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Back on the job hunt trail

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by tripwire45, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    After four months, it seems that my skill sets and those required by my contract job weren't a very good match, so I'm "on the trail", so to speak, looking for a job again. I figured I'd give the job six months, but it didn't work out. I have a meeting next week with the recruitment agency to go over a "battle plan" and in the meantime, I'll apply for employment insurance (again), spruce up the ol' CV, and start looking for work.

    I licked my wounds last night and am still smarting a bit, but it's time to galvanize into action.
     
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  2. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Sorry to hear that Trip... their loss is definitely someone else's gain...

    How is the 70-630 going BTW?
     
  3. wizard

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    Shame to hear it didn't work out trip. Still waiting for the letter to arrive from my job interview on Wednesday, I've got at least another 20+ potential job specs to go through.
     
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    Oh dear. I'm very sorry to hear that. I hope that the 'trail' is a short one, leading to gold!

    Harry.
     
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  5. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    Thanks, everyone. The Sybex book went to the pritners a week or so ago, so it's right on schedule. Today, I'm finishing up the last of the ancillary instructor's materials and will send that in to the publisher. Then, it's completely a done deal.
     
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  6. nugget
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    Sorry to hear about the job not working out Trip. Let's hope it's only a short wait till you land something else.
     
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  7. juice142

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    That's bad news mate. better luck in the next one, I hope it won't take long to find.

    ATB,

    J.
     
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  8. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Lol... just looked on Amazon...
     
  9. BosonMichael
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    Sorry 'bout that, Trip. :(
     
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  10. Leehaa

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    Well good luck with the new job hunt - their loss, and your gain (with a better job) x
     
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    It's not a nice feeling by any means but not to worry as you've got potential and something more lasting would come your way. Best wishes:)
     
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  12. Alex Wright

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    I'm sorry to hear that Trip, but you're an unbelievably talented individual and I'm sure that you'll be back to work in no time. Any organisation would be lucky to have you! Chin up, my friend. :)
     
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  13. Phoenix
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    Bah.. what were they thinking Jim?
    I guess we have all been in the situation where what we thought the job was about seemed to change its direction over time, I know I have!

    I hope it's not too much of a mission to find something new mate, got my fingers crossed for you! :)
     
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  14. greenbrucelee
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    Sorry to hear that Trip you'll find something soon and you'll be an asset to them.
     
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  15. Bluerinse
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    Darn, what a shame. Well you've been there before James, and so you know how to bounce back. Good luck and fingers crossed again here too!
     
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    Am so sorry Trip. I was hoping this one would work out for you. :cry:
     
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  17. Theprof

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    Sorry to hear that James, I am sure you'll find something better. Good luck and all the best on your search!
     
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  18. tripwire45
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    Thanks, everyone. I was mostly worried about how the missus would take it but she took it a lot better than expected (she's house and dog sitting, so I don't see much of her lately). The shock has worn off and while I stuggle with having faith that things will work out for the best, the faith is there (although, I really don't like these little "tests"). :wink:

    Just going to take it one day at a time and one task at a time and move forward.
     
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  19. fortch

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    Sorry, brother. For every door that closes, another opens .. and I know you know that :biggrin You've got it goin' on, and I'm sure that the next thing will be even better.
     
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  20. sunn

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    Sorry to hear it Trip. :(
    Hopefully it won’t take too long. Best of luck on hunt.
     

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