Daves' Diary

Welcome to my very own slice of the world wide web. This is an account of my trials and tribulations as I try to forge ahead on this spinning globe and get myself a 'career' in the process. Please read on and make sure your feet are clean. Thanks!

Thursday, 22 September 2011

job job job hunting.......................

Job Searching:

It is tough out here in the land of the unemployed. I should know as I have been on the job hunt merry-go-round for 12 months now.

There is talk now of a double dip recession. All the posturing by the government about badly needed cutbacks (to essential services) look like amounting to not very much. With my finger on the pulse I can tell that the bankers, having gotten off very lightly, are not very popular. We still hear about bonuses and exorbitant salaries. How to antagonise and remove motivation from those that need it most. The engine room of the country is overheating?

I am in the library just now using the facilities provided to aide my searching. This place is always busy. Will be closed too?

I don’t doubt that I will get a job but how long will it take and what damage will be done?

Back on the merry-go-round then!

it's all.....

Thursday, 15 September 2011

grand tour.....

Aspirational tour:

I have been out for a walk about some of London’s more salubrious areas. This was designed to motivate and inspire. On my tour I found all sorts of interesting, inspirational and magical stuff…..:

Fast taxis..

Posh pavements….

  Ten star tea shoppes..

 Big currency…..

Onwards and upwards.....

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

song writing - new career...?

Job Rap:

Wam, I came to London town to find da job

I thought the streets were paved with Gold

But they wizzint

Now I can’t get da job I feels old, innit

Needs to findf summink quik

Perm better dan temp

But begging can’t be choosing like, maan

Wit an interview I has had a few

But no job I am going on da brew

Djlm68 on the hunt and life’s a….

Keeping it real

more interviews

A recent interview with a large oil and gas operator was cancelled as it was filled internally. Real shame as this would have been an excellent opportunity. It did, however, encourage me to brush up on my competencies. When you look closely and dig deep it is very interesting to see what you know and have achieved. Back to the drawing board!

Thursday, 8 September 2011

.......more snakes...more ladders.....

Snakes and Ladders:

Well, it has been a few weeks since my last entry in this electronic diary. I eventually got a position back in oil and gas so left a job I was actually enjoying (but paid poorly). Back in oil and gas prospects were shiny and new so my confidence was high. After several weeks the job was pulled out from under me like a cheap rug. All that glitters is not gold it seems! I now find myself back in the relentless cycle of internet, source, apply, reject, DSS, wallow…..etc etc.

On a more positive note this has now given me some valuable gym time back so I can, at least, be healthy if not employed/able. Another change is that I now frequent a wide variety of coffee shops that have wi-fi. My wallet is full of loyalty cards and my body is full of decaffeinated soya latte!

Presently the job hunt is going slowly. Applications are out there but little is coming back other than the occasional thanks but no thanks.

I am not shaving my face until I get an interview. Not shaving anything.