Help me find a job in the UK, please!
February 8, 2011 7:16 PM Subscribe
I am having real trouble finding a job. I'm in the UK. Any tips/pointers greatly appreciated.
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My situation is a bit... odd:
- I have a good MSc from a great university
- I only got a II:ii for my BSc and have poor A-level results. I just didn't care. Oops. Regretting that much? ...yeah
- My degrees don't necessarily lead on directly to employment where I live. I can't move to a place where they might be more likely to do this.
- I've worked for three years in a junior management role, where I was appreciated, given lots of responsibility and flourished. I am not finding any similar roles when I browse the job sites now.
- I do web design and IT stuff through a local shop and have quite a few happy customers, but I need a proper job with proper pay! I can't do Lotus admin, I don't know Java etc etc so that rules THOSE jobs out...
The way I see it is this.
- Despite being educated to a high level, my A-Levels and II:ii stick out on a sore thumb and no doubt rule me out of a lot of graduate programmes.
- I'm a really fast learner and a really hard worker - but am not been given the chance to prove myself like I was in the institution (why did I leave? It closed down).
- I am looking for graduate/interesting jobs but all that seems to be advertised are posts that demand lots of experience for AWFUL money (and they stipulate that you have to work Saturdays just to kick you in the arse when you're down).
What should someone like me try and DO? I have a proven track record but haven't really any clue how to go about getting that next good job where I can prove myself?
Typical job ad I see when browsing:
Administrator, £14,000 reduced pro rata
Must have experience of handling cash.
I mean, WTF? £14,000 a year REDUCED pro rata, AND they want experience?!?!
On the offchance there's a MeFite who runs a graduate training scheme or similar, throwaway address: firstname.lastname@example.org