Sunday, 6 April 2014

"I don't even know how to apply for a job any more!"

If its been a while let me give you the benefit of my experience.
You'll have to pander to inexperienced or under qualified 'Recruitment Consultants' who are basically shiny suited sales guys more suited to Estate Agency or working in mobile phone shops. They'll call themselves specialists in your field but its because there is no regulation, they can call themselves whatever they want.

You'll find jobs you think you're perfect for on job boards but you won't get call backs, possibly because the job doesn't exist and the agency is just pulling in CVs for the future, possibly because the 'specialist' doesn't think you are correct for the role because they haven't actually talked to you and your missing a key word they are searching for from your CV.

If you're lucky enough to get an interview, you won't get the job because the company thinks 'we interviewed someone better' although they won't or can't say why.
And then you'll never hear from the 'recruitment consultant' again.
If you can, start your own company. - LeaderOfTheFree