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Once in a blue moon

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by greenbrucelee, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. greenbrucelee
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    So the once in a blue moon IT job in my local area has appeared in the paper, so I have applied.

    It's for an PC & Network support operator in a Building Society, the job involves: Supporting Microsoft Office applications, Windows (although it doesn't say I presume it's server 2003 with XP or 2000) if I get it I'll be based in the head office in town but I maybe required to visit other branches.

    Its has full training, the starting salary is £12890 rising by 1k after completion of a succesful 3 month period then rising by a further 1k after the first year.

    It's almost a 6k pay drop but since my debts are finished and it's local then I can afford the drop.

    On the application form I had to mention if I had been insolvant or had bankruptcy or a ccj, why is that?
     
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  2. kat731
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    Hi GBL,

    well its a financial institution...
    So i can sort of see why they would.

    K
     
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  3. Modey

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    GL with that GBL. Not sure about that last bit, I haven't come across that before myself.
     
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    Its not as if I am gonna embezle funds or anything.
     
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    LOL.....

    yeh, but they dont know that!!


    K:biggrin
     
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    Best of luck with the job mate 8)
     
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    Cheers people :)
     
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    Good luck mate!!
     
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    Good luck with the job!

    NB
     
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    Good luck, GBL.

    If it makes you feel any better, it's plastered all over jobs in the US, for the reason kat stated.
     
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    Hello GBL,

    That's normal on application forms to ask about CCJ's Certainly in postions in local government, NHS and finance. Not sure about elsewhere. But these days employers want to know even if you got points on your licence.:biggrin

    It's bit of a drop in pay mate, but at least you would get your foot into the IT world!:biggrin

    Also who knows where it will take you once your trained up and got a years experience under your belt!

    Have they asked you to fill in a CRB?:blink
     
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    All the best mate... I'll keep my fingers crossed... :D

    Erm... you 'might' want to remove the name of the prospective employer... just a thought...
     
  13. greenbrucelee
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    I had to put on the application form wether I had any coviction etc, but no proper check that might be if I get to the interview stage.
     
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    I am going to bed now as I had no sleep and been in work since 5am, I am knackered.
     
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    I thought so too Giddy, so i have taken the liberty of editing your post GBL. There is a certain confidentiality implied with all communications between perspective employers and potential employees. Sometimes it's wise to limit the amount of info you post to just enough to make sense.

    Good luck btw 8)
     
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    Good luck mate :D
     
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    I wasn't thinking straight yesterday as I was so knackered, thanks for that and thanks everyone for the good luck :)
     
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    Go for it GBL - first step on the ladder!

    As for finance check, its pretty standard, especially in financial institutions.
    For security cleareances, they do a credit check, and full-on indepth financial check (ie, what back accounts you have, who with, how much) for the highest clearance - stops you getting caught in the situation where you would NEED the money and take a bribe/blackmail.
    CRB - I would have thought you'd only need that if you had any contact with children, I'd be surprised if you did really.
     
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    Could the fact I have bad credit go against me?
     
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    It shouldn't do as long as they know you're trying to make things right and start on a clean slat. Best wishes friend sure your break would come soon just keep being persistent:)
     
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