Monday, 25 July 2016
Friday, 22 July 2016
Despite my ongoing non-success at office job interviews it seems my future (short term) lies in retail. I have a part time job starting with Sainsbury next week. Had to jump through several hoops to get it. Should be more excited than I am. Must buy suitable trainers.
In Starbucks waiting for my hot coffee to cool. Have another council interview later this morning. Going on past experience I am managing my expectations accordingly. I am a 'good' candidate in many ways but not the correct ones. I will give this a good go but don't think I have a great chance. There you go. Downbeat.....
Tuesday, 12 July 2016
Here I sit
Will this be my lucky day....can I make the luck happen? Beware for exciting updates xxx
Saturday, 9 July 2016
Historically when applying for customer service jobs (retail e.g. John Lewis, M&S) I get rejected fairly immediately after I complete the online tests. These are situational judgement tests designed to assess your suitability working with customers and colleagues. I always fail but in the last few days I have passed. What does this say about my personality? Am I changing? Why am I changing? Now I have to turn online success into actual feet on the ground employment.
Friday, 8 July 2016
Today is the end of another week on the roller coaster. Still no job secured but I am still hanging on. Going to Silver Surfers this morning so have stopped end route for an Americano. I just did some gas. Bit pongy. I asked the staff here in my usual upbeat chatty way if they had the Friday Feeling. The all replied 'no'. Must be me I thought but actually they blame the weather:
Wednesday, 6 July 2016
Friday, 1 July 2016
I had 3 interviews this week. A veritable bonanza of opportunity. Two of them I am desperately keen on but, in true Dave style, I feel very negative about how they went. Neither were a disaster but I feel they didn't go as I had hoped. Do they ever? The 3rd I felt went well and I was a dead cert for the job. Didn't get it. There is a pattern perhaps? In a coffee shop mulling over events. Past present and future. Coffee will bankrupt me!