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Work Experience

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,871 ✭✭✭Conor108


    Aw jesus! I have to do this again in January! Remind me to get it organized the DAY I get the dates!


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,871 ✭✭✭Conor108


    bumpy

    Ok can anyone give me a reason for why I want to work in a shop that doesn't include 'Because the damn deadlines soon!'?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 193 ✭✭straight_As


    Help!
    I'm seriously screwed. I want do a week of my work experience in a finacial institution but everywhere I ask is already full.
    I already have a week in the Mater, but I want to check other options to try and decide what career path to follow. At the moment I'm stuck between pursuing a degree in actuarial and financial studies and medicine.
    Please help!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 89 ✭✭waheyyy


    At the moment I'm stuck between pursuing a degree in actuarial and financial studies and medicine.


    woot exact same for me!! I got one week experience with an actuarial firm already, just need to get into some medicinial field now... where are you from? if your from cork i might be able to help you out with the actuary thing


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 193 ✭✭straight_As


    waheyyy wrote:
    woot exact same for me!! I got one week experience with an actuarial firm already, just need to get into some medicinial field now... where are you from? if your from cork i might be able to help you out with the actuary thing
    Thanks for the offer but unfortunately I'm from Dublin. I didn't know that there were actually specific actuarial firms, I guess I always thought they were subdivisions of insuarace companies.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 408 ✭✭jb91


    From 12 letters/emails that I sent last week I haven't had a single reply. I'd rather just get a one word email saying "NO!" than absolutely nothing!!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 119 ✭✭kronnn


    Google DEFINITELY dont give work experiance placements. I my cousins friend works there and asked and was told no and my friends aunt who is head of marketing asked the Human Resources department but was told no. So no point in evin trying really. So does anybody know another company that is in the same area as google that might take me on.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 408 ✭✭jb91


    Has anyone managed to get work experience through letters & emails? I sent 12 and only got 2 replies, both nos.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,461 ✭✭✭highlydebased


    Ebay possibly?

    Letters seem a waste of time. For the april placement im either gonna ring places or call into them...


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 408 ✭✭jb91


    Ebay possibly?

    Letters seem a waste of time. For the april placement im either gonna ring places or call into them...

    I don't even have the 2 weeks before Christmas yet. Newsrooms are the only places I really want to go but no one's replying! :(


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 75 ✭✭cas91


    by newsrooms do u mean newspaper?? or like televisoin/ radio??


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 408 ✭✭jb91


    cas91 wrote: »
    by newsrooms do u mean newspaper?? or like televisoin/ radio??
    Either really


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,461 ✭✭✭highlydebased


    I tried all the newspapers etc in Limerick. NO replies whatsoever from ANY of them!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 408 ✭✭jb91


    I posted the letters last Friday... And I wrote to every good paper in Dublin and Wicklow


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,462 ✭✭✭✭WoollyRedHat


    So where are you doing your work experience?


    I'm doing mine in Ardmore.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 408 ✭✭jb91


    There are already 2 or 3 threads about more or less the same topic


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,461 ✭✭✭highlydebased


    Suggest merging of all work experience threads....lol


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,871 ✭✭✭Conor108


    Happened to me too! Ended up calling into a place that I had a small interest in and got it.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3 villadonn


    looking for something in media but not realy sure where to go any reccomendations


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 408 ✭✭jb91


    villadonn wrote: »
    looking for something in media but not realy sure where to go any reccomendations
    I'm the same. Don't bother with letters and emails because I've had hardly any replies.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 69 ✭✭vespahead


    ye just wondering is how other people are feeling about there work experience

    im in virgin in blanch nd i think its dedli a fair bit of work but its well gud ye get ta bang on a few tunes nd get on wit it,geuss it helps dat evry one in theres sound as well


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,632 ✭✭✭SligoBrewer


    vespahead wrote: »
    ye just wondering is how other people are feeling about there work experience

    im in virgin in blanch nd i think its dedli a fair bit of work but its well gud ye get ta bang on a few tunes nd get on wit it,geuss it helps dat evry one in theres sound as well

    Ah holey moley, that post was harder to decrypt than hieroglyphics!


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,871 ✭✭✭Conor108


    Yep its good im done tomorrow:D


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,404 ✭✭✭qwertplaywert


    Have to give details to ty cord-ordinater about what we're doing tomorrow[Our first week is the 19th to the 23th]. Have applied loadsa places,no luck though- Gonna take the day off tomorrow and spent the day sorting it out!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 408 ✭✭jb91


    Have to give details to ty cord-ordinater about what we're doing tomorrow[Our first week is the 19th to the 23th]. Have applied loadsa places,no luck though- Gonna take the day off tomorrow and spent the day sorting it out!
    Don't bother with letters and emails. I sent 15 and only got 2 replies, both nos.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,404 ✭✭✭qwertplaywert


    I didn't sent either. I rang up about 10 places, narrowed it down to iQon, The Library, Dundalk Shipyard[office],My dads Solicitor's office and Xerox.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,461 ✭✭✭highlydebased


    Best to ring places......forget emailing and letters in my opinion


    Going to a newspaper office for 2 weeks straight after mid term. Hours are good (Wont post here just in case they get into the wrong hands lol)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 497 ✭✭FranchisePlayer


    Already did mine this week in a I.T place down in wexford fair bit of a journey as I live in CO.Carlow(More closer to Kilkenny really:p) but defo worth it. leartnt loads of **** lucky to get in there our server in school by this company and hence it was easy to get the job:D:D


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,226 ✭✭✭blubloblu


    google definitely don't give work experience, it's because of security apparently, you need a swipe card and clearance to go anywhere, sign affidavits if you're visiting, they really don't want any secrets being leaked.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,226 ✭✭✭blubloblu


    Well, that's what they told me... :(


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