The interview went really well, which actually surprised me. At first, the interviewer came across as a little aggressive, but his attitude changed as we progressed further. Still waiting for a reply at the moment, but they did say that they’ve got a lot of applicants, so it might be a week before they respond.
Thanks for the advice :) It is very much appreciated :) I’ve got another one next Wednesday. It’s not as good as the one I’ve already applied for, but it is still really good.
Sorry I haven’t got back to you for a while. V stressful week and will continue for some days to come.
Have you had the interview for the software development job? If so, I hope it went well.
Keep your chin up on the interview front, it can take a while but not because you aren’t good at what you do, can be a bit of a lottery. See each rejection as an opportunity to look over your cv, your covering letter and most importantly how you are in an interview. Fine tune how you talk about your experiences and pick out relevant history to turn everything you have done to your advantage, if that makes sense. Look keen and don’t be afraid to show it!
Good luck, although I’m sure you don’t need it. I really do think you will achieve what you are after.
I’ve got an interview for a software development job next Friday. I’m really hoping that it goes well because I read a bit more on the training scheme and future opportunities and they seem really good. Part of me is really looking forward to it, but part of me is really dreading it.
I received a rejection letter from one of the places. I contacted them afterwards, mainly to thank them, and they said it due to my lack of experience. Oh well. :/
I’m still a beginner at cooking, but I do like experimenting. However, I’ve never tried anything with fish, but I would really like to. I’ve seen a few recipes, but haven’t had the nerve to try them yet.
Glad you achieved everything that you wanted :) That’s a really nice thing that you did for your friend. If she’s had a busy week and is scheduled for a busy weekend, I could imagine that she must have been really happy with it. I’m glad it went well for you :)
You too have a great weekend and speak to you soon :)x
It was a very productive day and achieved everything I wanted to do, including delivering a surprise evening meal to a friend who has been V busy of late and has a v busy weekend ahead of her. She’s a fab friend and worth going the extra mile for.
Hope you have a lovely weekend and you take good of yourself too :)X
If I ever get rejected, I usually send a letter saying thank you and asking why they didn’t accept me. However, I’ve never tried phoning them after the interview/application. I might try that. Thanks :)
I’ve lost track of how long I’ve spent adjusting and readjusting my CV to fit the spec. I know it’s a serious task, but it gets a bit annoying after a while.
Thank you for your encouragement and support. It’s greatly appreciated. I hope all is well with you at the moment :)x
I have been working really hard on my covering letter. At uni, they seemed to treat the covering letter as something that just ‘comes with the CV’, but I thought that it must be more valuable than that. I’ve lost count on the number of times I written, checked and rewritten each covering letter. It’s starting to drive me crazy.
Thanks for your advice and confirmation that the covering letter is important. I feel a lot better now :)
Don’t worry too much about a CV; it’s a basic fact finding mission for any potential employer….
I can’t emphasise enough how valuable it is to get your accompanying covering letter right though (i.e highlight succinctly in your letter all the qualities the employer is looking for; look at their remit and then lay out on paper the skills you have that fit it and demonstrate it with examples of what you have done). Covering letter is most important - it’s your foot in the door, before they even look at your CV. A lot of people think it’s a way of introducing your CV, It’s not-It’s the opportunity to sell your skills to them.
Also sets the pace for any interview to follow.
I really, really do wish you well :)
Thank you :) I always feel more confident once the company has accepted my CV. I haven’t got control over what CVs they accept (or read), but I feel like I’ve got a bit of control during the interview. Well, usually. I had one interviewer who was such a belligerent, arrogant… person. I never got the job and, to be frank, I’m glad I didn’t. I would’ve ended up strangling the guy.
I do feel fairly confident, though. Much more than I did when I was applying for the job for my industrial placement.
I’m not totally sure when my results are due. I know my graduation is sometime during the beginning of July. I’m guessing the results should be due late June or early July.
I’ve got three so far. Two for a software development position, one of which offers a really good training scheme, and one for a trainee systems analyst position. I think that’s the one that I would really like to get, but I doubt I’ll get it. There are many people with more experience than me who are also applying.
It went fairly well. The only problem was that it was such a boring exam. The actual module was really good - the exam wasn’t. It’s over now, though and I think I’ve done well. I usually do well at exams anyway.
After recently looking at what has happened, I think it was essential for Labour to get a new leader. Even if he could do a good job, it’s likely he would have his bad rep holding him back. I think it’s been a difficult election for many people. Mind you, based on what I read regarding what the Lib Dems and Tories are planning to do, it seems like there are going to be a lot of improvements. I don’t really want to build my hopes up at the moment, though. We’ll just have to see if they can keep to their ‘promises’.
I’m fine, thank you. Haven’t really done much over the past few weeks except revise for my exams. I’ve got my final exam tomorrow, which I’m feeling confident about. I don’t really know what I’m going to be doing over the next few weeks, aside from a few job interviews. I’m not used to having so much free time.
I had a good day. Completed a demonstration for uni, which is a relief. I don’t know why I was dreading it, though. My Martial Arts lesson wasn’t brilliant. Few people turned up today, which demotivated me a bit. I pulled through, though.
I voted for Labour. I still have faith in the party and I think they will make a positive difference.
I haven’t even thought about what I’ll be doing over the next few weeks. One friend of mine is going on a holiday around Europe with his girlfriend, which sounds awesome. Really need to think of something.
Sorry to hear that things are not going well for you. You know I’ll listen if you want to rant. I just hope that things are not too bad and that everything gets resolved :)
I can remember that feeling v well - when you have finished something that has been a Big part of your life you feel relieved and then you feel at a loss for something to do because it has occupied your time so much.
Take the opportunity to just Chill and have Fun - when Work starts, you won’t have that much time to just be you and do what you like whenever you like.
Make it a fun and great summer with your friends :)))
Everything isn’t that fine here, but it’s ok. Not rebuffing you, it’s just that I can handle it and no need to off load. You are a good friend and I want you to enjoy this fab time that you have to chill out, relax and enjoy the freedom of having just finished something :))
Thanks. It’s quite funny really, because everyone I’ve spoken to has said that they don’t care about how well they’ve done; they’re just happy that they’ve finished. I think that’s probably just the relief of knowing that it is over.