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#1 KnightsofNi

Posted 28 March 2012 - 06:54 PM

The backstory...

Last March, I decided to go back to work after DS as we needed some more income and I needed an activity away from the kids.  cool.gif  I applied for several jobs, and were offered 3. The first job that I was offered was at Woolworths Night Fill. I thought it would be good to be able to have a job that didn't require having the kids in childcare. I accepted the job, but two days later I was offered another job. The second job was full time, but more money and a more rewarding/interesting position. I ended up taking the 2nd job and calling Wooworths and saying thanks, but not thanks.

Fast forward to a year later (now working 4 days a week with the same company) and the stress of the long days for me and the children and the pressures of being a working mum have finally gotten to me. And I am looking at leaving my job and looking for a part time job, on the weekends or in the evenings. So....... I want to apply to Woorthworths to do Night Fill again, as I think this would be a good option due to the lack of impact on my kids. But I feel that I should address me turning down the postion a year ago (after accepting it) in the application letter. But how?

NB - I did not actually start work at Woolworths or undertake any training.

#2 T2Mum

Posted 28 March 2012 - 07:04 PM

To be honest I wouldn't even worry about addressing it. Chances are that someone totally different will be assessing the application, or even if it is the same person, they won't remember.

I think if you try and address it, it will only flag that you have turned them down once before and you are less likely to be offered the job.

#3 BetteBoop

Posted 28 March 2012 - 07:04 PM

I don't think you need to address this at all. Circumstances change and it's possible that no one even knows about your previous application.

A year is a long time in high turnover industries.

#4 *LiMa*

Posted 28 March 2012 - 07:49 PM

I'll be honest, your details from last year will still be in the database, and it will show that you were offered a position you then declined.  That said, it's not like you declined the position because centrelink would cut you off if you took it IYKWIM.  I would leave it out of the application, and if it comes up at Group assessment / interview stage, then give your reasons.

#5 KnightsofNi

Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:42 PM

Thanks all.

I have not mentioned it on the application. I will be happy to explain in the interview if it comes up.

#6 *LiMa*

Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:45 PM

Did you apply online, or are you applying in person at a store?

#7 KnightsofNi

Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:50 PM

I applied online.

#8 *LiMa*

Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:59 PM

If you used the same account you applied online with last time it will be linked to that job offer original.gif  Your plan to bring it up if necessary is a good one




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