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What do you guys make of this

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by laup, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. laup

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    I sent an email off to a company along with my CV asking basicly if they would take me on.

    i got this reply.


    "Hi Paul

    Thank you for your CV. Whilst I cannot promise any current positions – it may be a useful exercise to pop-in and have an informal 30 min – 1 hour chat to see if there is any possible synergy going forward.

    Are you free next Week"


    Basicly if i can talk the talk i could be in for a job?

    Any ideas on how to tackle this situation?
     
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  2. zebulebu

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    Was this to a recruitment agency or to a company's HR department?
     
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  3. laup

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    Direct email to managing director :biggrin
     
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  4. zebulebu

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    That sounds pretty promising to me.

    Go in there and be yourself - no bullshit, just pitch yourself at the right technical level and see what happens.
     
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  5. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Be aware though that there may not be a 'job' at present at the end of it. They may simply be sizing you up should they have any future positions arrise. 8)
     
  6. laup

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    I really need not to get my hopes up then :rolleyes:
     
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  7. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    No, but you should still have a positive attitude.

    This is your opportunity to show them that you have what it takes, and whilst doing that you can get a feel for what the company is like and what they do. It's much better to have an informal 'chat' as opposed to a formal interview.

    Think of it as sales, you're a salesman going to a company to sell your product, only the product this time is you. You have a nice informal chat with one of the decision makers before he gets the other decision makers involved and you make a formal demo of your 'product'.

    8)
     
  8. Modey

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    'shudder' he used the word synergy. Tell him to FO for using such a terrible buzz word. :)
     
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  9. Feellex

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    I'm sorry to sound negative/sceptical but if MD has an hour spare to chat about the possibility of a future job then he is not that busy! From a business perspective having an MD with time on his hands can't be a good thing and I personally would not work for that company. Please feel free to disagree if you do (disagree that is)
     
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  10. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    I disagree. 8)
     
  11. zebulebu

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    I disagree too.

    But have to concur that the word 'synergy' indicates that he is, more than likely, a prick
     
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  12. Phoenix
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    I disagree on both points

    I think any MD worth is salt should be taking the time to meet with people interested in their business, and i think it shows something positive not the opposite, being an MD is more about relationship management than sitting at your screen looking at excel files all day

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    buzzwords are a part of the business world, whilst we may think they are dumb, we dont all ready the FT every day though, let the MD play the MD and we can play the IT haters :)
     
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  13. Sparky
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    I disagree. :dry
     
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  14. tripwire45
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    Just do it, Paul. When job hunting, take advantage of each and every opportunity that happens your way (unless they are total scams, of course). You never know where this will lead and that fact that this guy is calling you and *he* is requesting the interview is very unusual...but in a good way. If he wasn 't impressed with you CV, he wouldn't be going through all this effort to get a face-to-face with you.

    Even if this doesn't mean a job for the present, he's obviously sizing you up to see if you'd make a good fit for his organization. I love it when I get an email (a legitimate one) or a call from someone who likes my CV and wants to see if I'd be a good fit for them.
     
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  15. BosonMichael
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    I agree with what has already been stated... including the abhorrent use of buzzwords. However, with regards to this:

    I disagree. 8)
     
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  16. Boycie
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    Paul,

    This is great news. Good luck - fingers crossed for you. :thumbleft
     
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    I disagree that the MD is a waste of your time or he's. Take every job interview as it comes and see it as an opportunity nearer to securing a new role or employment.

    In my case on two occasions the roles I did not want to attend an interview for were the one's I actually got hire at the end.
     
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  18. Mr.Cheeks

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    i say go for it.
    at least this shows you had some interest in the role, so they may save your details, plus you'll also get an idea what questions might be asked in a real interview... good luck
     
  19. Sparky
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    Plenty of positives to be taken from this so go for it.

    Interview experience always helps and you always learn something from each one. 8)
     
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  20. Bluerinse
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    It sounds good to me, i expect the MD sees an opportunity to save money on recruitment costs, which can be extortionately high. Don't paint everybody with the same brush, an MD is just another person and we are all different - to me this is an opportunity not to be missed.

    Good luck! 8)
     
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