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Posted 28 March 2012 - 06:54 PM
Last March, I decided to go back to work after DS as we needed some more income and I needed an activity away from the kids. I applied for several jobs, and were offered 3. The first job that I was offered was at Woolworths Night Fill. I thought it would be good to be able to have a job that didn't require having the kids in childcare. I accepted the job, but two days later I was offered another job. The second job was full time, but more money and a more rewarding/interesting position. I ended up taking the 2nd job and calling Wooworths and saying thanks, but not thanks.
Fast forward to a year later (now working 4 days a week with the same company) and the stress of the long days for me and the children and the pressures of being a working mum have finally gotten to me. And I am looking at leaving my job and looking for a part time job, on the weekends or in the evenings. So....... I want to apply to Woorthworths to do Night Fill again, as I think this would be a good option due to the lack of impact on my kids. But I feel that I should address me turning down the postion a year ago (after accepting it) in the application letter. But how?
NB - I did not actually start work at Woolworths or undertake any training.
Posted 28 March 2012 - 07:04 PM
To be honest I wouldn't even worry about addressing it. Chances are that someone totally different will be assessing the application, or even if it is the same person, they won't remember.
I think if you try and address it, it will only flag that you have turned them down once before and you are less likely to be offered the job.
Posted 28 March 2012 - 07:04 PM
I don't think you need to address this at all. Circumstances change and it's possible that no one even knows about your previous application.
A year is a long time in high turnover industries.
Posted 28 March 2012 - 07:49 PM
I'll be honest, your details from last year will still be in the database, and it will show that you were offered a position you then declined. That said, it's not like you declined the position because centrelink would cut you off if you took it IYKWIM. I would leave it out of the application, and if it comes up at Group assessment / interview stage, then give your reasons.
Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:42 PM
I have not mentioned it on the application. I will be happy to explain in the interview if it comes up.
Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:45 PM
Did you apply online, or are you applying in person at a store?
Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:59 PM
If you used the same account you applied online with last time it will be linked to that job offer Your plan to bring it up if necessary is a good one
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