Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by DailyGeek, 17 May 2006.
Applying now to work as a funeral service arranger..
Does anyone have any experience of this?
my ex was regional manager of the Co-op Funeral Services for the North West.
What do you want to know?
Difficult to get into - there's a lot of stiff competition.
I did it for a while but it was dead end tbh.
easy to get into, hard to get the job
Must be a depressing job though, all those dead bodies..... No thanks but if it floats your boat then go for it.
I did it for a while, I was so good people were dying to work with me
Well I'm applying for the position with a local one, who is part of the Dignity group. I've written my covering letter etc based on the fact that im good with people, caring etc. I just wanted to know what else I should focus on, what else will be expected of me as a service arranger.
he'll be ok though, it's not a dying trade.
Just apply is the best corpse of action.
Its clearly not a job anyone would want to do, but rather than focussing on the dead people I'd like to think I'd be good at supporting the bereaved.
Remember, it's a quiet life. the customers don't answer back.
Do people keep a log of all these puns in their head? They get pulled out so quick on here
being able to cope well and sensitively in difficult situations - they might ask you for an example where you've done that, so make one up if you haven't got one.
Organised, capable and unflappable under pressure. Mention that you're aware that this is the very last thing that people can do for their loved ones and you respect how important it is that it goes off well. Respect is another biggie. Also that you're not scared to speak directly to people in difficult situations, e.g. you won't dodge using the persons name, you'll just be firm, but sensitive when dealing with emotionally devastated people.
I stared at that for about 30 seonds thinking it said 'the beavered' trying to understand what the hell you were on about.
I need more sleep
they may have been beavered to death, you never know
I'm a Samaritans volunteer - so check most of that. I'm really playing the caring card I like the very last thing people can do though, sounds good.
lol, you just know im going to end up writing beavered on my covering letter now!
My first job in the Media was writing obits and aknowledgments for the FD's.
Oh, the glamour!!
The samaritans thing is a massive plus, that will go down very well, it's exactly the type of personality they look for.
I'm hoping that'll carry me really. It basically means I already have the people skills and I'm used to tough emotional situations.
I don't think the money is great for this kinda of job, but I'm after a career so its worth a shot.
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