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    • Sad. Sack
    • By Sad. Sack 23rd Nov 17, 5:47 PM
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    Sad. Sack
    How did you get your current job?
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    • 23rd Nov 17, 5:47 PM
    How did you get your current job? 23rd Nov 17 at 5:47 PM
    How did you get your current job?

    Did you apply to advert, use an agency, get given it because you knew the right person or just right place, right time?
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    • wunferall
    • By wunferall 23rd Nov 17, 5:55 PM
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    • 23rd Nov 17, 5:55 PM
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    • 23rd Nov 17, 5:55 PM
    I was head-hunted because I'm good at what I do.
    • Deep In Debt
    • By Deep In Debt 23rd Nov 17, 7:36 PM
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    Deep In Debt
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    • 23rd Nov 17, 7:36 PM
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    • 23rd Nov 17, 7:36 PM
    Small local agency.
    • kingfisherblue
    • By kingfisherblue 23rd Nov 17, 7:45 PM
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    • #4
    • 23rd Nov 17, 7:45 PM
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    • 23rd Nov 17, 7:45 PM
    My son has just been offered a part time job (he's at college). He heard about it from family, but had to go through the company's process of full application form, short listing, interview, references, DBS check (vulnerable adults), and training.

    As it happens, he had volunteered in the same place previously. The line manager was keen to have him back as a paid employee, as he had already proved that he is a good worker. The manager didn't know him though.

    He was successful in his interview, and has started his training
    • Timpu
    • By Timpu 24th Nov 17, 12:15 PM
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    • #5
    • 24th Nov 17, 12:15 PM
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    • 24th Nov 17, 12:15 PM
    Through a bit of cheeky interview practise, following a cheeky call from the agency that I'd got the existing job through. Well, when an opportunity slaps you in the face...
    • onlyroz
    • By onlyroz 24th Nov 17, 1:47 PM
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    • #6
    • 24th Nov 17, 1:47 PM
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    • 24th Nov 17, 1:47 PM
    I got my last two jobs through employment agencies after posting my CV on various job websites. Trouble with recruitment agents is that once they've got your details they never ever let up and are impossible to shake off.
    • ringo_24601
    • By ringo_24601 24th Nov 17, 2:06 PM
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    • #7
    • 24th Nov 17, 2:06 PM
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    • 24th Nov 17, 2:06 PM
    Found an advert on the firm's website, applied..
    Had an interview in a coffee shop, got the job. 6 years later, still in the job

    My first job - i found on jobs.ac.uk and ended up having a panel of 7 interview me, and I had to present work they'd set a week before.

    These days I do get hounded by recruitment people calling me after seeing my linkedin profile.
    Last edited by ringo_24601; 24-11-2017 at 2:10 PM.
    • Tarry
    • By Tarry 28th Nov 17, 1:20 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 1:20 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 1:20 PM
    Sent a letter with my CV. Got the job.
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    • AubreyMac
    • By AubreyMac 28th Nov 17, 1:24 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 1:24 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 1:24 PM
    I told a load of BS at the interview.
    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 28th Nov 17, 1:49 PM
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    fairy lights
    I told a load of BS at the interview.
    Originally posted by AubreyMac
    Same.

    Though to be fair my typing speed might be 80 words per minute, I've never tested it.
    • Boredatwrork
    • By Boredatwrork 28th Nov 17, 2:46 PM
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    Slept my way up.

    ..Then back down again.
    • robpw2
    • By robpw2 28th Nov 17, 2:49 PM
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    rang an advert that came through the door ... its only part-time physically couldnt do the job any longer. its a temp job for christmas


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    • NineDeuce
    • By NineDeuce 28th Nov 17, 3:25 PM
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    Online. And apparently I was by far the best candidate....
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 28th Nov 17, 6:21 PM
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    Early retirement was offered and I accepted the position.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

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    • Li0nhead
    • By Li0nhead 28th Nov 17, 6:39 PM
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    Li0nhead
    To get in the company nearly 3 years ago the standard route, sent CV after seeing an ad then interviewed and got it. 18 months ago got a promotion internally....guess I must have been the only one to apply (I know I was not)
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    • gs1967
    • By gs1967 29th Nov 17, 6:49 AM
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    I was temping at the time and took a part time job for a two week period.

    Four years later and I'm still there, almost full time, almost double the salary.

    • peter_the_piper
    • By peter_the_piper 29th Nov 17, 8:40 AM
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    The boss died.
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    • OldMotherTucker
    • By OldMotherTucker 29th Nov 17, 10:37 PM
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    OldMotherTucker
    Walked out of the job I had. Interviewed with an Agency - they said they'd be in touch. Walked across the road to another Agency - they asked me if I could start that night!!

    Been there 3 months now, and am one of 2 people who consistently get the full 37.5 hrs a week in the same department . .
    Last edited by OldMotherTucker; 29-11-2017 at 10:44 PM.
    Should have joined Borrowmydoggy.com
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 29th Nov 17, 10:57 PM
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    At the time, unemployed for 3 months as unfairly dismissed with 11 others as 3 fiddled with figures and other things. One of the innocent ones that ddn't know about this. They sacked everyone that started together 4.5 months prior. No investigations, no union. Had to smile when 9 months later, the company went bust.

    Just went onto the my current employer's website and search jobs. Applied, sent CV and passed the test and then an interview, Started 3 weeks later.
    • elisebutt65
    • By elisebutt65 29th Nov 17, 11:10 PM
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    Stayed at the college I did my teacher training with 10 years ago. Then I got head hunted via LinkedIn and start new job in January.
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