Wednesday, 29 July 2015
Tuesday, 28 July 2015
Given my current period of penny watching and increased spendthriftyness (due to lack of income generating employment) I am researching the best, most affordable, coffee shops for my daily cuppa Americano. Today I am in Cafe Nero. Coffee is ok (they are remarkably similar from shop to shop) but at £2.10 it is not the most financially friendly. I like my window seat though. Research is ongoing.
Wednesday, 22 July 2015
Monday, 20 July 2015
Thursday, 16 July 2015
When I apply for jobs I tend to do absolute full of confidence that I will be progressed (except when I applied to Downing Street - that was slightly tongue in cheek) so imagine my shock/horror/surprise/confusion/dismay when this does not happen?!
It does happen though and helps keep my aspirational feet grounded. Mind you they are all wrong in their decisions!
Wednesday, 15 July 2015
Have another interview today. Have had a few recently but this is the first one actually in Aberdeen. That makes it more important. With the council so stable, sustainable and secure. Personally it will help me to stay in one place and put down some roots. Wish me more luck!
Friday, 10 July 2015
Thursday, 9 July 2015
They say that buses come along in twos when none have been seen for ages. Have to make sure you have the right fare and the bus is going the right way. Don't want to get off at wrong stop or sit next to wrong person. Never be rude to the driver. Be smartly dressed and have a wash just before the journey. Buses are just like jobs. Analogy ad nauseum....
Monday, 6 July 2015
This is not a football chant but more of a long pissed off sigh. I am revisiting my job hunting routine. Same DSS palava, coffee shop visits and head scratching. Need to revitalise my attitude as I have had interviews recently with more coming up..Snap out of this downbeat 'life is tough' attitude. What would John Wayne do? Give up or get on his horse and charge?
In the interview/job search 'process' what works best? Having the right experience, qualifications, competencies, suit, shirt, tie and shoes. Get the perfect storm right by being in the right place at the right time and world is yours...