Seeking Employment

#1
Have posted this on AllCallSigns as well.

Hi,
I am desiring to leave my current employer.
I am looking for work which is in the IT Installation industry, i have a background in installation of network infrastructures and electrical wiring, and for the past 18 months i have been working in the petroleum industry (on the retail side).

I would like to be employed in a Junior Management role, as my current tasks are to manage stock and staff below my position.

I am a very outgoing and motivated individual, who is well suited to working effectively as a member of a team.

I am currently based in the North East of England, but possibly willing to relocate.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for further details, (By private message)

CV and referees availible on request.

Regards,
SparkySteve
 
#2
Sounds just like me! I've been looking on Jobserve.com, they seem to have quite a few positions available in the Midlands, I'm sure you can pick your location. I know it's another website to look on but always worth a look.
 
#4
and for the past 18 months i have been working in the petroleum industry (on the retail side).

does that mean you worked in a petrol station? :?
 
#6
fatcatfred said:
and for the past 18 months i have been working in the petroleum industry (on the retail side).

does that mean you worked in a petrol station? :?
Not a wah, i hope.
No, i have been employed by a company that specialises in wet stock analysis, and i have been the Installation Supervisor in charge of organizing and managing the other installers, and undertaking the complicated installations of our equipment, which essentially talks to other peices of existing kit on site and threads the data received together to allow us to monitor losses, leaks ect.

But have recently become aware that although we have a very, very good product to sell to the industry, we are being mis-managed on a higher level. Other people have seen this, have commented and left regarding it. Im now in a similar position and want to jump ship.

msr, Monster.co.uk is the biggest pile of cack i have ever seen, but thanks for the other links.

Regards,
SparkySteve
 
#8
Please educate me... has anyone actually found a job through the above sites ??Ive never found them any good at all ? Just loads of obscure jobs sent via email and by the time you get them the jobs are filled. Junk email if you ask me !!

Anyway I digress, have you tried the offshore sparkie in the North Sea or somewhere more exotic like singapore etc Try looking up rigzone.com. Market is good at the mo so its worth updating your CV
 
#9
Whatever thoe outcome, good luck mate. There's not a lot worse than a job you don't enjoy and spend most of your life at, except perhaps a marriage in the same category.
 
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Biscuits_AB

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#10
SparkySteve said:
Have posted this on AllCallSigns as well.

Hi,
I am desiring to leave my current employer.
I am looking for work which is in the IT Installation industry, i have a background in installation of network infrastructures and electrical wiring, and for the past 18 months i have been working in the petroleum industry (on the retail side).

I would like to be employed in a Junior Management role, as my current tasks are to manage stock and staff below my position.

I am a very outgoing and motivated individual, who is well suited to working effectively as a member of a team.

I am currently based in the North East of England, but possibly willing to relocate.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for further details, (By private message)

CV and referees availible on request.

Regards,
SparkySteve

Don't take offence mate, but you may just wish to re-write that ad. Some of it makes you sound as if you are an immigrant.
 
#12
Caspiandood said:
Please educate me... has anyone actually found a job through the above sites ??Ive never found them any good at all ? Just loads of obscure jobs sent via email and by the time you get them the jobs are filled. Junk email if you ask me !!
Yes, the last three jobs I have held.

msr
 
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Biscuits_AB

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#13
SparkySteve said:
Please elaborate?
Have a look at the 'bold'. As an example 'I am desiring to leave my current employer' isn't the best use of English is it?

What about trying something along the lines of 'Whatever specialist, currently employed in a middle management position, seeks career advancement.

I'm not saying that my suggestion is the best way to sell yourself, but you appear to be selling yourself short.

Please don't take offence here, as that is certainly not the intention.
 
#14
Biscuits_AB said:
SparkySteve said:
Please elaborate?
Have a look at the 'bold'. As an example 'I am desiring to leave my current employer' isn't the best use of English is it?

What about trying something along the lines of 'Whatever specialist, currently employed in a middle management position, seeks career advancement.

I'm not saying that my suggestion is the best way to sell yourself, but you appear to be selling yourself short.

Please don't take offence here, as that is certainly not the intention.
this is why i asked if you worked in a garage
petrolium industry (on the retail side) sounds like CV talk for petrol pump attendant your longer explanation leans more towards your networking skills
 
#15
recommend you look at the job sites provided by MSR, search some of the jobs that are on offer, review your CV and tailor make it to suite the general positions that are open.

Maybe you should have a couple of CV,s one as focused on your management skills, and the other focused on your technical skills. some employers want one or the other its rare they want both.
 
#16
Phone up the recruiting agency and confirm the position is still open.

If so, then tell them you will get a CV over to them right away. If not tell them you will get a CV over to them anyway should anything similar come up.

I would suggest you write a CV specific to each application.

Get someone else to check it

Send it in

Confirmatory phone call to ensure they have it, check when they expect to hear back from the client and call the agency back on that day.

Repeat until interview obtained.

msr
 
#17
Caspiandood said:
Please educate me... has anyone actually found a job through the above sites ??Ive never found them any good at all ? Just loads of obscure jobs sent via email and by the time you get them the jobs are filled. Junk email if you ask me !!
Recruitment sites are alright. They're basically an automated matchmaking service between employer and jobseeker. Sometimes it works, but often it doesn't. Have you looked at www.troopstotask.co.uk by the way? It's ARRSE & RumRation's answer to the solution, and there are a lot of ex-mil jobs on there.

Recruitment agencies are a lot better. Get in touch with, for example, Fresh Approach Solutions.

Of course, the best way to find meaningful employment is through networking. According to a study by Drake Beam Morin, 64% of the people surveyed said they found their new jobs through networking.

As part of the ex-forces community (and this is about to turn into a blatant advertisement, so I apologise in advance), you have a huge advantage in that you can join the ex-forces business & employment network for free. This will allow you to speak directly to other members - Including potential employers and other people in your industry or area.

www.allcallsigns.org :wink:
 
#18
RFUK said:
As part of the ex-forces community (and this is about to turn into a blatant advertisement, so I apologise in advance), you have a huge advantage in that you can join the ex-forces business & employment network for free. This will allow you to speak directly to other members - Including potential employers and other people in your industry or area.

www.allcallsigns.org :wink:
Sadly this site is currently stuck in the loop of there not being enough members on it to make it worthwhile, so no one is joining, so there are not enough.....

I hope you get the critical mass you are looking for.

msr
 
#19
msr said:
RFUK said:
As part of the ex-forces community (and this is about to turn into a blatant advertisement, so I apologise in advance), you have a huge advantage in that you can join the ex-forces business & employment network for free. This will allow you to speak directly to other members - Including potential employers and other people in your industry or area.

www.allcallsigns.org :wink:
Sadly this site is currently stuck in the loop of there not being enough members on it to make it worthwhile, so no one is joining, so there are not enough.....

I hope you get the critical mass you are looking for.

msr
Actually, we currently have 122 members with between 10 and 15 new members registering per day (thanks to word of mouth and the ads on here and RR).

The project is taking off nicely and I'm aware of at least two people who have already found employment through the site.

You're right in that there aren't a huge number of members - However, we're certainly not stuck in a loop and we're already providing a useful service for our members :wink:
 
#20
Try Matchtech Who I can't recommend enough, they have been very useful.
Jobsite Who although a little mediochre have pitched in with 2 or 3 appropriate leads for me.
JamJobs again they have picked out my CV and put me onto a couple of good jobs.

I'm in different situation to yourself with a very broad range of qualified technical skills and management experience but time and time again these 3 sites have turned out to be the best for me, I'm a member of quite a few recruitment sites and a couple of professional organisations, they just seem to contact me with totally inappropriate crap. I'm going for the second interview for my dream job next month thanks to Matchtech, it's a job I would never have thought to apply for had their recruiter not phoned me having picked the necessary skills/ qualifications from my CV and our telephone interview. They seem to have got the "match" bit right which is more than I can say for some of the other sites,

Monster once contacted me to ask if I was interested in a production line supervisor's job within the food sector on £16.5k a year, I am an Engineer, head of two departments and currently earn way more than twice that, my only experience of the food sector involves selecting veg for Sunday dinner in Morrisons.............. Did I mention that I'm a qualified Teacher? ...............................bloody morons!
 
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