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Old 19.04.2015, 20:59
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something to rant about..

So I received a job request, an event assistance for the upcoming BERNEXPO and it requires 'Deutsch als Muttersprache, fliessende Französischkenntnisse (weitere Fremdsprachen von Vorteil)'
meh

I don't get it why would they send me a job request when I'm not even fluent in German!!! And what's more tempting, it's 30 chf per hr.



What's the worst thing that could happen???

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Old 19.04.2015, 21:56
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...I don't get it why would they send me a job request when I'm not even fluent in German!!! And what's more tempting, it's 30 chf per hr.

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1. Because you're Swiss and you live in Bern. It does not compute for them that you wouldn't speak fluent German. Are you sure it's a request/offer for hire, or they are asking if you're interested and want to apply for the job?

2. You get there and you don't speak enough German to do the job. The supervisor tells you to leave. It's not a crime to show up if the company specifically asked for you and (supposedly) knows your qualifications and skills.

3. Sorry, can't help you there.

Go for it, why not? It's a start.
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Old 19.04.2015, 22:34
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it says in the email:

Interested in all of the dates mentioned above?
Please note that a declaration of interest already has a binding effect!


I have the option to say NO to the job request. So even if I say YES, the employer will still either accept or reject it. And if I say no, what will happen??

Hmmmm..

Procedure:

1. Please read through the details of the job request carefully.
2. Depending on your interest in the listed dates, choose between the confirm buttons (YES, PARTIAL INTEREST) or the decline button (NO).
3. If you express interest, the employer receives a notification. If he accepts your application and appoints you for the job, you will get a confirmation and your employment contract by email.
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Old 19.04.2015, 23:00
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Seriously? You've got a job offer!

Do as instructed - Review it and choose one of the three options they give you. If you say yes, the employer will take another look at your qualifications and either say yes (and send you an employment contract) or no. If you say no, you won't work that particular job.

They will still send you other offers, which you are free to accept or decline. You won't go to jail for accepting or declining. Now, if you regularly decline everything they send you then I suppose they would stop offering jobs.

Keep in mind you are asking for social help. If you refuse legitimate jobs, even short-term ones, they are not going to look kindly on that. Why not give it a go? If you're really freaked out then call the agency tomorrow and make sure they've got your qualifications correct.

Why are you making this so hard on yourself??
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Any evidence that shows your willingness and ability to work is valuable. Apparently your double A2 is considered good enough. In another thread you were offering to work for 25fr/hour. What are you waitig for?

Congrats to your new job!
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Old 26.04.2015, 19:14
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Nothing to celebrate.

I got rejected.

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Re: Staff finder

Sorry to hear that, filswiss.
Do you know why you didn't get the job?

Sometimes, a few days later, once they've finished dealing with the main bundle of work related to all the applications, a kind person in the department doing the hiring will, if asked gently, take the time to explain to an applicant what it was that the successful applicant had, that made the difference.

If you are lucky enough to ask for and find that kindness, it can sometimes help in knowing what to try to improve, for future applications.

I wish you courage!
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Old 26.04.2015, 21:31
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Re: Staff finder

did you receive my message? some weeks ago you asked me about it and I write some answers there, did you get it or got lost?
Anyways, in my experience they just send the requests to people who in the area, then from those who show interest, they start looking at profiles closely and then decide who gets called. I have received several offers who clearly aren't for me, like to model for a product launch and they have as a requirement to be at least 1.70m tall, I am way shorter than that and I reject the job immediately, but on the other hand if the "but" is that they ask for good level of German, I click accept, if they see in my profile that my B1 isn't enough for them, they will reject me, but maybe the job doesn't require that much more level than the one I have. ie. serving tables and so I have gotten called for it or not. What I like about staff finder is that is a fast tool to get extra cash. I have at least 3 requests a week and normally reject them as my business gets me quite busy, but like I said if it gets slow then I start accepting jobs.

Cheer up, you'll see you will get your first confirmed job soon and also the tool where employers review your job is very useful to get in the "good queue" for future jobs.

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Old 27.04.2015, 22:22
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Re: Staff finder

@doropfiz - well my 'Deutsch' is not good enough.

@coconut - yeah i received your message, i was going to reply but your inbox is full.
Well the job requires me to speak 'Deutsch' so I got rejected..

I know, this will take time..
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