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Also I saw Library Assistant on your list - surely an English qualification (even if only an O level), clerical competence, a personable character are requisite traits.

 

You actually need 5 GCSEs at C or above (as the standard).

 

It then also has about 2/3 pages of required and desirable qualities. Library jobs are not always entry level. "assistant" just means "not in charge" not "super easy job where you just stack books". It'd be very hard to apply for this one without solid work experience in customer care, good IT skills, experience of giving presentations in a professional capacity etc.

 

It's hard to understand what to do with this situation. I have friends here who were put on the work experience scheme, one it worked well for, most it did not. Everyone I know who was on job seekers has found jobs themselves with no help at all from the "careers advisers".

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Tricky, this one.   I don't particularly approve of the minimum wage on an intellectual basis (I am an employer but everybody I employ is on more than the minimum wage, but basically I think a worke

You can bang a drum for longer than the Duracell bunny.

Some people who don't work for a living are on over £20k / 30k / per year. But yes, let's blame it all on job-hunters on £71 per week.

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yer i have thought about volenteering but not sure am the volerteering type may might give it ago as am sick of sitting at home.

how people can do it forever is behond me its so diffrent these days a few years ago you just applyed for a job and got it not any more

 

 

Don't fall for the trap of thinking that volunteering means going to work in the nearest Oxfam/Hospice shop. Think about what your interests are and see if you can get involved in any of them.

 

As we have mentioned though do take your time to check your spelling and grammar when applying for jobs. I am not going to critise the way you post on here because in reality it does not affect your chances of employment but just remember to take your time and check and double check on job applications.

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Also Snakebite, people are generally helpful on here (they can be an arse when whining amongst themselves), but if you let us know what you want to do, we'll generally keep an eye out for jobs that may be suitable. Strange as it sounds, some people genuinely cannot see why an able bodied person can't find work.

 

For example, are you able to work shifts at the airport? There's a car hire desk agent going there at IOM Car Hire. It does require a driving license though.

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Minister Robertshaw MHK will have had his insatiable desire for publicity quenched a bit today alright:

 

From BBC (local) News website Isle of Man benefit system unsustainable, says minister

 

I would have thought more important - and probably by many thousand times more important - is the unsustainable civil service pension scheme. (Et al of course).

 

But every last penny will be pinched before that particular gold plated and Teflon® coated cash cow will be touched.

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Link seems ok Albert?

 

Anyway, here's a visual. Spot the difference:

 


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ps - I'd best get back to work. Otherwise someone might think with all this time I'm wasting, I'm one of the unwashed and long term unemployed on benefits. See yas later.

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So think carefully about this scheme before you jump to any positive conclusions about it. Otherwise, here but for the grace of current employment, good training and the ability to save, lies the future for many of us.

 

I've thought carefully about this scheme and come to an obvious conclusion.

I'd rather pay for a work-shy long-term unemployed person to do something rather than pay a work-shy long-term unemployed person to do nothing.

 

If he/she can't find work on the Island then he/she is probably either too lazy or too fussy. In either case he/she should leave to seek employment elsewhere. After all, hundreds of enterprising job-seekers from the EU have found the Isle of Man and taken employment that he/she has rejected.

 

 

So, are you suggesting someone should uproot family and move to the UK etc., in the hopes of finding work?

 

People who reject job offers lose their jobseekers allowance (which is nothing new).

 

A lot of unemployed are of the older generation nowadays, not just neets and training would be a waste of time, as they usually have a lot of experience/qualifications already. The IT market is dead for the over 30's. Why pay £30k per year to an older person, when you can get a post grad for £18k?

 

Could the government not offer the jobseekers allowance to smaller companies, as a wage help if they take on an unemployed person, or help with the cost of training/qualifications to help someone into a position? The long term savings could make it worthwhile.

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334 vacancies at the Job Centre this week including the Subway Sandwich Artist needed in Port Erin.

No experience necessary. Full training will be given.

The vacancy count at the job centre is pretty meaningless. Lots of duplicates, lots of standing vacancies for high turnover, loads of posts for a work permit so no job exists. There's also plenty of jobs that never make it to the job centre.

 

There's also the problem that many employers need specialised staff and don't have the time/budget to train.

 

 

It's a really poor indication of how many jobs are actually out there.

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OT: I have to confess I would love to be a Sandwich Artist, but I am pretty sure I'd be fired because I will have eaten everything. Honey Mustard for the win

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It would help if people actually did some investigations before posting on here ! - I have 2 guys with me now who are both being supported by the Government Scheme, both of them couldn't get work in their chosen areas and one actually worked at the Fish Factory to make ends meet. If he was prepared to do that then he 'wanted' to work!

 

There are scheme's available through the Government that help both the employee and the employer, the problem I initially had was the prospective employee couldn't see past the £90 a week they would receive from the Government. Both of these guys are now important elements of my business and have used the Government scheme to prove to me that I need them, but also as important to an employer is they need to be 'productive' I need to increase my production by £300 a week for each person, both of them have reached that target and are 'happy' to receive the minimum wage for the next 12 months to enable 'US' as a business to work. Maybe I have just been lucky, but this wouldn't have happened without foresight from all parties and I would recommend that any employer approach the Department of Economic Development and see what they can do to help. More importantly any 'prospective' employee needs to see past the initial financial help - I had so many people coming back to me saying I can't work for £90 a week, it's not worth it I might as well stay in bed, it was so much easier in your day - you left school and got a job, yes true, but we didn't get paid if we didn't have a job ! I left school at 14 (I was the youngest in my class) and found a job as an office junior, my Mum wanted me to have a 'respectable' job with good prospects - (my Dad was a bus driver and It wasn't good enough for my Mums Son !!) then after 5 years got off my arse and joined the RAF as there had to be more out there than sitting in an office all day - it can be done if you want to do it. There again I'd be better off as a Bus Driver today !(Isn't hindsight amazing !)

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yer i have thought about volenteering but not sure am the volerteering type may might give it ago as am sick of sitting at home.

how people can do it forever is behond me its so diffrent these days a few years ago you just applyed for a job and got it not any more

I'm in two minds as to whether this is a wind up or not, due to the spelling mistakes.

If this is legit and your spelling is indeed poor, you may notice a red squiggly line underneath some words, which indicates that they are not spelled correctly. If you right click your mouse cursor over the word with the red line underneath, this gives you some options as to the right spelling.

 

Manxman1980 & Tarne have given you some good advice and may even help you with your CV if you don't mind them knowing your correct identity, or you could just delete your name and a few details and keep your identity secret.

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As we have mentioned though do take your time to check your spelling and grammar when applying for jobs.

I wrote a CV for someone with no qualifications and not much experience once. Even if it was obvious that they got someone else to write it for them, I'm sure they still got points for going to the effort of getting someone else to do it. That shows initiative at least.

 

If anyone wants their CV checked, they can e-mail me at manxlibertarian(at)outlook.com

 

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@Snakebite

 

Given the choice, what would your realistic career be, and when I say realistic I don't mean in a patronising manner, I mean that given your current qualifications and desire/ability (with given support and encouragement), your interests or any particular skills you have and your expected career path once in a position what would you reasonably see yourself employed as if jobs were plentiful?

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