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2005/07/25 02:43:14 (permalink)

Any other graduates/job seekers on here?

I finished Uni last month and have moved down to surrey to look for a job in london. And i can honestly say i am sick to death of applying for jobs i think i've lost count now, a couple of rejections but mostly i hear nothing. I have no friends down here and no job = no money so my diet and training is going to ****. Think i'm gonna have to go on jobseekers this week although i'd rather not but need the money.

Just wondering if there's anyone else in the same situation at the moment??
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    MuscleM4n
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    RE: Any other graduates/job seekers on here? 2005/07/25 03:33:28 (permalink)
    yes join the club
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    RE: Any other graduates/job seekers on here? 2005/07/25 10:33:45 (permalink)
    your not a grad though mm!

    a few of my friends have finish but theyre just applying everywhere, even abroad.

    they just advised me that use the job websites, prepare to relocate if the right position and pay and career prospects with that company are good and just make yourself a hell of alot more flexible. if your not able to, then its going to be very hard.

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    RE: Any other graduates/job seekers on here? 2005/07/25 11:49:14 (permalink)
    Im in the same boat, thing to do is to keep applying and get a PT job in the meantime

    heres a few job possablities that i've been considering recently

    Fireman
    Fitness Instructor
    Driving Instructor
    Gardener
    Call Centre
    MiniBus Driver
    Holiday Resort
    Plumber/Electrican


    "Always act as though it were impossible to fail."

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    RE: Any other graduates/job seekers on here? 2005/07/25 12:35:02 (permalink)
    DC why would you want to work in a call centre?

    I think Im going to go to college and do an electrician course. I think learning a trade is the way to go for a secure future with good money.
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    RE: Any other graduates/job seekers on here? 2005/07/25 12:43:34 (permalink)
    Hard to find jobs in london mate, massive city so youd expect lots of jobs but the good ones are all taken my friend.

    Its also expensive living in london, rent is a rip off.
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    RE: Any other graduates/job seekers on here? 2005/07/25 12:48:35 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: The Dark Knight

    DC why would you want to work in a call centre?



    I live just outside manchester and there loads of call centre jobs going

    If i couldnt get anything else it would be a last resort. (sorry should have made it more clear)

    "Always act as though it were impossible to fail."

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    RE: Any other graduates/job seekers on here? 2005/07/25 12:51:48 (permalink)
    I finished uni a month or so ago - got my results the other week. I'm a software engineer and am looking for something on the manchester area. I should have started looking a while back but to be honest I just wanted a week or 2 to chill out for a bit!

    Really gonna cain out some applications this week!
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    RE: Any other graduates/job seekers on here? 2005/07/25 14:52:07 (permalink)
    Yup.

    Finished my Master's last summer. Had two temporary jobs since then but still looking for a permanent job a year later. I live in Manchester too but wouldn't mind moving to London. Applied for loads of jobs and had loads of interviews but still nothing...
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    RE: Any other graduates/job seekers on here? 2005/07/25 15:01:51 (permalink)
    I finished my degree (Environmental Science) july last year and came to england in september. I applied for quite afew jobs and then put my name down for The Graduate Gateway Programme run by Loughborough uni. Within 1 week they phoned me and started a six-month placement in the council which i quit early cuz a better job opportunity turned up with the experience i had gained. SO anybody living in the Midlands mite wanna check it out.
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    RE: Any other graduates/job seekers on here? 2005/07/25 15:57:17 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: BritBB

    Hard to find jobs in london mate, massive city so youd expect lots of jobs but the good ones are all taken my friend.

    Its also expensive living in london, rent is a rip off.


    This is true although i'm living in surrey at the moment with my brother, rent free for awhile anyway.

    The biggest problem i'm finding is that so many places want graduates with experience, which is kind of a catch 22 situation, can't get the experience because everyone wants experience!!

    Most likely gonna get a PT job soon, will get me some cash and maybe some new mates. I'd hate to work in a call centre
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    RE: Any other graduates/job seekers on here? 2005/07/25 16:32:12 (permalink)
    Join the club. Iv'e been out of work for 3.5 months and it's killing me not being able to get a job.
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    RE: Any other graduates/job seekers on here? 2005/07/25 17:27:10 (permalink)
    i finish my degree next year, and all i can say is as soon as i get it, im getting out of this country as fast as i can and getting a job in europe -

    1. cos im fed up of england
    2. cos i like the european ladies
    3. i like culture
    4. its more relaxed

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    RE: Any other graduates/job seekers on here? 2005/07/25 17:54:42 (permalink)
    I'm still a student at the mo and am searching for a job to tide me over till i begin back at my first of 2 years studying law in Paris. Its soo difficult to find a job that I actually maybe able to kindle a passion for. I have done call centre market research stuff and its so boring. People are rude and just shoot off at you without realising its a bloody job. Its hard finding undergraduate work.
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    RE: Any other graduates/job seekers on here? 2005/07/25 19:51:48 (permalink)
    I like the idea of getting out of the country but can't speak any other languages so it limits me in going to europe. I've always had the dream of making shed loads of money then retiring early to live on a beach somewhere. Open up a gym and do nothing but workout,eat, and chill on the beach!
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    RE: Any other graduates/job seekers on here? 2005/07/25 20:00:21 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: PaulSF

    I like the idea of getting out of the country but can't speak any other languages so it limits me in going to europe. I've always had the dream of making shed loads of money then retiring early to live on a beach somewhere. Open up a gym and do nothing but workout,eat, and chill on the beach!

    I like the idea of getting out of the country but can't speak any other languages so it limits me in going to europe. I've always had the dream of making shed loads of money then retiring early to live on a beach somewhere. Open up a gym and do nothing but workout,eat, and chill on the beach!


    trust me, u dont have to be able to speak another language, you can pick up the basics in no time and most people speak english anyway - places like sweden, germany, norway, netherlands - Most speak english as they are taught it in school to a very high level.

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    RE: Any other graduates/job seekers on here? 2005/07/25 20:55:26 (permalink)
    Does anyone know any good recruitment websites?
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    RE: Any other graduates/job seekers on here? 2005/07/25 21:55:33 (permalink)
    There are quite a few out there especially for graduates, do a google search and you'll find plenty. Here are a couple geared towards grads, check out your careers if your're still in uni too they should be able to provide you with a list.

    www.grb.uk.com
    www.graduate-recruitment.com
    www.milkround.com <one of the better ones i've found>
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    RE: Any other graduates/job seekers on here? 2005/07/25 22:41:33 (permalink)
    I.M.O. The best post graduate course to do ( assuming you dont want to do anything associated with your degree) is a fast track medicine degree it will only take up another 3/4 years of your life and then you will be a fully fledged Doctor! They take people from any discpline. Plus you can look foreward to the perks of the job as a general practitioner/pillar of the community i.e Old ladys making you cakes ,giving you bottles of whisky at christmas,People practically bowing in your presence.Being on every board in your local community and everyone listening to you with enthusiasm as you talk self-righteously in the local pub.

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