Please log in or register. Registered visitors get fewer ads.
Forum
Thread
Re: Job applications
at 10:10 11 Nov 2019

Some advice, please, gentle folk of TWTD.

I'm coming to the end of a FTC and am looking for something new. Alongside the usual 'dream job', 'pot shot' and 'perfectly suited' applications, I've also been applying to a number of roles for which I am undeniably overqualified, just in case, as back ups.

Thus far I've had a couple of interviews and assessments which haven't worked out, which is all par for the course, but what's been most intriguing is that not one of those back up applications have landed me even a first interview. Would it be fair to assume that HR departments, hiring managers etc. have no interest at all in hiring someone overqualified? Presumably because it feels like the candidate is 'settling' (which I would be) and would likely continue to look for more roles (which I would do)?

I'm strongly considering giving up applying to those back up jobs (approx 20% of my efforts) and focusing entirely elsewhere.
[Post edited 11 Nov 10:19]
Forum
Thread
Netflix recommendations
at 18:36 16 Oct 2019

I'm tired and jetlagged and can't be arsed to do anything. So, does anyone have any Netflix recommendations they're desperate to espouse the brilliance of?
Forum
Thread
Sent an email to the wrong person earlier
at 15:53 27 Sep 2019

Nothing bad, was just a bit of a jokey nudge to someone's boss to help chivy them along with something, but actually went to the bloke I was referring to. Swift apology from me and all sorted.

Got me thinking, anyone on here ever royally fecked up in this manner?
[Post edited 27 Sep 15:57]
Forum
Thread
Pre paid sim for US
at 10:19 26 Sep 2019

Alright?

I'm going to the US in a couple of weeks and I've just found out my current provider doesn't do data roaming bolt ons...so if I want to use the internet on my iPhone I'll be paying through the nose.

Has anyone used a pre-paid SIM to get around this kind of issue? Any recommendations?
[Post edited 26 Sep 10:21]
Forum
Thread
NFL cats
at 12:25 4 Sep 2019

Howdy gang.

Shameless plug for a UK based NFL site I am now contributing to. Load of us have come together to write on NFL/Fantasy/CFB and, for once, it's full of decent writing, despite my involvement.

Wrote this on the Bears-Packers rivalry ahead of TNF: https://thetouchdown.co.uk/history-of-a-rivalry-chicago-bears-green-bay-packers/

And wrote this on the history of the service academy teams in CFB: https://thetouchdown.co.uk/a-history-of-service-academies-college-football/

Appreciate anyone checking it out.
Forum
Thread
Posh pubs
at 09:25 13 Aug 2019

Been a while since I've been to Posh for a drink. I know Charters is popular but if it's raining it'll be a bit of a nightmare crammed into a boat trying to get served.

Is there somewhere most Town fans wll be having a good sing song, a few lagers, a bit of 'top bantz' etc.? Be good to know where to avoid.
Forum
Thread
Summer flu
at 15:34 18 Jun 2019

Seeing as my Mrs had it, BlueInBrum is complaining of it (though that could just be a booze induced stupor knowing him), and I am now starting to feel AWFUL, has anyone else got a case of the summer flu?

- Blocked nose/sinuses
- Weakness
- Sore throat
- Headaches
- Occasional fever

Woe is me.
Forum
Thread
Running book recommendations
at 16:10 13 Jun 2019

I've relatively recently read the following, which are all excellent:

What I talk about when I talk about running - Murakami
Jog on - Bella Mackie
Born to run - Chris MacDougal
Feet in the clouds - Askwith

Any good'uns?
[Post edited 13 Jun 16:14]
Forum
Thread
Anyone want to join Monzo? I have one of their golden tickets so we'd both get..
at 16:00 13 Jun 2019

..a 5er if I refer you.

DM me if you want it.
Forum
Thread
Having a Mandela effect moment re: Tennis
at 16:06 6 Jun 2019

Help.

Did one of the men's grand slam tournaments used to be 3 sets?
Forum
Thread
Does anyone else on here work at a University?
at 15:45 4 Jun 2019

Out of sheer curiosity.
Forum
Thread
Trump claims he turned down a request for a meeting by Jezza
at 14:41 4 Jun 2019

And Labour sources confirm.

Chortle.
Forum
Thread
Summer holiday resort help
at 13:32 10 May 2019

Howdy all. I'm rubbish at this as I usually don't holiday abroad.

The Mrs and I are scrabbling some pennies together and hoping to do a week in the sun later this summer if we can afford it. Before I default to the Corfu resort I've been many times as a kid, does anyone have any resorts in mind which hit the following criteria?

- All inclusive option available
- Beach nearby
- Decent hiking from the resort (this is the most important)
Forum
Thread
Anyone selling a runaround (Suffolk based)?
at 14:00 3 Apr 2019

Old man is after something reliable as a second motor, < £1500.

Forum
Thread
Random one: anyone got any old pictures/articles of witchdoctor?
at 19:48 29 Mar 2019

Ta.
Forum
Thread
Pubs near Bank
at 15:42 26 Feb 2019

Which aren't awful and/or full of tossers.

Please.
Forum
Thread
Been a while
at 13:35 26 Feb 2019

Who's this Zed fella?
Forum
Thread
Worst boss you've ever had, and why?
at 09:47 18 Dec 2018

Had a review meeting this morning with my manager. She's brilliant and it got me thinking just how terrible some of my managers have been, even at this relatively early stage of my career.

So, here's your chance to rant about previous (or current, if you're brave) bosses.
Forum
Thread
Anyone else's office basically shutting down already this week?
at 13:12 17 Dec 2018

I was bored and unmotivated by 9.15am.
Forum
Thread
A question for the commuters
at 13:03 14 Nov 2018

A couple of months ago I started a new job (which I love) which is in a beautiful location around 2 hours and 2 trains away from where I live. Moving to said location isn't likely to be feasible in the near future, btw.

I actually don't mind the commute, as I have become an early bird and I get a seat on both trains which is a luxury. So this isn't me moaning. Rather, I'm interested, what do others who have a lengthy commute do to pass the time? Sleep? Read? Work? Listen to music? Listen to podcasts? Leer at other passengers?


[Post edited 14 Nov 2018 13:04]
Please log in to use all the site's facilities

unbelievablue


Site Scores

Forum Votes: 1013
Comment Votes: 2
Prediction League: 0
TOTAL: 1015
About Us Contact Us Terms & Conditions Privacy Cookies Advertising
© TWTD 1995-2019