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#1 IamtheMumma

Posted 10 December 2019 - 09:17 PM

Want a support thread?

I'm trying to get into admin, particularly health admin as that's my background (health). I'm struggling with the constant search for work, hours spent making tailored cover letters and CVs. I obviously have a template per occupation but it still takes time to answer the selection criteria.

I've widened the net to secure employment by applying to places that are 3-4hrs inland and 10 hours north but so far, nothing.

#2 Byjingoalltheway

Posted 10 December 2019 - 10:07 PM

Yes

It's not what you know, it's who you know!! So jaded by this, especially in Govt. roles.

It's been about 18mths since I last worked :(

#3 Ozquoll

Posted 10 December 2019 - 10:13 PM

I am! Been out of the workforce since I fell pregnant with DS seven years ago. Haven't been able to get an interview - don't even usually get a "Thank you for your application" email. It's pretty demoralising. I did manage to get partway through the selection process for a government(ish) job, but the whole thing has stalled and is very unlikely to go anywhere.

Edited by Ozquoll, 11 December 2019 - 12:32 PM.


#4 IamtheMumma

Posted 11 December 2019 - 07:17 AM

What types of areas are you both looking for?

It is completely demoralising applying again and again. I use Seek but it is hit and miss as there are so many job providers who use "our client" which I think it code for "we want your details for our books but there is no job". I used to work for the govt and they don't advertise through agencies.

I'm in QLD, so have been hitting Smartjobs daily. I've even applied to Centrelink :laugh:

I won't whinge too loudly as I've only been looking for work for about 3 months. I have a potential interview in the new year for casual work. If I get that job, I will have to move away. I don't know how that is going to affect FTB/PPS because if you move to a higher unemployment area, even for work, they can cut you off.

#5 Ozquoll

Posted 11 December 2019 - 12:42 PM

I used to work in superannuation - mostly phone-based customer service, and also some compliance work. I have Aspergers and hence pretty crap executive functioning, so the phone-based job suited me better - I turned up to work, calls came in all day, I helped people out, you beaut 👍. Open-ended stuff like project management I cannot do at all. Face-to-face customer service also not a good fit for me.

I'm looking outside of finance/super as well, but there's not a huge number of jobs that match my strengths/weaknesses.




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