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Browned Off June 28, 2011

Posted by Audit Monkey in The Joy & Pain of Internal Audit, Working Life in Britain.
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Feeling really miserable today and I thought I’d share. As the three readers of the blog will know, I’m currently looking for a job. A bit of background, I was rejected from a job today and a very flimsy excuse was used. Reading between the lines, the employer opted for the less experienced and cheaper to hire candidate who was more malleable and wouldn’t upset the status quo too much.
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Job Hunt Update – Looking Bleak October 7, 2010

Posted by Audit Monkey in The Joy & Pain of Internal Audit, Working Life in Britain.
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Disappointed today as I wasn’t successful in being offered a position after a second interview. The reason offered was that, “I wouldn’t fit into their organisation”. This is always much better than “HR didn’t like you as you wouldn’t smile and pander to the HR rep in the interview, irrespective of your pathological dislike for HR officers as they are usually pretty clueless and vain”. Well, at least I still have my sense of humour.
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Recruitment Consultants: Part 1 September 13, 2009

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I was recently contacted by a recruitment consultant based somewhere in Southern England. For ease of reference, I will him ‘Wayne’, which seems a suitable pseudonym. First, I received a mumbled voice message inviting me to return his call. At face value, there is nothing unusual about this but I had little or no recollection about speaking to Wayne or his agency in the first instant. Initially I was quite flattered that I had been called, presumably as I had been headhunted. However, I was also apprehensive; recruitment consultants are similar to advertising as they are pushing something you don’t necessarily wish to buy.
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