Lets do an update on the job hunting

I have applied for so many jobs, its stupid, if I ever do this again, I am going to keep track and do a spreadsheet, of how many I apply for, how many I get something back from and how many I get interviewed for.

It could be interesting, the thing is I never know whether its a good thing to get rejected or to just not know. I have had companies do both to me and I think I prefer not to know, when bulk applying, because you just dont give a shit.

I think when applying for a one off job, its nice to hear either way. Thats just my opinion.

Anyway, not sure where I got to, but I have the two interviews today (thursday) one interview on friday and then one on Monday.

I am not sure what happens if I get offered a job, I was thinking about this, when offered money do I ask for what I think I should be getting? What does a 40 year who has been out of work for 10 years actually command money wise?

Its a tough one, I know what they are offering, but I want more than that, because I am damn good at customer service, which is what most of these jobs are.

OK so I hate people, but I can fake that, time to slap on the happy face.

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9 Responses to Lets do an update on the job hunting

  1. Sheree says:

    If offered the job try and negotiate some wriggle room, maybe a salary review after successful completion of probationary period and you’ve proved how good you are.

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  2. I agree with Sheree. I think it’s wise to ask for a little more up front too. Your life experience counts.

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  3. I always keep track, or try to, with a spreadsheet. This is because the career handbook i read points out how name recognition is a factor in your consideration. You want to re-apply to companies that responded and that you liked. It’s harder than one thinks to remember the names and contact info of all the companies you liked, too. Keeping track of them now will make it easier to reach back out some years down the road when you have the experience they were looking for.

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  4. Carol anne says:

    I’d rather not know if I had a choice, rejection is so hard to go through!

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