AXE (24th July 2009)
Speak to me in September as I may well be hiring for 5 hours a day, 5 days a week, 39 weeks a year. I know its not much but its better than a kick to the gonads!
AXE (24th July 2009)
I'm seriously starting to lose the will to go on. Six months ago most of the people I know were unemployed. Now, they've all got jobs and i'm STILL unemployed. When will I be free of this hellish nightmare of unending torture and despair?
AXE just keep it up something will come along, have you thought about looking at your interview technique?
I just got a new job, so will pm you if/when they advertise my old post in warickshire.
AXE (25th July 2009)
This is ridiculous. I applied for over 400 jobs last week and so far I've not had a single response; no letters, no phone calls, not even an e-mail.
What more do I have to do?
Do you have any friends in a different part of the country who's address you can use? Did you get any feedback on your CV on here as well? Its obvious that it's either your location or your CV thats stopping you (unless your covering letter goes into detail about your love of sexual harassment or something equally stupid)
Usually companies take over a week to respond to an application anyway. These things don't move quickly, but as I've said before it might be worth not applying for so many and instead spending maybe two hours on each application/CV/covering letter, or longer. If you're only spending a short amount of time on each it'll show, and most companies will just discard it in their initial sorting.
Why not look at another approach.
25 minutes per application isn't even enough time to taylor a cv/coverletter, you should be researching the role, the company, what they want, their ethos etc, etc and taylor it on all of that.
On average I spent around 4 hours per application form...
I have tried the 'spend more time on a few' approach before, it has yielded no success. I still spend hours on an application when I find a good opportunity.
In reality it's all just a big lottery and there's more players than ever. I've got a much better chance of getting a job if I apply for everything I can.
I suggest you take a look for yourself, most jobs are advertised by agencies and it doesn't take 25 minutes to click on a button.
Ever thought about getting employment in another field for the time being, you are far more likely to be accepted if you are already employed.
Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet until something changes, waiting around for an I.T job isn't helping is it?
Yes, I've thought about getting employment in another field.
Not all of the jobs I apply for are IT related.
I've applied for a lot of jobs in my local area, ranging from Admin Assistant to Rag Sorter.
AXE (6th August 2009)
any luck so far axe???
AXE (17th August 2009)
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