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BoredNerd

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  #827274 28-May-2013 19:52
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I should probably give a clearer picture of my situation. I have been working for a boat dealer for the past 6 years building a number of programs for them as well as doing work on the website and providing technical support for there computers and network. I also have a condition called aspergers which you may have heard of which is the main reason I have difficulty getting work.

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  #827305 28-May-2013 20:30
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Ok, that's cool. How does your condition affect your work?

 
 
 
 


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  #827312 28-May-2013 20:41
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BoredNerd: Absolute IT and Go IT. They never actually gave me an interview.

I'm unfamiliar with those two agencies. There are many that specialise in a particular part of the market and are not very interested in people who are building a career or need to change direction. I would not give up there, you have probably found two of them and there are many.

I know a guy who fills positions similar to your own up here in Auckland. It is possible he co-operates with agents in Wellington - some of the smaller outfits have good connections like that. I'll PM you his details, he interviews on Skype frequently and it might be worth a chat in case he has connections.

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  #827935 29-May-2013 18:55
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gzt: Ok, that's cool. How does your condition affect your work?

It doesn't really affect my work it makes it difficult to talk to people 1 on 1 because I struggle to think of what to say. I,m reasonable ok when sending emails and stuff like that because I have time to think about what I want to say. 

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  #827941 29-May-2013 19:05
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gzt:
BoredNerd: Absolute IT and Go IT. They never actually gave me an interview.

I'm unfamiliar with those two agencies. There are many that specialise in a particular part of the market and are not very interested in people who are building a career or need to change direction. I would not give up there, you have probably found two of them and there are many.

I know a guy who fills positions similar to your own up here in Auckland. It is possible he co-operates with agents in Wellington - some of the smaller outfits have good connections like that. I'll PM you his details, he interviews on Skype frequently and it might be worth a chat in case he has connections.


OK I have sent him an email we'll see what happens.

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  #827991 29-May-2013 20:37
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BoredNerd:
gzt: Ok, that's cool. How does your condition affect your work?

It doesn't really affect my work it makes it difficult to talk to people 1 on 1 because I struggle to think of what to say. I,m reasonable ok when sending emails and stuff like that because I have time to think about what I want to say. 

Is that like structured vs unstructured interaction?


Also I have to say, if you have been able to manage the typically conflicting demands of a typical small business environment then you must be doing quite well in managing your condition.

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  #828434 30-May-2013 18:52
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Is that like structured vs unstructured interaction?

I suppose it is. When I am given a general question I struggle to think of what to say whereas if I am given a specific question I can usually answer it without to much trouble.

 
 
 
 


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  #829551 2-Jun-2013 11:22
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BoredNerd: Absolute IT and Go IT. They never actually gave me an interview.



Absolute IT is useless, I agree !

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  #829765 2-Jun-2013 20:23
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I find recruitment agencies in general to be useless. Not a single one I have ever tried has even got me an interview let alone a job.

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