Finding a Job in the Equine Industry: Tiny rant/ Journal of me finding a job. - Page 2 - The Horse Forum

 16Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 27 Old 03-24-2014, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
Green Broke
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 3,064
• Horses: 1
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 :)

Keep your feet on the ground when your head's in the clouds.
speedy da fish is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 27 Old 04-03-2014, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
Green Broke
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 3,064
• Horses: 1
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.
Shropshirerosie likes this.

Keep your feet on the ground when your head's in the clouds.
speedy da fish is offline  
post #13 of 27 Old 04-04-2014, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
Green Broke
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 3,064
• Horses: 1
I start Monday!

Keep your feet on the ground when your head's in the clouds.
speedy da fish is offline  
post #14 of 27 Old 04-04-2014, 02:59 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Posts: 1,972
• Horses: 1
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!
Mulefeather is online now  
post #15 of 27 Old 04-06-2014, 06:42 AM Thread Starter
Green Broke
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 3,064
• Horses: 1
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 :)

Keep your feet on the ground when your head's in the clouds.
speedy da fish is offline  
post #16 of 27 Old 04-06-2014, 07:01 AM
Started
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,958
• Horses: 0
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.
speedy da fish likes this.

Stop for a minute, open your mind, learn. You may not agree with what I say, I may not agree with what you say but we will both learn something new.
Maple is offline  
post #17 of 27 Old 05-17-2014, 01:33 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Canada eh?
Posts: 870
• Horses: 0
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 =)

Hold On To What You Love. When It Tries To Buck You Off Hold On Even Tighter!
WildAtHeart is offline  
post #18 of 27 Old 07-23-2014, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
Green Broke
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 3,064
• Horses: 1
Update:

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.


Keep your feet on the ground when your head's in the clouds.
speedy da fish is offline  
post #19 of 27 Old 07-23-2014, 06:29 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 109
• Horses: 0
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.
starsnosigns is offline  
post #20 of 27 Old 07-23-2014, 06:34 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 3,486
• Horses: 1
Keep us posted on how it goes and also tell us what fun things you get to do there.
frlsgirl is online now  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rant about my job BarrelracingArabian General Off Topic Discussion 4 08-25-2013 01:36 AM
Rant about job... Tasia Barn Maintenance 5 02-28-2010 12:10 AM
Help finding Equine Hauling my2geldings Horse Talk 9 12-08-2009 08:32 AM
Finding a Job at a Barn after School Reese2007 Horse Talk 2 11-27-2008 12:32 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome