The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]


How To Spot If Your Colleague/Friend Is Looking For A New Job …
October 11, 2012, 6:20 am
Filed under: Comment

… when they suddenly start linking every Tweet &/or Facebook status update to a business report and add a # to every key word they write.

Seriously folks, you’re not fooling anyone.

It’s OK, there’s nothing wrong with wanting a new job – but trust me, there are much better ways to go about getting one.

And if – by some rare chance – you’re not doing it for employment, may I suggest this approach isn’t doing you any favours either.

You come across like someone trying desperately to impress others with your smarts, but the fact is there’s little intelligence talking about something someone else has done or discovered.

Remember the trick is to do something interesting rather than repeat something interesting.

That, or you can say you’ll work for fuck all.

Anyway, hope that helps.


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Oooh you bloody bitch.

Comment by DH

But scarily, I agree with you. That’s twice in a row. A new record.

Comment by DH

Pride for you.
Shame for me.

Comment by DH

agree.

annoying.

Comment by andy@cynic

Trust me, the thought that you agree with me causes me as much pain and distain as you.

Comment by Rob

I was wrong with yesterday’s comment. This is the classic Rob Campbell post. Sarcasm mixed with anger mixed with cutting insight. It’s why I keep coming back here and why I think you’re one of the best. Great but evil post Rob.

Comment by Pete

Are you drunk?

Comment by DH

Or gay?

Comment by DH

Or ill?

Comment by DH

Maybe I was slightly over the top with my praise in my last comment.

Apologies Rob, you know I think very highly of you but it seems a tough day brought out an overly emotional, overly positive response from me.

Good post, just not as good as it first appeared.

Comment by Pete

While the ability to recognise your errors is admirable, we seek conviction in our candidates and are sorry to inform you that you will not be progressing to the next stage of the application process.

Comment by John

too fucking little. too fucking late.

Comment by andy@cynic

I hate to say this Pete, but I agree with Dave, John and Andy … and you know how much that disturbs me. It’s very sweet of you to say such nice things, but it indicates you need a glass of whisky or some rest. Hope all is OK. Was your bad day George’s fault? I know the feeling.

Comment by Rob

if even campbell knows it makes sense, how fucking thick must pete be to have let that lovefestgetafuckingroom comment pass through his brain and in to his fingers. time for a visit to the mental doc pete.

Comment by andy@cynic

#doomed

Comment by John

Hasn’t it been scientifically proved that # is code for loser!

Comment by Billy Whizz

Or am I mixing that up with twitter?

Comment by Billy Whizz

Still finding this newfangled technology a bit confusing?

Comment by John

youre wrong, its code for “please hit me now. hit me till my bones crunch under your fists and blood gently laps at your knuckles.”

Comment by andy@cynic

he finds breathing confusing. unless he has his arm wrapped around his friend jack bastard daniels.

Comment by andy@cynic

if you rely on bollocks you post on twatter or faceschmuck to look intelligent, you might as well have a profile pic showing you in a tshirt that says “im a fucking loser nobody. and always will be. i know jack shit about anything. please kill me. now”.

and id be happy to offer my assistance in siding them in their quest. what a fucking guy i am.

Comment by andy@cynic

Excellent.

Comment by Lee Hill

Very good, that is all.
By the way, the advantage of being a planner when you’re looking for a job is that you can make up all sorts of bollocks for being out of the office ‘ethnograohy’ some informal street interviews, interviewing hookers……..

Comment by northern

Are you saying I was looking for a job as a hooker? Talk about a lost cause.

Comment by Rob

If that’s how you want to read it, but that says more about you than it does of me
As it happes, this job subject matter is striking a chord, but that’s another matter entirely.

Comment by northern

But another matter that’s more interesting than any matter going on, on here.

Comment by Rob

Amazing, you’ve created a post out of one of your tweets.

Comment by Marcus

Again

Comment by John

There’s more substance in my tweets.

And please note I’ve just got home from the airport after another epic shit internal flight. Let that put to death the rumours of my princess like tendencies. Or something.

Comment by Rob

I would be interested learn what a constitutes a shit internal flight.

Comment by northern

Fly almost any internal flight in China and you’ll know. It’s not the flying bit, it’s the constant delays without explanation while sitting on the tarmac before flying bit that does your head in.

9 hours for a 90 minute flight anyone? Welcome to China.

Comment by Rob

Thanks for clarification, which, by the way, sounds a lot like flying Ryanair

Comment by northern

I disagree. What you say may be true for some cases, but generally, I don’t give a single shit about what my friends are eating or their opinions on various mundane things. I like that they may have found an article interesting and relevant to my industry online that I might have missed.

Comment by Mooist

Hi there. Well of course your entitled to your opinion and I too like reading articles that my friends have found interesting. But when certain people suddenly start only linking to business reports and #start #hash-tagging #every #single #key #word #in #the #status #associated #to #the # link, then they’re not doing that for my benefit, they’re almost certainly doing it in the hope of raising their profile & it’s as transparent as a greenhouse.

Comment by Rob

If that’s case, you might be right! I can’t say I’ve witnessed that type of hashtagging or excessive business report posting. I might need more friends.

Comment by Mooist

Trust me, you don’t.

Comment by Rob




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