Further to the above.....
In June I bit the bullet and made my move, big mistake!
I left my 'reasonable' class 2 job which I had been quite happy in for 4 years and moved to Stockport to satisfy the 'family' commitments and search of my perfect IT job.
I signed up with Driverhire, mainly because they were just around the corner from me so it was easy to just pop in.
My first assignment came the very next day, and I was quite impressed! Unfortunately, over the next 3 months, I had a total of just 12 days work!
After the first month, I went along to Best Connection in Stockport. Filled in all the forms, completed a WTD test, a tacho test, a highway code test, and a geography test, since then......nowt, nothing, zip, ziltch, fek all!!
6 weeks ago, in response to an advert in the Job centre, 'Urgently seeking Class 2 drivers for ongoing contract with major fashion retailer - immediate start!', I went along to Drivers Direct in Runcorn. Filled in all the forms, completed a WTD test, a tacho test, a highway code test, and a geography test, since then......nowt, nothing, zip, ziltch, fek all!! (seems to be a pattern emerging here!)
Last week, again in response to a job centre advert offering immediate starts with Wincanton, I went along to Top Gear, in Manchester. Filled in all the forms, completed a WTD test, a tacho test, a highway code test, and a geography test, and....I think you can guess the next line!
How these people get away with advertising jobs which are clearly not there is beyond me?!?
The search for my ideal IT job is pretty much the same situation, I've sent out 134 CV's in the last 2 months alone and only had 1 interview - times is hard out there!
I'm now getting so desperate, I'm applying for security guard positions!
So, Christmas is cancelled in my house, and I've abandoned my search for the rest of the year, perhaps 2009 will bring better fortune.
I wish you all a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.
Be careful out there people.
"A closed mouth gathers no foot!"