Monday, 16 July 2012

I'm an ex-IT Manager, but hopefully not for long

Well,  a pretty awful thing happened to me a couple of weeks ago. My company (I'm still officially working for them as I type, but I am on "gardening leave") was bought out and sadly, I'm surplus to requirements.

I'm trying very hard to put aside any feelings of being hard done by: true or not it won't be helping me: so that stuff is all officially in the past.  I just need to keep repeating that to myself for a while....

I'm about to find out the real state of the IT job market in the London and Cambridge areas.

My initial feelings are that there are still posts to be had: but that its pretty tough competition out there to get an interview.  I've seen plenty of things I can apply to: but am I applying for the correct posts?  Do I need to do some extra study,  do I need more professional qualifications?

Over the next few weeks or months I will be blogging about the job hunting experience, and if anyone would like to make suggestions or comments please feel welcome.

Hopefully this may be of help to others who may find themselves in the same predicament.

Here are some of the topics I hope to be covering soon:

  • LinkedIn
  • CV preparation
  • Interviews
  • Freemind: "mind mapping software"
  • Agencies
  • JobSearch Websites
  • ITIL

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think blogging this is a brilliant idea, I'll be following... and hoping to see the story from the new desk soon.

Phil Mulley said...

Great: I have quite a bit to go on so keep tuned!

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