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Re: Jobs

Post by Esther » Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:31 pm

Hugs Lu. Sorry to hear it. Keep going. The right job's out there for you.

If you're feeling strong enough, would you consider asking them for feedback?

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Re: Jobs

Post by AussieBritLu » Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:19 pm

I already did ask them for feedback.

This was the feedback

It was simply the competition of applicants. We had found candidates that had extensive previous work experience in the dental industry.

If it was not for that, your past experience in the airport was looked on with admiration (as well as your lovely character!).

We will certainly keep in contact if any further positions arise.

Again, thank you for your application.
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Re: Jobs

Post by AussieBritLu » Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:20 pm

Thanks all for the support and help and advice though :)
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Post by Esther » Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:29 pm

Nice to get positive feedback, even if you didn't get the job?
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Re: Jobs

Post by AussieBritLu » Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:41 pm

Yea it is !
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Re: Jobs

Post by Mummy woo! » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:34 pm

I'm sorry Lu, but I think you have done well in your first interview in ages - that is a good thing! Something will come up for you if you just keep trying. That is helpful feedback and shows you are on the right track.

It might be time to start working your network - let everyone you know (school, church, any volunteering you do) know that you are looking for work - you never know what will come up, and many many jobs are never even advertised.
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Re: Jobs

Post by AussieBritLu » Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:15 am

Thanks Mummy woo!

I have already been letting people know....unfortunately in this town it's hard to get work unless you are family to someone who owns the business kinda thing....but I will keep trying!
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Re: Jobs

Post by Jenbt85 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:13 pm

Sorry to hear that Lu, hope something else comes along soon for you x
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Re: Jobs

Post by DigDig » Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:25 pm

Sorry to hear the news Lu.
I was wondering what sort of work you were looking for? Could you try something online?
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Post by AussieBritLu » Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:32 pm

At this stage anything that is casual or part time.
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Re: Jobs

Post by Mummy woo! » Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:27 am

AussieBritLu wrote:At this stage anything that is casual or part time.
Have you tried posting on online classifieds? We picked up our excellent after school carer on Gumtree and there seem to be a lot of babysitting jobs going there. Ours was to pick up Oobiwoo twice a week, walk him home and hang out until one of us was home. Worked great. Maybe you can find someone at your school or preschool whose kids you can collect when you are getting your own?

SIL has just picked up a couple of cleaning jobs to improve her cash flow. Like you, she is aiming for customer service/clerical/reception work, but in the meantime this gets her back into the workforce and where she is at least, the money is fair although it is for hard, physical work. And she will have recent references.

My mum has been paying someone $15 for a half hour dog walk (mum had an injury). The lady would bring her baby in a pram, walk to dog to the park, push the baby on the swing a bit while the dog had a sniff around then walk home. There is some kind of dog walker website.

None of those might be right for your family, but there might be some ideas there for you to get started thinking about what you want to do.
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Re: Jobs

Post by Bailey's Mum » Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:29 am

I hadn't thought of Gumtree! Thanks, MW - I'm going to try there for OSHC too. I've just had to withdraw DS3 from OSHC, and am desperately trying to find someone I can afford to care for him at home. But the going rate seems to be about $25 per hour, which is more than I pay for an agency babysitter, and about 4 times what I was paying at OSHC.
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Re: Jobs

Post by Mummy woo! » Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:55 am

We were paying $40 for 2.5 hours. At that rate we still paid the sitter if we cancelled because of sick days, but not in the holidays. And of course no CCB or CCTR.

We ended up going with an older lady whose son had had childhood asthma. She was free at the times we needed because she was studying. We had good interest from uni students.
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Re: Jobs

Post by Jenbt85 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:05 pm

Cleaning seems to have a good hourly rate (about $30 an hour where I am) that is above temp admin jobs. I'd consider it myself if I was able. We've had four cleaners so far through an agency and two were doing it around school hours and they got to set their own schedule.
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Re: Jobs

Post by DigDig » Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:34 pm

I was going to suggest transcription. You can do it in your own time, and lots of legal services need it, as well as university researchers. Not sure of the hourly rate. From what my friend was telling me a while ago I think it was around $120 per hour of audio or something like that, and it takes about 4 to 5 hours to type up. (Though you can use free transcription software to make it go faster). Then it just depends how fast you can type. But you could advertise on gumtree, not sure if uni sites have a place too.
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