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I have applied for and got two jobs
since leaving university, both
the aid of that distinctly dodgy
known as recruitment contultants.
The first job I was in for eight years
and when I joined I knew nothing
about the company I was to work
and they knew very little
about me (I
applied because a friend happened
to meet the
boss and thought he seemed
pretty smart; They just thought I
seemed smart and might have
the job I'm in at the moment I'm the
authority within the group I work
on two complex and
rapidly-changing technology areas
about which I knew nothing 3 weeks
ago when I started.
is that I would never have even got
through the door of a recruitment
consultant for either of these jobs
they tend to be checkbox-oriented
if a candidate doesn't have the
list of skills listed on the job spec
they're not even
However, it is
reasonable to assume that some
people who email recruitment
consultants do get jobs. So, this
is for an automated CV (Resume)
writer, which constructs hundreds
ficticious CVs based on a job spec
you fancy and emails them off. One
of them might get an interview, and
then you're there, past the evil
recruitment consultant with a
to shine at the interview.
||I have only ever gotten jobs I knew nothing about, so I too despise resumes but, at heart, this is a spam generator. Worse, it encourages the very thing we would both like to eradicate. Sorry, fishbone.
||I have never had to write a cv. I hope I never have to.. its just like an advertisement after all.
write them in the style of a washing powder!
||"New PO!!!!!! - Now with more
||"Get's out dirt and grime, leaves office fresh and colorful! Comes in concentrated Po for double the clean!"
||cHarM? moi? nEvEr. I am biologically challenged..
||Fair point [DrC] - although as
recruitment consultants treat
ordinary email like it was spam
(and only read 1 in every 100 CVs
submitted) you might as well just
send them spam - they're asking