Next Manager of the CHA (after Zoe Mitchell)

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Next Manager of the CHA (after Zoe Mitchell)

Post by kerrensimmonds » Sat Dec 01, 2007 8:07 pm

I learned today that an Old Blue applicant for this job, local to the area, has been turned down without interview. This person suspects that they are 'over qualifed' for the position - although they meet the specification and wanted to do the job to serve Christ's Hospital and alumni relations. What does this say to the rest of us out there?
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Post by midget » Sat Dec 01, 2007 8:10 pm

The conspiracy theory may now take wing and fly. Any particular reason why 'they' might not want an OB in the job, or is it that particular OB?
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Post by kerrensimmonds » Sat Dec 01, 2007 8:17 pm

Who knows, Maggie? Unlike me (who is definitely Persona Non Grata at anything anywhere to do with Christ's Hospital or the CHA, now) this applicant is not known to 'the office'. So I am afraid that I can't answer your question. I know that there are lots of Old Blues out there who would like this post to be held by an Old Blue, and on the surface of it the person concerned appears to have the basic requirements for the post (as well as rather more...). I personally think it's insulting to them, and to Old Bluedom, to not even invite them for an interview. Unless of course 'the office' already has a cast iron candidate who is also an Old Blue. Let's see who gets the job? I'd put money, however, on it being a non Old Blue, with a background in fundraising.... which is where Zoe came from, and her predecessor, Sara.
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Post by J.R. » Sun Dec 02, 2007 2:15 pm

I can assure anyone who might be thinking............

It wasn't/Isn't me !
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Post by kerrensimmonds » Sun Dec 02, 2007 3:57 pm

OK I can assure everyone it is/was not JR....
The whole thing feels 'fishy' to me.. let's see who does get the job.
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Post by Great Plum » Tue Dec 04, 2007 1:16 pm

I once went for the job of alumni officer at Exeter University - they said it needed a recent graduate (preferably from the uni - which I was) and did not have to have any experience in the field - I didn't get an interview and the job went to a Polish lady who had lived in the UK 18 months...
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Post by J.R. » Tue Dec 04, 2007 2:58 pm

Great Plum wrote:I once went for the job of alumni officer at Exeter University - they said it needed a recent graduate (preferably from the uni - which I was) and did not have to have any experience in the field - I didn't get an interview and the job went to a Polish lady who had lived in the UK 18 months...
Speaks volumes, Matt !
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Post by Wuppertal » Mon Dec 10, 2007 1:53 am

To me it's a no-brainer. Of course it would be great to have an Old Blue in such a position. Seems very foolish to turn one down so dismissively, as Kerren reports.

I'm not saying that it must be an Old Blue, but they'd be automatically a lot more qualified for the job, knowing about the school from the inside - as my 2nd Form English teacher, Mr. Holdsworth (hope it's OK to mention the name) reassured us on our first day: knowing what it's like to have sat "on that side of the desk". But then, we said that about an English England manager, and look what happened!

About a year ago I applied for a short-term envelope-licking job with my university's accounts department. I was surprised enough when they asked me for my CV for a job of licking envelopes, but then yet more surprised when they rejected me on the grounds of being over-qualified and that I might not find the job rewarding. I couldn't have cared less if it was boring, I just wanted the money (would anyone choose to be an envelope licker for the career prospects or the enjoyment?). They said that because I had A-Levels, they wouldn't have expected me to apply for that job. The job was only open to university students.

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Post by Foureyes » Mon Dec 10, 2007 10:06 am

Great Plum wrote: I once went for the job of alumni officer at Exeter University - they said it needed a recent graduate (preferably from the uni - which I was) and did not have to have any experience in the field - I didn't get an interview and the job went to a Polish lady who had lived in the UK 18 months...
So, Exeter preferred a Pole to a Plum,
I'd call that really dumb,
Here's hoping, like others I could mention,
They are victims of their own ill-intention

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Post by cj » Mon Dec 10, 2007 12:29 pm

Wuppertal wrote: They said that because I had A-Levels, they wouldn't have expected me to apply for that job. The job was only open to university students.
So that would be a university that has students with no A-levels or equivalent qualifications. Someone really hasn't thought this one through.
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Post by Wuppertal » Mon Dec 10, 2007 4:12 pm

cj wrote:
Wuppertal wrote: They said that because I had A-Levels, they wouldn't have expected me to apply for that job. The job was only open to university students.
So that would be a university that has students with no A-levels or equivalent qualifications. Someone really hasn't thought this one through.
Exactly! Ridiculous, isn't it. The thing is, even though I was quite bitter at the way they had viewed me, I would still apply again if the possibility came up because I just need the money!

I just hope that next time they realise that they're not going to find any university students without A-levels. Perhaps the job was perfectly open to those with the IB :?

Plum, I hope you found a decent employer in the end who gave clear application credentials and didn't turn back on them!

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Post by sejintenej » Mon Jul 27, 2009 3:01 pm

Wuppertal wrote:
About a year ago I applied for a short-term envelope-licking job with my university's accounts department. I was surprised enough when they asked me for my CV for a job of licking envelopes, but then yet more surprised when they rejected me
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