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    i am similar but id happily take a job in tesco just be occupied. its better doing something than nothing. however, there will always be the feeling of not learning anything useful for the future by doing menial work, and you could also get stuck there for a few years , then feel too old to change your career path
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    (Original post by raf123321)
    i am similar but id happily take a job in tesco just be occupied. its better doing something than nothing. however, there will always be the feeling of not learning anything useful for the future by doing menial work, and you could also get stuck there for a few years , then feel too old to change your career path
    Oh I did make a earlier topic about this. Memory lapse I guess - all that unknown depression I have Yes that is if you can get a job in tesco in the first place though .... and when you do get one there you wont have time to apply for "proper" jobs which require statements etc and you need to spend a couple of hours on to make it stand out etc.
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    (Original post by Uni=RipOff)
    Oh I did make a earlier topic about this. Memory lapse I guess - all that unknown depression I have Yes that is if you can get a job in tesco in the first place though .... and when you do get one there you wont have time to apply for "proper" jobs which require statements etc and you need to spend a couple of hours on to make it stand out etc.
    Are you still unemployed?
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    Just because a course is uncommon doesn't mean it is employable. In fact, it probably indicates that there is no really need for it.
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    (Original post by tory88)
    Just because a course is uncommon doesn't mean it is employable. In fact, it probably indicates that there is no really need for it.
    Common or uncommon is well and truly beyond the point now. There are many social graduates who are struggling to get into their first social work jobs as most jobs want "experience". Thousands of law grads who are still stuck in a rut. The only ones that might have a chance and a very slim chance are medical grads...
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    the economy is growing at an increasing pace now. You should all be able to find work in the not too distant future now. At least I hope


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    Sorry to hear you are struggling. People may say things are getting better but the fact is that Uni's are churning out graduates for jobs that don't exist. Not everyone can start at the level they want - a lot of people inevitably will have to start at the bottom in a low-paying/entry level job regardless. Also from working in offices that's just not how it works, it's very rare that someone gets into a management/higher up position without at least 5 years or so experience or have been with the company a while.
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    (Original post by Uni=RipOff)
    Oh I did make a earlier topic about this. Memory lapse I guess - all that unknown depression I have Yes that is if you can get a job in tesco in the first place though .... and when you do get one there you wont have time to apply for "proper" jobs which require statements etc and you need to spend a couple of hours on to make it stand out etc.
    in what world does working 40hrs a week at tesco not leave you at least two or three hours a day to apply for other jobs?
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    (Original post by raf123321)
    i am similar but id happily take a job in tesco just be occupied. its better doing something than nothing. however, there will always be the feeling of not learning anything useful for the future by doing menial work, and you could also get stuck there for a few years , then feel too old to change your career path
    i'm changing career plan in my 40s. just because you FEEL stuck doesn't mean you ARE stuck, but a lot of people seem to struggle with this
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    (Original post by Uni=RipOff)
    Common or uncommon is well and truly beyond the point now. There are many social graduates who are struggling to get into their first social work jobs as most jobs want "experience". Thousands of law grads who are still stuck in a rut. The only ones that might have a chance and a very slim chance are medical grads...
    Well, that's often to do with the proliferation of lower standard universities, producing students qualified for jobs that don't exist.
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    (Original post by Uni=RipOff)
    Hello all, time for a rant !! lol

    Is there anyone else who finished uni in 2012 and is still looking for work? Or am I the only one??

    I graduated in Environmental Health, and am aware only about 8 unis do that couse in the UK! So you would think the prospect of getting a job is high!
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    I don't have a degree, but I've completed a grad scheme and am now in a graduate level job, **** essential criteria, if you limit urself or just hope to get jobs handed to you, you wont get anywhere.

    Start at the bottom if need be, volunteer, whatever it takes to get on the ladder, having a degree is a great achievement but its not a certificate of entitlement to a job, especially a high paid one, not when you dont have relevant experience, afterall they'd probably have to pay to train you as well because you lack the practical skills.

    I'm not trying to **** you off btw, I just hate how so many people have an overgrown sense of self worth/entitlement.

    Unless you can prove you can do the job and are right for it/sell yourself well, why should any employer give you a chance? because of a degree? piss.. theres several other applicants with the exact same qualifications,

    what makes you different and better, think about that, and if you cant think of anything then work on it, and then if youve tried all you can and still cant get anything (rather than just applying and hoping) then you can complain.
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    (Original post by Pariah)
    i'm changing career plan in my 40s. just because you FEEL stuck doesn't mean you ARE stuck, but a lot of people seem to struggle with this
    good for you!, tbh life is long enough and has enough opportunities to "change your path" most people just probably dont want to go back to school/college/uni etc.

    If it came to it that I couldnt get a job in my field, I'd just find a way of transfering my skills into somthing else, because you gota do what you gota do to get on with things,

    its hard but thats life.

    out of interest what kinda career path are you moving into?
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    Out of law and in to conservation (hopefully)
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    (Original post by Uni=RipOff)
    Hello all, time for a rant !! lol

    Is there anyone else who finished uni in 2012 and is still looking for work? Or am I the only one??

    I graduated in Environmental Health, and am aware only about 8 unis do that couse in the UK! So you would think the prospect of getting a job is high!

    I have sort of given up in that field and looking at any job now (not minimum wage, call me arrogant but I aint working for min wage after spending 4 years at uni - then being stuck there for the rest of my life!)

    Am not restricting myself, am happy to move anywhere in the world as long as the pay can support me.

    I offically finished in May 2012, so yeah its nearly a year and am 25 soon too!

    As my name says - uni is a rip off - they have even increased the fees to £9k (total joke) yet you cant get job. Why? Because we dont have experience.


    Anyone in this boat feels ripped off?

    People I went school with are far better off by not going college or uni!

    Darn thing now is I cant even do an apprentaship!

    Rant over (or commerical :P)
    You are refusing jobs.

    In this market you can't just turn down jobs, what field are you looking in "Environmental Health" for employment?

    You have to look at this objectively. Assuming there isn't much Environmental Health hiring going on, you have an obscure degree that isn't really transferable to many occupations. You don't have any experience in any workplace. Why would anyone hire you above minimum wage?

    When I left uni I jumped into a job that wasn't much above minimum wage, and you know what? That year of experience got me onto a graduate scheme. I proved I could work, had examples of me DOING things and good references. I applied to ONE grad scheme (I had applied to 100s in my final year of uni) and got the place. All because I took a near-minimum wage job for a year.

    My wife left Uni a few years ago. She got a minimum wage job! 4 hour a week part time contract. Bugger all.

    Now? She got head-hunted for assistant manager at a store.

    You're making yourself unemployed.
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    (Original post by Hanvyj)
    You are refusing jobs.

    In this market you can't just turn down jobs, what field are you looking in "Environmental Health" for employment?

    You have to look at this objectively. Assuming there isn't much Environmental Health hiring going on, you have an obscure degree that isn't really transferable to many occupations. You don't have any experience in any workplace. Why would anyone hire you above minimum wage?

    When I left uni I jumped into a job that wasn't much above minimum wage, and you know what? That year of experience got me onto a graduate scheme. I proved I could work, had examples of me DOING things and good references. I applied to ONE grad scheme (I had applied to 100s in my final year of uni) and got the place. All because I took a near-minimum wage job for a year.

    My wife left Uni a few years ago. She got a minimum wage job! 4 hour a week part time contract. Bugger all.

    Now? She got head-hunted for assistant manager at a store.

    You're making yourself unemployed.
    hi,

    Just out of interest, how did your wife get head hunted?


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    (Original post by rock_climber86)
    hi,

    Just out of interest, how did your wife get head hunted?
    Well, she worked her way from 4 hours a week to 8 hours a week as sales assistent then got 24 hours as senior sales & card specialist. She made cards revenue something like 30% of the stores profit and beat last years targets by miles.

    A few months into that position the store's lease ran out and, even though it was doing really well (best in region) the owners decided not to renew them so the shop had 2 weeks notice to close.

    She worked her ass off during the closing down mess and pretty much took over the current assistant managers job (he didn't cope well). The manager and area manager obviously noticed.

    When the store closed she traveled to the only other senior sales position in the south, which was a 2 hour commute each way and £6300 a year train fare (London *rolleyes*, I worked it out as 39% of her income!) to stay in the company.

    A month in, a position came up for assistant manager in a nearby store, the area manager told her she was applying for it, he interviewed her personally (not common) and she got it a few days later. The store had failed it's audit before she turned up, two weeks later and it's passed with the top grade... Again, getting noticed as competent, building relationships with the upper management. It all adds up.

    So yeah, if you put the effort in and are willing to have the right attitude you can get a long way. She's only worked there for 18 months, and never in retail before.
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    (Original post by Hanvyj)
    Well, she worked her way from 4 hours a week to 8 hours a week as sales assistent then got 24 hours as senior sales & card specialist. She made cards revenue something like 30% of the stores profit and beat last years targets by miles.

    A few months into that position the store's lease ran out and, even though it was doing really well (best in region) the owners decided not to renew them so the shop had 2 weeks notice to close.

    She worked her ass off during the closing down mess and pretty much took over the current assistant managers job (he didn't cope well). The manager and area manager obviously noticed.

    When the store closed she traveled to the only other senior sales position in the south, which was a 2 hour commute each way and £6300 a year train fare (London *rolleyes*, I worked it out as 39% of her income!) to stay in the company.

    A month in, a position came up for assistant manager in a nearby store, the area manager told her she was applying for it, he interviewed her personally (not common) and she got it a few days later. The store had failed it's audit before she turned up, two weeks later and it's passed with the top grade... Again, getting noticed as competent, building relationships with the upper management. It all adds up.

    So yeah, if you put the effort in and are willing to have the right attitude you can get a long way. She's only worked there for 18 months, and never in retail before.
    You have a great wife - hold on to her! . Inspirational story!
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    (Original post by Pariah)
    in what world does working 40hrs a week at tesco not leave you at least two or three hours a day to apply for other jobs?
    Go and try it and come back and tell me. Have you not read the latest stories? Some grads end working in Tescos or other small places and 7years later are in the same role due to lack of time. Doing 2-3hours a day on the computer when not working 40 hours can be very tiring, and your trying to tell me it is possible 2-3hours after a 6-9hour shift....
 
 
 
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