Need a graduate level job

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Posted 18th Oct
Hello,

I’m posting incase anyone out there wants to employ me! It’s worth giving a shot because why not? You never know.

A little bit about me in regards to my education and experience- I’m a first class honours graduate in English (graduated in the summer of 2019) and have worked as a team leader for over eighteen months. I also have a lot of experience in retail.

I’m a determined, confident, thoughtful person. I tend to bring a lot of energy and I’m also very fun!

Someone may read this and say apply like everyone else in your current position, well I have and will keep doing so. However, I’m someone who tends to think differently from the norm, therefore, I’m asking on here.

Feel free to message me.

Best regards to anyone who’s currently reading this
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Good idea!

A few more details may be handy for anyone else out there.

Where do you want to work?
What do you want to do?

I'm sure that there are people on here that can offer advice, or even just drop you the names of people in recruitment firms in the role you're after, as this is a HUGE community of tight fisted bu&*ers.
Try Lidl or Aldi they have good graduate schemes for those who want to do retail.

I must say i continue to be amazed by how many graduates expect good jobs to be handed to them on completing their degrees. My wife has an honours degree and I left school at 16 and I earn 20k a year more than her.

We both work full time and she works hard too. This proves that a degree essentially means very little in the real world of work.

My advice to anyone that wants to progress is work hard and gain experience, pick up some industry specific certifications along the way too as these will get you much further than a degree. a degree in English is useful if you want to become a teacher/lecturer. Apart from that there’s little use for it.
Edited by: "cmdr_elito" 18th Oct
What do you want to do?
Edited by: "mas99" 18th Oct
Whatever you do, get a job in the meantime doing absolutely anything, temping or even volunteering.
Nothing disappoints me worse when recruiting than someone with a massive gap in their CV, no experience, but claim to be the most skilled person ever.
Show me skills in a job, whatever that job is - show me a desire to work etc.
cmdr_elito18/10/2019 13:42

Try Lidl or Aldi they have good graduate schemes for those who want to do …Try Lidl or Aldi they have good graduate schemes for those who want to do retail.I must say i continue to be amazed by how many graduates expect good jobs to be handed to them on completing their degrees. My wife has an honours degree and I left school at 16 and I earn 20k a year more than her. We both work full time and she works hard too. This proves that a degree essentially means very little in the real world of work.My advice to anyone that wants to progress is work hard and gain experience, pick up some industry specific certifications along the way too as these will get you much further than a degree. a degree in English is useful if you want to become a teacher/lecturer. Apart from that there’s little use for it.



Little use for it? Hogwash! It’s one of the most adaptable degrees you can complete! It applies to virtually every walk of life, as it’s the basis of every day communication for 1.5 billion people!
Edited by: "Curlyman83" 18th Oct
I know a few people who've been through the NHS graduate scheme and speak quite highly of it.
Curlyman8318/10/2019 16:20

Little use for it? Hogwash! It’s one of the most adaptable degrees you can …Little use for it? Hogwash! It’s one of the most adaptable degrees you can complete! It applies to virtually every walk of life, as it’s the basis of every day communication for 1.5 billion people!


Sorry that’s utter rubbish, I can read and write and don’t have a degree. My ability to write board papers, policies and present to boards has never been impaired by my lack of degree or any qualification in English above GSCE. All I have is a B grade GSCE for this subject. You will also find that the majority of those 1.5 billion you mentioned don’t even have a degree in English language, if it was that useful they would have it too.

The work you do in a degree teaches you to write in an academic style, this is not needed in the workplace unless you work in education or research.
cmdr_elito18/10/2019 17:09

Sorry that’s utter rubbish, I can read and write and don’t have a degree. M …Sorry that’s utter rubbish, I can read and write and don’t have a degree. My ability to write board papers, policies and present to boards has never been impaired by my lack of degree or any qualification in English above GSCE. All I have is a B grade GSCE for this subject. You will also find that the majority of those 1.5 billion you mentioned don’t even have a degree in English language, if it was that useful they would have it too.The work you do in a degree teaches you to write in an academic style, this is not needed in the workplace unless you work in education or research.


“GSCE.”

I need not say more.
Curlyman8318/10/2019 18:32

“GSCE.”I need not say more.


Haha you picked up my plant LMAO! hook line and stinker.....!!!
cmdr_elito18/10/2019 19:06

Haha you picked up my plant LMAO! hook line and [b]stinker[/B].....!!!


Hmmm...another plant?

I think you need a spade, bud.
Only one deal in 4 years of being a member? Not a hard worker, are you?

Only 50 likes? Not very "fun" either
Edited by: "MadeDixonsCry" 18th Oct
cmdr_elito18/10/2019 19:51

Bud - nice play.


Was wondering if it was too subtle and contemplating whether or not to bold it. You have restored my faith in humanity 🙏
Tbh when I look through job applications I just skim over qualifications, i look for experience, flexible and willing to work.

When you interview some people it's unbelievable how thick they are even with qualifications. University students seem to be the worst, they think they know everything but don't have a clue in reality.
MonkeysUncle18/10/2019 22:23

Tbh when I look through job applications I just skim over qualifications, …Tbh when I look through job applications I just skim over qualifications, i look for experience, flexible and willing to work.When you interview some people it's unbelievable how thick they are even with qualifications. University students seem to be the worst, they think they know everything but don't have a clue in reality.


Qualifications are just one strand of intelligence; I’ve been to university and have earned numerous academic qualifications. I am successful in my field of work.

However, ask me to put a roof on my house, cultivate a beautiful garden or replace the tyres on my car, and I wouldn’t have the foggiest.

Intelligence is relevant.
@krazysaj Good Luck in your job search..
MonkeysUncle18/10/2019 22:23

Tbh when I look through job applications I just skim over qualifications, …Tbh when I look through job applications I just skim over qualifications, i look for experience, flexible and willing to work.When you interview some people it's unbelievable how thick they are even with qualifications. University students seem to be the worst, they think they know everything but don't have a clue in reality.


It's because they're 20 something and looking for full time employment for the first time, so they're not the brightest or the most experienced. Some jobs require a minimum of a degree, yours obviously doesn't.
Best advice to give you is to start low, work 12-18mnths then move up internally or externally.

Start low could be anything in the field you want to enter.

Submit your application to 50 positions a day.

After graduating in IT in summer 2008 that's what I was doing during recession.
Now I work in the software industry specialising in process automation.
moob18/10/2019 13:16

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What’s wrong with my grammar? Correct me.
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cmdr_elito18/10/2019 13:42

Try Lidl or Aldi they have good graduate schemes for those who want to do …Try Lidl or Aldi they have good graduate schemes for those who want to do retail.I must say i continue to be amazed by how many graduates expect good jobs to be handed to them on completing their degrees. My wife has an honours degree and I left school at 16 and I earn 20k a year more than her. We both work full time and she works hard too. This proves that a degree essentially means very little in the real world of work.My advice to anyone that wants to progress is work hard and gain experience, pick up some industry specific certifications along the way too as these will get you much further than a degree. a degree in English is useful if you want to become a teacher/lecturer. Apart from that there’s little use for it.


Thank you.
cmdr_elito18/10/2019 17:09

Sorry that’s utter rubbish, I can read and write and don’t have a degree. M …Sorry that’s utter rubbish, I can read and write and don’t have a degree. My ability to write board papers, policies and present to boards has never been impaired by my lack of degree or any qualification in English above GSCE. All I have is a B grade GSCE for this subject. You will also find that the majority of those 1.5 billion you mentioned don’t even have a degree in English language, if it was that useful they would have it too.The work you do in a degree teaches you to write in an academic style, this is not needed in the workplace unless you work in education or research.


Lol people fail to realise how the English language can be linked into with literally anything. An English degree is useful in many departments (even finance) and has helped me massively already.
lanc197918/10/2019 16:19

Whatever you do, get a job in the meantime doing absolutely anything, …Whatever you do, get a job in the meantime doing absolutely anything, temping or even volunteering.Nothing disappoints me worse when recruiting than someone with a massive gap in their CV, no experience, but claim to be the most skilled person ever.Show me skills in a job, whatever that job is - show me a desire to work etc.


I’m working as a team leader for a small company at the moment. I don’t have any gaps in my employment since I started working and that was around 5 years ago.
spoo18/10/2019 16:25

I know a few people who've been through the NHS graduate scheme and speak …I know a few people who've been through the NHS graduate scheme and speak quite highly of it.


I’ll have a look into this- thank you.
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