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CarpCodger71
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CarpCodger71
   Old Thread  #17 8 Dec 2023 at 10.10am    Login    Register
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Mark with your skills what about sales or marketing?
You could sell sand to the Saudis
Teddybare
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   Old Thread  #16 28 Nov 2023 at 11.53pm    Login    Register
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RKB
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RKB
   Old Thread  #15 28 Nov 2023 at 5.13pm  1  Login    Register
have too much experience or I have worked for too big companies..

Not sure about the "too big companies" bit as variety is a good thing but recruiting people who are vastly over qualified for a role rarely ends well. If it were me, I'd be looking for something that I really wanted to do in the run up to retirement. Good luck anyways - I've been laid off twice over the years and both times the outcome was brilliant for numerous reasons. And others have said, get yourself on LinkedIn and start building up a little network. Stay positive!
framey
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framey
   Old Thread  #14 28 Nov 2023 at 3.27pm    Login    Register
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Linkd in definitely works
When I got made redundant after 23 years I had 3 offers you do have to post some stuff on it to get noticed though and build up your network in the industry you specialise in
Mine is a very specific but massive market in terms of money
Bristolsaint40
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Bristolsaint40
   Old Thread  #13 28 Nov 2023 at 9.34am    Login    Register
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I was made redundant 2 weeks before we went into lockdown and fell through the furlough gap. Went from 40k and company car a year to £330 a month universal credit.

I did the only thing I could think of doing as I'd just bought a new house, I set myself up in business. 3 years down the line and it's the best thing I ever did.

Now at a position that the wife can give up work and I'm going to invest in her new business venture.

This was something I'd wanted to do all my life but never had the balls to do it until I was forced to.

jhhilton1983
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jhhilton1983
   Old Thread  #12 27 Nov 2023 at 3.23am    Login    Register
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Tough one really - i was made redundant at the end of Covid, was aware it was on the books and was well looked after by the company. They put me on a course to support me getting another job. Was a load of online workshops, and a coaching service with one 2 one meetings with a personal coach online.

Learnt a lot about self branding and building your linkedIn profile something which has changed massively in the recruitment market in the last 5 years or so. Getting a processional written CV will also help a lot especially for more senior jobs. After that just work on the basics of interviews (research the company, think of standard answers to competency based questions and 'Star' responses for each of them from you own experiences). Up to 55% of communication is body language - work on that and be confident.

For you specifically consultancy sounds like a good way to keep ticking over, and generally once you can get in there is a chance to get a full time job.
finbob
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finbob
   Old Thread  #11 20 Nov 2023 at 8.49am    Login    Register
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You apply for jobs, hear v little then get spammed with phone calls or emails from random agencies.. All very suss! Also applied for jobs then the role seems to either change on a call or interview!!
Had an interview whereby I was told face to face what I'd be paid by the production manager. Recruitment phoned me afterwards and queried it and told me that's not what I would be paid and that was a band level to work up to...!!!!! BS!!
scozza
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   Old Thread  #10 15 Nov 2023 at 5.36pm  1  Login    Register
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muppet run agencies

100% have not got a clue about peopleís skill sets the majority of them, I have had some dealings with some proper idiots over the years, and a few good ones thankfully
mintycoop
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mintycoop
   Old Thread  #9 15 Nov 2023 at 3.16pm    Login    Register
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ďIf you have transferable skills then look at the renuable's industry particularly Solar and or anything connected.

If you dont have anything on the horizon have you thought about consultancy? Either starting your own business or working for others?ď

Funny you should say that Iíve tried to get into renewables and will continue to dos so.

The Job I had in Italy was partly consultancy, going into the companies involved and shaking the tree to find out what was really going on and putting things right as per the contract, it was really enjoyable. But the reporting side was a strain as I had almost 18 months away from a pc during Covid, no reports , no excel etc but I did it eventually..

I know my experience and age is probably the reason and itís knocking my confidence with everything, and I canít see the top of the hole that I dig everyday and see at the top everyone laughing. ( thatís my description )
finbob
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finbob
   Old Thread  #8 15 Nov 2023 at 1.08pm  1  Login    Register
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In same boat after I was made redundant after nearly 30 years in a supervisory role. I'm in a similar job now but applied for lots of jobs in last year but really getting very little back. Lot appear box ticks for the muppet run agencies. Very frustrating!
scozza
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   Old Thread  #7 13 Nov 2023 at 9.23pm  1  Login    Register
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Truth is you probbably worry those interviewing you, i'd bet you're more experienced than the people you'd report to so would be viewed as a threat.

Sad, but probably true, then we wonder why British industry is on its arse
JasonM
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JasonM
   Old Thread  #6 13 Nov 2023 at 8.04pm  1  Login    Register
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Sorry to see your struggles but donít give up !

I would say just keep on going, you have at 50 plus learnt people skills that are highly valued in larger businesses and managing folk is not an easy thing to do. I would really highlight that on your cv and continue to look at roles which require that.
Itís tough to jump ship and try something completely different
The economic situation is going to get a lot tougher through 2024 and for many a year to forget but companies never less are looking where they can strengthen.
Teddybare
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   Old Thread  #5 13 Nov 2023 at 4.03pm  1  Login    Register
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Truth is you probbably worry those interviewing you, i'd bet you're more experienced than the people you'd report to so would be viewed as a threat.

If you have transferable skills then look at the renuable's industry particularly Solar and or anything connected.

If you dont have anything on the horizon have you thought about consultancey? Either starting your own business or working for others?
mintycoop
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mintycoop
   Old Thread  #4 12 Nov 2023 at 10.29pm    Login    Register
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Itís strange that even in interviews when companies say they will gladly give feedback and then you get nothing apart from too much experience youíve worked with 500+ people across 3 shifts, and at the new job you only have 4 people to look after.

I have management qualifications, proper colledge qualifications

I have even worked away from home within my working history several times..

Iíve done the I want this job and thatís the reason I am there


So for 17 years I worked in personal electronics mobile phones , tablets , pcís repair and refurbishment..


Teddybare
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   Old Thread  #3 12 Nov 2023 at 10.12pm    Login    Register
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What industry/sector are/were you in?
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