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The CV is dead - long live the iProfile

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by Ence, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. Ence

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    The CV is dead - long live the iProfile

    iprofile.org

    I sent my CV off today to an Agent, On reply email url about having a better change of getting work by using iProfile. Anyone used before any good ?

    see 1st URL what iProfile about



    Don't know if CF will classed this a spam
     
  2. Qs

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    Its news to me! May have a looksie later if I get a chance. Thanks for the info though. :)
     
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  3. tripwire45
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    Not everyone looks and sounds good in a video. Also (and I didn't click the link, so correct me if I've made a wrong assumption), but I can read text much, much faster than I can watch the same content presented in video format.
     
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  4. twizzle

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    Why is it, these days, that to make people believe you are serious about your buisness, companies are lable everything as ixxx? Is it because they hope customers etc will think they are associated with Apple? or that they are interactive? (yes i know thats mainly it).

    Every time i see something as i-xxx i always look to see an Apple logo, when i know thats unlikley.

    Anyway, i've taken a look, but i wont be using it. And i cant imagine that many employers looking at it either. They prefer emailed CVs or else paper copies. I could see agencies using it, but then only those that spam off job requests.

    I could also see the down side in that, if an employer sees what you look like in the video and how you act, that might put them off looking any further at your skill set or experience.
     
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  5. Ence

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    :blink what Video ?

    I understand the ixxx I don't have an i phone or ibob don't like to follow the mass.
     
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    I've used it just the once, when I applied for an IT position through Hays Recruitment. The funny thing is, they never got back to me and I've not used it since ;)
     
  7. UKDarkstar
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    Yes, I have used iProfile as I regsietered my CV with Hays and they automatically set me up on it.

    Frankly, I'm not impressed.

    I have had numerous emails from iProfile about how wonderful it is and the number of recruiters using it.

    I decided to make a concerted effort and attempted to update my info (it takes an uploaded CV and attempts to split it up into sections - for me this was a disaster as it missed half the importnat detail off) only to find a peristent error preventing me from updating.

    I emailed their support people who never even bothered coming back to me.

    I have (eventually) managed to get the changes through. I then went and selected as many IT recruiters as I could find including those where I had already applied via other jobsites.

    Yesterday, out of the blue, I received this update :

    Activity Summary

    Sends 0

    Views 1

    Feedback 0

    Job Applications 8

    Messages Sent 0

    Flagged by a Recruiter 0

    General Contacts 0

    iProfile Agencies 10

    Phone Calls 0

    It shows that the ONLY TIME my CV has been looked at was when Hays put it on there originally. Even having applied for other jobs via Hays they have not been back to look at the profile.

    In nearly 4 months of job-hunting this has been the biggest waste of time.

    I have had far better success just uploading my CV to cwjobs, totaljobs etc etc

    Not to say this will be your experience but from my own, I wouldn't get your hopes up !
     
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  8. BosonMichael
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    I didn't see anything in the presentation about a video... it basically spoke of an online place to host your CV so recruiters and employers can see it...

    ...umm...

    ...isn't that basically the same service that established companies like Monster and Dice provide? :blink

    If you're worried about old CV stuff being out there, there's this cool thing called the "World Wide Web" (quote-fingers used for emphasis) where you can host your own online CV that employers can view - all you do is give them this thing called a "Web address". Which is basically the same thing as you're giving them with an iProfile... except you'll have even greater control, since you host your own info. :p

    iProfile is probably a fine service... but I really don't see anything revolutionary about what they're offering.
     
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    There isn't apart from the fact that several recruiters use it so it's supposed to mean you don't need to regsister with them direct
     
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    ...and several recruiters use the other sites. So I'm still not seeing the advantage provided by iProfile. Just sayin'. :)
     
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    THE CV IS DEAD!!!!

    OMG ROFLMFAO - UR NT STL USNG A CV R U? THAT IS SOOOOOO 80ZZZZZZ MAN

    Am particularly loving their blurb on the front page of their site:

    "The preferred CV template" - preferred by whom, exactly? - aahhhhh yes - 2500 UK recruiters. I reckon there must be at least 100,000 people working in the recruitment industry in the UK. Until more than 50,000 of them are using iProfiles as their "preferred CV template" (whatever the **** that means) I don't think I'll bother thanks. Or maybe the seventeen interview offers I've had (just counted 'em) from recruiters this week were just figments of my imagination?

    Another crock of **** marketing gimmick from some pillocks that think they'll change the world because they put an 'i' (lower case, natch) in front of something.

    Actually, now that we're on the subject, I've noticed that the whole world has been, like, chaaaaanged man, by teh interwebz. Why only this morning I woke up, got out of my iBed, went to the iFridge, ate my iConrnflakes and then went to my iWork on the iBus.
     
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  12. BosonMichael
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    yeah, d00d... I just txt my CV in nowadayz. Makes me 1337.
     
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    What is 1337? :lol:
     
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    You should drive a BMW, some of them have their own iBus :lol: granted they prefer Ibus but same difference
     
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    1337 - leet - elite
     
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    What is 900913? :twisted:
     
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    A search engine :lol:
     
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  19. BosonMichael
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    I had to go for the humor. :D
     
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    I guessed that 1337 was meant to represent something but I couldn't see the link, just thought it was a word, didn't realise it was a whole 'language', my eyes have been opened :lol:

    And thanks zebulebu for the link to the wiki page for it, very enlightening.
     
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