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    I took redundancy 6 months ago, the restructure was badly planned and myself and others felt very ill having to do twice the workload as half of the staff had gone. I did not want to leave where I worked as it was a nice place to work. I had a break for a few months to rest etc.

    2 weeks ago I signed up to recruitment agencies, I thought I would easily get work. I had 3 last minute interviews and found this daunting as I had not practiced interviews in months. Feedback I had was I came across as quiet or gave yes or no answers. The yes and no answers the interviewer asked closed questions so I did not know how I could elaborate. Coming across as quiet I am a quiet person but my previous roles involved lots of telephone work. I overcame being quiet and became confidence and assertive. I was good at my old job but I feel I have lost some confidence since leaving.

    Now I don't know what to do. Is August a quiet month for applying for jobs? The jobs I seem to find at call centre work. I would prefer an introverted role but still helping people. The interviewers have said they have aggressive customers which may not suit my personality. Anyone got any advice?*
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    August and December tend to be the worst months of the year to find work - mainly where people are on annual leave and hiring decisions have to wait until they are back. It also tends to be quieter times in the business for similar reasons (unless you are working in a seasonal industry).

    Things usually pick up in September, although this year that could be very different. There are a lot of reports of job vacancies being significantly down, mainly due to fears of recession/market uncertainty post Brexit decision but pre Brexit process.


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