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Straight from the street?

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by kazan, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. kazan

    kazan Bit Poster

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    Hi,

    Maybe silly question but :)
    I live in Canary Wharf and sometimes passing through I wonder,
    what if I would walked in to one of these big banks with CV in my hand,
    asked about someone from HR and asked about job for example as a Desktop Support?
    Does it make any sense? :rolleyes:
    Just don't laugh to loud ;) it's late and maybe I'm dreaming :biggrin

    |Kazan|
     
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  2. dalsoth

    dalsoth Kilobyte Poster

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    Two chances. As my football club motto says, "To dare is to do". :)
     
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  3. The_Geek

    The_Geek Megabyte Poster

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    I tripple-dog dare you!
     
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  4. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

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    Bob Hope and No Hope ?
     
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  5. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    If you do then maybe 99% of them say no.

    If you don't then there is a 100% chance they say no.:twisted:


    What can you lose?
     
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  6. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Might as well as if they say no, then you're in the same position you were before you handed in your CV - you don't lose anything.

    -Ken
     
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  7. ally_uk

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    You will never know the outcome unless you try
     
  8. Hades

    Hades Nibble Poster

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    As others have said you dont know if you dont try, but why limit yourself to just Banks? try every company :)
     
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  9. kazan

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    Why to limit myself to just every company in London? try every company in the world :biggrin ;)

    I was thinking is there any point to do like that? Is there any chance they employ people straight from street or they rather do this through recruitment agencies?? :hhhmmm

    |Kazan|
     
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  10. Hades

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    Most would go through a recruiting agency I would imagine. But if you show up and introduce yourself and make a good impression they could go pull you in for an interview and save them some £££ by cutting out the middle man.

    If you want to go global then good luck :)
     
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  11. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    Go in there and ask them for an informational meeting to see what would make you attractive for them to employ. There you will find out what they are looking for and maybe if you are interested in these areas too you can focus your studies in that direction.
     
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  12. BosonMichael
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    Nothing ventured, nothing gained. And after all, what's the worst they can do? Say "No"? Go for it!
     
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  13. kazan

    kazan Bit Poster

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    :hhhmmm they can shout, they can bite, they can KILL me :ohmy :biggrin

    Thanks to all of you guys....and girls :biggrin

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  14. bootneck1

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    He who dares wins
     
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  15. drum_dude

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    Are they still there?
     
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  16. kazan

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    :lol: not all of them but yes, there are still there wasting energy ;-)

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