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Re: Tired of Interviewing for Jobs
« Reply #45 on: May 10, 2018, 10:30:40 PM »
Yes... But is it volunteer work or internships in the UK? Because all that stuff is just in the US otherwise and doesn't show any UK work experience.

Which is the catch 22 for some companies. No UK work experience but can't get a job in the UK to get said work experience.

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Re: Tired of Interviewing for Jobs
« Reply #46 on: May 10, 2018, 10:36:39 PM »
Are you working with any particular agencies, or are you direct-applying? I know agents are a pain, but I quite like that they have that direct line in, so you don't have to explain your visa status etc, and can focus on talking about the work. Aspire is a good one in London for you general industry: https://www.weareaspire.com

Thank you! I may look into that. I've been direct applying and using indeed and linked in. I have 7 years of experience in the fitness industry so I've been applying to a lot of fitness manager related positions and or positions within the industry that relate to personal training, operations, marketing and social media.

I ran and operated my own fitness business prior to moving overseas.


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Re: Tired of Interviewing for Jobs
« Reply #47 on: May 11, 2018, 09:59:29 AM »
Question: Is it standard here for a company to say they'll make the decision in a week and will let you know, and then not bother to even send a "thanks-but-no-thanks" email?

I have heard of this happening quite a bit and it happened to me for the first time in November.  I was a final 2 against an internal candidate.  Still waiting to hear if I got the job or not.   ;D

Unfortunately, yes, it is very common.  Particularly if the job was not applied for through a recruiter.  A recruiter will (mostly) find out one way or another.


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Re: Tired of Interviewing for Jobs
« Reply #48 on: May 14, 2018, 08:46:42 PM »
I have heard of this happening quite a bit and it happened to me for the first time in November.  I was a final 2 against an internal candidate.  Still waiting to hear if I got the job or not.   ;D

Unfortunately, yes, it is very common.  Particularly if the job was not applied for through a recruiter.  A recruiter will (mostly) find out one way or another.

It happened to me recently as well. Made it to the final round!


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Re: Tired of Interviewing for Jobs
« Reply #49 on: May 15, 2018, 09:11:46 AM »
I have heard of this happening quite a bit and it happened to me for the first time in November.  I was a final 2 against an internal candidate.  Still waiting to hear if I got the job or not.   ;D

Unfortunately, yes, it is very common.  Particularly if the job was not applied for through a recruiter.  A recruiter will (mostly) find out one way or another.

Wait what?! They hadn't even gotten back to you about that job?! That is just beyond wrong...
My, how time flies....


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Re: Tired of Interviewing for Jobs
« Reply #50 on: May 15, 2018, 05:00:04 PM »
So I've read about scammers when it comes to employment opportunities and this has happened a few times now... One person on LinkedIn contacts and then another asks for the confirmation to submit my CV for a role. Is that normal? They're all usually Indian but I know with staffing that doesn't mean much.

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Re: Tired of Interviewing for Jobs
« Reply #51 on: May 15, 2018, 05:33:07 PM »
So I've read about scammers when it comes to employment opportunities and this has happened a few times now... One person on LinkedIn contacts and then another asks for the confirmation to submit my CV for a role. Is that normal? They're all usually Indian but I know with staffing that doesn't mean much.

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I don't use Linked in so I'm not sure how it works there, but I do know how recruitment consultants work.  Can you explain better what you mean?   It doesn't sound crazy that one person would troll Linked In and find potential candidates and then pass you over to another recruitment consultant who actually deals with the clients and picks which CVs get sent.  It's a perfectly normal part of the process to have to confirm to a recruitment consultant that they have exclusive rights to represent you to a company.  In fact, that's very good because you might get an interview.  You could put a time limit on it if you like.  I usualy specify "for this role" just in case something else comes down the line later on. 


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Re: Tired of Interviewing for Jobs
« Reply #52 on: May 15, 2018, 05:36:29 PM »

Good news, I just went to a meeting with a potential new client and they liked me.  No jinxing but an offer could come soon.  It's with a mobile phone provider known for zaniness. 

OP, I am going to send you a copy of my CV in the hopes that it helps you


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Re: Tired of Interviewing for Jobs
« Reply #53 on: May 15, 2018, 05:42:26 PM »
I don't use Linked in so I'm not sure how it works there, but I do know how recruitment consultants work.  Can you explain better what you mean?   It doesn't sound crazy that one person would troll Linked In and find potential candidates and then pass you over to another recruitment consultant who actually deals with the clients and picks which CVs get sent.  It's a perfectly normal part of the process to have to confirm to a recruitment consultant that they have exclusive rights to represent you to a company.  In fact, that's very good because you might get an interview.  You could put a time limit on it if you like.  I usualy specify "for this role" just in case something else comes down the line later on.
Ahh ok, that makes a bit of sense then. It's just weird to me because in the US I only ever dealt with the same person.

Good luck with the most recent interview, that sounds promising! And I finally got a call back for one of the applications I put in so *fingers crossed* for in person interview. It pays well too!

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Re: Tired of Interviewing for Jobs
« Reply #54 on: May 15, 2018, 05:57:43 PM »
Good news, I just went to a meeting with a potential new client and they liked me.  No jinxing but an offer could come soon.  It's with a mobile phone provider known for zaniness. 

OP, I am going to send you a copy of my CV in the hopes that it helps you

I'm almost disappointed for you! I know how much you are enjoying your life of leisure. ;D   But good luck!  ;D
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Re: Tired of Interviewing for Jobs
« Reply #55 on: May 16, 2018, 01:01:11 PM »
Wait what?! They hadn't even gotten back to you about that job?! That is just beyond wrong...

I'm still "waiting" to hear about one myself


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Re: Tired of Interviewing for Jobs
« Reply #56 on: May 16, 2018, 02:40:24 PM »

I'm still waiting for news from the BBC.  I went in there for an interview that lasted several hours, at the end we shook hands and the guy told me he would let me know.  Crickets since Nov 2007.

It is a particularly unpleasant way to deal with people. 


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Re: Tired of Interviewing for Jobs
« Reply #57 on: May 16, 2018, 02:50:35 PM »
Don't call us, we'll call you...
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Re: Tired of Interviewing for Jobs
« Reply #58 on: May 17, 2018, 12:00:25 PM »

Thanks everyone for good luck wishes, I just signed the contract a few minutes ago and start Monday.  I was negotiating like crazy to delay the starting date but they were having none of it. 

I'll be driving around the m25, a commute that takes 30 minutes on a good day and can take hours if the M25 is jammed up.  Maybe a bit less miserable than taking the train to the city, but I'll miss my daily walk. 

Good Luck EvyF, don't feel bad because I found a contract in a month while you've been looking for longer.  It's a different market with different timescales.  If you do want me to send you a copy of my CV, PM me your email.  I can't attach it to a private message.


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Re: Tired of Interviewing for Jobs
« Reply #59 on: May 17, 2018, 01:10:41 PM »
Thanks everyone for good luck wishes, I just signed the contract a few minutes ago and start Monday.  I was negotiating like crazy to delay the starting date but they were having none of it. 

I'll be driving around the m25, a commute that takes 30 minutes on a good day and can take hours if the M25 is jammed up.  Maybe a bit less miserable than taking the train to the city, but I'll miss my daily walk. 

Good Luck EvyF, don't feel bad because I found a contract in a month while you've been looking for longer.  It's a different market with different timescales.  If you do want me to send you a copy of my CV, PM me your email.  I can't attach it to a private message.

Starting Monday??? How are we meant to fit in a celebratory sesh?


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