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Tuesday, August 18th, 2009
10:36 pm
Greetings all
Currently seeking work - I am in Ireland though willing to move for a fixed time period of months. Because my post is quite long I will just post a link to it and if anyone has any suggestions for me, please feel free to provide!

Thank you very much and best wishes to you all.

Please click here to view my post - thank you very much!

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009
1:43 pm
Job vacancy
Mods - I hope this is okay, if not, please remove!

It looks like my job is going to be secure (well, as secure as a funded post can be, ahem) and in fact we are recruiting for a similar post. The details are below, and if anyone is interested, do get in touch!

Community Project Manager

Swamp Circus Trust requires a Community Project Manager to be responsible for the smooth running of major community projects. Duties include: project management and co-ordination, project marketing, working with partner organisations, administration, fundraising, new business / partnership development, monitoring and evaluation of delivery, scheduling core staff to workshops,

As we move into 2009, Swamp Circus Trust is in a strong position to grow its community sector work and continue to raise the charity’s reputation for its commitment to arts based community cohesion and regeneration. The company is looking for someone with the passion, enthusiasm and creative nature to be a key player in making this happen.

This is a fantastically rewarding post and an opportunity to become part of England’s longest serving circus company.

SALARY                     £18,000 (pro rata)

HOURS                      18.5 hrs (working towards full time - funding dependent)

LOCATION                Rotherham, South Yorkshire

For an application pack please contact nic@swamptrust.org.uk

Further details are also on our website, www.swamptrust.org.uk

(cross posted to loos_adverts  and sheffield_uk  communities)

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009
12:31 pm
Do you know what really grinds my gears?
Well I'll tell you! Badly written, misspelled job adverts. It makes me utterly furious. Moreso because somewhere in the advert, it'll tell me not to bother applying because I 'only' have a 2:2. Sure, on paper I might have a pretty rubbish degree grade, but I can spell (at least, when it matters I can, there's always some classic typos in my journal!)! I can proof-read! And if you gave me a job and it fell to me to write your job advert I would actually make an effort with it!

So, screw you and your poorly paid job with your appallingly written advert. I wouldn't want to work for you anyway!

As you can probably tell, my job hunting has been largely unsuccessful. How is everyone else getting on?
Tuesday, December 16th, 2008
12:20 pm
Doing the Application Mambo
(cross-posted from my personal LJ)

As a hiring manager I didn't like it when everything went internet-based, and as an applicant I sure don't like it. Used to be you could tweak the resume, write a tailored cover letter, bam, that was it. I had it down to a science.

Now you have to complete the multi-page computer application for each and every job, and I'm talking 12-15 pages. Plus they're all in different formats. Oh, sure, if you're applying for multiple positions for the same institution you can save and re-use, but that doesn't help if you need to apply for ten positions at ten different institutions/firms. I'm so grateful that I have my own computer and so at least I can grind thru these at home in my jammies.

I just spent over an hour filling out an copiously detailed online application for a job I don't even want. But I've gotten fond of eating, so what are you gonna do?

I should have used my Luddite icon.
11:19 am
Of the seventeen recruitment agents who I rang yesterday morning, only two took my call. What's more, although I left messages asking the other fifteen to call me back asap, I have only had one do so thus far.

Is anyone else having this trouble?
Thursday, December 11th, 2008
4:11 pm
Intro Post
Hi, all! I may be the only US person on here so far.

My job as a Dean of Students at a small regional university was eliminated in March. For the first time in my entire career, I found myself without a job - quite the blow to the esteem! I took advantage to move home to the Dallas area and take care of my aging mother. I've been looking some, but was also enjoying unemployment benefits and having some time out of an office for the first time in 25 years. Alas, the unemployment benefits are done now, so now I'm applying for anything. Odd how impending penury makes one lower one's standards :)
9:50 pm
Introductory post/whinge
Hi. I was made redundant in July and have applied to over 80 firms since then.sorry, this got longCollapse )
So if anyone hears of any vacancies for something that I could do in the West Midlands/Warwickshire/Worcestershire area I would be very grateful.
7:25 pm
Do people think it's worth each member posting a brief intro setting out where she's situated and what kind of job she's looking for?
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