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diederik
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3179 posts since 16/8/11

26 Feb 2015 09:12
PM S4do
m15try
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1217 posts since 18/8/09

4 Mar 2015 10:45
Anyone able to help me out with a logo design for a health/cosmetic product? Message away if so
CovOne
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8652 posts since 17/8/04

15 Mar 2015 20:42
Got an awkward conversation to have in work tomorrow, been invited to a interview on Thursday for a job I think I would love. I have no real desire to leave my current work, I am supported well, secure and enjoy it. I get on professionally with my manager too, things are tough at the minute and it is not a natural time to jump ship.

How best do I approach this? I am not 100% confident of securing this new job.
sciphiyem
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499 posts since 7/9/11

15 Mar 2015 20:48
What would new job offer that'd be better?

crutch
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401 posts since 22/11/12

15 Mar 2015 20:49
Is there a reason why you need to tell them before you go for the interview? If you could go without them knowing then at least you might have a better idea of if you really would like it and possibly what your chances might be?
CovOne
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8652 posts since 17/8/04

15 Mar 2015 20:56
Small pay increase (2k), an in theory step in responsibility and also a slightly different environment to work in. I work in mainstream education, this would be a move into special school education.

References are sought before interview.
CovOne
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8652 posts since 17/8/04

15 Mar 2015 21:03
Obviously the answer is to go for it, it wouldn't change my work at my current place if I didnt get it and if I did that's a decision for another day.
crutch
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401 posts since 22/11/12

15 Mar 2015 21:09
Sounds like you've got the answer then, the only thing in these situations is be really honest about your reasons for going for it . Good luck for tomorrow and for Thursday!
CovOne
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8652 posts since 17/8/04

15 Mar 2015 21:12
Cheers
EDW
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2581 posts since 23/2/10

26 Mar 2015 18:07
Salary Sacrifice Pension Schemes, are they worth it in comparison to employee/employer contributions? My current employer is moving to this as of next month, gonna take £1k+ off my take home salary per year, all information provided to date doesn't really provide a concise answer
Goldie
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4599 posts since 17/10/07

26 Mar 2015 18:49
Was working at a financial advisors house last week and he made them sound pretty good and worth doing.
andymakesglasses
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20167 posts since 26/1/06

7 Apr 2015 12:52
Cubitts are recruiting, they're looking for a Retail Assistant (and also a Dispensing Optician if there happen to be any of those on here):

http://www.cubitts.co.uk/jobs

RETAIL ASSISTANT

An unique opportunity to join a new type of British spectacles company, at the start of an exciting journey. We’re seeking talented retail assistants (part time) to join our small but growing team, based at our workshop in Soho, London.

About Cubitts
We’re a new type of spectacles company, combing traditional frame craft with modern methods. We’re passionate about spectacles, designs and the customer experience. Our mission:

To make the process of buying prescription frames enjoyable, engaging and informative
To revive the traditional British art of spectacle craft, design and dispensing
To be fair, open and honest
To use the best of modern technology, and continually reinvest in R&D
The role
To work on the shop floor to manage sales, deal with enquiries, book and manage eyetests, and offer consistent and impeccable customer service
To dispense our products to consistently high standards, including excelling at fitting frames, demonstrating exceptional product knowledge and giving expert style advice
To ensure the retail environment is impeccably run, including taking responsibility for visual merchandising and the in-store experience
To act as a representative for our brand to help educated and excite others about our mission and values
To comfortably explain eye health, eyewear, and prescription terminology to patients (full training will be given)
This is a part-time, hourly position. You must be available to work at minimum 2 days a week, including availability on weekend days.

Who are you
Passionate about spectacles
Detail orientated, with a real interest in how things look
Excited by a fast-paced, ever-changing environment
Great at communicating clearly and effectively- in person, over the phone, and online
Able to project a professional, fashion-forward image
Dedicated to making people happy– you exceed patient expectations with a great attitude while being a fantastic team player
Self-starter with plenty of energy
Excellent under pressure and capable of juggling a diverse set of responsibilities

Qualifications
Previous retail experience preferred, and optical experience a bonus, although interest and passion is most important

Benefits of working at Cubitts
Competitive remuneration
The opportunity to be part of a progressive, fast-changing environment
Significant responsibly and progression opportunities
Free spectacles and friends and family discounts

Remuneration
£8.80 / hour plus monthly sales bonuses
Double D
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3552 posts since 8/3/07

7 Apr 2015 13:06
EDW wrote: Salary Sacrifice Pension Schemes, are they worth it in comparison to employee/employer contributions? My current employer is moving to this as of next month, gonna take £1k+ off my take home salary per year, all information provided to date doesn't really provide a concise answer
If you have debts (excluding student loan), an unpaid mortgage or even worse are still renting it'd have to be a hell of a pension scheme to be worth putting 1k a year into.
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

7 Apr 2015 14:07
Sounds odd. They traditionally see your take home pay INCREASE no? Puzzled
Double D
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3552 posts since 8/3/07

7 Apr 2015 14:24
You're not wrong, a good pension plan should beat the shit out of an ISA or - god forbid - a savings account. But in this country it's daft not to focus on at least being mortgage free and preferably in a position to downsize and release capital by the time you retire.
phish
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271 posts since 5/1/10

13 Apr 2015 18:37
in a bit of an awkward position career wise - advice greatly welcome.

been at same company past 4 years but i'm struggling to see a decent career path from here out. finished a 2 year secondment back end of last year where i was exec assistant to the ceo and now moved into a different role as that ended, but currently after something new elsewhere.

problem is i feel i haven't built up a niche skillset, i've tended to pick up odds and ends from multiple different areas of the business due to my previous role as an EA. i started looking at grad schemes and the like but it would mean taking a significant hit on my salary when i'm keen to increase it.

if anyone's been in a similar situation then i'm all ears. struggling to find anything appealing that i could also blag the required experience for on job sites. how much joy do you get pinging my cv over to a recruiter and say i want to earn this much in this area doing these types of roles? first time changing employer since graduating so all new to me.
jdee
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2 posts since 19/2/10

13 Apr 2015 21:13
phish wrote: in a bit of an awkward position career wise - advice greatly welcome.

been at same company past 4 years but i'm struggling to see a decent career path from here out. finished a 2 year secondment back end of last year where i was exec assistant to the ceo and now moved into a different role as that ended, but currently after something new elsewhere.

problem is i feel i haven't built up a niche skillset, i've tended to pick up odds and ends from multiple different areas of the business due to my previous role as an EA. i started looking at grad schemes and the like but it would mean taking a significant hit on my salary when i'm keen to increase it.

if anyone's been in a similar situation then i'm all ears. struggling to find anything appealing that i could also blag the required experience for on job sites. how much joy do you get pinging my cv over to a recruiter and say i want to earn this much in this area doing these types of roles? first time changing employer since graduating so all new to me.

Never post here as completely out of the demographic but still like nice clothes, but anyway, heres my 2c. Background: 47yo, software developer turned entrepreneur. Sold my last biz for 25m, started a new one, going well so far.

Ive hired more people than anyone else I've ever met, and via this, have learned what you need to do to get an interview for any job you like. It doesnt work for super-massive corps. Big HR generally cannot be gamed. They have drivers you cannot control. But for big businesses, and smaller, there is a simple way to get in:

The first para of your CV must display either money-making or money-saving experience in your current job.

I can guarantee, anyone who has to sift thru a pile of CVs does not want to. Its a pain in the fucking arse. I/we reject 99% of CVs based on the first paragraph alone. I only read the first para, qualifications and hobbies. If you have anything I dont like in your hobbies, you get rejected.

If the first sentence says "Pro-active team player with unparallelled experience in xyz" you can fuck off. If it says "part of the team that delivered 5m worth of sales in the past 12 months" I will invite you to interview. Once you get the interview its down to you.

Obviously, all this is just IMHO and doesnt apply to helicopter pilots or heart surgeons, but for office jobs its 100% legit.

So to address OPs question, cash means more than skills. Hope this helps someone. Please file under "some knobhead talking shit on the internet". Which this is.
deuce
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13637 posts since 21/1/08

13 Apr 2015 21:57
What was your company? Cool
And can I have some money?
PHiL
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8745 posts since 31/8/03

13 Apr 2015 22:14
Good to have Noble back Cool Didn't realise you were a techy Cool
Goldie
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4599 posts since 17/10/07

13 Apr 2015 22:15
Enter Stoney in 5….4….3….