Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

Having Christmas at my brothers this year, which is where the X-Box and the Wii are, so that should help with the boredom.

Shalln't get the present I wanted for Christmas: a new job, which in many ways would've been a classic Christmas present - because I'd have been bored of it come March.

Still there's John Lewis, still, still waiting to hear back about that, and maybe there's work for me at Dixons, Playstation, Amazon or even IG Index - a spread betting company (I don't even really understand what that is). So there should be something on the way in 2009.

Hope you have a nice Christmas, whoever you are.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

How Life Mocks Me...

While I still wait to find out whether I have a job, or even a second interview, with John Lewis, I've still been cracking away at the applications in the desperate hope of finding new leads that might leave me with a new job for Christmas.

Having applied for a content producer/copywriter role, I got a call from an agency saying, "great, we like your application, we think you might be suitable for this role. Can you come down to the office today, as they finish interviewing at the end of this week?"

So I get my little skates on, iron my shirt, pick-up my portfolio and make haste across London towards Liverpool St. A dash of panic comes over me as I struggle to find the right building with only minutes to spare, but I find said place, fill out some forms and am prepared for the chat.

So I sit down with this guy, and he tells me the vacancy is at a high street rival of Marks & Spencer, a certain department store called John Lewis...

Still, he thinks I've got a good chance of getting the job. They're looking for someone who they won't have to pay as much...

Monday, December 08, 2008

On Tenterhooks

Well it seemed to go quite well. The agency recruitment guy (who called me the day before the interview to see that I had everything ready and everything I needed for the next day, text me that morning to wish me good luck, and called me afterwards to see how it went - how good is that!) called me with feedback and said they'd been very impressed with me in the interview and my copy test.

Now I just have to wait and see. They're interviewing this week still so I won't know for a little while yet.

Other than that, I might be up for a job in Skincare and Cosmetics - sounds good!

Anyway, check out my interview with important documentary making types.