Well I've being trawling job sites for weeks, hours upon hours a day, nothing ever came of it, was rather depressing to say the least!
I luckily came across an agency about a call centre job at RBS in Manchester, now I'm just looking for a job, the important thing for me is the experience, and this job is a 6 month contract, I know with 6 months experience under my belt I'll be able to find another job after the 6 months are up much more quickly and easily.
I've not had much "customer service" experience, but I have some helping out a friend in his bike shop / cafe.
I'm not really sure what to expect from the call centre job as this would be my first ever job in one, I am told by the recruiters (Hays) that there is a 4-6 weeks training period (I presume this is "probation"?), is it the likely case that within this time period you have to pass it or you don't get to continue the 6 months?
Do places like this recognise people's willing to work and learn? If someone showed any signs of struggling or doing something wrong, do they just chuck you out? I'm the sort of person that plans in advance and intends to get there on time and do the best I can.
The lack of security is worrying, like for example if I could end up jobless a month down the line, since I'd be renting in a house share and if I did not have a job I'd end up having big problems!
Also what happens regarding things like illness, I mean, surely if someone ended up with the flu that'd not be a problem not being able to get in? Or if they had a doctors appointment or something?
Sorry for the long post!