Wednesday, 25 February 2009


It’s been a while since I applied for my last 2 jobs, 1 at the County Council and the other City Council. So I thought I best ring and chase them up. The one at the City Council hasn’t been short listed yet, so I should still be getting an interview, hopefully soon. However, I was frustrated to find out that the County Council job, the one just in the next village to me had been given to an internal candidate. Why? Because they were on redeployment as their contract was coming to an end. Sound familiar? yeah, my contract just ended a couple of months too early, as that job wasn’t available then along with all the other jobs I applied for at the time.

There really isn’t much out there job wise, it’s unbelievable. If I could I would work in a supermarket just to say I work and prove I want to work. I’m currently filling out an application form for RNIB’s Trainee Grade Scheme in Loughborough. The opportunity is only open to blind and partially sighted unemployed people and it’s full time for a year. I don’t want full time work, but beggars can’t be choosers! Yet again it wouldn’t be a proper job so to speak, but something else to put on my CV. Seriously if I don’t get it I will be shocked. They don’t ask for any experience, which I have a year’s worth, plus the Business Admin qualification to add to my long list and I honestly don’t think that many people will apply. Interviews are the week commencing March 16th. It would be a miracle if I could get the City Council job before then.

1 comment:

Alena said...

I wish you all the luck. I have been unemployed for almost 2 years. I too would love to just get a job, but trying to convince employers that I won't need much accomidation seems impossible. If I had enough vision to read I'm sure I could get any job I wanted. I think it's cool that in the UK they have jobs that are only open to people with vision problems, we don't have that here in the states really. Just keep hoping and I'm sure something will come through for you.