General Discussion: Shego's Employment/Work Thread!


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Ocin
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1232 posts since 4/6/04

20 Oct 2015 08:34
biglforlife wrote: One pair of navy trousers
One pair of grey trousers
4 shirts; mix of blue, grey and white
One pair of black leather shoes
One pair of black leather boots
A tailored jacket of your choice

Supplement with a coat and knitwear depending on seasonality.

Thanks mate
swede
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7883 posts since 21/3/09

20 Oct 2015 10:38
just looking at roles I could take on after my PhD - after having some pretty uninspiring talks from people at GSK and Pfizer this week so pondering on leaving a lab setup..

Wondering if there are any companies that have dedicated schemes to take on people with PhDs into the business side of things? Mckinsey & co take PhDs on as junior associates and offer appropriate training, which does look very appealing. Obviously I would like to keep it related to Pharma/Biotech but I guess this isn't essential to start with (ideally what I would like to get into is equity research, with a pharma focus)
eent
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9015 posts since 25/2/05

22 Oct 2015 11:40
edlo wrote:
illwill wrote: Fuck that. Being an engineer will be much more rewarding and can be just as lucrative.

Financial services have already robbed too many of the UK's best minds.

I'm gutted that I never did engineering.

they pay engineers fuck all in england

Wrong.

Civil Engineers get between 35k - 55k depending on experience in the North of England, and can earn up to 65k (plus car allowance, bonus, package) in London at Engineer/Senior Engineer level.

Entry you're looking at 25k I reckon but in 3 years can be on 40k+.

Then if you want to further your career you can move in Technical roles with developers. I'm recruiting a Senior Technical Manager in London on £90k base, £7k car, 25% bonus.

Civil engineers are like hens teeth these days and they are in high demand. I know this because I work with residential developers.
illwill
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3538 posts since 17/5/04

22 Oct 2015 12:08
And there's always the option to work in the Gulf for a period for 100k+
eent
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9015 posts since 25/2/05

22 Oct 2015 15:14
Plus down the line there are Technical/Development Director roles in London for £150k + 100% bonus plus package, and if you're really good Managing Director eventually.

I placed a Development Director in North London on £250k basic, 100% bonus, and roughly £8m per annum of profit share.
bathingchimp
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987 posts since 15/6/04

28 Oct 2015 17:24
Anyone ever moved to Amsterdam? Applying for media sales/marketing roles for fashion houses and just wondered if anyone knew of any good recruitment agencies?

Can't tell if my CV is absolute shite as well as so long since I've updated.
Razorlight123
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4376 posts since 13/1/10

5 Dec 2015 10:32
Random but does anyone here work at Burberry head office, drop me a message please
edlo
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590 posts since 13/9/14

posted 5 Dec 2015 12:17, edited 5 Dec 2015 12:17
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Razorlight123
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4376 posts since 13/1/10

11 Jan 2016 18:26
Emailing a 'Thank You' message to the hiring manager after an interview - is this a no-no?!
Centurionone
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1379 posts since 30/3/11

11 Jan 2016 18:37
It very much depends on the size of the company, small companies would always appreciate the personal touch and the courtesy.
YLAup
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5114 posts since 5/9/11

11 Jan 2016 19:18
I need to see a careers advisor. Do universities still offer their services up from free to non stoodents, or will I have to hire some sort of coach? Can't be doing with my line of work anymore and want to hone my skills elsewhere.
Egan
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408 posts since 17/10/11

11 Jan 2016 19:30
YLAup wrote: I need to see a careers advisor. Do universities still offer their services up from free to non stoodents, or will I have to hire some sort of coach? Can't be doing with my line of work anymore and want to hone my skills elsewhere.

Depends on the university, some will offer lifelong guidance for free whereas others will make you pay. I'm a Careers Advisor, but work more with school kids. Drop me a pm and I may be able to point you in the right direction.
figurine
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5668 posts since 14/5/07

18 Jan 2016 10:09
Any good articles for writing CVs? Haven't had to write a CV in years and don't have a clue where to start.
sodomgomorra
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1364 posts since 24/3/14

18 Jan 2016 11:02
bathingchimp wrote: Anyone ever moved to Amsterdam? Applying for media sales/marketing roles for fashion houses and just wondered if anyone knew of any good recruitment agencies?

Can't tell if my CV is absolute shite as well as so long since I've updated.

I did, from Rotterdam to Amsterdam. Can't help you with the latter part though. And my opinions aren't entirely unbiased, I fucking loathe that city.
figurine
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5668 posts since 14/5/07

17 Feb 2016 11:07
I'm applying for a job at present and I've been asked for my salary expectations (basic and package). For basic should I give a specific number or a range? Is there a general amount above what I'm currently on that is acceptable to ask (eg current +10/20%)? And for package what should I include, bonus? leave?
crutch
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402 posts since 22/11/12

17 Feb 2016 11:45
Package would include any extra benefits other than your salary, annual bonus, pension or share scheme etc, health care, company car etc. etc.

Not sure on the best way to give basic, I've usually said a number but indicated that I could negotiate if necessary - I'm pretty terrible about the money side of things though tbh!
darko
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909 posts since 4/10/12

26 Feb 2016 09:37
Anyone on here work in traditional/digital marketing?

Graduating in a few months and trying to work out what I want to do. Just got certified on Google Adwords but it's pretty dry so dunno if going down the search route would be particularly interesting.
schtoop
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12960 posts since 9/4/07

8 Mar 2016 17:02
anyone here had an interview at Mr. P?
Bails78
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599 posts since 6/1/08

11 Mar 2016 10:13
Does anyone here work in the Spreadbetting field, got an interview coming up for a Business Operations Analyst role and just wanted to know what it's like to work in this area and maybe the type of questions I may face.
DuffMan
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14255 posts since 21/2/07

21 Mar 2016 14:12
I'm self-employed and so have no pension, I'd like to start a personal pension, is there any good way of comparing offerings etc or do I basically have to go and talk to an IFA?