Thursday, 31 January 2013

Job Applications

Wow, what a busy few weeks it has been! Over the past few weeks I've been filling out job applications for my placement year, as many of the deadlines are the end of January. I wish I had started the applications sooner though; the majority of them are really long and take ages to fill out. I don’t think I've ever had to answer the question “so why do you want to work for ____” so many times. A few of the companies that I've applied to have had quite short forms, which are always nice to complete.

Because there are lots of people applying for the positions, there are lots of processes to go through in order to actually get the place, like all jobs really. There is the application form, then some companies ask you to complete an online test, and if you complete that there is an interview and maybe some other tests to complete, it’s just so annoying!

But apart from all the job applications, things have been plodding along as usual. I have gained yet another free drink at Starbucks, and it seems as though I gained that one rather quickly, but I’m not going to complain, who doesn't like free things?

At least February is a short month, with only 28 days in it, and right in the middle of it is Valentines Day… Those of you who have a partner, I hope you have a lovely day, but for people who are single, it is one of those days that reminds you of your singleness, forever alone as that one internet meme goes. Of course we all know we won’t be forever alone, but I’m sure it feels like that at times. There is an upside to not having a valentine though; it means you don’t have to buy an expensive present (I got an email reminding me to buy an iPad for my loved one, who would do that?) and you don’t eat lots of chocolate.

Until next time, have a good week everyone!

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