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There is hope yet!

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by alexdc12, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. alexdc12

    alexdc12 Kilobyte Poster

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    In the last month ive applied for over 450 jobs now! had about 25 nos and the rest i havent heard from. Today i got a call from an agency got a 3 month contract close to home and wanted my permission to send my cv forward. i got home checked the spec and agreed. No longer after i sent that email i got called from another job i applied for and asked if its ok to send my cv to a different job not as close to home. Then it rung again and it was a salesman so i told him to do one! :P

    I was really getting down about the whole job thing over the past week and today has showed me to keep trying as people are obviously taking me seriously now. Its hard for me cos my CV is so based around the fact i was a builder, to me it gives off the wrong impression! But fingers crossed im gonna get a job soon and i cant wait!

    So anyone reading this who is thinking they are fed up of the whole job search lark dont give up PRESS ON! people will recognise you sooner or later.

    As for the tip that people give out about updating your cv on jobsites i recommend that, because the call i got today was from a cv i recently updated i knew this as it had my new email address on there. So even if you keep uploading the same CV its worth doing because these agencys search for cvs recently added.!

    Good luck
     
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  2. GSteer

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    Good to hear Alex, good luck with it!
     
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  3. soundian

    soundian Gigabyte Poster

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    That's around 15 applications a day :eek:
    Personally I look to do 2-3 job applications per day, and it normally takes most of a day to do this because I take the time to re-jig my CV to highlight the attributes set out in the job advert and carefully tailor a cover letter.
    At this stage it's mostly about ticking boxes on an agency checklist and I find it best to make sure I have as many boxes covered as possible.
    Absolutely.
    It should be common sense to most agencies that the newer the CV upload the more chance there is that the candidate is still available for work. It seems to work for me as I used to renew my CV about once a month, but I noticed I'd normally get a few calls in the week after I did that. Once a week seems to be about right for me.
     
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  4. alexdc12

    alexdc12 Kilobyte Poster

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    I got all day! :D I cant jig much around on my CV cos its so Contruction based! most of the jobs im applying for are asking for the same sort of thing so my cv is pretty general with these factors. i.e Good customer service skills. which i have from my building days. i change my cover letter a lot for each job.
     
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  5. alexdc12

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    Had another call this morning! Client wants people to relocate ideally but she said i was everything they were looking for and would see if they would accept me as i dont mind doing the commute :D
     
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  6. alexdc12

    alexdc12 Kilobyte Poster

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    Just a little update, had a lot of calls lately which is good some dont lead to anything but a call is better then nothing!
    Got a email saying i was put through to next round to do a test online, done that monday got called today saying i done really well in test and have a telephone interview tomorrow.
    Then got another call from an agency recruiting for a job right round the corner from me so going to see them in the afternoon!
    Wish me luck!
     
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  7. Black Tortoise

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    All the best dude!
     
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  8. coolc

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    thats good, keep trying and dont give up maybe u will find a job one day.
     
  9. reddevil12

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    Best of luck m8 :biggrin
     
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  10. alexdc12

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    Thanks guys! telephone interview went really well! just need to get back to them about how i would go about getting there, i.e the big commute or renting a room. Looks like id prob rent a room if the moneys right.
    Lets hope this afternoon goes well too!
     
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  11. alexdc12

    alexdc12 Kilobyte Poster

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    The afternoon appointment was a waste of my times, bloody agencys! its a job i have already applied for through another agency but this agency are offering less money and taking the benefits away too! cheeky sods!
    As for the telephone one i had, they have called me in for a formal interview on monday!
     
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