First "job" in 20 years

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  1. Lizzie

    Lizzie Well-Known Member

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    OMG - after 20 years out of the paid workforce ... bringing up hubby's three kids, and then our own, whilst running several "work from home" small businesses, ump-ting dozen moves for hubby's work, many multiple reno's and completing a TAFE course in interior design/architecture ... I'm about to apply for my first PAYE job in 20 years

    As an interior stylist. :eek:

    Scaring the ***** out of me
     
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  2. Noobieboy

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    You will do awesome! Don’t worry, we are all scared as **** when we apply for new jobs. And in my experience it always pays off. In one way or another! May the winds blow your way!
     
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  3. Lizzie

    Lizzie Well-Known Member

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  4. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    Good luck Lizzie. What sort of design company is it? Houses, businesses?
     
  5. Lizzie

    Lizzie Well-Known Member

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    Home styling for Real Estate
     
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  6. Westminster

    Westminster Tigress at Tiger Developments Business Member

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    Well done Lizzie!!!
     
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  7. skater

    skater Capitalist -- www.skatepro.com.au

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    Good luck!
     
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  8. Ambit

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    Good for you!
     
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  9. inertia

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    Awesome! I take it you will not be working full time? (who would!) What sort of hours will you be doing?

    Cheers,
    Inertia
     
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  10. geoffw

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    All the best for the job application. It can be a daunting thing after so many years out of practice.

    I recently missed out on one where I made it through to the final interview from a very big field of applicants.
     
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  11. Lizzie

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    The job is for part time - no idea what sort of hours, probably "as required", but a great way to get a foot in the door :D

    Doesn't hurt that my references are real estate agents and architects
     
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    Congrats on finishing your TAFE course and best wishes for your job hunting ...

    Have you thought of setting up your own business? Websites are easy to set up these days and Facebook even easier to spread the word ... :D
     
  13. Lizzie

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    Exactly - no guarantees - but great experience and gets on the "books". Haven't compiled a resume for 26 years but the modern version looks damn fine
     
  14. Lizzie

    Lizzie Well-Known Member

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    Need to get some industry experience first ... and ... after decades of running home businesses, it'd be refreshing to simply "work for the man" and switch off at the end of the day
     
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  15. WattleIdo

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    You're very stylish with your renos so I'm sure you'll be successful in this field.
     
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    Good luck with the interview. I well remember how apprehensive I was when applying for part time jobs after being out of the work force for 10 years raising children.

    But that was nothing to how terrified I was when I actually landed a job and started work. I felt that any minute someone would tap me on the shoulder, tell me I shouldn’t be there, and kick me out of the office!
    Marg
     
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    Question:

    The advertisement doesn't give a name, or title, of whom to direct the application to. I rang the number on the advertisement - which is an answering service - but they do not have a name/title either. I would prefer to direct the application to the specific person

    Do I ring the actual company, when the ad specifically doesn't direct one to do so? The company phone number is a personal mobile phone, that is probably very busy, so would it be seen as pesky - or taking initiative?

    Or would a very short apology for not specifically directing the application, in the cover letter, be enough? Or don't do that either?

    It's been a while and the rules have changed somewhat
     
  18. wylie

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    I would call the company and try to get the name to address it too. I think that shows initiative, a bit more "care" and proves you've made more effort than some others who may not do that.
     
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    That was my initial thought - but it's a mobile number and, if dozens of applicants ring it to find their name, I know it would be very annoying
     
  20. Dan Donoghue

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    Good stuff @Lizzie , best of luck :).
     
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