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Topic # 205685 23-Nov-2016 11:59
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Hi all,

 

My current position is being made redundant at the end of this year, so the job hunt has started.....

 

Can work between Auckland CBD and Orewa. Looking for fulltime, permanent position. I'm a jack of all IT trades as you'll see on my Linked In profile.

 

Linked In - https://nz.linkedin.com/in/gavin-quayle-7b06747

 

CV - https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%21AOiwacmUZbs5ZwQ&id=BD2E0E8CE7F6A4A8%21511603&cid=BD2E0E8CE7F6A4A8

 

 

 

PM me if you have something that may suit :)

 

TIA

 

 

 

PS: Yes, Im looking on Seek and TM as well.... ;)

 

 





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  Reply # 1675953 23-Nov-2016 12:04
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 What is it that you would like to do next year?





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  Reply # 1675960 23-Nov-2016 12:20
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Sorry to hear of your situation. I'll keep you in mind if I hear of anything. 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1675967 23-Nov-2016 12:32
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Dynamic:

 

 What is it that you would like to do next year?

 

 

Win Lotto, relax.....

 

 

 

I enjoyed mobile tech work when I did that years ago, but happy with anything long as its IT based really, like to get my hands dirty with hardware occasionally :)

 

Would like to avoid multi national's where it take 3 weeks and 10 meetings to decide if its a good idea to install a new network switch in an office. ;)

 

 





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  Reply # 1676686 24-Nov-2016 12:44
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Hi,

 

Is Wiri too far south? I have a role that is available now.

 

http://www.trademe.co.nz/jobs/it/other/listing-1195229703.htm

 

I'm in Auckland tomorrow (Friday 25th) interviewing and probably Monday and Tuesday as well.

 

 


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  Reply # 1676712 24-Nov-2016 13:25
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dstove:

 

Hi,

 

Is Wiri too far south? I have a role that is available now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yeah unfortunately.... I live in Whangaparaoa so the commute would be a killer :-p Takes just under an hour to Mangere on a weekend ;)

 

Cheers

 

 





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  Reply # 1677434 25-Nov-2016 14:01
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xpd:

 

 

 

Yeah unfortunately.... I live in Whangaparaoa so the commute would be a killer :-p Takes just under an hour to Mangere on a weekend ;)

 

Cheers

 

 

 



Ah, the good old Coast! Even the commute from Stanmore to Rosedale every morning, and back in the afternoon is a real killer..


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  Reply # 1677516 25-Nov-2016 16:33
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Ah, the good old Coast! Even the commute from Stanmore to Rosedale every morning, and back in the afternoon is a real killer..

 

 

 

 

Did that for a while :)

 

I now bus to Takapuna ;)





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  Reply # 1677688 25-Nov-2016 23:11
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Did that for a while :)

 

I now bus to Takapuna ;)

 



Bussed to the city for a year, then to Taka for a year when I was doing my diplomas, as much as public transport is convenient and probably cheaper than driving, I just can't not drive anymore.


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Well, so much for "pre-Xmas is a bad time for job hunting" - have found theres more jobs than ever really.......  had some good positive leads from adverts and from people here PMing me, so thanks to those that reached out :)

 

Hope to have something sorted by end of next week, which would be perfect, I can then relax over the Xmas break in the knowledge Ive got somewhere to go :)

 

Bring on 2017!





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  Reply # 1683715 7-Dec-2016 10:29
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xpd:

 

Well, so much for "pre-Xmas is a bad time for job hunting" - have found theres more jobs than ever really.......  had some good positive leads from adverts and from people here PMing me, so thanks to those that reached out :)

 

Hope to have something sorted by end of next week, which would be perfect, I can then relax over the Xmas break in the knowledge Ive got somewhere to go :)

 

Bring on 2017!

 

 

Yea finding work is easy at the moment.  My partner is looking for work in a totally different field to IT, but is finding employers are begging.  I've just finished recruiting for a design job and we found it stupidly difficult to find a quality person that fit our fairly straight forward requirements.  The influx of trash TradeMe enquiries had me in tears trying to find someone with a quality portfolio.

 

Good luck with finding the right job!






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  Reply # 1687262 13-Dec-2016 18:51
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Easy? How depressing.

 

I find it incredibly difficult trying to get IT support work.

 

Haven't had a job in 4 years, rejections, rejections.

 

 


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pctek:

 

Easy? How depressing.

 

I find it incredibly difficult trying to get IT support work.

 

Haven't had a job in 4 years, rejections, rejections.

 

If you want to, feel free to send me your CV.  I'll go through it and see if I can't make a suggestion or two.  I'll PM you an email address.

Anyone else in a similar situation reading this can feel free to do the same.






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pctek:

 

Easy? How depressing.

 

I find it incredibly difficult trying to get IT support work.

 

Haven't had a job in 4 years, rejections, rejections.

 

 

 

 

My gut feeling with this, is your qualifications aren't quite right or your approach is wrong. To have applied for a lot of jobs and not got any in 4 years, something isn't right with some part of your application. 

 

Have you been upskilling in that time? 

 

I don't mean to be rude with my suggestions.


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your qualifications aren't quite right or your approach is wrong.

 

 Nah, it's being female and over 50.

 

They say, you interview so well. Your skills are great. You're so senior in your IT.

 

Hah, senior....yes.

 

 

 

You know all the ads where you have to help nana?

 

 


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pctek:

 

networkn:

 

your qualifications aren't quite right or your approach is wrong.

 

 Nah, it's being female and over 50.

 

They say, you interview so well. Your skills are great. You're so senior in your IT.

 

Hah, senior....yes.

 

 

 

You know all the ads where you have to help nana?

 

 

 

 

Hmm, yes I can understand that would be challenging. 

 

I know this likely isn't what you want to hear and without your C.V I can't make any comments related to your specific skills, but have you considered upskilling in training, so adding another dimension to your skills? This is an area I know a few older female IT people have moved into as in my experience (trying to be VERY careful what I say here) people find it easier to learn from a female and one who has a few years of experience and is a good communicator. We considered offering this as a service but our customer base wasn't quite big enough to have someone on staff full time.


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