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        03-24-2014, 02:32 PM
    Green Broke
    Interview on Thursday!

    So I have another interview on Thursday! Its not a practical yard job but it is with a horse passporting agency. And its only a 5 minute drive from my house!

    Funny really as I received an email from these people asking if I was interested in the job. I am pretty much interested in anything at the moment so I sent them my CV. I got a call a few hours later and he discussed to job with me and it turns out that my mum knows him and I know the person working with him! So wow. This will be a different experience for me but I am looking forward to it :)
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        04-03-2014, 04:28 PM
    Green Broke
    Interview went well! Even though it was a week ago...

    I got a call yesterday and I am seeing them again tomorrow! This time, it is for a few hours and I will be doing some jobs for them etc to see how I get on :)

    It's literally walking distance from my house. I am hopeful for this one.
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        04-04-2014, 03:24 PM
    Green Broke
    I start Monday!
        04-04-2014, 03:59 PM
    Congratulations on the new job! Job hunting is the pits, I did it last year for over 6 months. It sounds like a very cool opportunity for you, and look forward to hearing more about it!
        04-06-2014, 07:42 AM
    Green Broke
    Thanks very much Mulefeather! I am a little nervous now that it is tomorrow but feel a lot better about it because I had that trial run (which I got payed for!) I will let you know how it goes and any goodies I discover :)
        04-06-2014, 08:01 AM
    Congrats on the job! Once you get a foot into the industry you can only progress. You will make contact with people in yards, you will get to know them.

    If you are looking for the admin side of the industry you have plenty of options within the BHA/Weatherys. They are always advertising positions to work in racing operations in the BHA. They also offer racing secretary courses. I work in a yard, and I am now very friendly with the people I deal with at the other end of the phone - vets, registrations, transport companies, supply companies.

    Otherwise, it is difficult to get the foot in the door at yards themselves. Pick up the phone, but do not ring the trainer direct. The trainer has enough on their plate and will forget about you about 10 seconds after they hang up. Email C.V.s - any reputable yard is online these days with their own websites and it isn't hard to get contact details.
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        05-17-2014, 02:33 PM
    I'm sorry to hear you are having a rough time of it.

    Try to be proactive (if that is at all the right word). Generally employers love people who are, hard working, willing to learn, want the job and can provide excellent references.

    If an employer seems to like you in an interview and says he'll think about it don't be afraid to contact him. Don't be pushy just say something about, "I am still hoping to work with/for you if you think I am right for the position. I can see my self in that position and am excited about the job possiblitlies. If you have any further questions or would like to meet with me again don't hesitate to contact me."

    Keep pushing! You will get there =)
        07-23-2014, 07:04 PM
    Green Broke

    I did three months in the office before my boss halved my hours (that sucked) so I went to an interview at a equine sports rehab yard and got the job! I finished one job today and I am starting a new one tomorrow haha.

        07-23-2014, 07:29 PM
    I once looked up "farm hand jobs" on google and found something to do with horses, but it paid so little I decided to skip it.
        07-23-2014, 07:34 PM
    Green Broke
    Keep us posted on how it goes and also tell us what fun things you get to do there.

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