Tips on using this forum..

(1) Explain your problem, don't simply post "This isn't working". What were you doing when you faced the problem? What have you tried to resolve - did you look for a solution using "Search" ? Has it happened just once or several times?

(2) It's also good to get feedback when a solution is found, return to the original post to explain how it was resolved so that more people can also use the results.

Where am i going wrong?

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Marc De Vall
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Hi People
Advice,truth whatever i need please lol,ive worked in construction 28 yrs,manual hands on,railway 3 yrs,trackman,coss, possession planning etc,ive completed an IOSH course and a diploma in project management,and also done some primavera work covering when the planner was on hols(not experienced though)i would dearly love to get into planning or scheduling,,ive C.Vd lots of agencys and companies but no luck,do i need more qualifications or am i hoping too much,i will do whatever it needs so please advise,kick up the **** or whatever,thank you.

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Marc De Vall
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PS if anyone would be willing for me to help out making the tea,or whatever one day a week for free in return for sharing their expertise with me im your man!! worth a try?
Marc De Vall
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Thanks guys for your replies and advice,it is encouraging and knowing there is hope so to speak so heres to the next 2 hour stint on the laptop trawling the ads etc
Mike Testro
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HI Marc

I have just looked at the PP jobs page and there are a least a dozen requests for rail planners - so the market is open.

You may have to move away from Kent though.

Best regards

Mike Testro

Anoon Iimos
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Marc,

If you got that skills and talent, just flaunt it. Here I believe, there were lots of reasonable and respectable personalities that are willing and happy to respond.
Samer Zawaydeh
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Dear Marc,

Usually for people with your experience, it is easy to get a job. The best way is word of mouth. If you want to continue in your choosen profession, then you call up your pals and within less than 10 calls, usually you can scan the industry around you.

If on the other hand, you want a start-up planning job, it is somewhat harder. Random mailing of your resume will rarely help. You will need to custom tailer your search depending on the client that you are sending your resume to.

Also, you can post your resume on several engines and highlight your experiences. Experience is the ultimate commodity people search for in construction.

Good luck,

Samer