September 26, 2011

Back in work again

It had to happen at some point in time...

On Monday 26/09/2011 I started work as a PHP developer with Rossendale-based firm One Iota.

We can all breathe a sigh of relief!

September 18, 2011

Out of a job...

It had to happen sooner or later, the writing was on the wall in February.

As of September 12th 2011 I am swelling the numbers of unemployed in this country having been made redundant by iknow-UK. I did survive the first round of redundancies announced in February, but not the August batch. The company's revenue took a massive nose-dive in the wake of Google Panda, which caused some 60% less traffic to be directed to us from the search engine. This meant less visitors, less conversions into bookings and consequently less revenue. The company could not afford to pay all of its staff, so more had to go.

Since August I have been looking for a new job. I have had several interviews already, via recruiters or found on my own, not all of which have even resulted in any feedback (you just go for the interview and then never hear from the recruiter or employer again!), but more opportunities are showing up every week.

For those of you who are interested and if you have a job going in the I.T. world, you can find my CV here: CV Sept. 2011.