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|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]
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?
|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]
|Pre paid sim for US|
at 10:19 26 Sep 2019
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]
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.
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
- Sore throat
- Occasional fever
Woe is me.
|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
[Post edited 13 Jun 16:14]
|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)
|Pubs near Bank|
at 15:42 26 Feb 2019
Which aren't awful and/or full of tossers.
|Been a while|
at 13:35 26 Feb 2019
Who's this Zed fella?
|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.
|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]
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