Job Hunting

Just how grim is it out there?

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25/04/2011 at 20:17
Blimey, Hash, talking about kicking someone when they are down! Here's hoping that you, Blouse and the other forumites who are 'temporarily resting' soon find gainful employment again.
25/04/2011 at 20:49

Cheers Slugsta

Apparently there are no depths to which the sharks will not sink.  I got the e-mail below, thought it sounded a bit too good to be true, then had a look around the website they claimed to be from, here.  Clock the warning in the grey box, looks like I was right.

I'll remove the bloke's name in the interests of not doing a D2D, although frankly he doesn't deserve it.

Sent: Monday, April 25, 2011 7:47 PM Subject: Totaljobs. Your resume has been reviewed
> Dear JobSeeker,
> This is Victor ******** . I'm personnel manager of Designers' Guild, Ltd.
> Our department found your CV on TotalJobs, so I think you're great candidate
> for the vacancy of representative of our company in the UK.
> For more information please contact me via e-mail.
> Here you can find all required information about our company.
> If you're ready, reply me for more information.
> Regards,
> ********************
> e-mail box:
25/04/2011 at 21:18
That's shite Hash....although Designers' Guild seem to be in need of a proof reader for their little grey box...maybe you could apply for that?
25/04/2011 at 21:24

Actually I forwarded it to the police, with a copy to Total Jobs' customer service department and a PS saying any genuine job offers welcome.  Can't blame me for trying!

Edited: 25/04/2011 at 21:40
25/04/2011 at 22:07
I have a small business employing 4 people, I've taken two on in the last 12 months and find it really difficult to recruit. I keep hearing how difficult it is for graduates etc - advertised 20-25k with car etc job on southern grad web site and had no responses! Recently posted an ad for some part time really basic IT support work that could be done remotely for £15-20/hr that would suit a student - no replies .

I'm pretty sure I don't write ads like a muppet!

Guess it depends on which side of the fence you're on.
25/04/2011 at 22:12
Erm..... at the risk of being a complete slapper, how basic?
25/04/2011 at 22:53

Apart from tax, job uncertainty, being a slow bugger, Blackburn losing (again), everything OK Dave. You?

Part-time basic IT support sounds good if I lose my job!

Edited: 26/04/2011 at 06:38
26/04/2011 at 07:41
Hash, things like sorting out excel spreadsheets, exchange server setup, bits and pieces that I can spend avday trying to sort that others can do in a few minutes!
26/04/2011 at 08:20
Mail sent
26/04/2011 at 09:13
Yeah Danny B.. Sort of OK, apart from being jobless. I thought I was in for some quality training, But having revamped my daughters garden, and decorated the hall stairs and landing training has been limited
26/04/2011 at 12:05
I spent 6 months unemployed last year. Welcome to my world.
26/04/2011 at 12:06
Actually, was unemployed for 6 months in total in 2009 as well.

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