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Offline Interpolic

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« Reply #8875 on: Tuesday 10 September 2019, 05:23:51 PM »
:thup: Looks really interesting, thanks.  Will look into it.

Any other suggestions welcome too, whether they be specific job boards or whatever.

Edit - actually seems to be info about job boards on that subreddit, nice one.

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« Reply #8876 on: Tuesday 10 September 2019, 06:44:39 PM »
Any websites / general tips for jobs that you can do remotely and it doesn't matter which country you're in?

I want to move to Taiwan next year but as it's not an English-speaking country it feels like the only option is teaching English as a foreign language.  I might be open to that but as I've worked my way up fairly far in data marketing over 11 years the ideal scenario would be to do something like that from home tbh, at least for a while to start with anyway.  But any on-site jobs in that field in Taiwan will probably want me to speak Mandarin.

I could easily do what I do now from home IMO but current employer is unfortunately not open to it and I feel like what I'm looking for isn't really searchable online so I'm on the verge of totally discounting it even though I suspect there will be jobs out there that fit the bill.

Any help appreciated, thank you.

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« Reply #8877 on: Wednesday 11 September 2019, 11:52:25 AM »
Does anybody in here work in Physiotherapy? I have a PhD in medical research and have been working in research for almost 10 years now, but I'm really sick of it and considering doing a 2 year masters to qualify as a physio. I'm almost at the top of my current pay grade in research now, but the chance to progress further to fellowships etc is so difficult to obtain, and my heart really isn't in it any more to be honest. Physiotherapy looks to me like it would be a really rewarding job that would still use some medical knowledge and there seems to be good scope for career progression, either in the NHS or working privately. Anyone have any experience or thoughts on it?

Offline Ian W

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« Reply #8878 on: Wednesday 11 September 2019, 11:54:37 AM »
I don't but I've used them plenty and they're amazing. Seems very interesting to master that knowledge of how the body works, and really beneficial to patients.

I thought I'd torn my knee or something, and the guy fixed it in a few minutes by activating other muscles.  It was like magic :lol:

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« Reply #8879 on: Wednesday 11 September 2019, 09:35:12 PM »
I go to physio for my busted L5/S1 disc. I've come a long way since I started almost to the point you can forget there was even a problem in the first place.  She's a wonderful woman who i'll be eternally grateful for.
Aye. Just felt I did it at the same time as you and you came out tops every time. Just in a bad mood now after Pixelhax.

Have to get this out now:

Pixel you're either hacking with the demo, or you're too f***ing good to constantly hammer us to the ground with it every time we play. Starts to take the p*ss a bit. I mean, I don't want you to not enjoy the game, but at the same time I'd quite like to enjoy playing it too.

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« Reply #8880 on: Wednesday 11 September 2019, 09:52:40 PM »
That's the honest answer. Nobody knows what will happen in the future. I would feel extremely uncomfortable saying 'yes' when I don't know that to be 100% true.



You don’t have to lie though, just have something prepared about how you coped with increased workload in the past. It might illustrate your prioritization skills, or your capability under deadline pressure, or delegation etc.
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Offline Disco

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« Reply #8881 on: Wednesday 11 September 2019, 09:55:33 PM »
Does anybody in here work in Physiotherapy? I have a PhD in medical research and have been working in research for almost 10 years now, but I'm really sick of it and considering doing a 2 year masters to qualify as a physio. I'm almost at the top of my current pay grade in research now, but the chance to progress further to fellowships etc is so difficult to obtain, and my heart really isn't in it any more to be honest. Physiotherapy looks to me like it would be a really rewarding job that would still use some medical knowledge and there seems to be good scope for career progression, either in the NHS or working privately. Anyone have any experience or thoughts on it?

One of my friends is recently qualified and it took them a little while to find a job. Pretty competitive field in some disciplines I think.

Offline John P

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« Reply #8882 on: Thursday 12 September 2019, 10:02:50 AM »
Does anybody in here work in Physiotherapy? I have a PhD in medical research and have been working in research for almost 10 years now, but I'm really sick of it and considering doing a 2 year masters to qualify as a physio. I'm almost at the top of my current pay grade in research now, but the chance to progress further to fellowships etc is so difficult to obtain, and my heart really isn't in it any more to be honest. Physiotherapy looks to me like it would be a really rewarding job that would still use some medical knowledge and there seems to be good scope for career progression, either in the NHS or working privately. Anyone have any experience or thoughts on it?

One of my friends is recently qualified and it took them a little while to find a job. Pretty competitive field in some disciplines I think.

Yeah I read somewhere that it can be quite competitive. The issue with my current job is that, to take the next step in my career, fellowships receive literally hundreds if not thousands of applications for each grant. I'm hoping physiotherapy isn't as bad as that. Good to know though, thanks.

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« Reply #8883 on: Thursday 12 September 2019, 10:08:33 AM »
Does anybody in here work in Physiotherapy? I have a PhD in medical research and have been working in research for almost 10 years now, but I'm really sick of it and considering doing a 2 year masters to qualify as a physio. I'm almost at the top of my current pay grade in research now, but the chance to progress further to fellowships etc is so difficult to obtain, and my heart really isn't in it any more to be honest. Physiotherapy looks to me like it would be a really rewarding job that would still use some medical knowledge and there seems to be good scope for career progression, either in the NHS or working privately. Anyone have any experience or thoughts on it?

One of my friends is recently qualified and it took them a little while to find a job. Pretty competitive field in some disciplines I think.

Yeah I read somewhere that it can be quite competitive. The issue with my current job is that, to take the next step in my career, fellowships receive literally hundreds if not thousands of applications for each grant. I'm hoping physiotherapy isn't as bad as that. Good to know though, thanks.

I think one of the main issues, IIRC, is that the NHS only hire (or look too) a couple of times a year. I'm sure if you speak to a Uni they'll be happy to advise further on things like this and which disciplines of physio are more demanded than others etc. She absolutely loves her job btw.

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« Reply #8884 on: Thursday 12 September 2019, 11:58:35 AM »
Does anybody in here work in Physiotherapy? I have a PhD in medical research and have been working in research for almost 10 years now, but I'm really sick of it and considering doing a 2 year masters to qualify as a physio. I'm almost at the top of my current pay grade in research now, but the chance to progress further to fellowships etc is so difficult to obtain, and my heart really isn't in it any more to be honest. Physiotherapy looks to me like it would be a really rewarding job that would still use some medical knowledge and there seems to be good scope for career progression, either in the NHS or working privately. Anyone have any experience or thoughts on it?

One of my friends is recently qualified and it took them a little while to find a job. Pretty competitive field in some disciplines I think.

Yeah I read somewhere that it can be quite competitive. The issue with my current job is that, to take the next step in my career, fellowships receive literally hundreds if not thousands of applications for each grant. I'm hoping physiotherapy isn't as bad as that. Good to know though, thanks.

I think one of the main issues, IIRC, is that the NHS only hire (or look too) a couple of times a year. I'm sure if you speak to a Uni they'll be happy to advise further on things like this and which disciplines of physio are more demanded than others etc. She absolutely loves her job btw.

That's good to hear! I've been trying to find the negative aspects of the job, and the main one seems to be dealing with patients who don't want to get better or do the exercises they need to. Also dealing with people who you know aren't going to get better is tough. The job satisfaction of helping and seeing people get better though seems to outweigh the negatives from what I've read.

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« Reply #8885 on: Wednesday 18 September 2019, 08:51:14 AM »
I'm completing an application for a Management Accountant role at the moment. I have to write a 750 word personal statement, I'm absolutely rubbish at writing about myself. I've made a start and it sounds like a jumbled mess. Anybody have any pointers I could use. I've searched on the Web and the advice is pretty generic. I've gone into panic mode now and just shut down over it. My last job I had was through a recruitment agency so it was just a case of submitting my CV.
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« Reply #8886 on: Wednesday 18 September 2019, 10:21:57 AM »
Match it to the job spec if you have one.

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« Reply #8887 on: Wednesday 18 September 2019, 10:34:21 AM »
There is one which I'm trying to use. My issues are more to do with my inability to explain my skills/knowledge etc very well on paper. 🙈
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« Reply #8888 on: Thursday 24 October 2019, 02:48:02 AM »
Kind of stressed right now.  I have two months left on my contract (and therefore my visa).  I've been interviewed for another job at the same place I work at now.  If I get it, I can stay in California, if not I've got to move back to the UK.  I'm pretty confident the interview went well, but there's always a chance there was a better candidate.  It's killing me not knowing when the stakes are this high.

Didn't get it, but got my contract extended in my current job which is nice.  Think in the long term I need to be living in a country with free healthcare, so started looking for jobs back in Europe.  Not too keen on coming back to the UK though, thinking Scandinavia, the German-speaking countries, and the Netherlands look like the best options.

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« Reply #8889 on: Thursday 24 October 2019, 03:01:15 AM »
Decided to leave CNN for good. I think the fact editorial is so insane and frantic with a 24 hour news cycle drips into everything - even on the technology side - and if you're not wired for it you just grow to hate it. Love the people though. Just hate the development model we use. Tough to want to leave a place you should theoretically love.

Still, options looking good within other WarnerMedia brands. Know some people on the digital side at NBA and HBOMax but also talking to Pandora.

It really boggles my mind how Atlanta isn't a bigger tech hub - we're not islands like SF or NYC so housing/cost of living is reasonable because there's tons of realestate to grow into, Ga Tech is a great school to recruit from and even KSU/GSU aren't actually horrible, nice sweltering summers with mild winters.

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« Reply #8890 on: Thursday 24 October 2019, 08:50:19 AM »
Kind of stressed right now.  I have two months left on my contract (and therefore my visa).  I've been interviewed for another job at the same place I work at now.  If I get it, I can stay in California, if not I've got to move back to the UK.  I'm pretty confident the interview went well, but there's always a chance there was a better candidate.  It's killing me not knowing when the stakes are this high.

Didn't get it, but got my contract extended in my current job which is nice.  Think in the long term I need to be living in a country with free healthcare, so started looking for jobs back in Europe.  Not too keen on coming back to the UK though, thinking Scandinavia, the German-speaking countries, and the Netherlands look like the best options.

:thup:

I think Netherlands or Germany will be my next destination if I don't decide to go back to the UK and start boring middle-age.

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« Reply #8891 on: Thursday 24 October 2019, 08:51:13 AM »
Decided to leave CNN for good. I think the fact editorial is so insane and frantic with a 24 hour news cycle drips into everything - even on the technology side - and if you're not wired for it you just grow to hate it. Love the people though. Just hate the development model we use. Tough to want to leave a place you should theoretically love.

Still, options looking good within other WarnerMedia brands. Know some people on the digital side at NBA and HBOMax but also talking to Pandora.

It really boggles my mind how Atlanta isn't a bigger tech hub - we're not islands like SF or NYC so housing/cost of living is reasonable because there's tons of realestate to grow into, Ga Tech is a great school to recruit from and even KSU/GSU aren't actually horrible, nice sweltering summers with mild winters.

:thup:

Is it digital or IT you work?

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« Reply #8892 on: Thursday 24 October 2019, 09:45:16 AM »
Kind of stressed right now.  I have two months left on my contract (and therefore my visa).  I've been interviewed for another job at the same place I work at now.  If I get it, I can stay in California, if not I've got to move back to the UK.  I'm pretty confident the interview went well, but there's always a chance there was a better candidate.  It's killing me not knowing when the stakes are this high.

Didn't get it, but got my contract extended in my current job which is nice.  Think in the long term I need to be living in a country with free healthcare, so started looking for jobs back in Europe.  Not too keen on coming back to the UK though, thinking Scandinavia, the German-speaking countries, and the Netherlands look like the best options.

Bergen, Stockholm or Copenhagen in Scandinavia tbh. Maybe Trondheim as well. Oslo is a shithole to be perfectly honest.
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Offline Kaizero

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« Reply #8893 on: Thursday 24 October 2019, 09:48:47 AM »
Kind of stressed right now.  I have two months left on my contract (and therefore my visa).  I've been interviewed for another job at the same place I work at now.  If I get it, I can stay in California, if not I've got to move back to the UK.  I'm pretty confident the interview went well, but there's always a chance there was a better candidate.  It's killing me not knowing when the stakes are this high.

Didn't get it, but got my contract extended in my current job which is nice.  Think in the long term I need to be living in a country with free healthcare, so started looking for jobs back in Europe.  Not too keen on coming back to the UK though, thinking Scandinavia, the German-speaking countries, and the Netherlands look like the best options.

Bergen, Stockholm or Copenhagen in Scandinavia tbh. Maybe Trondheim as well. Oslo is a shithole to be perfectly honest.

Not sure what work you do at the University, but Tromsø has a great University system as well. Small and cold place though, but beautiful nature if you're into that s***.
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« Reply #8894 on: Thursday 31 October 2019, 04:21:55 PM »
Anybody both employed and self-employed?

One of the companies I work for on a self-employed basis are looking at employing people rather than contracting work out but I'm not sure if it'll be beneficial for me to do so. Any ideas on the best way to work out the implications in terms of income without going to an accountant?

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« Reply #8895 on: Thursday 31 October 2019, 06:38:28 PM »
Leaving my care home job to nurse in a 18-24 year school next week! Looking forward to shorter shifts and seeing the kids more. 

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« Reply #8896 on: Tuesday 12 November 2019, 12:19:10 PM »
Work being worryingly quiet has spurred me on to start looking for a new job before the inevitable redundancy comes.

Haven't really touched my CV in years so busy updating that at the moment. From Googling it seems just to with a brief description of the role, and then bullet point what my responsibilities were/are. Is that the norm these days then?

Looking at my old CV I had a small paragraph basically explaining what I did rather than bullet points.

Offline Disco

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« Reply #8897 on: Tuesday 12 November 2019, 12:25:26 PM »
I always use bullets where possible. Usually have a couple of 'achievements' in there two, e.g. "During my time at x sales in my department increased by y%".

Probably worth knocking more than one version up so it's a bit more tailored to slight variations on the role applied for, if appropriate of course. 

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« Reply #8898 on: Tuesday 12 November 2019, 12:25:37 PM »
Work being worryingly quiet has spurred me on to start looking for a new job before the inevitable redundancy comes.

Haven't really touched my CV in years so busy updating that at the moment. From Googling it seems just to with a brief description of the role, and then bullet point what my responsibilities were/are. Is that the norm these days then?

Looking at my old CV I had a small paragraph basically explaining what I did rather than bullet points.

Max of 2 pages, just brief description of role and bullet points of achievements in the roles.  Can always expand on LinkedIn for further details.

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« Reply #8899 on: Tuesday 12 November 2019, 04:00:45 PM »
I've interviewed for two weeks now and the stand out CV's have a little paragraph dedicated to why the person is suited to the job and also only put relevant qualifications, also research the company before interview, it really stands out when someone "bigs" the company up
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