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September 21st, 2005
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And now there is another incredably shiny job, coincidently for 2 days a week part time work! (note to unattentive readers, first incredably shiny job was 3 days a week part time work)

Must not get hopes up due to random coincidences. Must rewrite CV, Cover Letter, and fill in application form again though...

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From:piqueen
Date:September 21st, 2005 04:14 pm (UTC)
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What's the job?
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From:atreic
Date:September 21st, 2005 04:17 pm (UTC)
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I don't want to tell my entire friends list in case I accidently give it to someone else :)
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From:atreic
Date:September 21st, 2005 04:22 pm (UTC)
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Actually, that's silly. My friends list have been absolutely wonderful when it comes to proof reading CVs etc etc etc, and if I don't tell them what I'm applying for I'll have to stop exploiting them benifiting from their help. But at the same time I feel twitchy as I know lots of very bright mathsy cambridge types. Wonder what the correct answer is...
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From:piqueen
Date:September 21st, 2005 04:23 pm (UTC)
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Email me - I promise I won't apply.
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From:piqueen
Date:September 21st, 2005 04:23 pm (UTC)
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Then filter your friends list carefully for CV reviewing.
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From:atreic
Date:September 21st, 2005 04:31 pm (UTC)
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Although I do feel that applying for jobs that say "good level of numeracy: GCSE maths or equivalent" is a waste of some of my skills...
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From:piqueen
Date:September 21st, 2005 04:37 pm (UTC)
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There is a worry they'll think you're overqualified.... less of a problem for jobs they don't class as permanent though.
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From:hmmm_tea
Date:September 23rd, 2005 06:17 am (UTC)
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Just because you've got a good degree doesn't mean you have to base your future career on it.

Although an awful lot of people will disagree with that (had lots of arguements about this...).
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From:ptc24
Date:September 21st, 2005 04:31 pm (UTC)
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Think of it like this: if you do end up giving it to someone else, that's one less competitor for other jobs you'll be applying for.
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From:atreic
Date:September 21st, 2005 04:32 pm (UTC)
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It's quite a big friends list. 259 rejections down the line I could stop feeling good about that plan.

259!?!?! Gah, must prune.
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From:ptc24
Date:September 21st, 2005 04:37 pm (UTC)
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Yes, but once you prune out all of the non-mathmos/happily employed/people who don't want part-time jobs/whatever, I'm sure the list looks a bit shorter.

I also don't think that [everyone else < you < your friendslist] in terms of being good for jobs and stuff like that.
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From:piqueen
Date:September 21st, 2005 04:42 pm (UTC)
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But beware of friends who are happily employed but have other friends who aren't. All these nice people who bend over backwards to help are probably just as lovely to all their other friends.
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From:satanicsocks
Date:September 21st, 2005 04:46 pm (UTC)
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Good point, I always seem to be forwarding job opportunities around my friends, especially as I'm on so many mailing lists etc[1].

But I won't tell anyone about this one, honest ;) Actually I don't know any mathmos looking for jobs in Cambridge right now, anyway :)

[1] due to being a graduate jobhunter for 3 years! oh the pain.
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From:piqueen
Date:September 21st, 2005 04:55 pm (UTC)
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It isn't really limited to mathmos if they only want GCSE maths.
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From:satanicsocks
Date:September 21st, 2005 04:57 pm (UTC)
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True. Well, I don't think I know anyone whose interests and skills coincide with Sally's, who is also looking for a job in Cambridge. Erm. Something like that, anyway ;)
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From:cartesiandaemon
Date:September 22nd, 2005 04:37 pm (UTC)
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Yeah. I remember when I very first back at school looked at requirements and saw english went "OMG" and then "Oh, GCSE. That's ok."
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From:rmc28
Date:September 22nd, 2005 01:07 pm (UTC)
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Bright mathsy cambridge types that want to do the same things as you?

I feel twitchy about *not* letting people know of opportunities. Either I'm better than them or I'm not, and if it's a public ad, they might find it anyway, so what's the point of artificially limiting the competition.

I'm not getting the promotion I was hoping for earlier in the year, because they happened to employ someone who is clearly better and more experienced than me. But well, he is better, and I will learn from him, and I can probably get some of this team-leading practice with delegation from him, and he seems amenable to that plan.
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From:cartesiandaemon
Date:September 21st, 2005 04:58 pm (UTC)
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I hope they're not the *same* days. Sorry, just my little joke. *hug* Don't say if you're worried. It probably wouldn't be an issue but could be awkward.
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From:piqueen
Date:September 21st, 2005 05:06 pm (UTC)
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I imagine both would be fairly flexible - can't see that being a major problem.
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From:atreic
Date:September 21st, 2005 05:09 pm (UTC)
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The first definitely wants Tuesday Wednesday Thursday. The second is flexible, but would prefer someone to be present at talks, which are usually on weekday afternoons. They say they're prepaired to consider someone who can just do two whole days though, so if they don't get anyone better they might take me.
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From:piqueen
Date:September 21st, 2005 05:10 pm (UTC)
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Especially if you arrange all talks to be on Mondays and Fridays.
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From:bluap
Date:September 22nd, 2005 09:09 am (UTC)
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Your hints are enough to let me know that you're applying for a certain maternity cover job.

For what it's worth, I think that you'd be ideally suited for it. I know several people who are/were involved in <****>, and they all enjoyed it immensely.

PS: Don't forget to click on the "people" link at the top of the webpage...
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From:atreic
Date:September 22nd, 2005 11:18 pm (UTC)
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Gosh, am I that blatent? :-D I think rmc28 may well be right and I shouldn't be so coy, especially how transparent it appears my coyness is :)

But oh! it would be very shiny.
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From:bluap
Date:September 22nd, 2005 11:28 pm (UTC)
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I suspect that it's only due to my previous exposure to <****> that it was my first guess. To be honest, if I were applying, I wouldn't mention it either...

Are you willing to commute to London? If so, then the British Association are always looking for behind-the-scenes administrators - for some reason, most people don't stay too long, but it should be fun for a while...
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