Quick personal update

What with Sidmouth folk festival, then getting home to find an email saying I’m at risk of redundancy due to a downturn in work, going through the redundancy scoring system, and then being made redundant I haven’t had a massive amount of free brainspace to write much beyond job applications.

However, I found out today that I’ve been shortlisted for a secondment post I applied for in the company I’m currently working with (until Friday), and the interview’s tomorrow morning. I really hope I get it, as it will enable me to develop and diversify my archaeology skills and also means I keep my continuity of service. However, it’s also the first interview I’ve had to do since 1997, so I’m slightly panicy. Positive thoughts, vibes, wishes, spells and prayers will be much appreciated, both for me not making an arse of myself in the interview and making a good enough impression to get the job.


2 thoughts on “Quick personal update

  1. Oooh! I’m sorry your company is going through lay-offs. That is never fun. Did you ever hear about this job? Do you need/want any well-wishes for navigating a job hunt?


    1. Yeah, it’s the second time they’ve made me redundant in the past three-four years. But then that’s the life of an archaeologist – when projects are delayed or cancelled and there’s no fieldwork then there’s no jobs. Thankfully a load of other companies were hiring at the same time so I had a good chance of getting a job offer from elsewhere when I found out I didn’t get the secondment post.

      That said, while I do currently have a digging job I’m doing an away job in rural archaeology, which is a case study in monotony for someone who’s spent the vast majority of her career digging London strat. So any well-wishes or help you can offer towards my getting an archaeology or archaeology-related job back home would be very much appreciated hun.


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