On a happier note I am no longer out of work so there are jobs out there available.
Latimer- fair play mate it cant be easy accepting such a steep pay cut! I alwys say it looks better to be in work working for less than doing nothing at all!!
Long periods of being out of work on your cv can look very bad. I know people who have been dismissed for jobs opps just because of this.
The sad truth is its often easier to get work when you in work...
TBF Axe sent me his CV a couple of weeks ago and I have done my best.
Midget, what job did you get? My efforts wasted then!
good for you midget! good luck!
AXE- its been a while now and just wanted to see if you were in work yet?
AXE (15th July 2009)
Nothing but bad, horrible, depressing things happening to me at the moment.
I nearly lost my home.
I spent hours being interrogated over my long-term unemployment.
I missed the first interview I've had in months because of an evil virus.
My former employer now has a policy to not supply a reference, because I haven't worked for them in the last two years.
Still, I've put all the good advice I've had into effect, and I'm trying to get more sponsorship since the current recruitment subsidy isn't enough incentive... yet.
Are you meaning to say that after all this time you didn't think to get a written reference off them?
Bath is a nice little place. Check out the 'natural' spa - worth a trip. Once you been once or twice tho it gts boring. If only my gym had the steam rooms they have
I gotta say tho their road system is diabolical!!
AXE - I think it's maybe time to set sights a little wider, even if you lose some skills through it and have to restart your IT career at a different place than you would like. Hard times throughout my life I have pick/packed (boring), been a crowd control marshall at Wembly (stressful and full of spitting) and night-trunked a 7.5tonne lorry to scotland and back every night. Dumb down your CV, and yourself if you have to - just to get back in work. Lengthy periods of unemployment are, as you know, not good on a CV.
I'm with f21970 on this. The current climate means that you cannot be choosy about what you apply for these days. When I was out of work last, this time last year, I applied for every job that I could including stacking shelves, and emptying septic tanks.
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