11 Feb 2009 23:39
Butler pissing you off?
Mum and Dad threatening to cut your allowance?
Wallet too small to fit all your fifties in?
This is your thread to vent.
11 Feb 2009 23:41
what do you do GG?
Im not looking forward to Job hunting when I finish Uni in the summer.
11 Feb 2009 23:49
ahh thats what my housemate does, he aint on a good wage really for the time he spends at work. Good luck in finding work anyways. You thought about going freelance so to speak?
12 Feb 2009 00:00
Im seriously thinking of a year out then doing a PGCE always good to fall back on if I cant get a job I actually want.
12 Feb 2009 00:01
My problem is that I have a basic knowledge of a lot of stuff but I'm not really an expert at anything.
Apart from general support experience a lot of my good points were pretty specific to my last job.
12 Feb 2009 00:03
can you not take the time whislt out of work to gain some networking/it qualifications which would enable you to add to the cv? Or is that something you have considered?
12 Feb 2009 00:06
A lot of people im speaking to at the moment are considering going abroad to work to get out of England. I think it's something i would consider but at the same time i have a moral issue of going abroad to get a job that could be done by someone in their own country. Could be something worth considering GG if you want work for the c.v try and get 6 months in india perhaps?
12 Feb 2009 00:10
yeah, especialy as the area I want to work in is fucking competitive, gonna start scouting around for some work experience ready for when I gradaute.
12 Feb 2009 00:13
want to go into Publishing.
12 Feb 2009 05:46
Went through this during the tech crash in 2002. This time though everything is grinding to halt.
Immigration isn't an option as it the same everywhere.
If you can manage to survive the best thing is to stay in college or go back and do a course you always wanted to do. Wait it out in uni and when things pick up you'll be in a better position.
It has benefits, read a book recently by Charles Handy and he reckons that people are virtually self employed already just that they don't know it. The job for life or even the guarantee of employment is gone and maybe with this downturn people will see that working for a company is as risky as starting your own business and this will have a knock on effect in new innovative things happening.
12 Feb 2009 07:49
ive spent afew monthes in the wilderness, getting a job in property in todays climate after company liquidation was always going to be a test ! I basically pimped up my cv, apllied to loads of recruiters, basically made myself available to anywhere in the uk, when that drew a blank i said id pretty much lok at going anywhere in the world as i was never going to get another job in the uk paying anything like what i was on before, almost moved to khazakhstan, but that even fell through in the end.
Ive re trained and am setting up on my own, in times like these you have to make yourself invaluable to an employer, always have a plan b in mind, and if it goes tits up, be pro active and think outside the box.