When you say you've applied for a lot of jobs, per chance were they through agencies on Reed and places like that, they put alot of fake jobs up when they're quiet (my partner is in recruitment), they harvest CV's and put them on sysetms, hunt your references to see whether they need jobs filling and if you've recently left a job... they will call up to see if they can fill your role... sneaky hobbits.
You will find something, keep spirits high and in the meantime boosting your knowledge and learning can't hurt. Best of luck.
Last edited by dwhyte85; 5th June 2009 at 01:13 PM.
If you're not even getting to interview it might be worth taking another look at your CV to see how it could be improved. Not getting an interview is generally a sign that your CV didn't stand out to whoever's doing the selection, rather than anything else.If I don't even get an interview, how could anyone know who's the better candidate? dwhyte85 was the successful candidate for one of the many vacancies I applied for, and I'm sure could shed far more light on this subject than I could.
If you think you have a case, yes. Go for it. Much better than risking the company in question going after you for slander or libel because of statements you might put about them.Maybe you're right, legal action at the taxpayers expense instead?
Not all retail positions are unskilled, regardless of what you may believe. That store would have been looking for others as well. You'll also probably find that some of the applicants are skilled workers, who are willing to take any position they can, even outside their field.There are tens of thousands of unskilled vacancies, retail or otherwise, and several million suitable candidates.
Have you actually asked for help with your CV on here? I know you've said that you've got lots of experience in writing a CV and application forms but the fact that you're not getting to interview suggests it might be worth having someone with a different perspective look at your work.
My partner is the Manager for an IT Recruitment Company, based across UK.
If you send me your CV I will ask if he will send it out through his database to every company that utilises your skills. He will also attach a covering email and see if you match any current roles he has..
I also used to work in IT Recruitment so maybe I can help out with I/V techniques, CV writing, where to look for jobs, how to market yourself let me know!
Email/PM me if this is of interest!
AXE (12th June 2009)
Is this an Axe only offer or open to others as well? I've been unemployed for 2months now and apart from 2 interviews ("overqualified" for one and the other wanted someone with more exchange hackery experiance) I've not had much.
I think most likely it's due to being in South Wales and they don't want the hassle of someone relocating, but it would be nice to at least know that that is the major problem and not my CV/covering letter
Offer open to anyone, Midget, especially an old-time Edugeeker like yourself!
pm me with your cv and any jobs you are currently applying for and covering letters. I won't be able to do much this weekend as I am in a concert on Sunday (playing with the local Symphony Orchestra - boast) but I will look at it as soon as I can!
The things I am about to say to Axe may sound harsh, but reality is. Please don't beat me up!
1. Don't be scared of criticism. The folk in this forum are good folks and are not going to beat you up for the hell of it. Your CV/app form technique may be lacking - let those who have offered help you do what they are good at.
2. An employer doesn't care how hard you have to work to control your autism. They only care about getting the best person for the job.
3. If you applying for as many positions as you say, you are not playing to your strengths. There is no point applying to be a diplomatic officer if you have bad autism - it's just a waste of time.
4. Apply for too many positions, especially through recruitment agencies, and it can become a case of "oh no, not him again", and they don't even seriously consider you.
any luck so far axe?
with summer approaching u may be able to get in a school who need ICT help over the summer holidays.
my job is currently being advertised as I'm moving on in a few weeks.
PM me for more details if you want!
AXE (24th June 2009)
its hard in almost any industry to get a job at the momment! there seem to be a few techy jobs on here tho!
This is #104 in posts 10 of these posts are offering help including some from myself.
AXE I understand why you are angry about this but we Edugeekers have been trying to help you since 10-04-2009 when Witch asked you to PM her your CV, if you are unwilling to listen to feedback from peers then how do you deal with recieving feedback from interviewers.
I posted my CV on EduGeek 04-06-2008, 03:57 PM by 04-06-2008, 06:30 PM I had comments and suggestions on improving it.
The help provided by the kind people on Edugeek helped me get a 4 month contract which has just been extended again for another 10 months, Right now im working on numerous projects including MOSS, RAS, AD, Exchange, Encryption and it definately doesnt get boring.
Once again AXE I offer you my services so that I can look at your CV and maybe help you the way Edugeek has helped me
I have been out of IT work since February, when the funding was pulled and 3 others and I got let go. I have never been unemployed in 22 years, now it seems I can find nothing. I am on this site as I looking at applying for an ICT Technician post locally. Pay is £12,700 tops, which makes me wince as my last years accounts were 4 times this.
I also am registered with umpteen agencies and will consider any work, but nothing seems to come up. Like Axe, I think it is my lack of the paperwork (qualifications) despite the 12 years of high level IT experience in email, anti virus and BlackBerry/PDA use. I have been quite good with the money I have earned and am not in dire straits, yet, hence I must consider even this role, £200 per week will at least pay some of the regular bills.
I have completed the ECDL course and am starting a Fibre-optic and data-comms course next week to freshen up my CV, but beyond that, there seems little any of us can do except wait for the upturn, whilst doing what we can to keep afloat.
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