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job hunting success

 
#1 job hunting success
04/08/2009 22:12

ex-job hunter

5 months. 85 applications. 1 interview. 1 offer. Phew.

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#2 RE: job hunting success
04/08/2009 22:22

Still searching for a permanent role to ex-job hunter (#1)

Congratulations!

This is the worst year in a long time for job hunting, hope you get a chance for a short holiday before you start work!

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#3 RE: job hunting success
05/08/2009 06:27

MBA0809 to Still searching for a permanent role (#2)

Wow !!!

Could you please share more tips from your job hunt?

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#4 RE: job hunting success
05/08/2009 09:00

anon to MBA0809 (#3)

well done!

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#5 RE: job hunting success
05/08/2009 11:51

anon to anon (#4)

What level are you going in at?

out of interest, could you share some of the firms that rejected you?

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#6 RE: job hunting success
05/08/2009 14:38

anon to anon (#5)

more to the point is what is your expertise?

good news, BTW

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#7 RE: job hunting success
05/08/2009 15:58

anon to ex-job hunter (#1)

Congratulations... provided you didn't join PA of course

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#8 RE: job hunting success
05/08/2009 17:23

Bored with witless wonders to anon (#7)

anon - absolutely brilliantly amusing post there. If you ever do stand up let me know because I just know you are bound to be really funny in real life. It takes great skill to bring PA into a totally unconnected thread in this way.

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#9 RE: job hunting success
05/08/2009 22:05

ex-job-hunter to Bored with witless wonders (#8)

In general you don't want to take tips from me. I only managed to secure 1 interview. However one message is don't give up - an interview can come at any time and from an unexpected source.

Oddly having had zero callbacks from agencies in weeks I have just been offered 2 further interviews. WTF is that all about? Economy back to normal?

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#10 RE: job hunting success
06/08/2009 08:27

Mars A Day to ex-job-hunter (#9)

We ARE seeing signs of increased confidence in services - I'm seeing this on the ground, and have noticed that some subtle shifts are starting to occur in the client/candidate relationship again (shifting to a more even keel, whereas a month ago it was weighted towards the client). Also bear in mind that it can take a little while to build momentum in a job search - all the more reason to be disciplined in the early stages.

So you got 1 interview - and converted it into 1 job offer: just goes to show what those other 85 were missing out on!

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#11 RE: job hunting success
06/08/2009 11:44

Maths Geek to Mars A Day (#10)

84....

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#12 RE: job hunting success
06/08/2009 17:05

MBA0809 to Maths Geek (#11)

Could you say which are the best agencies to register your CV with?

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#13 RE: job hunting success
07/08/2009 12:13

Johnny Blowgun to ex-job hunter (#1)

I had a similar experience to the OP.

5 months, about 80-90 applications, 5 interviews, 1 offer.

The good news is that the offer is 10% more salary than my prev job, much better job duties, better project, more suitable culture and people in team, and hotter chicks at the workplace....yep...i do believe i have turned things around.

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#14 RE: job hunting success
08/08/2009 00:32

mo to Johnny Blowgun (#13)

Did you apply direct or through agencies or both? What's the best way?

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#15 RE: job hunting success
08/08/2009 06:07

Johnny Blogun to mo (#14)

I applied thru recruiters and thats why it took me so long..so i do not recommend that approach. If i could do it again ( and i dont wish to), i would gety more engaged in networking and approach companies directly with a 'sales pitch' as to why they should hire me ( or take a look at my application with a view to either creating a new position or near future opps).

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