One of my chief criteria for a happy settled life is secure employment in an area I enjoy. I know this might be a tough ask, but I have achieved it once or twice.
Currently I am job-hunting. I am on a job-alert list which sends me positions I might be interested in. Today a position entitled “Programme Analyst”. Since it was so generic and may be of interest I checked it out. It’s not, but the application criteria was highly amusing.
With this job search site, at the end of every application are a series of yes/no questions you need to complete before submitting a CV. Usually it relates to education levels and experience. This one had the following yes/no question right at the end:
“Keen to secure a role with a 1st class salary/benefits package with career progression?”
Honestly, who would answer: “no, actually, I’d like a sub-standard salary, minimal benefits in a dead-end job”? Really!
In more serious news, I just sent two applications to the Greater London Authority. I’m waiting to hear back (still) on a job with the Department of Energy and Climate Change, and I’ve got another application due on Friday. Something decent should shake out of that, hopefully.