interviews. But worse case I wont hear back for another 2 weeks. Wow – it sure does take a long time to find out if you get a job around here.
Excited about the possibilities and the hope is alive that this is the one – the best part is that it is only down the hall from my current job and I’d be able to still see my friends from this job on a very regular basis.
We’ll see 4 months ago
I have a 3 hour interview on Monday that requires an itinerary to go from section to section. They didn’t require me to prepare a presentation so I’m a bit happy about that because I can just concentrate on the typical interview prep instead of both.
I still haven’t heard from the two outstanding interviews and in the HR site I am still listed as an applicant so I am not sure what is happening, it might be caused by funding issues, or the final candidate not completely being hired yet. We’ll see how it all works out soon enough. 4 months ago
And I’m just exhausted. I realized that I am not yet ready to take on full time employment. I just don’t really understand why. I am having a hard time focusing for 8 hours. And the commute is tough. How the heck did I do this full time plus lots of overtime for so many years? Sheer adrenaline? I’m thinking I need to get back on my thyroid medication and perhaps see my doctor. This leg/back thing is taking its toll on me. I really need to reschedule that mri that I couldn’t handle. Today I get my eyes checked because I couldn’t see the computer screen. And my brain has turned to mush. Perhaps that was just because I was pretty tired to start the week. And another gig tonight. oy 4 months ago