General Discussion: Shego's Employment/Work Thread!


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badblood
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141 posts since 26/6/11

19 Mar 2014 22:46
gbh-h wrote: has anyone ever had their cv professionally written for them? if so, any recommendations? i haven't updated mine in years and the whole thing needs a revamp. i think i'm massively underselling myself in its current form and i've had no joy getting it to the standard i want it to be at the past week or so… that and i'm very lazy.

What type of industry you in? I've had mine worked on by job agencies who've given me massive help for free because its in their interest
gbh-h
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1515 posts since 4/4/13

posted 19 Mar 2014 23:00, edited 19 Mar 2014 23:00
currently a sales analyst but worked within an account executive role for the past two years (same company). i'm only with one agency at the moment and they've said it's fine but i just know it could be twice as good with a new format, different wording, etc.

i just keep hitting this brick wall when it comes to conveying the work i do in my current role and have done previous role. i mean, would putting things down that would appear to fall out of your job title / remit look bad or like you're bullshitting? because that is the case and partly why i feel that i'm entitled to a lot more than i currently earn. maybe i'm just after some sound advice, but nonetheless i'd still like to hear if anyone has had the full thing done before?
YLAup
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5872 posts since 5/9/11

posted 20 Mar 2014 14:28, edited 20 Mar 2014 14:28
Got another interview in a couple of hours. Really can't be arsed today and tempted to fook it off. Is it worth doing just to play around with some answers. I could see how many times I could get the words 'it's a risky business' inLaughing out loud
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

posted 20 Mar 2014 14:30, edited 20 Mar 2014 14:30
Play it safe and get a latte and a chocolate muffin this time, knew you had no chance whatsoever with that other job when you ordered ginger beer,
Corbs
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29 posts since 8/4/11

21 Mar 2014 11:08
Looking for a junior/grad graphic designer and a mid-level digital designer at our insight/innovation/brand agency in Farringdon.

http://www.truth.ms/blog/jobs-at-truth-junior-graduate-visual-designer/
http://www.truth.ms/blog/jobs-at-truth-digital-designer/

If you want to apply, do so through the links above and also PM me with a link to your portfolio.
phikz
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3156 posts since 14/4/09

23 Mar 2014 14:55
Am I right in saying that you're free to work and live in a country within the EU if coming from a country also within the EU and for any amount of time? And am I right in saying once you're there you're entitled to the exact same conditions of work and tax etc as any other citizen of that country from the moment you start work.

Essentially could I go to Germany for instance, find a job and a place and that's that? Remember reading something about working within the EU but it sounds all too easy.
C-Stylez
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5244 posts since 4/7/12

23 Mar 2014 14:58
Aye, should be smooth, Phikz
electrolux
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674 posts since 6/11/08

23 Mar 2014 15:15
phikz wrote: Am I right in saying that you're free to work and live in a country within the EU if coming from a country also within the EU and for any amount of time? And am I right in saying once you're there you're entitled to the exact same conditions of work and tax etc as any other citizen of that country from the moment you start work.

Essentially could I go to Germany for instance, find a job and a place and that's that? Remember reading something about working within the EU but it sounds all too easy.

Not sure about EU in general but in Germany it's a bit different as you have to register with the local 'council' (einwohnermeldeamt). Once you're registered you start paying health insurance which is mandatory there. If you have a job your employer will contribute. So if you have a job sorted for when you go over it's worth doing, but if not i wouldn't bother, as you would be paying insurance whilst not earning. Though officially you're meant to register within a week-10 days of arrival.
phikz
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3156 posts since 14/4/09

23 Mar 2014 15:28
Alright, nice one for that bit of info. Assume it differs slightly from country to country and I know there are a few countries where permits are required for work such as Croatia etc. Finish uni soon and I'm keeping my options wide open, especially those out of England.
Goldie
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4840 posts since 17/10/07

23 Mar 2014 20:41
Anyone have a good CV template they can share please?
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

26 Mar 2014 16:19
Anyone got any experience with Turnstone? http://www.turnstone-sales.com/

A pals going along for an assessment day
nephew
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91 posts since 23/11/11

27 Mar 2014 19:12
Anyone know of any market research companies in Birmingham hiring?

Thanks.
Best
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9970 posts since 21/10/05

28 Mar 2014 17:15
Does anyone work in HR on here?

I have a query relating to taking holiday in a resignation period, which are being blocked Evil
YLAup
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5872 posts since 5/9/11

28 Mar 2014 17:49
They can do this. Of course they'll still have to pay your remaining holiday allowance out in full.
Homer
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23926 posts since 8/5/03

28 Mar 2014 18:00
Can block hols at anytime, usually in your contract
Goldie
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4840 posts since 17/10/07

29 Mar 2014 00:24
Looking for a career change from my current role as a line manager in retail, anyone got any thoughts/suggestions? Or done something similar themselves and would like to share experience? Anything appreciated.
Goldie
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4840 posts since 17/10/07

30 Mar 2014 23:40
Anyone?
inversesquare
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6769 posts since 7/6/08

5 Apr 2014 11:43
If you get a company car what do you usually have to pay for?
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

5 Apr 2014 11:54
Nowt.
paint.ldn
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709 posts since 20/11/11

5 Apr 2014 12:42
They will normally pay for a reasonable amount of petrol, then you pay more if you want to use more for your free time.
Road tax, insurance etc all comped.